WDNY Local News, Monday, December 11, 2017

Written by on December 11, 2017

Monday, December 11

A woman from Dansville is accused of welfare fraud. Sheriff’s deputies say Rebbecca Garrison is accused of taking more than $1,200 dollars with of food stamps she wasn’t entitled. to. The charges include welfare fraud and grand larceny. Investigators say Garrison claimed to be getting the benefits for her children, but had none living with her. She was taken to the county jail on $500 bond.

The first members of the York Central School Sports Hall of Fame have been enshrined. Ten people who have made significant contributions to the athletics programs at the school were honored for their accomplishments. Among those selected, Bruce Johnson who was the school athletic director for 30 years between 1953 and 1983, who also led the 1963 basketball team to a state championship, and Bruce Flynn who is 94 and the schools oldest living athlete. Also honored, the boys cross country teams from 1973-1979. Those squads put together an impressive record including several sectional championships. If you d like to nominate an individual or team for next year’s honors, you can visit the school district website

The Springwater Food pantry is opening early next year and will celebrate the occasion with a pantry warming this weekend.. The pantry, at 8148 South main Street has been in the works for a while now and those behind it say it will fill an important need in the community. Town officials say many people in Springwater are below the poverty line and can’t always afford healthy food. The town board paved the way for the pantry earlier this year with a change in water and sewer rules to allow the project to move ahead. The pantry warming will be held Saturday from 9am to 11amthe pantry will officially open sometime in January.

Early figures show New York hunters are having a good good season. The D E C says so far, about 14 percent more deer have been taken in the southern zone, which includes Livingston county, while the northern zone has seen an 18 percent increase compared to the same period last year. The number of bears taken is up too814 in the southern zone, compared to 775 taken at this point in 2016. The DEC says it will have final numbers early next year.. Its been a safe season too with no reports of anyone hurt while in the woods. The late bow and muzzle loading season for deer and bear in the Southern Zone runs from today to Dec. 19.

State police are warning about holiday thieves. They say this is a prime time for crooks , so it’s a good idea to carry your money and cards in your front pocket to avoid pickpockets, try to shop with a friend or in a group,. and remember to keep the presents you’ve bought out of sight and locked up in the trunk.

And did you see that crazy Bills game on Sunday? People who don’t even follow football are talking about what is being called calling the snovertime game that featured 8 inches of snow falling on New Era Stadium in Buffalo over the course of the game against the Indianapolis Colts. The Bills won, in overtime, and kept their playoff chances alive.

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