Monday, October 30, 2017
Military service will be honored this week at a ceremony at Noyes Hospital in Dansville. oyes Health will unveil a special photography exhibit by employees and their families who serve—or have retired. That exhibit will go on display on Wednesday at the hospital lobby on Clara Barton Street. Plans started a couple years back, and hospital officials had hoped to get 150 photos for display but now have at least 175, and counting. Those behind the project say it is a great way to honor and thank those who serve. A reception will be held at 10:00 AM to inaugurate the honor wall. Noyes Health plans a similar display at its health services center ion Geneseo.
Its no too soon to think about the flu. The season just getting started and although it typically peaks around here in February, Livingston County is offering several flu shot clinics beginning later this week. Doctors say its a good idea to get your shots early because the vaccine take a couple of weeks to become effective. Last year there were 116 confirmed cases of the flu in Livingston county—possibly more because not everyone who gets it sees a doctor. The Livingston County department of health has more information and dates and location of upcoming clinics posted on its website.
A former police officer from Mt. Morris is seeing $500,000 for what he calls his false arrest. David Skinner is suing for that amount following a charge of child endangerment that was later dismissed. Skinner says his firing was in retaliation for the case and that he was was embarrassed by Mt Morris Police chief Ken Mignemi. Skinner was charged after an alleged verbal altercation with the child at a birthday party while skinner was off duty, Mt Morris police say the case was handled like all others. Skinner’s suit includes the County, the Livingston count DA’s office and both the village of Mt and the police department.
Two Graduate of SUNY Geneseo have made a biog gift to their alma mater. Kevin and Nancy Gavagan have donated $500,000 to the school. $100,000 will go to the school;’s business programs, $200,000 to the athletic department and $250,000 to support in Geneseo’s Department of Career Development. President Denise Battles says the gift will have a positive impact on campus for years to come. Kevin Gavigan Graduated in 1975, and Nancy Gavigan , in 1976 and both have been involved with the school for years.
The State Police will be cracking down on drunk driving and underage drinking through Halloween. Increased patrols began Friday and will continue through November 1st. Troopers will be using marked and unmarked vehicles during the stepped up enforcement period.
As New Yorkers prepare for next month’s election, arguments for and against a ballot measure that could end up with a re-write of the state constitution continue. Leaders of the state’s labor unions are urging a NO vote, saying changing the document could bring unintended consequences. Others argue that the system is flawed and need an update. Voting on that question—and for several local offices—is next Tuesday, the 7th.