WDNY Local News, Friday, May 25, 2018
Written by Jerry Lademan on May 25, 2018
Friday, May 25, 2018
The unofficial start to summer is here. Roads will be crowded, with triple A saying highway travel will be up some 5% this year from last. For folks staying around, Communities will hold observances to mark the holiday. Among them, Dansville, where the Daniel Goho Post No. 87 and VFW post No. 6780 and Honor Guards will hold a series of ceremonies Monday starting at Greenmout Cemetery 8 :00 a.m., continuing the Holy Cross Cemetery 8:15 a.m., GAR Monument 8:30 a.m. Dansville Memorial . Day Parade 10 a.m. With an after parade event at Williams Park Veterans Memorial . The American Legion and VFW Posts will both be open after the parade and the public is invited; refreshments will be served. In Cohocton, Oderkirk-Cragg Post No. 805 will hold Memorial Day ceremonies including a parade at 9:00 a.m and a ceremony at Maple View Cemetery 9:30 a.m. In Springwater, there art memorial stops planned at several local cemeteries followed by a parade at noon and a commemoration rite s for fallen soldiers, 12:30 p.m at the Wall of Honor in front of the Post .
The new railroad bridge over the gorge at Lechworth state park has been dedicated and now has a new name. Officials on hand at the bridge on Thursday for the official naming ceremony for what is now called the Genesee Arch Bridge . That span has been carrying trains since December. It replaced the old, iconic bridge that has been taken down. Norfolk Southern which owns the bridge, says more than a dozen trains use it daily, and moving tons of freight along a vital set of tracks.
Livingston County has two new deputy county administrators. The board of supervisors officially hired William Mann and Angela Ellis at its meeting this week. This is the first time the county has day two deputy administrators. Mann will oversee operations and central services, while Ellis will handle planning and special projects.
Police say an anonymous tip led them to place the Arkport Central school on lockdown. That lockdown Thursday morning ended a couple hours after it started after authorities investigated and found the school and grounds safe. The tip reportedly came in via e mail and said that a student had planned to bring a gun to the school Field Day A student was interviewed but no credible threat was found. District officials say safety precautions worked flawlessly to deal with the potential danger.