The listing boasts, “Seclusion & privacy like no other parcel on the lake! 820 feet of Canandaigua lake frontage. Spectacular views in every direction. Additional building sites included. Deep water dockage. Shale lake bottom- 3bdrm , 2 bath home w separate guest cottage. Enjoy your private compound.”
It also has a hot tub and sits on more than 27 acres.
Why should this interest you? Because it’s the home of the late Sally Jo Widmer, who managed to steal more than $800,000 in teachers’ union dues money. The Syracuse Post-Standard reported that at least $350,000 of that was gambled away in one place, the Turning Stone Casino. Not surprisingly, Widmer achieved VIP status there.
The house is listed at $825,000. A quick look at recent sales on Zillow show only one other home in the area with a sales price anywhere near that. Who would buy real estate at an inflated price just to bail out a teachers’ union?