WDNY Local News, Monday March 11, 2019

Written by on March 11, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019
A man from Wayland is facing felony drunk driving charges after a call to 9 1 1 about a reckless driver. The Livingston County Sheriff’s office says 28-year-old Jonathan Miller was pulled over when he drove into the parking lot of the 7-11 in Hemlock following the complaint and that he later blew a point- one-eight on a breath test—which is more than twice the legal limit. That level of intoxication is a felony. Miller was a also charged with another felony because of a previous drunk driving conviction. He was arraigned and his bond was set at $5,000.

A traffic stop has led to the arrest of a man from Avon on felony impaired driving charges. Deputies say 53-year-old Darrin Graham was under the influence of both drugs and alcohol when he was pulled over on East Main Street—and that a license check showed he had a previous drunk driving conviction within the last ten years. Graham was arraigned and his bond was set at the ten-thousand dollars that the country DA’s office requested.

Livingston County will soon have a 90-mile trail of inspirational art winding through its downtowns. The walking trail will pass through Danville, and Mayor Pete Voght and downtown development coordinator Louise Wadsworth are getting input from the community about what kind of art will be involved and where it will go. Plans are for 10 stops in Dansville that will use a smartphone app to guide people along the way. There will be two parts of the project—temporary art featured in storefronts that will begin this May—and permanent art of benches, murals, and sculptures scheduled to be in place by May 2020. Wadsworth says the loop will be the first of its kind in the region – meant to highlight the history and culture of the county and tell the stories of each town it goes through. The trail will be funded in part by a 150-thousand dollar grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Livingston County Farm Bureau has a fifteen-hundred dollar scholarship available for a graduating senior who plans to study agriculture or a closely related field. There are a few qualifying rules—the student has to be from the county, and be either the son or daughter of a farm bureau member or a student member of the bureau. The award will be based on the student’s academic record, relationship to agriculture and an essay. The deadline is May 1st. There’s information on how to apply on the local news page of our website.[Livingston County Farm Bureau, 29 Liberty Street, Suite 212, Batavia, NY 14020. You can also contact 585-343-3489 | 1-877-383-7663 toll-free or wny@nyfb.org]

State lawmakers are set to introduce a bill that could let teens get vaccinated without their parents’ consent.  The legislation would let anyone under 14 get shots to prevent diseases like measles, HPV, and meningitis.  The proposal comes as the state is dealing with one of its worst measles outbreaks in recent memory with over 200 cases reported.  Right now, New York allows parents to skip vaccinating their kids for medical and religious reasons. 

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