Monday, November 7

Trent D. Baker

April 14, 1975 — October 28, 2022

Trent was a curious adult, interested in learning and understanding the world around him, searching for answers to unknown questions Trent was a loving person and treated everyone he met with kindness and respect. He was always willing to help someone in need. Trent leaves behind his mother Amy of Sherburne, a sister, Sarah of Virginia, a brother Randy Jeffrey of Sherburne, a stepsister Jennifer Jeffrey and family of Sherburne, his mother’s sister and his special aunt Susie (Brenda) Alpaugh and her children, Marsha Bliss and family of South Edmeston, Trish Anderson and family of Sherburne, Mercedes Allen and family, West Winfield. Makayla Sullivan and family, of Sherburne. Although Trent never married, he considered his dog Peggy to be his child and devoted himself to her care. Peggy remained at his side until her death in 2020. Trent will always remain in the hearts of those who loved him. He leaves this world a better place for his having been here.


August 13, 1955 —October 31, 2022
Bill was a loving,
caring and compassionate husband, father; grandfather, brother, uncle friend and co-worker who touched the lives of many people.  This was evident in all that Bill did in his personal and professional career. For over 46-years, Bill was a driving force behind the creation, development and growth of the Ferris Brand of mowers. Bill’s contacts within the Outdoor Power Equipment Industry reached world-wide, making many friends through various dealers, suppliers and manufacturers, becoming a well-respected voice within the industry. Bill also had a deep passion, appreciation and competiveness in the sport of Auto Racing.  A lifelong fan of the sport, Bill made his mark as a car-owner visiting victory lane with his drivers throughout the northeast.  Bill would fulfill a lifelong dream of owning a race track when he and his wife Kim purchased Utica Rome Speedway in Vernon, NY in 2015.   Bill’s connections in the racing industry also had a wide span and impact, gaining notoriety and respect in the world of short track racing and also in the NASCAR Ranks.

Sharon Lee Marris

August 11, 1958 — October 25, 2022

Sharon Lee Marris, 64, of Hamilton passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 25th after a tough and courageous battle with leukemia. She was born in Hamilton, NY on August 11th, 1958 to Dorothy (Raffauf) & Battalion Administrative Chief Myron Charles Bacheller. Sharon graduated from Hamilton High School in 1976 & later received her Bachelor’s in Science in Elementary Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1979. Sharon enjoyed reading, gardening, crafting, embroidery, classic cars, & country music. Most of all she enjoyed she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Caroline A. Thompson

February 9, 1927 — October 16, 2022
Caroline A. Thompson, 95
, of Beaver Meadow Rd., Smyrna, NY, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2022 at her home. She was born on February 9, 1927 in Taylor Valley, NY, a daughter of James B. and Florence Cass Blanchard. She was a graduate of Smyrna High School and SUNY, Morrisville with a degree in Food Service. On March 30, 1948, Caroline was united in marriage to Walter B. Thompson and they shared 58 years together until he predeceased her on March 16, 2006. Caroline’s dedication to her family was always her priority. She was a very busy lady who also pursued several careers over the years. She sold Avon products for 23 years. She was a home health aide for Home Health Care in Sherburne; a clerk at Hodges Department Store in Sherburne; cook and teacher’s aide for Head Start; as well as working on the family farm.

Rev. Richard J. Kapral

May 8, 1944 ~ October 26, 2022 
Born May 8, 1944
, in Syracuse, he was the son of the late John W. and Rita Mary Lewis Kapral.  He attended West Genesee High School and was a graduate of St. John’s Catholic Academy, Syracuse, Resurrection College in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada and received his degree in Theology from St. Bernard’s Seminary in Rochester.  Father Kapral was ordained on May 16, 1970. He served the Diocese of Syracuse at Our Lady of Solace Church, Syracuse, St. Francis deSales Church, Utica and St. Thomas Church, New Hartford as an Associate Pastor.  Father Kapral went on to serve as Pastor of St. Francis deSales Church, Utica, St. Bernard’s Church, Waterville, Holy Family Church, Vernon, St. Joseph Church and St. Patrick’s Church, Oneida along with St. Francis Church, Durhamville and St. Therese Church, Munnsville.  He currently served the Diocese as Administrator of St. Joseph & St. Patrick Church, Utica.



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From Route20Catholic:

Come out and support our very first Election Day Pasta Dinner on Tuesday, November 8th at St. Bernard’s in Waterville that will be sponsored by the Route20Catholic Knights of Columbus Council.

Waterville Historical Society:

The Handmade Holiday Artisan Fair is still accepting vendor applications for the upcoming season!
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This year the Handmade Holiday Artisan Fair will be held for one weekend only at the Waterville Historical Society and will kick off the Friday after Thanksgiving along with the Holiday Hop & Parade of Lights on November 25th & 26th. Send them a message or email Amanda at and we will email you the application. If you have any questions please let us know.

Food Bank of CNY November Food Sense Menu:

From: Barton Hose Company

Donation Garage Sale, Saturday November 12th, 9-11 am at the DFD barn behind Deansboro Town Hall.

Oriskany Falls Public Library:

Village Of Waterville:

Get ready for the 34th annual Parade of Lights! Our theme is A Griswold Christmas. If you’d like to participate in the parade, please line up on Putnam Street facing the park. Floats with lots of lights and music are strongly encouraged. Like last year, we will end at the park where Santa will be waiting. We encourage all Main Street businesses to decorate, too (lots of lights, please)! The parade will be held on Friday, November 25, 2022 at 6:30.

WCS Sports Booster Club:

Waterville United Methodist Church:

Waterville Cub Scouts:

Waterville Blood Drive:

A blood shortage? Now that’s a SCARY thought! 😱🧛♂️ 🩸 Yesterday, the Red Cross announced an EMERGENCY NEED for type O blood. The Red Cross is asking donors to CARVE out a time to give ASAP so we don’t let the blood supply FALL🍂🎃

Donors who give 10/16-11/22 will receive a $10 eGift Card to their choice of hundreds of merchants!

Please help the us meet our blood collection goal and ensure there are enough units for all patients by sharing the attached flyer to your company, personal or any community social media pages. Social media is a fast, free & efficient way to reach donors in every community!

FDR wins unprecedented fourth term

“On November 7, 1944, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is elected to an unprecedented fourth term in office. FDR remains the only president to have served more than two terms. Roosevelt rose above personal and political challenges to emerge as one of the nation’s most revered and influential presidents. In 1921, at the age of 39, he contracted polio and thereafter was burdened with leg braces; eventually, he was confined to a wheelchair. From the time he was first elected to the presidency in 1932 to mid-1945, when he died while in office, Roosevelt presided over two of the biggest crises in U.S. history: the Great Depression of the 1930s and World War II.”

Bailey Lake Road from “At Home in The Huddle” from 2012!! To read the full 2012 post, click here:

Enjoy this incredibly warm November weather while it lasts before the winter weather finally arrives!


Thanks to the class of 2023 for hosting the annual MPS Talent Show. 💜 sponsored by the MPS PTA and Brothertown Optimists.

Congrats to 12U on their Empire Win over Thornden Park 43-27 .

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