WDNY Local news, Friday, October 6th, 2017
Written by Jerry Lademan on October 6, 2017
Friday, October 6 2017
The Mt. Morris school district says it could have to add staff and space if there is an enrollment surge. Schools are already at a 10 year enrollment high, and superintendent Gregory Bump says any influx of new students from places that were hit by Hurricane Maria could mean hiring teacher and building a new classroom. Bump says so far, they the district has added families from areas hit by Hurricane Irma, and that while so far there are no additions because of Maria, the distinct has to know its options in case there are.
The Internet can be a dangerous placeespecially social media sites. That was the message from a guest speaker at Mt Morris High, who told students that they need to be very careful about what they do on line.. Scott Fitch gives presentations about Internet safety to students and reminded the group that anything put on the Internet can have unintended and serious consequence. His messagePause, before you post.
A man from Livonia is charged with drug possessionafter he was pulled over on 390. Police say 49 year old George Chittenden is accused of having codeine, but no prescription for it, when he was stopped . He was arraigned in town of Groveland court on $1,000 bond.
The parole officer killed in a police-involved Canandaigua shooting is being identified. Police say off-duty 48-year-old Sandra Guardiola was shot and killed by an unidentified 15-year veteran of the Canandaigua PD. The officer called to the Pinnacle North apartment complex Wednesday for a wellness check is now on administrative leave. The details of the shooting aren’t clear, but the investigation is now being handled by the state police.
A report says medical marijuana sales in New York aren’t as much as predicted. According to USA Today, certified medical marijuana dispensaries have only brought in in 16 million dollars since April 2016. Sales have picked up in the past few month though, since the state added chronic pain to the list of conditions that can be treated with legal pot.
There will be no lake effect snow watches or advisories this year. Although higher than normal snow totals are expected this winter, the National Weather Service is doing away with the warnings and other winter weather alerts. It says it wants to clarify the warnings. Now the weather agency will issue a winter storm watch when it looks like it’s going to be particularly messy.