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  1850 Ridge Rd., Ontario, NY 14519   (315) 524-7105 Welcome
The Town of Ontario, New York is located in Wayne County on the southern shore of beautiful Lake Ontario, fifteen miles east of the City of Rochester. Ontario is home to a population of 10,000 as well as the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant and a rapidly developing industrial park. Ontario is a wonderful place for those who seek a high quality of life and value the many benefits of a friendly close-knit community. The town proudly supports and maintains two major parks; Casey Park and Bear Creek Harbor at Thompson Park. The Wayne Central School District serves the majority of the community, providing top-notch academic opportunities to students in grades K-12.  Residents and visitors are welcome to visit the town offices Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
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July 28 Town Board Meeting 7pm
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Chip sealing of various roads (listed below) was completed Monday July 21st.

~ Berg Road ~ Fisher Road ~ Furguson Street ~ Hollybush Lane/Laurel Way ~ Kenyon from Knickerbocker to Furnace ~ Vande Lane ~

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2013 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

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Ontario Chamber of Commerce Newsletter (July-August)

On Friday July 18th at 7:48am, Town of Ontario seasonal employee Connor Hollenbeck was operating the Ontario Parks & Recreation Departments 2003 one-ton dump truck on Rt 350 in the Town of Walworth when he lost control. The truck left the road and over turned in the ditch at 4621 Ontario Center Road. Hollenbeck was not injured but was cited for no seatbelt. The truck appears to be a total loss. Our insurance company has been notified.

Ginna Nuclear Power Plant Hosts Community Information Night on August 5

Annual Event Helps Inform Residents and Engage Community in Plant Operations

ONTARIO, NY (July 16, 2014) – Ever wonder how nuclear power is generated or how a nuclear plant operates? If you attend Ginna’s Community Information Night, you’ll find answers to these questions and many more. You’ll also see firsthand how the plant is safely harnessing nuclear energy in Wayne County to power 400,000 area homes. The free event will be held outside Ginna’s Training Center on Tuesday, August 5 from 4-7 p.m.

Plant employees will be on hand to educate visitors on operations, site maintenance, engineering practices, environmental stewardship, radiological safety, emergency preparedness and much more. Visitors can also tour the plant’s control room simulator, which is used for training reactor operators. Informational handouts and refreshments will be provided.

“We look forward to hosting our first Community Information Night,” said Ginna Site Vice President, Joe Pacher. “We want our stakeholders to see how we work hard every day to generate clean and reliable energy while protecting the plant, our workers, our neighbors and the environment.”

Please RSVP for this event no later than July 25 by sending an email to or by calling 585-771-5402.

Community Information Night is an important part of Ginna’s annual public information and outreach campaign, designed to engage and educate the public on plant operations. Throughout the year, Ginna employees are active in the community; volunteering, hosting tours, visiting area schools, appearing at community events and financially supporting dozens of civic organizations.

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Town of Ontario Historical and Landmark Preservation Society


7147 Ontario Center Road, P.O. Box 462

Ontario, New York 14519 – 0462

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Be sure to “Look Up” at the Spinning Wheel, Yarn Winder & Quilt Display in the east corner/upper lobby and at the metal Toy Allis-Chalmers’ Tractor/Wagon & the Old Style Baby Carriage on the beams.

A coverlet has joined the existing 2007 Town Bicentennial Quilt from

 the Ontario Quilter’s Society on the upper north lobby wall.

View the framed building photos @ Heritage Square in the “Corridor Gallery” @ the town hall meeting room.



Sunday, August 17th - 1:00 to 4 p.m. - Pioneer Family Day & Ice Cream Social

 Saturday, October 4th 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Fall Arts and Crafts Festival

Thursday – Saturday (Noon) – September 18, 19 & 20 – Open @ 9:00 a.m.  Fall Barn Sale

Tours of Buildings and Displays At Heritage Square Museum Are Available On Weekends

June 7th to October 5th from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment @ 315-524-9330 (Ann). 

Use of some buildings for weddings, reunions or meetings is also available at a nominal fee.



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Town of Ontario Historical and Landmark Preservation Society


7147 Ontario Center Road, P.O. Box 462

Ontario, New York 14519 – 0462

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Some little known facts about the more than 200 active and inactive churches in Wayne County were highlights of the annual meeting of the Ontario Historical and Landmark Preservation Society on Wednesday evening, May 21st.  Guest speaker Loreen Jorgensen, a volunteer at the Museum of Wayne County History in Lyons and retired library–media specialist at Ontario Primary School in Ontario Center, shared a PowerPoint of photos and facts from her extensive research on the origin, history and growth of worship communities across the county since the 1800s. Some 50 members and guests attended the event at the Fellowship Hall of the Immanuel United Church of Christ on Main Street in Ontario.

From initial research for displays and exhibits at the museum to detailed review of church records and other historical texts, her presentation covered roughly 50 per cent of the churches she has documented. Among facts she shared were the history of the Boston Road Methodist Church, on the Webster side of County Line Road, and the evolution of the 1834 Baptist Meeting House (one of the restored buildings at Heritage Square Museum) and local Baptist churches.  She shared the story of one church where a bell fell three stories only to rest on a first floor ceiling over a worshiper whose past “infrequent” church attendance “soon increased.” She also shared origin of church names like “First” and “Second” and “Free” that many churches retain today.

She took interior & exterior photos and gathered her research from visits to present churches and former church sites, conversations with church leaders and long-term members and research of church minutes.  She noted that often the history of one church was found in the records of another, reflecting the creation and expansion of early congregations throughout the county.  Historical themes such as the Abolitionists and the Underground Railroad were also noted about some of the churches.  She recounted the alleged visit by a college friend from Buffalo of a worshiper in South Butler who was future President James A. Garfield !!

Following the dish to pass supper and program, the “Year In Review Report” was presented and election of officers conducted. Re-elected were Jim Switzer (president), Ann Welker (vice-president), Alayna Di Santo (secretary) and Bill Slocum and Jim Codding as trustees/directors.  Jean Tsepas continues as treasurer. Carol Boughton, Billie Lochner, Judy Lynd and Nancy Cleveland continue as trustees and Ontario Town Historian Liz Albright continues in her advisory role.

2014 marks the 45th year of Heritage Square Museum and the 46th year of the historical and landmark society in Ontario.


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