WDNY Local News, Thursday, August 16, 2018
Written by Jerry Lademan on August 16, 2018
A new poll is out about the 27th congressional district race and it shows some good news for republicans. According to Clout Research, the seat is likely to remain in the party’s hands on Election Day. Still no word on who the nominee will be though as G-O-P leaders look for a replacement for Congressman Chris Collins dropped his re-election bid after his indictment on insider trading charges. Whoever ends up on the ballot will take on Democrat Nate McMurray in November. McMurray and his supporters say efforts to replace Collins are what they call a fraud against voters.
133rd assembly district candidate Marjorie Byrne says she welcomes an investigation into a payment she made to the county conservative party chairman before she got the part’s backing in June. Her primary opponent, incumbent Joe Errigo is questioning the payment, saying it could be a conflict of interest. Byrne has since repaid the $20,000 consulting fee and says paying it was a legitimate campaign expense. The primary is 4 weeks from today.
Spectrum Cable says it is gearing up for a fight against last month’s order that it get out of the state. The public utilities commission says spectrum hasn’t lived up to promises to roll out high speed internet and has misled customers about its actual internet speeds. Spectrum CEO Thomas Rutledge says his company will take the state to court if need be to block the order that it find someone new to operate the service in the next two months.
Cleanup efforts are still underway in Seneca County after devastating flooding Most of the damage from this week’s rain was was done in the Lodi Point area. The National Guard is helping people clean up and start rebuilding their lives. Officials say it could take months to fix all the damage.
The group Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace will hold its annual memorial for the victims of the atomic bombs dropped on Japan 73 years ago. Its the 44th annual vigil for peace in Livingston county and it is scheduled for this evening at the route 5 and 20 traffic circle at 7:30. Last year, around 60 people showed up for the event.
Springwater-Wayland EMS Family Fun Day is set for Sat Aug 18 starting at 10:00 am at Victory Park, Wayland. They’ll have bounce houses, food vendors, crafts & more. There will also be a kickball tournament for teams of all ages.
The Centers for Disease Control says it’s keeping an eye on New York for the measles From January 1st until mid-July, more than 100 people nationwide reported getting the measles. Some of the cases were in New York State If you have any of the tell tale symptoms like itchy red bumps, you should call the doctor right away. Good news though—you should be OK if your shots are up to date.