WDNY Local News, Friday, April 12, 2019

Written by on April 12, 2019

It will be a busy weekend for accountants and tax preparers. Monday is April 15th—tax day for both state and federal returns. Monday will also be a busy day at the post offices as people who waited until the last minute rush to get their forms in the mail. The postal service says it’s a good idea to mail early in the day—and also to check the sticker on the blue box to make you don’t miss the last pickup. If you have a LOT of paperwork you should also make sure you have enough postage because the IRS won’t accept your return if there aren’t enough stamps. Post office will have regular hours on Saturday, but you can find kiosks and self-service locations on the USPS.com website

The state health department says there were only 45-hundred reported cases of the virus during the week ending April 6th. That’s a nearly 14 percent decline from the week before, doctors say the flu season may, at last, be winding down,  Nearly 100-thousand New Yorkers have battled the flu this season.  

The New York Farm Bureau says it opposes a bill that would allow farm workers to unionize and require overtime for anything past 8 hours a day. The bureau says the measure would hurt farms—especially smaller ones—which are already struggling. One estimate says the labor law changes could push payroll and other costs up as much as 17 percent. It’s already hard for farmers to find enough qualified workers in a tough labor market and the farm bureau says the situation would be made even worse if the bill passes.

The Wilmot Cancer Institute is providing transportation to people who want to attend an event for cancer survivors and their caregivers this weekend in Rochester. The free shuttle will leave from Ann and Carl Myers cancer center in Rochester on Saturday morning, but you’ll need to sign up first. That information is available on the local news page of our website (http://www.cvent.com/events/wilmot-cancer-institute-survivorship-symposium-2019/event-summary-a592014f288a470f873d0403d1c509de.aspx or call 585-275-695) Noyes Hospital hosts regular meetings for those living with cancer. They are held on the third Tuesday of every month from 2 to 3:30.

It’s almost Easter, and the Easter bunny has a few busy days ahead. The bunny will make a stop in Cohocton on Saturday from 10a-12noon at Cohocton Public Library on Maple Ave. The famous rabbit will be reading stories and taking pictures. Refreshments and snacks—including carrots for the special guest—will be served

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