WDNY Local News, Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Written by Jerry Lademan on May 16, 2017
This is voting day in local school districts- when residents will decide on the fate of local school budgets. No major surprises in any of them, with districts for the most part holding the line on spending with only slight increases.
The Letchworth Central School district has a new superintendent. D Todd Campbell–who is currently the principal of the Wayland Elementary School -will take over that top job on July 3rd. The school board says Campbell emerged as the best candidate after a thorough search. Campbell says the district has an outstanding reputation and that he is anxious to start in his new position, He’ll replace Julia Reed who is retiring at the end of the school year.
A student at SUNY Geneseo has been charged with public lewdness and resisting arrest after police say she urinated on the front door of the Police station on Main Street. Cops say 21 year old Jamie Keel was drunk and that she tried to arrest her and that she punched and kicked the officer trying to arrest her. She has denied the charges. Keel was taken to Livingston County Jail on $500.00 bond.
A woman from Dansville is accused of drug possession after sheriffs deputies say they spotted her driving with forged state inspection sticker on 390. They say a search of a car being driven by 43 year old Susan King turned up a glass pipe with crack in it. She was later released on her own recognizance
Memorial day is almost here and local fire departments are reminding people about the rules for outdoor campfires and barbeques. The city of hornell says that while those fires ARE allowed, no fires can be more than 2 feet high–and all fires must be at least 15 feet from any flammable structure. Also, an adult must be present and only dry wood or charcoal can be burned
The water level at Lake Ontario is in record territory and could go higher. On Sunday the previous record set in 1952 of 248 feet and three-quarters of an inch was broken and forecasters say it will get worse before it gets better. The water is expected to rise for about two weeks and won’t recede for another couple weeks. However it could take longer depending on the rain.
One of the region’s more popular attractions has been canceled after a featured attraction pulled out. The Rochester International air show had been scheduled for tomorrow, but organizers pulled the plug after the Canadian Forces aerial demonstration team, the Snowbirds, said it needed more training. Planners say they’re sorry the show won’t go on but that they look forward to future events in the sky.
New calls for criminal investigation into questionable payments to New York state senators. The New York Times says several senators have been paid stipends for committee positions they didn’t hold. Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan claims the payments of more than twelve-thousand-dollars were legal. Critics say at the very least, there should be an investigation.