Here are the top stories for Thursday May 18 2017
Students from Livonia High have seen what a drunk driving crash could look like–but this time, it was just a simulation. First responders and other students played roles in the mock accident as a way to warn against the potential consequences of a real life crash. School officials hope to drive home that point with the approach of prom season–and say they hope the demonstration will stick in the minds of the high schools who saw it.
The Village of Geneseo planning Board will be reviewing plans for a proposed 60 unit senior housing complex at its meeting next week. DePaul properties wants to build that housing on property on Megan Drive, north of Goodwill plaza. Plans call for 6 separate buildings–and a storm water management system including retention ponds. Some officials wonder if there is a need for more of that kind of development in that area, where there are already four other similar complexes. The board meeting is on May 24 at 4:30 at the village hall.
St Agnes School in Avon–one of 19 Catholic schools in the Rochester diocese that have been re-accredited by The Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools. Reviewers say the entire diocesan school system meets the standards set down by the association. School system superintendent Dr Anthony cook says that accreditation validates the work that teachers and staff are doing every day,
A New York State trooper continues his recovery in a Rochester hospital after he was injured in a crash in Steuben County earlier this week. Trooper Craig Foglia’s cruiser was hit from behind during a traffic stop on I-86 in the eastern part of the county on Wednesday afternoon. near the town of Campbell. Foglia remains in serious condition at Strong Memorial and faced what state police say will be a prolonged recovery. Investigators aren’t sure why a pickup truck driven by a man from new Jersey, slammed into the trooper. They say this crash points out the importance of New York’s move over laws which require drivers to move as far away as possible from police and emergency vehicles along the side of the road.
Governor Cuomo’s office says New York can’t ask for federal aid to help out with damage caused by rising Lake Ontario water levels, yet. Lake Ontario is at its highest recorded level and may rise another five inches in the next month. Flooding is expected to continue to damage shorefront properties and communities in the near future. A spokesperson for the governor says that there needs to be nearly 28-million-dollars in damage before a request for federal aid would even be entertained.