Monday, May 6


1950 – 2024 

William John Burns (Bill), 74, died April 23, 2024, peacefully at home in his beloved Sherrill, NY. Bill, the son of Mary (Zuegg) and John Burns and brother of Jim Burns, graduated from VVS High School in 1968. While at VVS, Bill was a gifted three-sport Varsity athlete, playing baseball, football, and basketball. Bill met the love of his life, Peg Roye, at the Sherrill skating rink when he was a child, and later on, they married, with a blessed union lasting over 54 years. Bill considered it a privilege to work for Niagara Mohawk for over 30 years. He loved the outdoors and the challenges of being a tree man and lineman, and he eventually became Union Vice President and then Manager of the Rome Line Department. In addition, Bill was a Sherrill police officer and a Sherrill City Commissioner. He also volunteered as a coach to various sports programs, served on numerous boards and committees, and was an active member at Plymouth Alliance Church. Above all, Bill was a wonderful man who treasured moments with loved ones. He freely shared his time, attention, and wisdom with his family and his numerous friends and neighbors. The Burns Family wishes to thank Bill’s friends, neighbors, and church family for their outpouring of kindness and support. In addition, the family extends their immense gratitude to the Wynn medical team, the Hospice team, and the compassionate caregivers (Susie, Judy, and Caitlyn) who helped Bill return to Sherrill after an extended hospital stay.



Waterville Central School District

Village of Waterville

Waterville First
Waterville Public Library


Food Bank of CNY May Food Sense Menu:

Village of Waterville:

The Village of Waterville will be sponsoring a Village-wide garage sale on Saturday, May 18. If any resident is interested in having a garage sale, please contact the Village Clerk’s Office at 315-841-4221 to provide them with garage sale information. Please have information to the Village Clerk’s office no later than May 13th. A garage sale list and map will be available to shoppers at the Village Hall and posted on the Village of Waterville Facebook page and at

Waterville Central School District:

Waterville Residential Care Center:

Nursing Home Week is Coming Up!  May 12th – 18th

This year’s theme is Radiant Memories – a tribute to the golden age of radio! 

Nursing Home Week is a special time to recognize and celebrate every position that works together to deliver quality care. 

From our front desk receptionist, maintenance, nurses, and aides, to our dietary, therapy housekeeping, laundry, social work, business offices, and activities teams – it takes the whole dedicated staff to provide the best experience for our residents. 

We’re looking forward to celebrating our incredible team with special events and activities all week. 

Mark your calendars for our 50’s Carnival on May 17th! You won’t want to miss the fun and festivities. 

Stay tuned for more details on how we’ll be honoring our hardworking staff during Nursing Home Week. We’re grateful for every one of them! 

Waterville Pop Warner:

Saturday, May 11th— save the date for Early Bird Signups and save on registration fees! Chick’N Rick’s mouth-watering BBQ chicken dinners are available, and preorders are strongly encouraged!

FYI: Paperwork will be much easier this year… We can now upload all paperwork on Sports Connect and will have directions for doing so at sign-ups! We can also still take paper copies in hand if that’s easier. And you read that right! Physicals are good for TWO years and we no longer need Medical professionals to sign the Medical Release form, parents can now sign this document.

WCS Sports Booster Club:

Brothertown Scholarship Fund:

Three Steeples United:


Unearth hidden treasures at the Three Steeples Barn Rummage Sale! Thousands of items await and every purchase supports Three Steeples United! Ready to part with pre-loved treasures? We welcome all clean, working donations with open arms! We’re all about second chances for your cherished goods.

Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society:

Madison County Public Health:

The first clinic will be on April 24th at the Town of Fenner Highway Garage in Cazenovia from 4 PM to 7 PM. The second clinic will be on May 21st at Gorman Community Center in Oneida from 4 PM to 7 PM. Interested Madison County residents need to follow the directions on the flyer to make an appointment on our website or call us at 315-366-2526.  A QR code for appointments and another one for downloading our app are provided on the flyer. Anyone who downloads the app will also get regular push notifications about upcoming rabies clinic locations and other events.

English Channel tunnel opens

“In a May 6, 1994 ceremony presided over by England’s Queen Elizabeth II and French President Francois Mitterrand, a rail tunnel under the English Channel is officially opened, connecting Britain and the European mainland for the first time since the Ice Age. The Channel Tunnel, or “Chunnel,” connects Folkestone, England, with Coquelles, France, 31 miles away. The Chunnel cut travel time between England and France to a swift 35 minutes and eventually between London and Paris to two-and-a-half hours.”

To read the full article, click here:

A New School House in Waterville
At a meeting on May 15, 1871, it was voted to build a new schoolhouse on the site of the old one, at the corner of White Street and Academy Street (now Barton Avenue). The results of the vote were 100 ayes to 2 nays.

— with The Waterville Times.

~ Waterville Historical Society Facebook Page.


Congratulations to Waterville FFA!

“Super proud of these Waterville FFA members! Although not in the top 3, the Ag Issues team made it to the top 6 in the state and has improved tenfold in their speaking abilities; the Agri-Science team did a great job on their first project and our talent will be singing on the session stage tomorrow afternoon!!”

“Austin, Olivia, and McKenna were in the top 10 individuals for Aquaculture. Austin performed at session and has placed in the top 3 for talent. (Results announced tomorrow). Jules and Ericka were first in their division for the Agri-Science Fair!”

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