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The question “paper or plastic” will disappear in New York next March. Governor Cuomo has now signed a bill banning single-use plastic bags in the state. The governor says it’s a significant step to reduce pollution and protect fish and wildlife.  New York joins California and Hawaii as the only states where single-use plastic bags […]

The Livingston County Sheriff’s office has identified a man whose body was found in Mt Morris on Friday. Sheriff Thomas Thomas Dougherty says 70-year-old James Lowery had been reported missing from his home in Springwater in November and had been known to wander. His body was discovered in a wooded area near a creek bed […]

Congressman Chris Collins hasn’t said yet if he is running for re-election, but if he does he’ll have money in the bank. The latest fundraising report shows the congressman raised $5000 between January and March—all of it was donated by Republican campaign committees.  Collins says he will make up his mind later this year or […]

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 […]

Felony drunk driving and unlicensed operation charges have been filed against a man from Dansville after he was pulled over in Livonia. The Livingston County sheriff’s office says the drunk driving charge is a felony because 49-year-old James Casey was driving with a license that had been revoked after a DWI conviction in 2013. Casey […]

No reported serious problems from the storms that moved through last night. There was tornado watch overnight as a line of potentially dangerous storms, but aside from a report of some trees down in near Hornell, the weather passed by without incident. A man who used to live in Livingston County has been arrested after […]

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 […]

It is down to the final three candidates for school superintendent in Geneseo. Sharon Smith, Brian D. Schmitt, and Cindy Flowers will each have a chance to meet with district officials later this month. Smith is a school principal from Orleans County, Schmitt is a current superintendent from Allegany County and Flowers is already in […]

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 […]

The state says deer hunters had a good season. DEC numbers show a deer harvest of almost 228,000—up 12 percent from the previous year. Of that number, almost 7,800 were taken in Livingston County—with around 10 percent of the county total coming from one town—Mt Morris. The 2018-19 statewide total is above the five year […]

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