WDNY Local News, Frioday, January 4, 2019

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The Livingston County Board of supervisors has picked its chairman—and the top spot will stay the same. Avon town supervisor David LeFeber was unanimously re-elected to lead the board at the supervisor’s reorganization meeting this week. LeFeber told the board that he is ready to get back to work in the new year, saying there’s a lot to be done to benefit people in the county. LeFeber is a board veteran—first elected in 2002 and picked as chairman in 2018 after four years as vice chairman. The vice chairman’s job will stay the same with the re-appointment of North Dansville Supervisor Dennis Mahus. Also keeping their positions—Brenda Donohue of Conesus will serve as chair of the Human Services Committee, Daniel Pangrazio of Caledonia is chair of the Ways and Means Committee while Town of York Supervisor Gerald L. Deming is chair of the Public Services Committee. The board’s next meeting is January 9th at the County Government Center in Geneseo.

The Livingston County Board of supervisors has taken a step that could result in a new YMCA Community Center. The county is the only one in the region that doesn’t have a Y facility but the memorandum of understanding signed by the county could change that. The facility would be run by the GLOW area YMCA and include a place for recreation, fitness and wellness programs. While the memorandum of Understanding doesn’t commit the county or the YMCA to anything specific, it does set the stage for future feasibility studies that could take six months to complete. The Y currently does offer programs in the county but there is no central location for them.

A man from Avon is accused of drug possession and driving while impaired. Sheriff’s deputies say 35-year-old Blake Borsching was stopped on Avon-East Avon Road and officers say they later found marijuana and liquid cannabis—and concluded that Borsching was under the influence. He was arraigned at the Livingston County jail and later released on his own recognizance.

Honors for a man whose actions may have saved the life of Wyoming County Sheriff Gregory Rudolph. Newspaper carrier John Harzinski of Cheektowaga was one of two people who stepped up last month when they saw an assailant struggling with the sheriff along the roadside in Attica. For his actions, Harzinski has been given the New York Senate Liberty Medal during a meeting of the County Board of supervisors. Harzinski says his decision to get involved wasn’t heroic but was something he hopes anyone else would do. Sheriff Rudolph says if it weren’t for the intervention, the story might have played out differently. The suspect, 48-year-old Lynn hall of Castile, is being held without bail on attempted murder charges.

Health officials say there’s been a confirmed case of the measles in Monroe County.   They say a toddler who wasn’t vaccinated was brought to an urgent care center after showing symptoms of the virus.   Health Commissioner Doctor Michael Mendoza says he believes this is an isolated case and there’s little threat to the public.  For more information, you can call the New York State Measles Hotline. 

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says there is only one person to blame for the partial government shutdown and that is President Trump.  The New York Democrat says a border wall would be ineffective and that in spite of the President’s views, Democrats are for a strong southern border. The shutdown is entering its third week with no apparent end in sight.

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