WDNY Local News, Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Written by on May 9, 2018

Wednesday, May 9 2018

Downtown Dansville improvements were the topic of a meeting held by Livingston County Economic Development Tuesday evening at North Dansville Town Hall. County economic development director Bill Bacon and downtown coordinator Louise Wadsworth reviewed recommendations from a study of Livingston County’s nine villages and led residents, business owners, and community officials in a discussion to prioritize those efforts in Dansville. Improvements to alleys and parking lots behind Main Street businesses, Main Street art, improved signage, attracting retail businesses to downtown, and capitalizing on Dansville’s many events and festivals led the list. The complete Livingston County Commercial District Assessment report may be downloaded at LivingstonCountyDevelopment.com That link is on the local news page of our website.

Two people from Livingston County have been arrested for welfare fraud. Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says 36 year old Seth Goins and 35 year old Susan Goins of Lima are both facing charges that they received almost $2,000 worth of food stamps, but never reported they were getting unemployment as well. They’re now facing felony larceny, fraud and misuse of food stamps charges. Seth Goins was released on his own recognizance and Susan Goins was ticketed for a future appearance in court. The Livingston County Department of social services and the county DA’s office were involved with the investigation along with the sheriff’s department.

A woman from Hornell is accused of driving while on drugswith a three year old in the car. Livingston County deputies say they stopped 24 year old Jessica L. Mead on 390 for a traffic violation. They say an investigation found she was under the influence of drugs while the child rode along. Mead is facing several felony level charges including DWAI and endangering the welfare of a child. Mead was taken to the county jail on $3,000 bond while the three year old was turned over to a family member.

Don’t forget Mom this Sunday. Cohocton American Legion will have a special Mothers day Breakfast, Sunday at the legion on Wilcox St from 8-11a or until the food is gone Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage/biscuits/gravy, homefries, sausage, juice, coffee. A good deal for Moms at $3.00, all others 12 & up $7.00 with under special pricing for kids under 11.

It’s the time for Dogwoods to bloom, and plans are taking shape for the Dansville Dogwood Festival Carnival. The Carnival takes place Thursday, May 17 & Fri May 18 from 6-10p and Sat May 19 from 12-4p & 6-10p. If you’d like a discount coupon, they’re available at available at local retailers.

New York lawmakers are trying to work out a way to replace now former attorney general Eric Schneiderman. One idea being floated would have a committee of both democrats and republicans interview candidates and and recommend one of them, whose name would go to a joint legislative meeting for a vote.“The idea is still up for discussion though and and could fall apart. Schneiderman quit effective Tuesday because of allegations of physical abuse by four women. He denies doing anything wrong.

Something kind of unusual Tuesday afternoonan earthquake under Lake Ontario. The 2.4 magnitude quake was under water 25 miles east of Toronto..no reports of any damage

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