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School board politics.

People interested in becoming members of local school boards have until Monday to turn in their petitions. It takes 25 signatures to be on the ballot.

Elections are set for May 20th for school board seats in Avon, Geneseo, Livonia and Mount Morris.

This almost never happens.

A town giving taxpayers a refund.

In Henrietta, they’re considering sending residents a $100 check. The reason: the state says the town has too much money in the bank. The idea of the hundred dollar refund would have to be approved by the legislature.

In Hornell, a chiropracter may be a new Alderman representing 3rd Ward.

Hornell’s Republican chairman plans to recommend that Dr. Joseph McKay serve on the Common Council replacing Randy Harkenrider who stepped down. If council chooses McKay, he’ll serve until the election in November.

Steuben’s district attorney wants to get tough on parents and other grown-ups who have parties where kids drink. Brooks Baker wants the county to pass a social-host law that would allow adults to be prosecuted if kids drink on their property.

New Flu Outbreak In NY

GeneseeNow —  Thursday, April 17, 2014

Flu season is getting a second wind in New York with a different strain of the virus. And its putting more people in the hospital.

In early April 648 people around the state were hit with Influenza B — which is different from the H1N1 that made New Yorkers sick back in December and January.

The CDC says still a good idea to get a flu shot, especially high risk groups such as the elderly or those with chronic health problems

How often does this happen — a politician cutting their pay — in half?

That’s what Caledonia’s new mayor did.

Debbie Davis cut her pay from $9,300 to $4,500. She also eliminated buying a new police car for the town. So, by saving money, there will be no tax increase this year for Caledonia residents.

Speed Week starts today in New York. It’s seven days of stepped-up patrols and ticket-writing by State Police. Troopers are looking for speeders and reckless drivers hoping to stop accidents from happening — especially during the Easter holiday.

Speed Week runs through next Thursday.

Looking For Tips To Solve Hornell Holdup

GeneseeNow —  Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hornell police need tips to solve a break-in and holdup last Friday morning.

A robber got into an apartment on Clay street and pointed a black pellet gun at the victim that looked real.

The bandit made off with cash and ditched the gun. Police put a picture of the gun in the Evening Tribune, hoping somebody might recognize it and provide information. Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to tip@cityofhornell.com

A man who landed a job as a peace officer with the SPCA in Livingston county has been arrested for using false information to get the job.

44 year old Dylan Chase accused of fraud.

It’s not his first arrest. In January, he was charged with falsifying business records in another town in NY

Jobless Rate Going Up In Livingston County

GeneseeNow —  Thursday, April 17, 2014

Unemployment is going up in Livingston county.

In December, it was 6.4%. In February, it was 8.1%.

On the brighter side, even at 8.1%, we’re still better off than we were a year ago when the unemployment rate was nearly 10%. But, jobs still tough to find