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Parents raise concerns over Jeremiah's Tavern proposal in Penfield

Some have voiced their concerns about a proposal to build a new Jeremiah’s Tavern in Penfield, saying it could create problems due to its proximity to a child care facility.

Jeff Reddish, owner of the restaurant, presented his tentative plan to build the restaurant on Route 250, next to Doodlebugs Day Care Center and Preschool during a public hearing before the Penfield Town Board on Wednesday, January 23. If approved, this would be the restaurant’s third location in region.

“I want to stress very clearly that we are definitely not a bar,” said Reddish, saying the establishment has had an “impeccable record” at its Rochester and Gates locations, referring to behavior from customers. “We have gone through great lengths to make sure Jeremiah’s Tavern is family friendly.”

T-shirt sale raises $2,000 and counting for victims of Christmas Eve tragedy in Webster

A limited edition t-shirt sale held by the Rochester Lancers has raised more than $2,000 in a week’s time for the families of the West Webster Fire Department.

These custom t-shirts have the patches of the West Webster Fire Department, Webster Police and 911 Dispatchers and were sold in advance of a special game tribute for all first responders on Sunday, January 27.

During Sunday’s game, the Lancers will be wearing special tribute jerseys which will be later auctioned.

All proceeds from t-shirt sales, game promos, pass the boot and jersey auction will benefit the families of the West Webster Fire Department.

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Confederate Railroad performs in Rochester; portion of ticket sales to benefit West Webster FD

Country act Confederate Railroad will be putting on a concert at the Main Street Armory in February with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the victims of the West Webster Fire Department tragedy.

West Webster firefighters will be in attendance at the February 8 concert to collect donations.

Tickets are available at TicketFly.com or charge by phone at 1-877-4-FLY-TIX. Prices are $25 in advance for general admission, $30 at the door and $45 for VIP seating.

School bus slides off road in Webster

Nearly two dozen students were aboard a Webster school bus that slid off the road Wednesday morning. It happened just before 9 a.m. on Monroe-Wayne County Line Road.

The school bus was on its way to Schlegel Road Elementary School, when it slid off the road into a ditch. No one was hurt and police tell News10NBC the weather was a factor.

A tow truck had to be called to help the bus out of the ditch. The students were taken to a group home to wait for transportation. Some students were picked up by parents and others were picked up by another bus and taken to school.

News10NBC asked the District why they didn’t close schools today and they said at that time, there was no snow and conditions did not lend themselves to closing. School officials say this was an isolated incident with unforeseen snow bursts.

Webster principal going bald to benefit West Webster Fire Department

Sue Clark, an assistant principal at Webster Thomas High School, says she will shave her head if she can raise $5,000 to donate to the families of fallen firefighters Tomasz Kaczowka and Michael Chiapperini of the West Webster Fire Department.

Clark says she will shave her head on Saturday, February 9 during halftime of a Webster Thomas versus Webster Schroeder faculty basketball game being held to benefit the West Webster Fire Department.

Clark says she is getting fundraising help from Thomas High School librarian Trish Warren and Schroeder High School assistant principal Jeremy McBride who have also agreed to shave their heads.

The Webster Thomas/Schroeder benefit basketball game will be held at 7 p.m. at Webster Schroeder High School. Tickets are $5 and are available at both high schools.

Penfield to host school budget discussions on February 7, March 14

The Penfield Central School District is holding two community Conversations on Education meetings on the proposed 2013-14 school budget.

The first meeting is being held on Thursday, February 7 in the Penfield High School library, 25 High School Drive. The second meeting will be held on Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m., also in the PHS library. Residents are encouraged to attend one or both meetings to offer input on the budget.

Courtesy www.MPNNow.com