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New visitor restrictions are in place at Noyes Memorial Hospital to stop the spread of the flu.

No visitors under the age of 14 are allowed. There will be only two family members or visitors allowed at a time for each patient, and people who are sick with any flu-like symptoms are asked to not visit patients at the hospital.

Anyone who may have questions about visiting a patient at Noyes can speak with the patient’s nurse or call the Infection Prevention Office at (585) 335-4304.

Tobacco-Free Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming says quitting Smoking is the most important New Year’s Resolution you may ever make. GLOW offers information about policies that support smoke-free housing and tobacco-free outdoor areas. Tobacco-Free GLOW provides education about the dangers of tobacco marketing for youth. You can find out more at the New York Smokers Quitline: 1-866-NY-Quits.

Minimum wage hike set for New Year’s Eve

Ed Trefzger —  Monday, December 29, 2014

December 31 not only marks New Year’s Eve, but it’s also the date for an increase in New York State’s minimum wage. It grows from $8 to $8.75 an hour on Wednesday. New Year’s eve 2015, another 25 cents to an even $9. Salaries for some executive and administrative workers are also affected.

The Dansville Community Center will be a host site for Youth Opportunity AmeriCorps, which the program describes as “improve lives, strengthen communities and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.” Three youth and one mentor will have the opportunity to gain work experience.

Applications are due soon. Information may be found at http://www.co.genesee.ny.us/departments/youthbureau/infomembers.html

For questions, contact Nita Rae Hawkins at the Livingston County Office of Workforce Development and Youth Bureau in Geneseo, (585) 243-7047 or (585) 243-6909.

 

Governor Cuomo is asking the New York State Gaming Commission to reopen bidding for a Southern Tier casino. That news came Sunday when the Gannett Newspapers Albany bureau published a copy of a letter Cuomo sent to the commission and to the Gaming Facility location board last Friday.

The governor called for the casino board to “quickly establish a process for the fourth license that could be complete as expeditiously as possible, as the Southern Tier needs jobs and investment now.”

Two Southern Tier casino applications were turned down in favor of one in Seneca County. The rejections came on the same day that the governor announced a ban on hydrofracking in New York State, dealing a double blow to the Southern Tier economy.

The governor’s letter marks a change in policy for Cuomo, who previously said he would not become involved in the choice of a location for casinos.

Here’s a link to the complete letter: http://www.scribd.com/doc/251167425/Gaming-Commission-letter-pdf

 

Nearly Impossible Quiz: May 2

Ed Trefzger —  Friday, May 2, 2014

Q: According to recent estimates, there are about 3,000 places selling these in New York City. What?

A: Hot Dogs

Winner: Angela Chen, Leicester

Nearly Impossible Quiz: May 1

Ed Trefzger —  Thursday, May 1, 2014

Q: An estimated 86,000 people a year end up in the emergency room because they trip over these. What are they?

A: Their pets.

Winner: Nancy Reigelsperger, Wayland

Sunshine: April 30, 2014

Ed Trefzger —  Wednesday, April 30, 2014

An 8-year-old Texas boy had been saving for months to buy the expensive PlayStation 4, but after seeing the TV news report of a devestating fire, he changed his mind.

A mother and her 6-year-old child were killed by a fire near his home, and the story had a real impact on Hector Montoya. So he took the $300 he had saved and spent the money on smoke detectors.

“Saving a life is more important,” Montoya said.

The Grand Prarie Fire Department showed Hector and his friends how to actually install the small devices in people’s ceilings and the group went door to door installing more than 100.

Source: http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/texas-boy-buys-smoke-detectors-instead-of-coveted-ps4/