Morelle takes tour of Orleans County, discusses local issues with elected officials

Provided photos: (Left) Kendall Town Supervisor Tony Cammarata, left, greets Congressman Joe Morelle outside the Lures Restaurant in Kendall by Lake Ontario on Feb. 22. (Right) Amy Machamer, owner of Hurd Orchards, welcomes the congressman on a stop at the farm on Route 104 in Murray.

Posted 16 March 2023 at 3:29 pm

Congressman wants to protect waterfront resources, strengthen agriculture

Press Release, Congressman Joe Morelle

Congressman Joe Morelle highlighted his recent visit to Orleans County, where he met with local elected officials and had productive discussions about the most important issues facing their community.

This marks Congressman Morelle’s first official tour of the portions of Orleans County recently added to New York’s 25th Congressional District.

“I’m proud to have added part of Orleans County to my district this year, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to spend time getting to know local leaders, exploring their vibrant community, and forming critical partnerships,” Morelle said. “It’s clear everyone I met has a deep love for the neighborhoods and families they serve, and we have a number of shared priorities—especially strengthening our agricultural economy and protecting our waterfront resources. I look forward to spending more time in this community and I know that through our continued work together we can build a strong future for Orleans County families.”

Lyndonville Mayor John Belson gives Joe Morelle a tour of Main Street and downtown Lyndonville.

Congressman Morelle began the day with a bus tour alongside members of the Orleans County Legislature, including the body’s Chairman, Lynne Johnson. Together, they visited businesses and landmarks across Orleans County and met with local leaders to discuss their mutual priorities. The tour ended with a visit to Hurd Orchards – complete with samples of apple pie, cookies, applesauce and their famous Ruby Frost apples.

“It was an honor to put this event together to showcase Congressman Morelle’s enhanced district within Orleans County,” said John Fitzak, Orleans County Legislator for District #4. “Based on our conversations, it is apparent that with the Congressman’s partnership, Orleans County can continue to grow and develop its footprint along the southern shore of Lake Ontario.”

Editor’s Note: Besides Monroe County, the 25th Congressional District includes about half of Orleans County – the towns of Carlton, Clarendon Dist. 1, Gaines, Kendall, Murray and Yates.

Yates Town Supervisor Jim Simon shows Morelle the town park on Morrison Road by Lake Ontario.