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SOS: Save Our Surroundings:   info@sos-news.com Big Concerns:  6166 South Vine Valley Rd. Emergency Meetings
SOS: Save Our Surroundings: info@sos-news.com Save Our Surroundings began in 1996 when Middlesex, NY residents in and near the Canandaigua lakeshore wanted to protect the extraordinary natural heritage of the area. SOS has been a voice for the local community to give input on matters ranging from zoning laws to local development concerns. Whenever the need has arisen, SOS members have come together to work for the protection and betterment of the community.  “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has!”….Margaret Mead
Big Concerns: 6166 South Vine Valley Rd. On or about January 11, 2012, a few Middlesex residents became aware of an emerging matter of deep concern.  As has been the long-standing custom, an SOS was put out to the community, calling for a meeting on January 28th to discuss the rumored closing of  the Middlesex IRA Residential House located at 6166 South Vine Valley Rd.  The facility is owned by NYS, and has housed disabled adults for over 20 years.  It was said to be closing within days to weeks, due to alleged fire code violations.  “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”… often mistakenly attributed to Edmund Burke.
Emergency Meetings The Middlesex Community reacted quickly and decisively when the 6166 news broke, and commitment has remained strong.  See below for emergency meeting summaries.  “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Socialist.  Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Trade Unionist.  Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Jew.  Then they came for me  and there was no one left to speak for me.” Martin Niemöller. 

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Late Breaking News AGAIN

Steep Slopes Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:00PM.

Draft of the Law can be found on the Town of Middlesex website:



Late Breaking News: Steep Slopes

August 24, 2014 Messenger article on Middlesex’s Steep Slope Issues


5th Emerging Artists Exhibition: 2014

FingerLakesARTshowinfo-2014For the 5th year in a row, Future of the Finger Lakes Artist Collaborative  exhibited at the Vine Valley Community House,  August 1st to August 3rd.
Those who remembered how impressive and enjoyable previous years have been, were not disappointed — a challenging, evocative and celebratory event! 
 To see prior years exhibits go here and go there!
What follows are just a few  works of art exhibited by these Finger Lakes Artists.

Welcome to our Show!

Welcome to our Show!

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Steep Slopes Information Meeting July 17th


  Steep Slope Draft Law Revisions Update

Informational Meeting:  Middlesex Fire Hall on Thursday, July 17th at 6:30 pm 

With a constant reminder of Steep Slope concerns, Middlesex took another hit this Spring with flash flooding which caused erosion and sediment deposits in the Canandaigua Watershed, sending  mud plumes two-thirds across  the lake, washing out culverts and roadways as stream beds rose beyond their limits.  The Planning Board, with help from local environmental agencies, is continuing to make necessary revisions to our Steep Slope Draft Law, incorporating public comment into a more workable document for all. 

A Public Comment Informational Meeting will be held to allow local residents and all interested parties a time for open dialogue and review of the current status of the draft law.

NOTE:  Review the updated Draft Steep Slope Revisions on our Town Website: www.middlesexny.org


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