WDNY Local News, Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Written by on January 2, 2019

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The Livingston County board of supervisors is holding its reorganizational meeting today. On the aganda: the selection of the board chairman for the coming year and appointments to the three standing comiitees—ways and means, Human Services and public services. The session starts at 1:30 in the Boardroom at the County Government Center in Geneseo.

No injuries in a fire at a bowling alley in Wyoming county. That fire called in at the Perry Bowling Center And Pro Shop on Monday afternoon is under investigation but authorities don’t think it is suspicious. 7 or 8 people in the building at the time got out ok— but two upstairs apartments were damaged. Two people living there were not home at the time—they’ll have to find new places for the time being as the damage is fixed.

Plans are underway for this year’s MLK day of service on January 21st. Among the day’s events, Students, faculty, and staff from SUNY Geneseo, along with senior citizens from Livingston County will take part in several community service projects. Among them, projects to help the county’s veterans and people who live at the Morgan Estates assisted care facility in Geneseo. There is more information about the MLK Day events on the local news page of our website.  [Office of Student Volunteerism and Community Engagement: https://www.geneseo.edu/volunteer_center/rev-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-day-service  https://tinyurl.com/GeneseoMLK19 Livingston County Office for the Aging at (585) 243-7520]

Governor Cuomo has laid out the agenda for his third term in office.  During a speech on Ellis Island last night, the governor said the “American promise” is under threat from within, due to growing division among political factions.  He added that white supremacy, anti-Semitism, and the threat of mass shootings are on the rise, leading to a social depression among Americans.  Governor Cuomo went on to vow that he will propose the most progressive agenda in New York State history within his first 100 days.  He mentioned the legalization of marijuana, criminal justice reform, and protecting a woman’s right to choose. 

New York Attorney General Letitia James is promising to crack down on public officials who break the public’s trust.  James made that vow during a speech on Ellis Island last night.  The former New York City public advocate is the state’s first black attorney general and the first woman elected to the position.  Barbara Underwood had been appointed acting attorney general after Eric Schneiderman abruptly resigned last year. 

Someone who bought a lottery ticket in New York State is now a multi-millionaire.  According to the New York Lottery, the winning ticket for last night’s 425 million dollar Mega Millions jackpot was sold on Long Island.  The winning numbers were 34, 44, 57, 62 and 70 and the Mega Ball was 14.  There hadn’t been a Mega Millions winner since October when someone in South Carolina bought a ticket worth more than one-and-a-half billion dollars.  That person still hasn’t come forward. 

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