WDNY Local News, Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Written by Jerry Lademan on August 30, 2017
Wednesday August 30 2017
The investigation continues into a crash that left a man dead in Geneseo. State police identify him as 56 year old Trent Mott of Rochester died at Strong Memorial hospital after his truck rolled over on Groveland road just before Tuesday morning. State troopers say they are not sure what happened but that they’re looking over the 18 wheeler to see if there were any mechanical problems. No other vehicles were involved.
As SUNY Geneseo students get settled in for the new semester, they’ll have a new event to welcome them back to the town where they now call home. The “Main Street Bash” takes place Thursday afternoon from 3:00 top 7:00, and organizers say its a way to help students get to know Geneseo and encourage them to venture off campus and explore what the town has to offer. One of the students involved says she had no idea what to expect from Geneseo when she first to to town in 2014 and thought it would be a good idea to help give other students a sense that the town is a great pl;ace to call home away from home. The main street bash will feature entertainment, a scavenger hunt, restaurant tastings and some giveaways from participating businesses.
New York is ramping up its fight against the opioid epidemic. Governor Cuomo says that millions would go toward establishing new Open Access Centers. These centers across the state will be open 24 hours a day to provide immediate access to those suffering from substance abuse. Cuomo says he wants more than a half dozen of these centers Upstate. The governor also unveiled an eight-million-dollar outpatient treatment center in Rochester.
Summer is almost over, and Lechworth State park is saying its goodbye to the season this weekend The park’s annual Summer Farewell Festival will feature day long activities and a farewell fireworks show on Sunday night starting at 9:30. Admission to the festival is free with the usual $10.00 park fee. Of course, the park itself will have lots more to do even as the summer gives way to fall.
Admission to the state fair in Syracuse is only a dollar today and tomorrow. Governor Cuomo has announced four special fair days to help promote tourism. He saysthe dollar admission was a thank you for setting the all-time daily state fair attendance record on Sunday.
We are finding more about a movie being shot in Monroe County. Rochester native John Lithgow is going to be in the area for a couple of weeks filming “The Tomorrow Man.” Gates Town Supervisor Mark Assini has tweeted out the title of the film, which hasn’t been announced publicly. He also tweeted saying crews finished up filming at the Gates Big M on Spencerport Road. It isn’t known how long Lithgow will be in the area, but actress Blythe Danner will reportedly be in “The Tomorrow Man” as well.