Wednesday, March 7, 2018
A man from York is accused of speeding while he was drunk. The Livingston County Sheriff’s office says 23-year-old Seery Donnan was doing 104 before he was pulled over and had a blood-alcohol level of .08—just at the legal limit. He is facing felony charges because of a previous DWI Conviction in 2014. Donnan was taken to Livingston County Jail on $5,000 bond.
The New York D O T will hold a public meeting next week to go over plans for a new bridge on Rt. 63 over the Genesee River. That 8.1 million dollar project could go to bid later this year, with work starting about a year from now. As currently drawn up, the bridge would stand about 65 feet west of the current span and would also include a roundabout on one side at the intersection of 63 and Court Street. The session is set for Tuesday, March 13th between 4 and 7 PM at the county government center in Geneseo.
Police in Geneseo are investigating a case involving an 11-year-old boy shouting racial slurs and throwing a bottle at another child on a school bus. The suspect is too young to be charged with a crime but could be referred to the county probation department if the child is involved in other incidents. School officials say the case was handled as a school disciplinary matter, so they aren’t allowed to say anything more about it.
Saint James Mercy Hospital in Hornell is now part of UR Medicine. The organizations have finalized an agreement making the hospital UR Medicine affiliate the sixth in their network of inpatient hospitals. Saint James is getting millions from the state to build a new hospital, which should be finished by next year.
Its a big weekend coming up for four very good spellers from Livingston County. Reagan Sykes of Livonia, Emily Mike and Jamie Hale of Mount Morris and Sydney Murray of Avon are headed to the regional finals of the national spelling bee in Batavia—with a chance to go on to the national bee in Washington in May. The bee in Batavia will feature 6th and 8th graders from 8 area counties.
The State Senate has passed bills to pay for more officers at schools, better security technology and mental health services Assembly Democrats want a different approach. They have voted for harsher restrictions on those trying to purchase guns.