Tuesday November 1, 2017
Some teenagers from Dansville will be packing their bags next summer to head to Houston—where they’ll help people recover from Hurricane Harvey. The group of 10 from St Paul’s Lutheran Church will be led by church members Curtis and Heather Clark, who say it will be a great opportunity to work alongside young people from around the country on the ongoing recovery. This isn’t the first time St Paul’s youth group has taken part in an ambitious effort—in 2015, several of them went to Detroit to help that city’s homeless by pitching in to rebuild a shelter in an inner city neighborhood. The Clarks say they are hoping to raise $15,000 for the trip to Texas.–and so far say they are about halfway to that goal.
Five people have been honored for their contributions to the Dansville Community. Nicholas Noyes, Helen Pratt, Afshan “Affie” Qureshi, Dr. Sohail Qureshi, and Thomas Rauber Sr. are the latest names on the Dansville Central School Wall of Pride. All five have significant accomplishments in Dansville and beyond. Nicholas Noyes went on from Livingston county in the early 19-00’s to a career in the pharmaceutical industry and positions in the U S government. Noyes Hospital is named in his honor. Helen Pratt was the first female layer in Livingston county almost 100 year ago, and the Quaresis were prominent doctors in the community. Thomas Rauber was a World War I army veteran who later became a conservationist and helped save the bald eagle in New York. The five are the third group to receive the wall of fame honor which recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding Dansville High School graduates, educators and members of the community.
A woman who was convicted in Livingston county in 2011 of killing her boyfriend with a pair of cosmetic scissors has been arrested again. Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says 27 year old Krista Kiblin is charged with drug possession after a vehicle stop in the town of Lima. A second person, 28 year old Eugene Kimbrew, is also charged—both were taken to Livingston County jail on $1,000 bond., Kiblin was found guilty on Criminally Negligent Homicide charges in 2011.
Livingston County residents will have their chance to talk about the county’s proposed 2018 budget later this month. Supervisors will hold a public hearing November 15th in two sessions at 1:35 and 7:00 at the County Government center. Part of the proposal calls for a salary for Livingston County Board of Supervisors to be $16,575, Committee Chairmen will make more — $17,300–while the Vice Chairman would be be paid $20,725, and the Chairman of the Board will get $35,575.
A woman from Rochester is accused of driving on 390 while she was high on cocaine. 36 year old Misty Tomczak was stopped for erratic driving, and deputies say they also found drugs and paraphernalia in her car. She was charged earlier this year as well with possession of paraphernalia after police say they found her passed out behind the wheel in a convenience store parking lot in May. Tomscak was taken to Livingston County jail on $1,000 Bond
A Rochester judge is hoping to get out of Livingston County jail soon. Judge Leticia Astacio will return to court tomorrow morning for a hearing. She was denied a bail hearing last week after accusations arose that she violated her probation on numerous occasions. She also reportedly left Monroe County, visiting the Del Lago Casino in Seneca County twice. Astacio was convicted last year on drunk-driving charges.