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WDNY Local news, Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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Tuesday, September 26 2017

 Geneseo High School is forfeiting the rest of its high school varsity football season.  Geneseo police are investigating allegations that seven students are involved in taking or distributing oxycodone.  The district said it dismissed a number of varsity players for conduct violations and the season is over for the rest of the varsity players.  The JV and Modified Football teams will continue their seasons. 

Still no decision from the Conesus Zoning Board of appeals about the controversial Myers Inn project. The board heard from people on both sides of the debate at a meeting Monday night and decided to keep public comment on the proposal to expand the inn open for another month, before voting on it October 30th. Some residents say the inn doesn’t fit the character of the neighborhood while the developer says the expansion should get a special use exemption because it meets all the guidelines under the law.

Two people from Livonia have been charged with possession of drug possession after a traffic stop on Route 15. State police say Heather L. Hansmann and Steven Listman are accused of having marijuana—and hash oil after they were pulled
over for speeding. Both have are due in Livonia town court next month.

Area residents are opening their wallets to help people in Puerto Rico. The American Red Cross says it raised over $100,000 this week with a special telethon on WROC-TV –and that donations continue to come in. There are around 40,000 people in the Rochester area who have connections to the island—and many of them have been unable to even find out how those people are faring after the Hurricane Maria.

 U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is pushing to include Puerto Rico in a hurricane relief bill.  Schumer said that he and others in his party fear that Puerto Rico’s three-and-a-half-million Americans affected by Maria will be left behind in the rush to help victims of Harvey and Irma along the Gulf Coast.  The senator said Puerto Rico has taken a gut punch and needs help right now

Drivers in the Rochester area spend an average of more than two days a year stuck in traffic.  GPS maker TomTom recently ranked traffic in 400 cities on six continents and Rochester ranked 174th in the world for 2016.  The traffic index says the average Rochester driver spends an extra 15 minutes behind the wheel every day dealing with congestion.  That adds up to about 57 hours a year but New York City drivers face more than twice that. 

Governor Cuomo is supporting the sentencing of former Congressman Anthony Weiner.  Cuomo said while this is sad for Weiner’s family, he’s disturbed as a father of young girls and believes Weiner deserved to be punished. Weiner was sentenced to nearly two years in prison yesterday for sending indecent material to a 15-year-old girl.