WDNY Local News, Monday, November 26, 2018
Written by Jerry Lademan on November 26, 2018
Monday, November 26, 2018
Nate McMurray will announce today the next step he’ll take in the 27th Congressional District race. The Democrat said last week he wouldn’t concede due to what he called irregularities in the voting process. Election officials said after absentee ballots were tallied that it was mathematically impossible for McMurray to beat Republican Congressman Chris Collins. It’s not clear what action McMurray may be planning.
A popular location to buy Christmas trees in Livingston County will not be selling them this year. The Geneseo VFW and American Legion say their annual sale is off because the site they used—the old School bus garage on Rt 20a has been sold and is no longer available. Organizers say they haven’t been able to find a suitable location and for this year at least, there will be no trees sold. The two groups say the tree sales were their biggest annual fundraiser. Last year, more than 400 trees ended up in homes around the county for Christmas. The VFW and legion say they’ll make up the lost funds in other ways—pehaps by holding a golf tournament sometime next year.
The Village Board in Arkport wants residents to keep their sidewalks clear when it snows. There were complaints after the recent snowfall that the sidewalks—especially along Rt. 36— were left unshoveled, creating a potentially unsafe situation for kids walking to school. The board says while there is an ordinance requiring sidewalks be kept clear, it would be tough to enforce. Trustees say, for now, the best solution is to remind people of their obligations. They are also considering drawing up a list of people who might be available to call when the sidewalks need to be cleared.
Attorney General Barbara Underwood is asking people to keep some things in mind while shopping on Cyber Monday. She says if you’re buying things online, it’s a good idea to make sure your Internet connection is safe from potential hackers. Also, beware of what you type into your browser since scammers often use a known company’s Internet address to try to lure users into visiting fake websites. Finally, use debit or credit cards when making your purchases to protect yourself from data breaches and identity theft.
Also a concern this time of year—gift cards. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says it is important to make sure the cards have no hidden fees and check the card’s expiration date. And if you get a card, it’s “use it or lose it” Money left on them goes back to the state after 5 years—last year the state’s abandoned property fund took in more than 11 million dollars from unused cards
The play is the thing this week in the Keshequa School district. The central school drama club is putting on a performance of “You Can’t Take it With You” on Friday and Saturday evenings. Showtime both nights is 7:00 PM and tickets are $7.00 at the door.