Here are the top stories for Wednesday, June 21, 2017
A local cycling event is on the move to a new course. The The Rock Criterium and Gran Fondo will now be held in the Village of Avon and the the Perry Warsaw Airport, instead of the previous location in Mt Morris. . The dates will be the same–July 22nd and 23rd. The change was made due to construction along the old route. Organizers say they are sad to leave the old course for new venues, but that this year’s event will be the biggest ever. Cyclists have been taking part for the past three years. For more information, you can go to to Rockcrit facebook page
A newly formed committee will soon be tackling a rather unusual problem in the village of Geneseo—it’s large population of feral cats. For years, the village has been home to many free roaming felines and now, the committee is going to look at ways to keep that population under control. There have been some concerns that the number of cats could be a danger to other pets and perhaps to humans as well. so committee members will discuss what to do Among the options, advising residents how to handle the cats—or coming up with ways humanely reduce the number of strays. The group will announce their plans in the coming weeks.
The village of Geneseo is moving on in a statewide competition for Governor Cuomo’s downtown revitalization initiative. There will be 10 winners—one from each of the state’s 10 economic development councils—and each will get 10 Million dollars. The county will make a formal presentation later this week—the winners are expected to be named in July. Officials say the money would go to enhance growth in the downtown area though re use of existing under used properties.
Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies have charged a man from Rochester with felony drunk driving with a three year old child in the back seat. 55 year old Elbert Jackson faces additional charges under the state’s Leandra’s law because of the child passenger. Jackson was pulled over for speeding on 390, and reports say he later registered more than twice the legal limit on a Breathalyzer. Jackson was taken to jail on $5,000 bail―the child was turned over to a family member.
People who want to get away from winter are getting another way to get out of town. Allegiant Airlines announced yesterday it will begin flying from Rochester to southwest Florida later this year. The twice-a-week flights from Greater Rochester International Airport will land at Punta Gorda Airport, just north of Fort Myers. Service will begin November 17, just when the Western New York weather starts turning cold.
Upstate New York’s three biggest cities aren’t getting any love from a finance and investing website. 24/7 Wall Street names Rochester, Buffalo, and Syracuse on its list of the 50 Worst Places in America to Live. The site ranked cities on factors including crime rates, job growth, housing costs, and percentage of the population living below the poverty line. The site ranks Detroit as the worst place in the country to call home.