WDNY Local News, Thursday, October 12, 2017

Written by on October 12, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The 16 year old accused in the case that led to to the suspension of the Geneseo High football program has been arraigned. The boyis charged with endangering the welfare of a childafter authorities say he gave OcyContin Pills to several other teammates before a game last month. The 16 year old was given youthful offender status in Geneseo Village Court, meaning the records will be sealed. His name has not been publicly released.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says she wants to encourage small business to have employee stock option programs. The senator stopped at the Once Again Nut Butter plant in Nunda on Wednesday to talk about e s o p s and how they can benefit small businesses. Gillibrand has introduced bill in the senate she says would add money to federal programs dealing with those stock programs. She says Once Again Nut Butterswhich is 100 percent employee ownedis a good example of how ESOPS can help business get their feet on the ground and expand.

Deadlines are coming up if you plan to vote in November. The first oneregistration, which is Friday. Forms have to be postmarked by then and arrive at the Board of elections by the 18th. Absentee ballot requests have to be m,made by the end of the Month. Election day is November 7th. If you have any questions about voting the board of elections is located at the county government center and is open daily from 8 to 4. We’ve also put their number on our website. [(585) 243-7090 or (585) 335-1705.]

A SUNY Geneseo professor has been given the school’s first ever faculty career achievement award. English Professor Ron Herzman was honored by the faculty for his 49 year long teaching career and plans to retire in may. He says the award means a lot to him because it was given by his faculty peers. School president Denise Battles says the award is well deserved and that Herzman is what she calls the ultimate citizen-scholar.

Governor Cuomo says health care cuts are putting 23-thousand kids in the Finger Lakes Region at risk. The governor is calling on Congress to reinstate the Child Health Insurance Plan. He said when CHIP wasn’t renewed this month they effectively cut one-billion-dollars for children across the state. Cuomo will have to call state lawmakers back to Albany for a special session if CHIP isn’t restored.

Say say goodbye punching the time clock. Rochester based Paychex systems is out with a new device that lets workers clock in and out by looking into an iris scanner. The company says the technology is the most accurate on the market and that it only takes a few seconds per person. Officials say it’s a good too for businesses to prevent time theft by employees.

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