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When the small, hand-lettered signs first appeared in front of each gravel pile in the pit, there might have been a mild sense of fun in the highway barn in the town of East Bloomfield.
“I knew highway work, but running a gravel pit was entirely new to me,” said Brian Bernard, highway superintendent for the town, the man who made the sign while he was learning about the pit. Click for more
There is a “buzz” these days in Orchard Park, and it’s not from the wood chippers and leaf vacuums that treat the streets with tender loving care. Fred Piasecki, highway superintendent, has about as many chores dedicated to grooming town streets and trees as he does to snow and wind. Click for more
When you first meet him, you might think that John Richard, highway superintendent, town of Herkimer, is a kind of gruff Santa Claus, complete with a distinctive, gravely voice.
John is forthright in his pride in maintaining the town’s 23 miles of roads and an additional 24 miles of plowing for the county. Click for more
For Brian (“Buster”) Hunt, it doesn’t get any better than this. He loves his family. He loves the town where he has spent all of his 56 years. He loves getting up every morning and doing his job as the public works commissioner/highway superintendent for the town of Sand Lake and he loves building houses. Click for more
On May 13, 2014, when a total of five to nine inches of rain fell in just three hours in Penn Yan, the result was a flash flood. Swelling Jacob’s and Sucker Brooks surged into the village. The first calls for power lines down came in at 8:54 p.m. Flood-caused damages could take years to completely repair. Click for more
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