Monday, April 1

Arletta J. Wright

May 13, 1925  ~  March 23, 2024

Arletta J. Wright, 98, of Waterville, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at the Abraham House in Rome, NY. She was born in Utica on May 13, 1925, the daughter of the late Joseph R. and Anna (St. John) Hughes. She was a lifelong resident of Waterville where she graduated from Waterville High School in 1943. On April 6, 1944, she married Leeman C. Huff, Jr. in Greenville, PA. He predeceased her on November 10, 2007. She married Stillman H. Wright, on March 18, 1955 in Munnsville, NY, of which they shared in 66 years of marriage. Stillman predeceased her on May 21, 2021. Arletta was a devoted mother and homemaker. At one time she was also a day care provider. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Waterville (Three Steeples United Church), where she served as an elder, a deacon and an ecumenical Sunday school teacher. For many years Arletta was a Girl Scout leader where she served on the Girl Scouts Council. She enjoyed camping, loved her flower garden and could often be found painting her home on a ladder in her 80’s.



Waterville Central School District

Village of Waterville

Waterville First
Waterville Public Library


Food Bank of CNY April Food Sense Menu:

Village of Waterville:

The Village of Waterville will be holding two Public Hearings on Monday, April 1st at 122 Barton Ave. One will be for the proposed increase to sewer rates and the second will be for changes to the water rate/debt service. A letter was mailed to all municipal water users explaining the changes to water, debt service, and sewer rates.

The annual Organizational meeting will also be held on Monday, April 1st. This meeting will start at 7 pm. The Public Hearings will start after the Organizational meeting has closed

Waterville Central School District:

The Community Talent Show is open to all members of the community. There must be a minimum of 10 acts signed up by April 19 for the show to proceed. If you are interested in participating or if you want more information, email


Forms are also available in the main office.

Waterville Historical Society:

Waterville American Legion:

Brothertown Optimist Club:

In partnership with the Waterville Public Library, the Waterville-Brothertown Optimist Club is conducting its first-ever Optimist Visual Arts Competition. This exciting program is designed to encourage and celebrate youth visual art skills in two categories – painting, and drawing. The 2023-2024 topic is Hope.

Waterville United Methodist Church:

We will be having a rummage sale on April 18, 19, and 20th.

We will begin accepting donations starting April 2nd at the church

Town of Sangerfield:

Oriskany Falls Fire Department:

American Red Cross:

Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society:

Daniel Barden Mudfest:

Join us for the 10th Annual Daniel Barden Mudfest on Saturday, May 4! If you crave mud and glory, sign up for one of our timed or un-timed race options. You can get the kids involved in the kids’ race too! Or, if being more like the pit crew is your vibe, you can join in by volunteering or sponsoring. Register or get involved today:

Cornell Cooperative Extension:

U.S. troops land on Okinawa

“On April 1, 1945, after suffering the loss of 116 planes and damage to three aircraft carriers, 50,000 U.S. combat troops, under the command of Lieutenant General Simon B. Buckner Jr., land on the southwest coast of the Japanese island of Okinawa, 350 miles south of Kyushu, the southern main island of Japan. Determined to seize Okinawa as a base of operations for the army ground and air forces for a later assault on mainland Japan, more than 1,300 ships converged on the island, finally putting ashore 50,000 combat troops.”

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That’s a wrap! Thank you to the Easter Bunny, the Waterville Rotary Club, and all who helped hide eggs this morning! One thousand eggs later, it was quite the event!

For the 3 age groups, there was a single golden egg winner in the youngest and oldest. However, that elusive golden egg for the middle grade could not be found! The remaining 8 kids decided together to break up the chocolate bunny prize and share it on the spot. A sweet ending in many ways- and Easter Bunny approved.

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