Howlett Park Honors Rochester’s First Police Chief

A city park on Inglewood Avenue is named in honor of the man who built a modern police department for Rochester and helped to shape the town’s safety and prosperity for almost half a century. Rochester Police Chief Sam Howlett at his desk (Courtesy of Barbara Howlett Bates) Samuel “Sam” Howlett was born in 1909 in the area historically known as the Big Beaver settlement, which was centered around the intersection of Rochester and Big Beaver roads in Troy Township. Howlett’s family roots in … [Read more...]

Rochester Looking for Volunteers for Howlett Park

  The Rochester City Beautiful Commission is looking for volunteers to help with the removal of invasive plants in Howlett Park on Saturday, May 21st and possibly Sunday May 22nd. Sunday work will only be scheduled if all of the removals are not completed by the end of the day on Saturday. The park is located at the corner of Inglewood and Romeo Road. Approximately 15 to 20 volunteers are needed to assist the Parks Department staff with the removal of these plants specifically in … [Read more...]