Wednesday, March 28, 2018
A man from Nunda who is accused of child abuse will have to decide if he wants to take a plea bargain or risk a potential life sentence if he is found guilty at a trial.. Livingston County prosecutors say they have offered 35 year old Brock Hyde a deal—plead guilty and get 14 years—or go to trial and be sentenced to 15 years to life. Hyde is accused of severely beating the two-month-old so hard that the baby had a broken skull and 11 broken ribs. Hyde’s lawyer says he wants to see the evidence—including the grand jury minutes and how police obtained statements from his client before deciding what to do. Hyde is being held on bond at the Livingston County jail because of his past criminal record, including a high speed chase and pursuit through Dansville and Mount Morris in 2012.
Dansville ArtWorks is hoping to get a boost from a raffle and reception next month. ArtWorks board president Nicole Alioto says the group does get grants to support its programs, but that the upcoming fundraiser will provide more to keep up its support for local artists.The event takes place on April 21st from 6 to 8 pm at the Artworks on Main Street. You can get more information by emailing dansvilleartworks @ gmail.com
The Dansville Public Library is hosting a program next month that encourages kids to read out loud in a unique way. The young readers, some of whom may have difficulty or be shy, will have a chance to read out loud to a therapy dog. Librarian Brandy Finnochiario says reading to a therapy dog dog can really help because the animals are specially trained to be calming and reassuring. The event will take place April 14th from 10:00 to 11:00 at the Library on main Street. It’s part of a series of events to mark April as National Library Month.
The developer who owns del Lago Resort and Casino is looking to the state for a financial bailout. Since the casino opened last year, it earned about 40-percent less revenue than projected. Del Lago blames the Seneca Nation for it not meeting revenue projections. The Seneca Nation says this isn’t fair because the projections anticipated del Lago cannibalizing revenue from its casinos in Central and Western New York.
Rochester and Buffalo’s joint bid to lure Amazon to build its second North American headquarters was a no-go but the offer was a generous one. Reports say the regional proposal offered Amazon more than 700-million-dollars in tax breaks and space in Xerox Tower and the Kodak Tower Commons. New York City is the only location in the state that Amazon’s still considering.