WDNY Local News, Monday, May 13, 2019
Written by Jerry Lademan on May 13, 2019
People in Livingston County and across the country are being urged to lower their flags on Wednesday in honor of fallen law enforcement officers. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund says Wednesday is National Peace Officers Memorial Day.– one of two days a year, when it is ok to lower non-government flags half way in tribute. Memorial day is the other. This is national police week—and among the events planned today is the unveiling of this year’s names etched into the national Lw Enforcement memorial in Washington. Among them—trooper Nicholas Clark of Steuben County, who was shot and killed in the line of duty last July.
Some students from Livingston Country have reason to be proud. Severa. Of them have been given award as “future business leaders of America at a statewide conference. Among those given credit for their knowledge of business and technology— Desiree Little of Dansville She will join several other students and educators from the county attending a national F B L A conference in Texas late next month. She took third in the state for her presentation on Graphic Design. The Dansville School district is one or 22 districts in the region that offers business leadership programs through the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership
Gas prices are continuing to go up—but not by quite as much. Triple-A, says the average cost of a gallon in the region is now two-89. That is a penny more than last week, and 11 cents higher than a month ago. The state average is two-96 while nationally it’s two-86. Look for the fill up to cost more over the next few weeks as summer gets closer—Memorial day is two weeks from today—and most experts think it is just a matter of time before a gallon of gas will be $3.00 or more.
Senator Chuck Schumer says it is time to hang up on “Jenny From Card Services” and all the other annoying robocalls that ring our phones every day. He will be in Rochester talking about a bill he supports called the that would give federal agencies more tools to go after robocalls—and would require phone companies to adopt new technology to block them. That bill has support from senators from both parties. The senator says the current federal “Do Not Call” rules don’t do enough and need more teeth. We have all gotten them. TGhe government says there were 47-point-seven billion robocalls in 2018. Thats 57 percent more than the year before.
A state Senate committee will vote today on a bill that would expand sports gambling in New York by letting casinos offer online betting. If it passes today it would get a hearing by another committee, part of the process that supporters hope will lead to approval by the end of the legislative session next month.
The heavy rain in the forecast had led organizers of Rochester’s Lilac Festival to cancel plans for today. The festival activities may be off, but a free concert WILL go on at the Anthology on East Avenue. Weather permitting the Lilac Festival will return on Tuesday,