National Guard promotes Macedon soldier

The New York Army National Guard recently promoted Michael Hoffmann, of Macedon, to the rank of master sergeant.

Hoffmann serves with the Company A, 2-108th Infantry.

Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability and development potential.


Wayne-Finger Lakes student receives state award

Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES student Robert Quinn Jr. received the 2019 Outstanding NYACCE Student of the Year Award from the New York Association for Continuing and Community Education.

Quinn experienced a grand mal seizure at age 1 that affected his speech, ability to make eye contact and recognition of those closest to him. He studied in specialized adaptive programs, earned an individual education diploma and enrolled in the adult basic education class at Happiness House in Canandaigua.

He started the National External Diploma program, ultimately receiving a state high school diploma. Quinn obtained his driver’s permit, and is seeking employment and independent living arrangements.

He was nominated for the award by high school equivalency and literacy instructor Mary Beth George and Gregory Maine, W-FL BOCES principal of special programs.


Local soldiers re-enlist with National Guard

Master Sgts. Matthew Henry, of Ontario, and Victor Masser, of Sodus, recently re-enlisted to continue service with the New York Army National Guard.

Henry serves with the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Masser is assigned to the Operations Company, 42nd Infantry Division.

The New York National Guard is the executive agency responsible to the governor for managing military forces comprised of nearly 20,000 members of the state Army National Guard, Air National Guard, Naval Militia and Guard.