WDNY Local News, Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Written by on April 10, 2019

A soldier from Livingston County has been promoted to a leadership post in the New York Army National Guard. Sgt. Major Mark Wilson of Leicester is now in command of the guard’s 42nd Aviation Combat Brigade, which is the senior enlisted position within that unit. In his new role, Staff Sgt. Wilson will work be a key advisor to the brigade commander. He is an army veteran who signed up in 9=1980 as a Helicopter Mechanic. His past service includes service in Bosnia in 19-97 and two tours of duty in Iraq. When he is not involved with his job with the guard, he is also a civilian employee at the Air National Guard Flight facility in Rochester.

A teacher from Wayland has published a children’s book about a subject that she is very familiar with―autism. Wayland Cohocton Central School teacher Jaqueline Hughes book is called I Wish You Understood was inspired by her own story as a Mom of a child on the autism spectrum. Hughes says she hopes to make a difference with the book by helping anyone interacting with children on the autism spectrum to better understand the condition. She has been a teacher in the distinct for almost 30 years and says that classroom experience plus having an autistic daughter put her in a good position to write the book. It is a The book is available at Amazon.com.

A woman who was convicted of killing her husband in Seneca county in 1991 is out of prison. Laurie Kellog was convicted in the case that drew national attention and was the subject of a made for TV movie. She served 26 years of that 26 years to life sentence in connection with the death of Bruce Kellog who was shot as he slept his cottage on Cayuga Lake. The shooter―Denver McDowell―who was 18 at the time―pleaded guilty and is still in prison.

Friendly’s is closing 23 restaurants―including three in the region. The chain says its locations on Ridge Road and Spencerport Road in Rochester and on Dewey Avenue in Greece are on this list―as are 11 others in upstate New York. Friendly says it turned out the lights as part of a plan it says will keep its business afloat.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo doesn’t think much of Twitter. The governor is calling the social media site in his words―an elitist bulletin board and says he never goes there. That might be news to his 863,000 followers on two accounts. He is critical of president Trump’s use of the site because he thinks the president’s tweets have too much importance in the political dialogue

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