WDNY Local News, Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Written by on April 25, 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Authorities have identified the man seriously injured over the weekend in a fall at Letchworth State park. 31 year old Eric Dumas of Buffalo fell over a railing at the upper falls on Sunday and had to be rescued from the ground below. Dumas apparently suffered as medical emergency before the 30 foot fall, but the investigation continues.

The village of Wayland water Department will be flushing fire hydrants all next week. Water may be discolored as that flushing takes place between April 30th and May 4th The department says customers should try to avoid doing laundry while the lines are being cleared. Officials say they know it’s inconvenient, but that it’s a job that has to be done.

A day for Senior Citizens is coming up in May. The Livingston County Department of againg is holding it’s annual Seniorama on Saturday, May 5th at the York Central School Auditorium, Genesee St, Retsof. The office says it’s an opportunity to celebrate senior citizens lifetimes of service and citizenship. It takes place between 1:30 and 3:45. The Livingston County Office for the Aging offers programs and services to individuals ages 60 and over in the county and its website is available through the main Livingston County site at co.livingston.state.ny.us.

A major grocery chain says it opposes Governor Cuomo’s proposed plastic bag bill. The Governor thinks plastic bags were a blight and a hazard to the environment, and he wants to outlaw most plastic bags across the state, but Wegmans says the ban will just up paper bag use, burning seven times the fossil fuel to transport them because of the weight. The company it takes 90-percent more energy to produce paper bags rather than plastic. Wegmans says it encourages customers to return plastic bags and use reusable bags.

The F A A is investigating the crash of a small home made helicopter in Orleans County. The aircraft came down near the Gaines Valley airport Monday afternoon. The pilot was burned but is expected to be OK.

A national marijuana reform organization says Governor Cuomo isn’t progressive on pot. The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, has released its 2018 report grading all U.S. governors regarding marijuana reform. Cuomo got a C-minus on what he’s said and done specific to matters of marijuana policy. Only one Democratic governor in the entire country scored lower than Cuomo.

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