WDNY Local News, Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Written by Jerry Lademan on April 19, 2017
Here are the top stories for Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Congressman Chris Collins may not be there, but some of his constituents will be on Friday night in Alexander in Genesee County. A group of people from Collin’s 27th district has organized a town hall, even though the congressman has vowed not to take part in any such local events. Event organizers say they want to see Collins in person and they accuse him of ducking voters by refusing to attend constituent meetings. Collins says those meetings are nothing but an organized set up to attack him on issues like health care. Collins HAS held a televised open forum on CNN. That district town hall session is set for Friday at 7:00 PM at the Alexander Fire hall.
Wadsworth Library trustees are looking for an increase in the library’s budget. Trustees are seeking almost $30,000, which would bring the budget to more than $400,000. Voters will have their say on may 2nd. The library will have a public meeting on April 25th at 7pm.. Also on May 2nd, two incumbent trustees—Michael DaBramo and Gretchen Zenner,–are running unopposed for re-election., Last year, the library says nearly 60,000 people visited there–and borrowed some 85,000 items.
The village of Avon is fixing a hole in the roof of the town DPW building that opened up during March’s windstorm. Public Works superintendent John Barnett says the wind got under the roof-and peeled it back. The repairs will cost $44,000, about half of it paid by insurance. Town officials say the timing is actually good because there were already plans to replace the roof before the storm did its damage.
It’s fishing, for a cause, in Dansville on Saturday. The Dansville chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America is hosting its second annual trout derby in Canaseraga Creek to benefit the Noyes Cancer Center. The tourney will be held along a five mile stretch of the creek–which was stocked with specially tagged trout–between the 436 bridge and the Sugar Creek Glenn campground. Last year the event raised more than $9,000. We have put more information on our website.[http://dansvilletroutderb.wix.com/fish]
This Saturday is Earth day and a day for some spring cleaning in Hemlock aa The Little Lakes community association marks the day with a cleanup of roadside trash. The “Take Pride in Hemlock” event will be on Saturday, starting at 9:30 AM, at the Jack Evans community center. Volunteers will be treated to a potluck lunch and free concert once the work is done.
The state is helping fund efforts to curb gun violence in the Finger Lakes region. Governor Cuomo has announced that nearly two-million-dollars will be split by law enforcement agencies in the area The money will go towards better equipping high crime communities with tools to fight gun violence. This is part of a 13-million dollar statewide initiative that Cuomo said will make New York safer and stronger