WDNY Local News, Monday, September 10, 2018

Written by on September 10, 2018

As people keep an eye on approaching Hurricane Florence down south, we’ll be dealing with what is left of Tropical Storm Gordon today. Forecasters say up to two inches of rain might fall in some areas by this evening and some flooding is possible.

Housing the focus of a public hearing the town of Springwater. The town is considering applying for a community development block grant and it will include the landlord with low-income housing. The town will have to do some work to apply and is trying to gauge community interest in the grants, so if you would like more information, you can contact town supervisor Deborah Babbitt-Henry within the next week. We have also put a link on the local news page of our website [info: http://www.nyshcr.org/Programs/NYS-CDBG/]

There is an emergency need for blood and so the American red cross is scheduling a pair of Blood Drives this week The first one at Noyes Memorial Hospital, Clara Barton St, Tue September 11 from 10-4p to honor those lost during the Sept 11, 2001 tragedy. The second is at Dogwood Day Treatment Center, N Main St, Wed September 12 from 12-5p. To schedule, an appointment go to redcrossblood.org

A Road closure today in Town of Sparta today Parker Hill Rd. between State Route 63 and Carney Rd. will be closed to local traffic from 6:30 am until 4:30 pm. Emergency vehicles will have access.

This is primary week in New York. Democratic contests will dominate headlines with races for governor and attorney general, but there is also a local race. In the 133rd assembly distinct. Political newcomer Marjorie Byrne is hoping to unseat incumbent Joe Errigo in the G O P and Conservative primaries in the 133rd assembly district. The polls in Livingston County are open from noon to 9 PM on Thursday. To find your polling place and see a sample ballot, you can go to the county website and look for the board of elections link

Governor Cuomo is denying he knew anything about a campaign mailer that accused challenger Cynthia Nixon of being anti-Semitic. The mailer was sent out by the New York State Democratic Committee and urged people not to vote for Nixon, saying she wouldn’t quote “stand strong” for the Jewish community.  The committee has released a statement admitting it sent out a wrong mailer and promised to work with the Nixon campaign to send out one of their own choosing. Nixon called the flyer sickening adding that her children are being raised Jewish and that she and her wife are members of a synagogue. 

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