Here are the top stories for Thursday, April 27 2017
A new brewery in Livingston county is a step closer to reality. The county board of supervisors has authorized a 100,000 grant application, that would help the backers of the proposed Amber Lantern Brewery get a start up loan. Tommy and Kristi Streamer want to set up shop in a vacant building on Millennium drive–as well as a brewpub next door. If the state approves the grant and the project moves ahead, the brewery could bring at least ten new jobs with it. The application now goes to the state for its review.
A man from Geneseo is facing drug charges after sheriffs deputies say he tied to hide three bags of heroin in a pack of cigarettes. Police stopped 50 year old Timothy Mayeu on 390 and as they approached, they say he tossed the pack with the drugs out the window. Mayeu is facing drug and driving related charges and is being held without bail because of previous felony convictions.
A man who made a trip to a West Sparta junkyard after hours has been arrested and charged with weapons possession. Police say Jason Brockett of Conesus picked the wrong time to go to the Boneyard on Friday evening–because when he showed up–cops were already there executing the search warrant that led to the arrest of four people on meth charges. Cops say Brockett wasn’t part of that investigation, but he was arrested anyway and charged with possessing a switchblade which is a felony because of a previous drug conviction. Brockett was arraigned and taken to Livingston county jail on $4,000 bond.
Livingston county sheriff Thomas Dougherty says a man from Kansas City owes his life to two Marine Patrol officers who found him near a capsized Kayak on a chilly Conesus Lake over the weekend. The water was only 48 degrees on Saturday afternoon when the deputies spotted Thomas Walker clinging to the kayak and pulled him out. He had been in the water about 10 minutes and the sheriff says Walker might not have survived if the deputies hadn’t seen him. He was treated for hypothermia but was otherwise unhurt. Walker was cited for not wearing a personal flotation device.
Tomorrow is Arbor Day and the Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth state Park is planning some tree related events to go along with it. The center will have a tree planting and a tree walk starting at 10AM. Arbor day traces its roots to 1872 in Nebraska and has been observed around the world ever since.
A conservative think tank says President Trump’s tax plan could hurt New Yorkers. The president’s proposes cutting the deduction of state and local taxes paid from federal returns, and those analysts think that could reduce the state’s tax base. New Yorkers state taxpayers claim 68-billion-dollars annually in state and local deductions. The president is also proposing doubling the standard deduction and changing the number of tax brackets under his plan which has to make its way though congress.