WDNY Local news, Friday, August 17, 2018

Written by on August 17, 2018

Friday, August 17, 2018

Democrat Nate McMurray says he’s not worried about a new poll in the 27th Congressional District. That poll out this week suggests Republicans have a strong chance of keeping control of the seat come Election Day. McMurray says he’s confident he’ll win, pointing out a lot of polls have been wrong in recent years. Republicans still doesn’t have a candidate after incumbent Congressman Chris Collins suspended his campaign after being arrested on federal charges last week

Ground has been broken at a new substance abuse treatment facility in Dansville. CASA Trinity’s new 25 bed inpatient treatment facility is being built on Maple Street. Officials say there is a need for such a center and that patients will soon be able to get care they haven’t been able to before. The facility has been in the works for a couple years and if all goes as planned, it should takein its first patients sometime in January.

Meanwhile, CASA will hold a candlelight vigil later this month to remember victims of the opioid epidemic. The vigil will be held August 30th which is the eve of international opioid Awareness day. CASA says it’s appropriate to remember those whlo have died—and theor families and increase awareness of them problem. The event will be held from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM on at CASA’s office on Millennium drive in Geneseo.

Its time for this year’s edition of the Poags Hole Hill Climb in Dansville,with riders from around the country expected for the event. Gates open at 9am Sunday, racing starts at 12:30pm, rain or shine. Food & merchandise vendors onside. Information is available at poagshole.com

Rock group Phish has canceled a big concert Watkins Glen International. Speedway set for the weekend. The band says severe flooding earlier this week in the region would make it unsafe for people to travel to and stay at the facility.  Among the biggest concerns was getting clean drinking water to people and vendors.  Roughly 85-thousand people were expected to attend the three-day event. Ticket holders will be contacted by event organizers about how to get a refund.

Lodi Point State Park in Seneca county is closed until further notice. It’s being used as a staging area in following severe flooding in the region this week. Crews have been working around the clock to clear debris, re-open roads and help people who lost everything get the necessary assistance. A curfew for Lodi Point and surrounding areas is still in place, and people are being told to be careful when walking in the dark. A state of emergency will remain in effect for that area until next Tuesday.

Governor Cuomo has signed bill banning children under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning facilities. Under past law in New York, children age 17 and over were permitted to use such facilities without parental consent. Governor Cuomo hopes the move protects more children from the harmful effects of indoor tanning booths such as skin cancer.



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