Wednesday, December 13
Livingston County’s Chief Public defender is out of a job at the end of the year.. According to the Genesee Sun, Marcea Clark Tetemore isn’t being re appointed for a new four year term by the county board of supervisors. She’s been in that position for 17 years. County Administrator Ian Coyle says the board decided to move the defenders office in a new direction.–and could appoint a replacement at its next meeting. In the meantime Assistant Public Defender Lindsay Quintilone will serve as interim Chief Public Defender starting Jan. 1. Tetamore hasn’t commented.
A pain pill he wasn’t supposed to have had led to charges against a man from Pennsylvania who was pulled over on 390. Deputies say Steven Dare had a Tramadol pill when he was stopped for a traffic violation. He’s been charged with possession of a controlled substance and was released on his own recognizance. Weather may have been a factor in a rollover crash in Livonia that sent three people to the hospital. The driver and two passengers suffered non-life threatening injuries Tuesday afternoon when their vehicle went off South Livonia Road between Cleary and Price Roads. First responders had to cut into the car to remove one of the victims. Authorities say the crash is a reminder that winter driving conditions are here—and that you should adjust how you drive accordingly.
With winter at our door, AAA is reminding drivers to use common sense on the roads. The next three months are the most dangerous on the roads and AAA says many crashes are preventable. The advice—slow down and leave plenty of room between your vehicle and the one in front of you., and braking before you start to turn. You’ll need those skills the rest of the week as the forecast calls for more snow.
The Livingston County Farm Bureau has been honored by the State Farm bureau. The local chapter picked up nine of the group’s silver key wards for its work over the past year. Among the awards—a trophy for membership excellence. The Farm Bureau calls itself the Voice of New York Agriculture and says it has set an ambitious pro-farm agenda heading into 2018.
The survivor of the two inmates who escaped from an upstate prison in 2016 is on a hunger strike. Reports say reports that six days after David Sweat was transferred to the state prison in Attica last month he stopped eating solid food. According to the New York Post he’s not happy with his new situation and wants to be transferred.. Prison officials in Attica are trying to get a court to order a feeding tube for him.
Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb is making a move for the governor’s mansion next year. Kolb is now the first Republican to formally announce his intention to challenge Governor Cuomo in 2018. He probably won;t be the last as most observers think more challengers from the Canandaigua Republican’s party with more campaign money could still throw their hat into the ring. Kolb has been the Assembly’s minority leader since 2009.