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A stable town tax rate during the last few years will come at a cost in Wilson: residents are facing a 48 percent increase in their town taxes next year.Deputy Supervisor Edward A. Hastings said a state audit indicated the town has to replenish reserves it depleted in order to keep tax increases down the past several years."We hadn't been raising taxes to keep up with the …

The last time officials in Royalton considered crafting a town master plan was the same year the current supervisor was born -- 1972.Town officials think that the time has come to revisit the subject. They will hold their first public information session on the issue tonight at 7:30 in Royalton Town Hall."I believe we're the only town without a master plan, and typically t…

LEWISTON -- The path to charity meanders through eight acres of corn maze for a local family eager to repay kindness shown to them in hard times.Charles "Chaz" Shiah and his wife, Rhonda, said they will donate every penny they earn through the $4 admission to their corn maze at Ridge Road Produce on Route 104 to victims of Hurricane Katrina.And they'll take it a step furth…

BARKER -- In celebration of a successful inaugural season, the Village of Barker will hold its final Farmer's Market on Saturday and add a twist -- Octoberfest.The market runs from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Village Park on Main Street, and, along with fresh fruits, vegetables and baked goods, will feature a decidely German flavor."We'll have potato pancakes, bratwurst and sauerkr…

The spry, gray-haired man in the jeans and blue turtleneck that match his twinkling eyes beckons visitors inside the small "clubhouse" behind his tidy Cayuga Island home. He wields a cane, but it seems to be used more to punctuate sentences than to aid his mobility.Inside are a few examples of the things that have held his interest over a lifespan of a century -- a pool ta…

Two years ago, a young Rochester-area couple with a self-described "very modest income," was $80,000 in debt, sinking under a 30-year mortgage, two car payments and mounting monthly credit card bills.The couple took a three-hour course to learn how to become debt-free, and according to Todd, who asked that his last name not be used, "We figured out we could be debt-free in…