WDNY Local News, Friday, September 14, 2018
Written by Jerry Lademan on September 14, 2018
Friday, September 14, 2018
Livingston County will have a new representative in Albany. Political Newcomer Marjorie Byrne easily beat incumbent Joe Errigo 61.1 percent to 37.4 percent. The district includes all of Livingston and parts of Monroe and Steuben Counties. Livingston county provided the path to victory for Byrne, where she received more votes that all of the other votes for Errigo combined. It was a bitter race with Errigo complaining about a payment Byrne made to the chairman of the Livingston county conservative party in the weekend before the party endorsed Byrne. Byrne returned the money and said she had done nothing wrong.
Governor Cuomo is a step closer to his third term in office. He was the clear winner over actress and activist Cynthia Nixon in yesterday’s Democratic primary. The governor will face Republican nominee Marc Molinaro in November. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will join Governor Cuomo on the November ballot. She was able to defeat fellow Democrat and New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams in that party’s primary. The former New York congresswoman has been with the Cuomo administration since January 2015. s. Letitia James could soon become the first African-American woman elected to statewide office. The New York City public advocate held off challenges by Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, law professor Zephyr Teachout and Leecia Eve to win the Democratic primary for attorney general. James had the endorsement of the state Democratic Party and Governor Cuomo. She’ll face Republican Keith Wofford in November. Oct. 12 is the last day to register in person to be eligible to vote in the November. Mail registrations must be postmarked by Oct. 12 and received by Oct. 17.
State police are investigating a fatal crash in Livingston County. State police say the crash happened around 9:00 PM when a car hit a pedestrian on route 20a in the village of Livonia. The names of those involved have not been released. The roadway was closed for several hours after the crash.
An Agriculture in the classroom program in Livingston County is getting a 25,000 boost from the state. State senator Catherine Young says the funds will help fund an ongoing program that gives kids hands-on experience with farming. The senator says the program teaches invaluable lessons about the importance of agriculture in both the County and the state. The classes are run by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County