WDNY Local News, Thursday, October 4, 2018
Written by Jerry Lademan on October 4, 2018
Thursday October 4, 2018
A man from Leicester has been charged with drunk driving at more than three times the legal limit. Police say 36-year-old Nick Williams was charged after a single vehicle crash on Chandler Road. Deputies say when Williams was taken to jail for arraignment, his blood alcohol level was .25 well over the legal threshold of .08. The charges against him are felonies because of a previous DUI Conviction. After his arraignment, Williams was released on his own recognizance.
Livingston County sheriffs deputies have charged a man from Caledonia with drunk driving after a traffic stop. 35-year-old Jesse J. Paduano is facing felony charges because police say he was also driving with a provisional license due to a previous DUI conviction. Reports say his blood alcohol level was .16, which is twice the legal limit. Paduano was arraigned at the Livingston County jail and his bond was set at $4,000.
Hornellsville town justice Eric Buisch has died. He had been on the bench since 2016. Fellow justice Rich Scavo and town officials say they are shocked and saddened—calling judge Buisch a good man who will be missed. Madeleine Seaman who is currently the court clerk in Hornellsville has been appointed temporary town justice—she could possibly end up as a replacement until the next judicial election in November 2019. Judge Eric Buisch was 50 years old when he died suddenly on Monday.
Voters in Arkport and Caneseraga will have a chance to weigh in about their schools next week. A straw vote on whether to merge the two districts into one will be held on Tuesday. The results will determine if the process should move forward. If voters say yes next week and again on November 12th, the merger would be official in July. The possibility of combining the two districts has been under discussion in both districts since May 2016—but talk of a union has been going on informally for years. The vote on Tuesday will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
A new way to get a close up look at the Genesee Arch Bridge at Letchworth state park. A viewing area has been opened in the park adjacent to the new span over the gorge, allowing visitors to see the bridge from an area that has been off limits since demolition an of the old bridge began almost three years ago. Park officials say the Portageville entrance will make it easier for people to get into that section of the park to access the Glen Iris Inn and upper, middle and lower falls. They also say the opening comes at a perfect time just as the colors of fall begin to change.
Governor Cuomo’s bid for a third term in office could be getting another boost. Yesterday, the Working Families Party announced it was throwing its support behind him. Previously, actress and activist Cynthia Nixon was their preferred candidate Cuomo has until Friday to accept the nomination. His office hasn’t said yet if he’ll do that.