WDNY Local News, Thursday, April 18, 2019

Written by on April 18, 2019

A new report says Livingston County is among the healthiest in the state. The study done by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation put Livingston at number 12 on its list, of New York’s 62 counties based on things like smoking, obesity, and the number of sick days and poverty level. The top of the rankings—Rockland county, at the bottom, the Bronx. The website is countyhealthrankings.org if you’d like to take a deeper dive into the numbers.

Just in time for spring, Genesee Community College is cleaning up its campuses—including the one in Dansville. The school is holding a community clean-up event on May 2 when the outdoor common area and parking lots will get a sprucing up. Organizers need some help finding Fifty-pound dog food, garden soil, grain, seed, and other large size plastic bags to hold the trash.  (Amy Churchfield, alrigoni@genesee.edu, 585-335-7820)

Arbor Day is this Saturday and one Livingston Country community will celebrate by planting trees in a park that has been hard hit by the invasive Emerald Ash Borer. People in Avon will come together at 9 AM at Driving park to put the trees in the ground, as part of a DEC sponsored project to replace some of the more than 700 trees that have been lost there. The planting will be led by a DEC forester and will involve Girl and Boy Scouts and member of the Avon Rotary.

 New rules for state scholarships for veterans scholarships for military families.  The state’s MERIT will now cover college tuition and related costs will be covered for all children and spouses of members of the U.S. military who die, are lost or become disabled while serving Governor   Cuomo says it means more gold star families will be able to qualify for the scholarships, which have been offered since just after the start of the Iraq war. In 2003.

A new policy says Immigration and Customs Agents need the warrant to make an arrest inside a county courthouse in New York. The State Office of Court administration says the number of immigrants detained while in court went up significantly last year and that many immigrants are now afraid to show up on matters unrelated to their status because of it. The rule only applies to people inside court buildings and don’t affect ICE operations elsewhere.

NFL fans now have dates to mark on their calendars. The 2019 schedule is out—and it shows that the Bill open on the road against the Jets and the Giants in September –then start the home season September 22nd again the Bengals. The Bills also get a spot in the traditional Thanksgiving Day game against the Cowboys.

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