WDNY Local News, Monday, October 8, 2018

Written by on October 8, 2018

A Livingston County road is being renamed in honor of veterans. Rt 256 in Conesus will be known as “Conesus Veterans Memorial Highway”, after a proclamation signed by the Governor. State Senator Catherine Young, who sponsored the proclamation says it is a fitting tribute to those who have served our nation. The Town of Conesus passed a resolution earlier this requesting the route, which serves as the main street in the town, be designated to honor local veterans. Statistics show more than 5,000 veterans call Livingston County home.

The Small Business Administration says a deadline to sign up for low-interest loans for damages caused by last falls floods is coming up The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering the loans to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations affected by the flooding that occurred Nov. 6 to 9 last year. The deadline is October 16th. There is more information on the website sba.gov.

Dansville Fire Dept is planning a Fire Prevention Open House, Sat Oct 13 from noon-3p at Dansville Fire Dept on Franklin St. The event will include Poster & Essay Contest Fire prevention messages, bounce houses, firefighting demonstrations and fire equipment on display

Flags on state government buildings will be flown at half-staff from Oct. 7 to 10 to honor the men and women who have lost their lives while fighting fires. Governor Cuomo says it is important to remember those who have given their lives in service to their communities. 28 names will be added to the state’s firefighters memorial in Albany this week.

This is National 4H Week and there will be an event on Wednesday to mark the occasion. A representative from 4H will be on hand in Naples to encourage youth in the community to learn about 4H and allow them to participate in hands-on activities. It takes place at the Library on Main St from 4-5 pm.

Police and the NTSB are investigating a horrific crash in Schoharie that left 20 people dead. Officials say it happened Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Route 30 and Route 30-A. Police said a limo carrying 18 people struck two people standing in the parking lot of the Apple Barrel Country Store and Café and ended up in a ravine. The names of the victims have not been officially released. The NTSB says it will take days to go through the evidence and reconstruct the crash. This is the deadliest transportation accident in the United States since Flight 3407 crashed near Buffalo in 2009.

Senator Chuck Schumer is calling the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh a ‘low moment’ in the history of the United States Senate. Over the weekend, Kavanaugh was confirmed in the Senate by a final vote of 50 to 48. Schumer was one of the most outspoken lawmakers against Kavanaugh, who has denied sexual misconduct allegations made against him. Schumer says anyone upset about Kavanaugh’s confirmation needs to make sure they vote for change on Election Day.

And in case you missed it—nobody won either the Powerball OR the Mega Millions jackpot over the weekend, meaning both are up for grabs this week. The mega millions is worth 470 million on Tuesday, Powerball is worth 282 million Wednesday

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