Tuesday, January 16
A Livingston County man is accused of stealing jewelry from a home in Steuben County. State Police say they have arrested 45-year-old Matthew Stewart from Springwater for burglarizing a home. Police say he was working on a home for a flooring company in Steuben County, took the items from a nearby house and may have done this more than once. Police ask anyone who think they might be victims to call. Stewart has a prior record. Reports say he is listed as a level two sex offender for crimes committed in Livingston County.
The state labor department says it is investigating complaints against a Livingston County printing company that has apparently shut down operations. Century print set up shop last summer on Main Street in the Village of Geneseo with around a dozen employees–with plans to eventually hire as many as 100 workers for its printing and marketing operation. Now that office is vacant and reports say the labor department is looking into a complaint from some former workers that they never got paid. No comment from the business owners.
Three Livingston county communities are looking at ways to deal with some chemicals in their shared water system. Geneseo, York, and Leicester will together spend $13,000 on a study that will suggest the best way to get rid of what are called trihalomethanes in their water tank. Engineers think the project will likely be expensive—between $100,000 and $200,000—and the three municipalities would likely share that cost. TMH has been shown to cause cancer is a natural byproduct of the chlorine used in the water and some tests showed elevated levels back in 2016.
The dean of the SUNY Geneseo Business school is out, but the school says she will remain on the faculty. Denise Rotondo was removed from her position last week in what SUNY President Denise Battles. calls a leadership change. Rotondo had been the dean since 2014, Officials say the search for a new dean will start soon. Around 850 students attend business school in Geneseo.
A budget battle could be gearing up between Governor Cuomo and Senate Republicans Governor Cuomo is expected to drop his new budget proposal today the state faces a four-billion-dollar deficit and possibly billions less from the federal government. The governor will be walking a political tightrope too as critics say he has one eye on state finances and another on running for president in 2020.
A potential Republican candidate for governor says he has a plan to dig New York out of its financial hole. Joel Giambra says he wants to legalize marijuana and use the tax revenue in the face of financial difficulty Giambra says its a better alternative than a huge increase in other taxes and fees. No comment from Governor Cuomo’s office.