Monday, December 4
Winter is coming to the region. An arctic blast will start pummeling the northeast on Wednesday and might not let up for weeks. Lows are expected to be in the 20s later this week and in the teens the week after that. Lake Effect Snow is extremely likely so we could be looking at a white Christmas.
And with just three weeks until Christmas now, one of its stars will be in Dansville. Santa and Mrs. Claus will take time from their busy schedules to be at the Dansville public library December 16th. Kids can have their pictures taken and there will be craftmaking and refreshments. The event runs from 10:00 to noon.
Family and friends are mourning the loss of a woman who was the town of the first woman elected to the town board. Sandy Irish sserved on the boar d for 20 years –and earlier this year she was honored by the Avon Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellowship award. She was also an active member of the Avon republican party and served as Avon’s deputy town clerk.
Farmers and agricultural landowners in Livingston County have two chances to apply for money though a federal initiative that aims to protect the environment. Applications for the funding though the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative are being accepted until January 19th –with a second round of applications being taken until February 16th. The EPA grants will be funneled through the state’s Natural Resources conservation Service for projects that benefit the ecology if lands which drain into Lake Ontario. We have put information on the program on our website.
[www.epa.gov/greatlakes/glri/index.html and www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/ny/programs/financial/eqip/?cid=nrcs144p2_027058]
If you’re getting a real tree this Christmas, be careful getting it home. Thats the advice from the local chapter of the AAA, which says it’s important to securely tie down the tree to the roof of your car.. The club says poorl secured trees have caused accidents and damage that can be expensive to fix. Among the suggestions—use quality tie downs, wrap the tree in netting, and make sure your vehicle is up to the job of carrying the tree. AAA says items falling off cars, including trees, have caused thousands of crashes and hundreds injuries and fatalities over the past four years.
Governor Cuomo is blasting the Senate for passing its tax plan–saying it does the exact opposite of helping middle and working class families. Cuomo said the federal government will use rich states like New York to piggyback poorer states in the Midwest and South. The governor calls this hypocritical saying it’s essentially wealth redistribution, going against what Republicans say they stand for.