WDNY Local News, Friday, November 2, 2018
Written by Jerry Lademan on November 2, 2018
Friday November 2, 2018
An Albany lobbyist is facing charges in connection with a cast that also involves assemblyman Joe Errigo. Prosecutors say Robert Gaddy paid out bribes to influence legislative action favorable to a Rochester developer. He is charged with bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds, and honest services wire fraud. Errigo was arrested on similar charges last month. Gaddy is a registered lobbyist and has contracts with several agencies in the Rochester area. US attorney James Kennedy says taking on cases like this is important because citizens need to have trust in the legislative process.
A new poll shows the race for the 27th Congressional District will go down to the wire. According to the News10NBC/Dixie Strategies survey, incumbent Republican Congressman Chris Collins leads Democratic challenger Nate McMurray by seven points. But, nearly 17 percent of people surveyed said they’ll either vote for a third candidate or are still undecided. Collins won his previous two races by an average of 40 percent.
Livingston County supervisors are pressing Verizon to improve cell service in the County. They have said yes to Verizon’s request for changes to a lease for equipment on a county-owned tower in Mt. Morris, but want a Verizon representative to attend a future meeting to talk about its service. The only NO vote on the lease agreement came from Groveland town supervisor Bill Carmen, who says cell service in his area is spotty. Other members agreed, but say the service issue shouldn’t be a reason to hold up the lease. Under the new deal, Verizon will pay less per month for the tower space but will have a longer term on the contract.
Livingston Country is looking for someone to design a logo for its 200th birthday in 2021. Officials have announced a contest to design that logo that will be used on all promotional material related to the bicentennial. There are several requirements for the design, including that is has to use the yellow, blue and green colors of the county flag, use a recognizable element of the Livingston County Courthouse, and be simple and straightforward. The winner will get a $200 gift card. Ideas can be submitted to County Historian Amie Alden by the end of the Month.
The Dansville Historical society has a new exhibit that shows how much toys have changed over the years. It features toys from the late 1800’s to the 1900’s and it includes interactive toys and old board games from times gone by. Also featured– a unique dollhouse that’s an exact replica of a real house in Groveland Station. The exhibit opens tomorrow when the museum is open from 10:00 to 2:00. The toys will remain on display the first and third Saturday of every month through May 18th.
Dansville Lioness Club is planning a benefit for its charity and service projects. The Luncheon & Craft Sale will take place Sat Nov 10 from 10:00 2:00 at the Dansville Moose Club, Main St. There will be a 50/50, basket raffle, vendor raffle, theme raffle baskets.