Spring is OFFICIALLY here, but the snow still on the ground can cause problems for volunteer firefighters, They’re reminding people to make sure that hydrants are clear —and public works crews say people should double check storm drains, especially in poor drainage areas—to make sure they are ready in time for those inevitable April showers just around the corner now.
Keeping kids safe will be the focus of a program in Livingston County on Saturday. The 16th annual Child Safety Fair will take place 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday at Geneseo Central Elementary School, on Avon Rd., Geneseo. Its sponsored by The Livingston County Cornell Cooperative Extension Traffic Safety Program and organizers say it will feature activities that combine fun—with a serious message about safe behaviors on the roads, on the water, outside and at home. Several local groups will take part and there will be prizes and awards for kids who took port in a special art and writing safety contest earlier this year,.Admission is free and we have contact information on our website.(CCE Livingston County’s Traffic Safety Coordinator Katelyn Sanders at (585) 991-5420 or (585) 335-1752)
A long overdue “thanks” for those who served in Vietnam. The Daniel Goho Post 87, Elizabeth St, Dansville will host a Vietnam War Veteran’s Recognition Day – Thurs March 29 from 5:00 to 7:00 for Veterans, especially those who served in Southeast Asia. Post officials say it’s an opportunity to remember those who answered the call more than 45 years ago–may not have been thanked when they returned.
A civil investigation is being launched into the circumstances surrounding the death of Rochester student Trevyan Rowe. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and New York State Education Commissioner MarEllen Elia made that announcement on Monday, explaining that Rochester City School District policies and procedures will be reviewed. The body of the 14-year-old Rowe was found in the Genesee River last weekend after the autistic student reportedly walked away from School Number 12. A wake for Rowe is scheduled for Thursday.
Amtrak says it is reviewing proposals from legislators who want Rochester’s new train station to be named after late Congresswoman Louise Slaughter. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, are among those seeking the name change for the Rochester Intermodal Station. Slaughter was an advocate for public transportation upgrades in the area and helped secure 18-million dollars in federal funding for the station’s opening last year. A funeral service for Slaughter is scheduled for Friday at Eastman Theatre in Rochester.
A new state panel is looking into how the state’s pension system can reduce investments in fossil fuel companies The experts will instead determine ways to increase investments in clean energy Governor Andrew Cuomo and state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli say the Decarbonization Advisory Panel was created this month. Their goal is to reduce carbon emissions but still keep investment risk low