WDNY Local News, Monday, February 4, 2019

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Monday, February 4, 2019
Two Livingston County Communities are getting help for home improvement and rehabilitation projects. Springwater and Nunda will each get $500,00 from the state—which officials say will benefit more than 30 homeowners. The money is part of a state office of Home and Community Renewal grant worth 1.7 million dollars to several communities across the finger lakes region.  HCR Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas  says the funding targets small communities to enhance neighborhoods and build safer communities

The village of Lima is getting money to pay for infrastructure improvements. The two state grants worth more than 3 million dollars will help offset the cost of projects that will replace and update two water mains, fix and paint the village water tower, and make other other improvements to the water and wastewater system. The water system work is scheduled to start next year, while upgrades at the wastewater treatment plant should be done by 2023

The Noyes Hospital Auxiliary has completed its more than $300,000 pledge for the renovation to the hospital’s emergency department. The auxiliary has been raising money for the renovation for several years and presented it’s final installment to the hospital last week. The expanded Mary Saunders Beierman Emergency Department opened in 2014 and since then has seen more than 14,000 patients a year. Hospital officials say they are thankful for the ongoing support of the volunteers who make up the auxiliary

It’s a time of year a lot of people look forward to—Girl Scout cookie season. Sales of the treats run through March 31st in your region. If you haven’t been offered any by a girl you know, there are several cookie sales planned in Livingston county in the next few weeks, including the first one, March 3rd at the Geneseo Walmart. All proceeds of the sales remain with local troops for things like educational programs and travel. If you want more info, the website is  www.girlscoutcookies.org.

The state Legislature will be back in session in Albany today with Democrats looking to continue their momentum.   Their party is in control of both the Senate and Assembly for the first time in years, and they’ve wasted no time passing key reforms.  Laws involving abortion rights, gun control, and expanded voting opportunities have already passed.  Those bills were often held up when Republicans ruled the Senate.  

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is following a traditional path as she runs for president. She is making her second trip to first caucus state Iowa soon Reports say she’ll make her second stop in the state on President’s Day.   Gillibrand previously visited Iowa last month after launching her 2020 presidential bid.  Gillibrand spent the weekend trying to build support.  

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