Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Senator Chuck Schumer says Canada’s dairy pricing policy should be on the table in the renegotiation of the North American free Trade Agreement. The senator was in Livingston County on Monday, where he met with local farmers to talk about issues affecting them. One of them is trade, and Schumer says it’s time to tear down what he calls a wall that prevents most American dairy products from crossing the border. He says without action farmers will continue to suffer from Canada’s stance on trade.
Fewer properties are listed on the Livingston County’s potential foreclosure list. That’s according to County treasurer Amy Davies, who told the The Livingston County Ways and Means Committee that there are 106 properties that could go on the 20-17 delinquency auction block this year, down from 136 last in 2016. Davies says the actual number of properties sold off could drop as some owners are able to pay off their tax debt before the auction date. Those people have until June 15. The most potential tax foreclosures are in the Village of Dansville, where 18 owners are delinquent.
Legionnaires in Livingston County are hoping to raise money to fund a scholarship for a Dansville native who died last year during a deployment in the Middle East.. A progressive dinner and scavenger hunt are planned for April 28th from 1:00 to 7:00 pm at Legion posts in Avon, Lima, Bloomfield, Livonia, Conesus, Springwater and Dansville. Registration for the event is at the Avon Post, with scavenger hunt stops at the other locations. Her family says Gleason Morrow loved to leans and so a scholarship is a great way to honor her life and service. We have a link to get more information posted on the Local news page of our website, (Info: email@example.com.))
A man from York has been arrested and charged with failing to update his picture for the State sex offender registry. Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says 30 year old Joseph Dexter was arrested and charged with not providing a new photo, something that is required every three years for those on the list. Dexter is listed as a Tier 1 offender, meaning he is considered at a lower risk to re-offend.
Governor Cuomo is trying to ban the use of single-use plastic bags in New York. He introduced a bill recently to ban most plastic bags statewide. Cuomo says plastic bags are a blight taking a devastating toll on streets, water and natural resources. If approved, the measure could go into effect next year. Some bags would be exempt like garment bags, trash bags or any bags used to wrap or contain certain foods such as sliced meats and fruits.
Its time to get ready to go back out onto the water, and the Livingston County Sheriff’s office and Livonia fire department are hosting safety courses so boaters can make sure their skills are ship shape. There are two classes on May 19th and June 16—both at the Livonia Firehouse. Space is limited so county residents will get priority. For more information, you can contact the Sheriff’s office Records Division.