Tuesday , May 8 2018
New York’s attorney general is out. Eric Schneiderman has resigned, effective today, after several women say he physically abused them. Schneiderman denies any wrongdoing but says he can no longer effectively serve as the state’s top law enforcement officer. State law says it’s up to the assembly to appoint a replacement who will serve until the regularly planned election for the job in November, but Republicans say that is a flawed process because democrats in the majority get together for a backroom deal to could pick the next AG. Until its all sorted out, current state solicitor general Barbara Underwood will fill the job.
The state health department says people in the region should be on the lookout for symptoms of measles, after a traveler from Europe with the illness passed though between April 30 and May 2nd. The advisory is for anyone who was at a number of locations in Livingston and Genesee Niagara and Chemung counties. including he area of Exit 5 on Interstate 390 in Dansville between 9:30 a.m. and noon on May 2. The risk is low for anyone who has been vaccinated, has had measles or was born before 1957. The state has more information about this case. and about measles in general on the website health.ny.gov.
A man from Springwater is facing charges of Public Lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child after police say he exposed himself to a group of kids his window. 61 year old Timothy Pragle was arrested after several children say they saw Pragle naked at his window as he watched them ride by on their bikes. Pragle was arraigned in Springwater town court and his bond was set at $3,000. He is due back in court at a later date.
A new nonprofit outreach will be opening its doors for the first time next week in Wayland. Helping Communities Outreach at 36 Main St, Wayland will be up and running on Tue May 15 help needy individuals and families. They will sell donated ently used and new clothing and footwear available for all ages for a small cost. The Outreach will be Open Tuesdays & Thursdays 10a-2p. If you would like to donate clothes and shoes, you can stop by when they are open.
A Motorcycle Run/Walk for Diabetes research is set for this coming weekend in Wayland. Registration for the event on Sat May 12 will be the at Wayland American Legion, Main St. Registration from 10a-11:30a. Kick stands up 12 noon. Bike registration $25, riders $15 and it all includes t-shirt, meal & live music.
The State Teachers union wants to take standardized testing results out of how a teacher is evaluated New York State United Teachers wants the state senate to support a bill that has already passed in the assembly that would un-link statewide test scores from the evaluation process. Critics say the proposal is ambiguous and could actually allow MORE tests for students that could be used to judge how the teachers are doing.