WDNY Local News, Friday, April 27, 2018

Written by on April 27, 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018

A report says minority students in many Livingston County school districts tend to face higher discipline rates. The U S Department of Education says Black Hispanic and disabled students make up a smaller percentage of all students, but overall are disciplined more often. Researchers caution that the numbers shouldn’t lead to the conclusion that there is widespread discrimination because the sample size is too small. In Dansville , the department says 27.3 percent of students are either black, Hispanic or disabled, but account for 67 point 3 percent of all in school and out of school suspensions.

SUNY Geneseo has a new dean of its business School. Mary Ellen Zuckerman will return to the campus where she was dean once before from 1999 to 2008. She’s currently a professor at SUNY Brockpot. Zuekrman replaces Denise Rotondo, who was removed as dean in Januaryand has accepted a similar job at Canisus University starting in June.

Livingston County Government workers have raised more than $40,000 for the United Way. Campaign Chairman and Livingston County Board of Supervisors member Frank Basset says the county workers raised the money in small ways that will make a big difference. Livonia Town Supervisor Eric Gott says the contributions are example of how people in the county stick together and help support their own. The money goes to 18 different local agencies supported by the United Way.

Noyes Hospital is saying Thanks to its volunteers. t. Hospital officials say the 100 or so people who step up add to the quality of care at Noyes, and add to the quality of life in the community. The hospital hosted a luncheon to recognize those who give their time and talent to help out

Flu rates in the region are the lowest they’ve been in months. According to the state’s newest numbers, confirmed cases of the flu dropped 23-percent from the week before. This is the 20th week in a row that the flu has been considered widespread in New York.

Governor Cuomo is backing a a bill he says would mean fair housing for all. He says rejecting tenants on because they use section eight vouchers, live on social security, veterans’ benefits or government subsidies should be illegal. The governor says ending income based discrimination would strengthen the state’s the Fair Housing Act passed in New York 50-years-ago, a week after the death of the Reverend Martin Luther King Junior

A name to know todayJosh Allen. He’s the top pick for the Buffalo Bills in this years’s NFL draft. He’s a quarterback from Wyoming and the Bills had to wheel and deal to get him.

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