WDNY Local News Monday, July 16, 2018
Written by Jerry Lademan on July 16, 2018
Friday, July 16 2018
Another hot start to the week means a heat advisory for Livingston and surrounding counties. The temperature will be around 90 and it will feel much hotter. Groups at high risk should take precautions against the weather and everyone should be aware of the danger of heat stroke. There area also new fears about a drought, with no significant rainfall for the last few weeks. About half of New York State, including Livingston county, is considered abnormally dry. Dansville has gotten just over a quarter inch of rain this month, compared to the average July rain of just over an inch
Days are numbered for a a Livingston County bridge The Papermill Road bridge over Conesus Creek in the town of Avon between Pole Bridge Road and Route 39 is due for a replacement and preliminary work could start on the projects this summer. Livingston county has approved more 1.1 million dollars for the project—most of which will be reimbursed by the state and federal governments. Design and prep would could start this summer Once actual construction starts -contractors will have up to three years to finish
The state department of health is out with a report on legalizing marijuana. It is recommending that up top an ounce lot be legal for anyone over 21—and that anyone ever convicted of possession should have their record cleared. The department estimates legalization could bring in somewhere between 278 and 677 million dollars in new taxes and because pot would be regulated there would be savings for public health and prisons. Not everyone buys the idea. Law enforcement groups oppose the idea, saying the negatives of an intoxicating substance being made legal would far outweigh the positives. Lawmakers are likely to take up the matter next year. Nine states already have legalization in place.
Get ready for West Sparta’s Old Fashioned Day—set for Sat Jul 28 from 10:00-4:00 p at W Sparta Town Hall, Kysorville-Byersville Rd. Free admission, activities & parking. Lots of music– Quilting & wool spinning, kids games, face painting, wagon & pony rides, petting zoo, arts, crafts and vendors, civil war camp, antique tractor pull, 50/50 raffle and more. Visit townofwestsparta.org for information
Town of Ossian Summer Recreation Program is planned Mon Jul 23-Fri Jul 27 from 9:00a-12:00n at the Ossian Community Center. For ages 5-12, registration is requested, no charge. Forms available at Ossian Town Hall or townofossianny.us
The U S D A says farmers could take a hard hard from tariffs, According to the agency, farm income could drop to 60 billion dollars this year, down from 120 billion just five years ago. Farm groups say agriculture is already in crisis, and that lower revenues for any reason could push many farmers out of business. Some experts think unless there is a change, the U S could be handed to the biggest farm crisis since the 19-80. The Trump administration says trade war fears are overblown and that it will will help farmers though subsides and other agriculture friendly policies.