Village Trivia

1 What year was Despatch formed?


2 The first major company in East Rochester was?

Merchants Despatch Transportation Company, most often referred to as the Carshops.

3 Who was East Rochester's first Fire Chief?

John Kane

4 On January of 2007 there was a train wreck. Where did the train derail?

On the bridge over Lincoln Road

5 Who was the High School football field named after?

Don Quinn

6 Who has acted as master of ceremonies at the Memorial and Veterans Day celebrations at the park for the most years?

Nick Verzella

7 This athlete was noted for the longest East Rochester sports career.

Nick Urzetta

8 Who is the East avenue grade school named after?

Louis Bird

9 Who is the man with all the toy ducks in his yard?

Tom McShane

10 Who was the Police Chief before Bill Young?

Don Padgett-Acting

11 What girl is a noted trumpet player and avid Hang glider?

Lisa Verzella

12 Who was Louis Bird?

First Superintendent of Schools

13 Who was the longest village historian?

Mary Conners

14 Who wrote a column for the East Rochester paper for 25 years?

Cabby Providence

15 East Rochester's first female vice-mayor was?

First female Vice-Mayor - Dorothy Dianetti

16 ERCN TV-12 was started in what year?


17 Who is the host of the TV show "What's cooking in ER"?

Miele Battaglini

18 Popular "hang-out" places for many Saint John Fisher students in 1970s and 80s

Checko's Cabana, Cilento's

19 Who were the two state Assemblymen from this village?

Assemblyman Jim Nagle and Senator Jim Alesi

20 Who in the village is a vice-president of Kodak?

Dick Morabito

21 Who in the village is a vice-president of Xerox?

Tim Henry

22 What golf course was started by a group of East Rochester people?

Green Hills in Mendon

23 When was the fire department move across the street to its current location?


24 Who from the high school was state wrestling champ?

Tim Gay 1970, Rich McPhee 1974, John Zito 1979, and Chris Schojan 1985

25 When was the football team state champs?


26 Who won the national amateur championship in 1950.

Sam Urzetta

27 Little league baseball was started in the village in what year?


28 What year was ER the senior Little League Baseball World champions?


29 Who was the school sports doctor for over 25 years?

Dr. Gordon Coryell

30 Who was the only Monroe County Harvest queen from ER?

Ann Discavage

31 What did Brainerd's Manufacturing produce?

Brass Hardware

32 What did Ontario Drill Works make?

Planting tools and machines

33 What was the original name of the village movie theater?



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