Here are the top stories for Monday August 14th, 2017
Reports say Livingston county could lose out on a $350,000 payment from the Native American Seneca nation. LCN.Com reports the money comes from slot machine revenues from native American casinos that is supposed to be divided among county’s surrounding those gaming halls—but the Livingston and 15 other counties haven’t yet received their share for the second quarter of the year that was due in June because of dispute with the state. County administrator Ian Coyle says while that money ois only a fraction of what goes into the county general fund, every little bit is important to keeping the budget in line. County leaders from the region say there is a lot at stake and they are urging a quick resolution to the problem.
Some people in the town of York are raising a stink about a 6 million dollar manure lagoon that is being built there. The underground lagoon near Simpson and McIntyre roads will be used to store manure for fields around the area leased by Noblehurt Farms. People in the area say they are concerned about potential impact—and say while they have no objection to farms, they are upset they weren’t told about the project until it was well underway. Noblehurst farms says the residents have no reason to worry because the lagoon will be covered, fenced in and insulated by a thick liner to keep down smells and protect anything from seeping into the local groundwater.
Geneseo Republicans will meet this week to decide on a replacement for incumbent town board member Jerry Wrubel. Wrubel is stepping down because he is moving to Tennessee and now the Republicans have to pick someone to serve the remainder of Wruebel’s term, which runs until 2019. One candidate, Town republican Chair Andrea Bailey,has already said she’s interested.. The party caucus will be held Tuesday night 7.
Happy Birthday to the Wadsworth Library in Geneseo. A lot has changed in the 150 years since the library first opened and the library will celebrate those changes with a re-dedication and other events on August 19, between 11 and 1. Trustees say they are planning for the next phase of the library and are hoping eventually expand to include use of the vacant second story of the building
A New Jersey man is being ticketed for a crash that severely injured a state trooper in Steuben County. Yesterday it was announced that 78-year-old Kenneth Aukett was ticketed for several misdemeanor traffic offenses for the crash in May. Aukett allegedly rear ended Trooper Craig Foglia when he was conducting a traffic stop on I-86 in Campbell. Foglia spent nearly two months in the hospital and Aukett is due back in court next month.
After this weekend’s violence in Charlottesville Virginia, Governor Cuomo is calling for President Trump to make a stronger statement about what happened The Governor wants the president to go further to acknowledge this as domestic terrorism by a white supremacist . One person was run over by a car , while two Virginia State troopers died in a helicopter crash as they responded to the protest .