Tuesday, January 2
Be careful outside. The thermometer won’t budge above freezing and all week and in fact by the end of the week it may not budge much above zero. We’re trapped in a January cold spell that’s hit the eastern U S and while it may be an annoyance, to anyone exposed for a long time it could be dangerous or even deadly with frostbite possible in minutes. Animals are at risk too, so unless they have to be out, you should keep them inside.
Some new signs have sprouted in Livingston county that designate specially protected lands. The Genesee Valley Conservancy has put up 8 markers in Avon, Geneseo, Leicester, Lima and Rush, which show local farms that have been protected by the state Department of Agriculture and Markets farmland protection program. That program designates acreage that is especially important to land conservation and the environment and protects that land from development. More than 6,800 acres in. Livingston and Monroe county are covered.
The Livingston county chamber of commerce is hoping to expand its horizons to the east—the FAR east. The Chamber is organizing a trip to China in October, calling it an great opportunity for those who go to learn more about China—and also find out about business opportunities that exist there. The trip from September 30 to October 9 includes stops at major sites, plus a chance to visit with Chinese businesses. There will be an information session February 5th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Chamber office, on Millennium Drive, Geneseo We have more information on our website.[ (585) 243-2222 or on line at www.livingstoncountychamber.com]
A livingston county business is looking to roll holiday charity into the new year to donate meals to those in need. Partyman catreing of Avon of working with the Outreach Programhoping to raise enough money for as many as 30,000 meals of Mac and Cheese for local food pantries. The copmany says it has had an overwhelming reposne to that drive and says that the donated meals are inexpensive and feed a lot of people. If you’d like more information, we have a contact number on our website.[(585)438-4321]
Police are investigating an unusual theft from a Livingston County wal mart. Geneseo police say a shoplifter walked off with around $2,100 of INK from the store. No word on any suspects.
The surviving convict who escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora may have been transferred to Attica for revealing another escape plan. Reports say that David Sweat told it that he revealed a plan to escape from a prison near Syracuse for special treatment. The notorious convict said hours after he laid out his elaborate plan, he was shipped to Attica with no extra privileges. A corrections official reportedly s that Sweat’s claims are without merit, but he was still moved out of an abundance of caution.