WDNY Local News, Monday, September 17, 2018

Written by on September 17, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

The deadline for Republicans to remove Congressman Chris Collins’ name from the November ballot is coming up this week. GOP leaders have until Wednesday to make that happen. Traditionally, the only way to remove a candidate’s name is if they die, move to another state or are nominated for a different office.  Collins isn’t running for re-election after being arrested on federal charges.  Whoever the Republican nominee is will face Democrat Nate McMurray on Election Day. 

A gubernatorial candidate bringing his campaign message top Dansville on Sunday. Libertarian candidate Larry Sharpe held a campaign rally the Dansville Fish and Game Club. Among his topics, small business. He says he is not happy with the status quo and that the state is spending too much to lure BIG business. Sharpe will have three campaign stops in Rochester later this week. 

State police say a traffic stop in North Dansville has led to the arrest of four men on drug charges. The suspects are identified as 33-year-old Ryan Krup and 26-year-old James Sick, both of Wayland, 33-year old Robert Dockstager of Cohocton, and 30-year-old Ryan Pivets of Elmira. All four are facing felony charges that they had meth and crack cocaine when they were pulled over. Privets and Dockstader are also facing misdemeanor drug charges. All were booked and taken to the Livingston County jail.

Livingston libraries are getting some money for renovations. Among the five chosen for help from the state: The Wayland Free Library which will receive $37,080 to replace its HVAC system, lighting, security cameras and do other interior renovations while the Cohocton Public Library will receive $11,000 to put in some new windows. Also receiving grant money, libraries in Rush, Geneseo and Mt Morris. State lawmakers behind the grants say libraries continue to be an important asset to communities and that many need help to keep up as their facilities get older.

 Senator Chuck Schumer is among Democrats want Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote put on hold.   The request comes after Kavanaugh was accused of sexual misconduct by University professor Christine Ford.  According to the Washington Post, Ford claimed Kavanaugh held her down and groped her while they were in high school in 1982.  Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.  The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on President Trump’s nominee later this week. 

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