WDNY Local News, Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Written by on February 6, 2019

Be alert for some potentially slick roads for a while today. There is a winter weather advisory in effect until 4 for Livingston and Wyoming Counties for freezing rain and ice that could accumulate up to a tenth of an inch.
Around 100 people have been laid off at the Gunlocke company facility in Wayland. Gunlocke’s parent company says it hopes to bring at least some of the workers back if sales improve. CSS Workforce NY says is offering to help those workers find new jobs or training..

The state health department says people Livingston county are at low risk of getting the measles because the county’s immunization rate is where it should be — above 97 percent in all public school districts. There have been recent measles outbreaks with 4 cases Monroe county and dozens of others downstate in Rockland County and Brooklyn. None have been reported in Livingston County. All of the reported illnesses since the fall have come in children whose parents had opted out of the vaccine. State law requires kids to get their shots except when parents say no for religious or documented medical reasons. There is more information about measles on the state department of health website.

There are now two new places to drop off unwanted medication in Livingston County. The sheriff’s department has added those new drop boxes at the Nunda Family Pharmacy and at the County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, in Mt Morris. Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says the new locations will make it easier for county residents to get rid of prescription drugs they no longer need—and keep those drug out of the hands of those who could misuse them and also out of the environment. The drop boxes are free and anonymous. Both new spots will be open during each location’s normal business hours.

Livingston County Democrats will meet this evening to decide which two of the four announced candidates for County judger will get the party’s support.  Justin Hill and Jeannie Michaelski of Avon, Aimee Koch of Lima, and Margaret Linsner of Livonia are hoping to get the party’s blessing to appear on nominating petitions that can be circulated starting February 26th. The primary for the positions is June 25th and the general election is in November. The jobs are opening because of the two current Judges, Dennis Cohen and Robert Wiggins who are reaching mandatory retirement age this year. The democratic meeting is at 7 pm at the County Government Center and is open to all registered party members.

 The New York State Parent Teacher Association is asking lawmakers to reconsider the idea of legalizing marijuana for recreational use.  Officials say they don’t believe there’s any benefit to society.  They’re also concerned about the potential problems it could pose to public health.  The governor has made marijuana legalization a goal of this year’s legislative session. President Trump uses his State of the Union address to criticize New York’s new abortion law.  Last night, he spoke out against lawmakers who cheered when the legislation boosting abortion rights was passed last month

President Trump used his State of the Union address on Tuesday night to criticize New York’s new abortion law.  Last week, the legislature passed a bill protecting abortion rights. Democratic supporters of the law say the president’s comments distort the facts


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