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WDNY Local News, Monday, March 5, 2018

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Power should be back on for most Livingston County residents who spent the weekend in the dark. NYSEG says less than 200 customers are still out—including many in North Dansville and Springwater. The utility says crews have been working around the clock since the storm blew in and caused outages here and across the state. At one point, more than 150,000 customers were affected by outages. Looks like the weather first full week of March will be a lot quieter

A man who was stopped for speeding on 390 is facing drug possession charges. State police say 33-year-old Glenn Miller Jr. had several baggies of heroin when he was pulled over in the town of Avon. He is due back in Avon town court next week to face those charges

A company from Avon is getting a break on its power bill, something officials say could bring in more jobs. The company called Worm Power uses worms to enhance manure into a high-grade fertilizer. The New York Power Authority has authorized 80 kilowatts to the company as part of a program called Re Charge NY to provide cheaper electricity to stimulate growth. Worm Power says it will mean around 20 jobs in Livingston county and a capital investment of 1.3 million dollars

Noyes hospital says it is getting 2.4 million dollars from Washington to help maintain essential service. Rural Hospitals like Noyes have to provide care 24-7, just like hospitals in bigger areas, but they have fewer patients to draw from. Hospital officials say the additional money from the federal low volume hospital program is a necessity. They say funds will go to things like equipment, supplies and offsetting uncompensated care.

State Republicans are backing a Manhattan-based equity executive to take on U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 51-year-old Chele Chiavacci Farley was picked to run against the Democratic Junior Senator from New York in the upcoming election. Farley is a California native who’s lived in New York for about half her life Farley said she plans on raising ten-million-dollars to take on Gillibrand and actually represent the people of New York Meanwhile, the Dutchess County Executive is getting the GOP’s blessing to run against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. State party leaders overwhelmingly picked Marc Molinaro to run for Governor. In January he announced he wasn’t going to run but party leaders have been calling on him to change his mind. Molinaro hasn’t officially announced his candidacy yet but word is he’s running.

Honors from a Livingston county soldier for his service in the Army National Guard. Chief Warrant Officer 5 Jeffrey Schirmer from Leicester has received the Meritorious Service Medal for his 36 years as a member of the guard. His commanders say Shermer was a good leader and loyal to the guard in his job, which reported directly to the state Adjutant General. Schermer’s service included tours in Iraq, and Saudi Arabia and he has received other medals and commendations as well