Monday, October 30

Stanley R. “Dick” Bassett

March 2, 1947 ~ October 20, 2023
Madison-Stanley Richard (Dick) Bassett, 76, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 20, 2023, with the love and support of his family at his side. He was born in Waterville, on March 2, 1947, the son of Clinton (CJ) and Bernice Tallman Bassett. Dick had attended several schools throughout his childhood.  At a young age he had the responsibility of caring for his 11 younger siblings. He owned and operated his own trucking business BASSETT Trucking for several years.  He then went to work for the Town of Madison from which he retired.  In his retirement, he provided transportation to his beloved Amish neighbors.  On February 4, 1967, Dick married the love of his life and lifelong companion, Sharon E. Buyea.  Together the two have experienced adventure, laughs, love, fun, illness, and death. Dick played as hard as he worked.  He enjoyed hunting, tractor pulls, NASCAR, and motorcycling.  Most of all, he loved any precious moment that he spent with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.



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Food Bank of CNY October Food Sense Menu:

Village of Waterville:

The Village of Waterville’s Trick or Treat will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 31st from 5pm – 7pm.

Waterville Central School District:

The Waterville Central School District varsity football team was recognized Oct. 20 by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA).

The team was presented with a banner recognizing its “empathy, care and thoughtfulness shown by singing happy birthday to (and) dining with a younger student and paying forward a monetary gift to restaurant staff.” Earlier this year, members of the Waterville football team gathered at a restaurant. A member of the restaurant staff asked the players if they would sing “Happy Birthday” to a 12-year-old boy at the restaurant. The football team agreed without hesitation and made the family’s night. Another patron in the restaurant gave the team $50 to help pay for their meal, because of the team’s act of caring. The team paid it forward, leaving the money as a tip for the meal. “Your contribution to a positive district and community culture is to be commended and celebrated,” NYSSBA continued on the banner. “I am proud of the caring culture that our student-athletes and coaches have helped build here in Waterville. This is a great representation of all of our students,” said athletic director Tom Gifford.

Waterville Historical Society:

Join Don Brown Jr. at the Waterville Historical Society, 220 E Main Street on Thursday, November 2nd, at 6:30pm for, “A Chobani Story”. Sponsored by the Waterville Rotary. Plenty of parking at the rear of the building along with a lift for those needing assistance to enter the building.

Louis Langone, Vice President of the Waterville Volunteer Fire Department , will give a talk on the history of the Fire Department on Wednesday, November 1 at 7 pm here at the Historical Society. He will cover the Fire Department’s organization, prominent members, firehouses, fire alarms and firefighting equipment, emergency response role, awards and conventions, and major fires and natural disasters. An exhibit on the Fire Department organized by the Historical Society in cooperation with the Department will be open for viewing at the Waterville Village Hall. It includes many rare photographs and artifacts representing the history of firefighting in Waterville.

Barton Hose Company:

Giant garage Sale day 2!! The barn is full, please come with bags and boxes and find some great treasures! Saturday November 4th, 9-12

Sharing is caring. Please spread the word! This is a donation sale, no set pricing for anything

American Red Cross:

CW Clark Memorial Library:

The Halloween Fund Raiser Dinner at the library scheduled for Halloween evening is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We wish everyone a safe and scary Halloween. You can still stop in and trick-or-treat at the library! Dress warm under those costumes!

Route 20 Catholic:

St. Mary’s Thanksgiving Baskets!
It’s time for Thanksgiving baskets. There are many ways to help with this endeavor. The bags are on the pews on the altar with grocery lists attached. Please take one and return when filled. You can also donate money, which is used to purchase the turkeys for the meals. There are envelopes next to the bags on the pews on the altar. Please make your checks out to St. Mary’s, with “Thanksgiving” on the memo line. Distribution is November 18 at the Hamilton Food Cupboard on Airport Rd. We can always use help handing out the baskets and turkeys. If you are able to come help, please email Kathleen Stahl at We expect the need to be greater this year and appreciate any and all help. Thank you very much from the many families that we serve.

The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at St. Bernard’s from 4:30 to 7:00 PM. Dinners will be $10.00 per person and $20.00 per family (with children under 16). Advance sale ticket envelopes may be picked up after each weekend Mass beginning this weekend and may be returned to a Knights of Columbus member, to the St. Mary’s or St. Bernard’s parish offices or placed in the collection basket at any Mass by November 12 th . A gluten free option will be available. If paying by check make payable to K of C Council 18024.

Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society:

Orson Welles’s “War of the Worlds” radio play is broadcast

“The War of the Worlds”—Orson Welles’s realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth—is broadcast on the radio on October 30, 1938.  Welles was only 23 years old when his Mercury Theater company decided to update H.G. Wells’s 19th-century science fiction novel The War of the Worlds for national radio. Despite his age, Welles had been in radio for several years, most notably as the voice of “The Shadow” in the hit mystery program of the same name. “War of the Worlds” was not planned as a radio hoax, and Welles had little idea of how legendary it would eventually become. The show began on Sunday, October 30, at 8 p.m. A voice announced: “The Columbia Broadcasting System and its affiliated stations present Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater on the air in ‘War of the Worlds’ by H.G. Wells.”

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The “Bookworms Early Literacy Group”  are 3-4 year olds that meet regularly at the Waterville Public Library on Mondays & Wednesdays from September-May.  

“Miss Jill” (Jillian Getman Kervin) sent me this photo montage and wrote: “The Fire Department has been kind enough to include us as part of Fire Prevention for many years.  The kids are always thrilled to see the gear and the trucks, and we’re thrilled when they are brave enough to high-5 a fireman and understand some basic fire safety.” 

Looking Back: Hallowe’en 2008!

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“The Outsiders”- Waterville Drama Club Production 2023

Congratulations on a fantastic run!

The price of gas today.

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