Mayor's Message

SPRING Newsletter
May 2020

Mayor’s Message – May 2020
Julie Domaratz, Mayor
COVID-19 and the return to life as we know it in Fairport.

Remember when our big concern was what would happen in 2020 when the Main Street bridge was out?
Unless you were alive during the times of polio or perhaps a world war would you have never experienced anything like the challenges that COVID-19 has brought to our village, county, state, country and to the world. We all have come to know and love our community as home to festivals, parades and a farmer’s market that has that small-town feel. There’s the comfortable feeling of living in a village that has their own electric service, a picturesque canal and public library right near the bridge on Main Street. 2020 will be the year that there is an asterisk next to in all of our histories. With that said, 2020 will be different for all of us, but we will get through it. In the future festivals and parades will be back, the bridge will return to its normal position and life will return to the “new normal” and we will talk about “remember when”. We will all be somewhat changed by this experience. We are a community, we are the “Raiders at heart, six feet apart” we are caring, and kind.
Please take a breath, try to practice patience and a little gentleness with each other.
Even though we’ve had to take a PAUSE, we are still “Fairport on the RISE.”
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