Evening News Briefing

Written by on March 27, 2018

Interim City Manager Matt Worth

The city wants your sump pumps to drain naturally off your property not into the sanitary sewer.
City Hall has fired off letters to residents of Redfield Parkway and Bogue Avenue reminding homeowners that allowing storm water to drain into the sewer is a code violation.
Some property owners thought the city hall letter was threatening.
DPW Director and Interim City Manager Matt Worth explains the problem

There are just a handful of homes exempt from the code that was enacted more than 50 years ago.

An Elba man is charged with pawning stolen property.
30 year old Mathew Williams of Hundredmark Road is charged with possession of stolen property for allegedly selling someone else’s property at Pawn King. Williams given a court appearance ticket and released.

Remember the Wyoming County man arrested after driving a car with an axe planted in its roof?
21 year old Jared Price of Java was actually arrested four times over a 10 day period on a variety of charges including burglary, damaging a state police patrol car.
Price is not going to jail. He was sentenced to five years propbation and a two-thousand dollar fine.

Students in New York can start applying for free tuition.
The governor has announced that the State has begun accepting Excelsior Scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 school year.
New SUNY students whose families make under 110-thousand-dollars annually may qualify.
Students already receiving the scholarship don’t need to apply again.

The “I Love NY” signs will start coming down in New York State next month. The Federal Highway Administration said there was a delay taking down the more than 500 signs due to snowstorms. Removing the signs would potentially end a controversy dating back to 2013, when Governor Cuomo put them up over the objections of the feds.

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