WDNY Local News, Thursday, November 8, 2018
Written by Jerry Lademan on November 8, 2018
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Democrat Nate McMurray says he believes the 27th Congressional District race is still too close to call. Unofficially, there are about three-thousand votes separating him and Republican incumbent Congressman Chris Collins. McMurray said Tuesday night it looked like his campaign was going to fall short, which Congressman Collins took as a concession. One of collins campaign advisers said yesterday that Collins won most of the counties in the district and it’s time for McMurray to give up
Democrats are already laying out their agenda for when they take over the state Senate next year. Leaders say they’ll focus on passing legislation protecting the rights of women, immigrants and members of the LGBTQ community. Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins will likely make history as New York State’s first-ever female legislative leader. It’ll be the first time Democrats have controlled the Senate in years. One of the new members of the assembly will be republican Marjorie Byrnes of Caledonia, who won the 133rd district seat on Tuesday
He may be starting a third term in January, but Governor Cuomo didn’t get a lot of support from Upstate New York Tuesday. Data shows he won only 15 counties. His biggest haul was in New York City and Long Island, where he received 62 percent of his votes. Republican Marc Molinaro won the remaining 47 counties in the state.
The ARC of Livingston and Wyoming is looking for help. The agency, which provides services to people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, is holding recruitment events, looking for staff members. People who want jobs working with ARC clients will have a chance to learn more and apply at two open interview sessions—one tomorrow from 9:00 to 11:00 AM in Mt. Morris, the second on Tuesday, November 13th in Perry. ARC says the support staff makes up about 70 percent of its workforce. If you would like information about the positions, the website is lwarc.com
The Livingston County planning board meets tonight. Among the items on the agenda—site plan review for an 18 unit motel on Main Street in Mt. Morris—and plans for a 4,000 kW solar farm on Rochester Street in the town of Avon. Board members will also go over laws govenring solar farms in Nunda and Geneseo. The meeting is at 7:00 pm at the county government center in Geneseo.
A man from Groveland is facing charges that he assaulted a 70-year-old man. Sheriff’s deputies say 31-year-old Owen Lowry is accused of felony assault of a person over 65 in connection with the incident that occurred at a residence on Barber Hill Road. Lowery was already on probation for a felony drunk driving conviction in 2017. He was arraigned at Livingston County jail and his bond was set at $2,000.