Wednesday, May 2 2018
Livingston County Fire departments say they need more volunteers. Departments say it’s getting harder and harder to fill the ranks because potentially volunteers are busy and because many have to work two jobs to get by. Fire companies also say volunteering is a big commitment, with hours of training and other service to be on the squad—in addition to alarms that come in at all hours of the day and night. Those who do serve says it’s a rewarding experience, but admit, its a tough sell for newcomers who may not understand all that is involved. Local departments encourage anyone with an interest to find out more about the volunteer’s role.
Volunteers or another kind from Livingston County are in Louisiana this week, taking part a a training exercise, The members of the New York National Guard based in Geneseo are in Fort Polk Louisiana, where they are involved in a three week joint training executrices. Their training similitudes real-world experiences that they may one day be called on to do. Many of the members of the soldeirs 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry and Alpha Company of the 27th Brigade have gone though similar exercises before in 2016. The local guard members will join with other units from across the stat
Graduation time is coming up—and SUNY Geneseo has announced it’s commencement lineup. Graduates degrees will be given out on Thursday, while undergraduate commencement is May 12th. The featured undergraduate speaker will be an well known oceanographer, David Gallo, who is is a senior adviser to RMS Titanic Incorporated. The ceremonies are split in two—half the class of 2018 will gradate at 10:00 AM , the other at 2:00 . Both events will be held at the Ira Wilson Ice Arena on Campus.
A man from Pennsylvania has been arrested and charged with possession of meth, marijuana —and a loaded gun. Deputies say they stopped 26 year old Brett Webster of Wellsboro on 390 for a traffic violation and found the drugs and weapon during a search. They say Webster did not have a permit for the gun, so he is facing additional charges. He was arraigned in Avon town court and sent to the county jail on $10,000 bond.
Yet another scam is apparently making the rounds I targeting senior citizens. Reports say at least one area woman was tricked into paying thousands of dollars for a bogus lottery jackpot. In thatcase, a man from New Jersey was arrested and charged with grand larceny, but officials say arrests in these kind of scams are rare. Officials say the old advice remains solid: it it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,. They also warn that you should never give out any personal information unless you are 100 percent sure you know who you are dealing with. If you suspect you have been defrauded, you can call the attorney general’s office for advice.