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State DOT has 74+ openings in the Finger Lakes region ahead of winter

There are 74 permanent and seasonal jobs open in the Finger Lakes region with the state Department of Transportation.

DOT Commisisioner Marie Therese Dominguez announced this week that applications are currently being accepted for 74 full-time positions in NYSDOT’s vitally important fleet administration and transportation maintenance disciplines in the Finger Lakes Region.

“Our DOT family of public servants is among the best trained at performing the essential services that make a real difference in the lives of New Yorkers,” Commissioner Dominguez said. “Our employees receive competitive pay and benefits, along with professional experiences that are only obtainable in public service. I encourage everyone who wants to be part of this dynamic team to apply today, so you can help us continue to perform the wide range of services that provide connectivity, safety and prosperity for communities.”


Across the state’s different regions, DOT is hiring fleet technicians and highway maintenance workers. Openings include both permanent and seasonal roles. 649 positions are currently available across the state.

To apply, a candidate must be at least 18 years old and pass a physical and drug test. Some positions require a valid, clean Class A or B commercial driver license (CDL). Those who do not possess a CDL are also welcome to apply as the Department offers in-house CDL training and road tests to obtain the license. Those hired will be trained and evaluated on several pieces of essential equipment and are expected to perform productive work while gaining experience. Physical labor is required for most positions. During the winter maintenance workers primarily assist in snow and ice removal, but also are expected to perform general highway and bridge repairs and maintenance.

Given the work of DOT as a state agency, DOT employees can gain a unique professional experience and skillset that can foster further career development.

Shifts for maintenance workers vary depending on location. Employees can be expected to work overtime. Training is provided by highly professional and experienced instructors. Depending on job duties, employees receive an allowance for footwear, a call-out bonus, and Special Assignment to Duty Pay, while mechanics are also eligible for an allowance for tools.

Qualified candidates interested in a rewarding career keeping our communities safe can stop by a local DOT residency, a Regional Fleet shop, or find more information on NYSDOT’s website at ny.gov/dotjobs. Periodic updates are also available on NYSDOT’s Facebook page.



On October 30th 2022, Harriet Tubman National Historical Park (NHP) is thrilled to present a special performance by the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers.

This free concert will be held in the historic and beautiful Auburn Junior High Auditorium at 191 Franklin Street, Auburn New York 13021. Concert begins at 2 PM. Seating begins at 1:30 PM.


In honor of the 200th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s birth, we have invited this special group to perform for the Auburn community in Harriet Tubman’s chosen home town. The Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers are dedicated to preserving the formal, concert-style “Negro Spiritual,” including a selection of songs from Tubman’s lifetime and familiar to her as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. The performance will include narration about the hidden meanings, history, and significance of these songs to enslaved Africans of the era–and their enduring significance to the struggle for racial justice.

The Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers is a group of community singers in Ithaca, founded and directed by Baruch Whitehead, associate professor of music education at Ithaca College. The group is named after Dorothy Cotton, an Ithaca resident and civil rights pioneer who worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when she served as education director for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Cotton passed away in 2018.
Tickets are free and the show is open to all ages. Register in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dorothy-cotton-jubilee-singers-tickets-406447644847 or get tickets at the door.

For more information on Harriet Tubman National Historical Park, please visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/hart or call (315) 237-7197.



The Kiwanis Club of Canandaigua will host its 55th Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Election Day on Tuesday, November 8. This year’s event will take place at the Canandaigua Academy at 435 East Street from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Dine-in and takeout will both be available.

All tickets are $10 each and can be purchased ahead of time or during the event. Advanced sale tickets are available from any Kiwanis Club of Canandaigua member or can be purchased at Canandaigua National Bank & Trust, Community Bank in Canandaigua, Lyons National Bank in Canandaigua, or Wolfe Insurance Agency.


You may also buy your tickets ahead of time online at CanandaiguaKiwanis.org or buy your dinner on-site that night. Your ticket money goes to support the Kiwanis Mission, and 100 percent of your money goes back into the community for our service projects.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this year’s spaghetti dinner on Election Night,” said Kiwanis Club of Canandaigua President Pam Metting. “We know it’s a fun tradition many people rely on in Canandaigua, plus it is a wonderful fundraiser for our club. We are so happy to be offering both our dine-in and take-out options this year.”

The Kiwanis Club of Canandaigua meets weekly at the Canandaigua American Legion, and all are welcome. The Kiwanis motto – “Serving the Children of the World” – is carried out by helping the community in a variety of ways, including sponsoring youth groups at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, highway clean-ups, raising money to help children and children’s support groups, and providing scholarships. For more information about Kiwanis Club of Canandaigua visit our website at CanandaiguaKiwanis.org.

For more information about Kiwanis Club of Canandaigua, visit CanandaiguaKiwanis.org.



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