Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on October 11, 2022
Governor Candidate Lee Zeldin expressed outrage after a shooting in front of his Long Island home sent his daughters into hiding in their bedrooms and 2 men to the hospital. Zeldin says he came home to blood on his front porch, and that security footage revealed two individuals, one underneath his front porch, another underneath a bush in front of the porch. He also says a third person was seen by a few cameras walking around, leaving the scene. Suffolk County Police are investigating the crime, Zeldin says they’ve told him this violent act isn’t related to him or his campaign. He addressed the media while standing in front of crime scene tape in front of his house, not the first time Zeldin has been at the center of a crime, in July a man attempted to stab Zeldin while he was speaking near Fairport. Zeldin has made overturning the Bail reform legislation a central part of his campaign.
On the ballot this November, or earlier if you vote early or send in absentee ballots, is a proposal called Proposal 1: the Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022. This proposal asks if you want the State to borrow 4.2 billion dollars to spend on things like 1.5 billion for climate change mitigation, 1.1 to reduce flood risks, 650 million to increase water quality and infrastructure, and 650 million for open space land conservation. Voters can either vote yes or no on the whole package. This is in addition to voting for governor and many other races.
A teenager had to be rescued from the Letchworth Gorge Saturday after falling about 150 feet down the slope. New York State Police say she slipped while standing near the edge. The Park Police High Angle Rope Rescue Team used a stokes basket to lift her up. She sustained injuries in the fall and was taken to the hospital for evaluation and treatment. No other information is available.
Attorney General Letitia James has filed to overturn the Federal Judge ruling that put a temporary hold on parts of the gun control law. Judge Glenn Suddaby ordered a temporary hold back on October 6th on multiple provisions of the law that went into effect on September 1st. Part of that provision that was halted was the requirement that permit applications to hand over social media account information. James said that the gun control was for the safety of New Yorkers and was common sense. In August the Supreme Court struck down part of New York’s concealed carry application process that required applicants to give a reason why they needed to carry a gun outside the home. In response New York pushed through new laws requiring businesses to put signs in their windows if they allowed guns on their property, expanded the list of places where guns were never allowed, introduced more requirements for applicants to meet to get a license, and made it more difficult to get ammunition, amid other new rules.
2 people are charged with setting a smoke shop on fire in Alabama at the end of September. Brandi Rueben and Garret Porter allegedly set fire to the newly opened smoke shop at 368 Martin Rd around 11pm on September 29th. They are charged with arson in the 3rd degree, criminal mischief, and conspiracy in the 5th. They are scheduled to appear in court on November 15th.
Monroe County Executive Adam Bello is asking the County Legislature for 100-thousand dollars to help cover police overtime costs. Over the last few months, members of the county sheriff’s department have been working alongside Rochester officers due to the large amount of violent crime in that city. As a result, overtime expenses have been on the rise. There’s no word on just how much money has already been spent on overtime this year.
October 20th Haxton Memorial Library is inviting the community to come and laugh with Improv Group Defiant Monkey. Starting at 7pm the duo of Karen Eichler and Andrew Spragge will host an evening of laughs, fun and audience participation. To register go to the circulation desk at Haxton or call 585 948 9900.