Monday, March 12, 2018
A program that stated in Dansville has grown into a county-wide effort to educate kids about the dangers of heroin. The Livingston County sheriff’s office says the Heroin Education, Resisting Opiates – or HERO — program has now been presented to more than 1,000 high school seniors. This year’s program, held in Geneseo, was moderated by Dansville High principal Tom Frazer and included presentations from families who have lost a loved one to a heroin overdose, a Livingston County jail inmate convicted of using drugs and a mock ambulance repose to an overdose call.
The state is providing 5 point 5 million dollars to protect agriculture. State senator Patrick Galivan says those grants will help protect farmland from development and nonagricultural use. Those who are eligible can apply for the money which would be used for permanent conservation easements, meaning the land could never be used for anything but farming. The program will begin later this year. You can find out more at the New York Department of Agriculture Website agriculture.ny.gov/
The numbers are in and the state DEC says Steuben county was among the top counties in the number of bears taken during this past season. The DEC reports 106 bears were shot in the county—the third highest in the state. Livingston County saw only 6 bears taken, two in Nunda and one each in Ossian, North Dansville, Mount Morris, and Conesus.
Look out for a new scam involving your mail. The Post Office says it has gotten reports from people in the area that someone has changed their address—and then used the misdirected mail to steal personal information or checks. If you suspect you’ve been targeted or are getting someone else’s mail, you should contact the Post Office.
A body found in the Genesee River is believed to be an autistic Rochester teen. Last night police said the body found Sunday night near the Frederick Douglass-Susan B. Anthony bridge may belong to 14-year-old Treyvan Rowe He was reported missing Thursday. Cops say they haven’t positively identified the body as Treyvan’s but the clothing and body appear to match the description. No foul play is suspected
New York’s September Primary date has been changed. The election will be on September 13th—a Thursday—so it won’t conflict with the Jewish Holiday of Rosh Hashana and 9/11 observances on that Tuesday. Legislative leaders say the change will ensure all voters have the opportunity to take part.
A top ten finish for a really good speller from Mt. Morris in the regional spelling bee over the weekend. Emily Mike was Livingston County’s top contestant and she missed out on the word “Geoponics” in the fifth round—don’t feel bad if you didn’t know it is spelled G E O P O N I C S, and means the science of cultivating the earth. The winner–Noah Clark, a homeschooled 7th grader from Bergen in Genesee County. He goes on to the National Bee in Washington in late May.