Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on October 21, 2022
The woman who intentionally ran her car into a telephone pole, killing her husband, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. 44 year old Jennie Clark of Rochester was having an argument while driving with her husband and 3 children when the fight got heated and she drove off the road and into a pole. The children were uninjured. She was also drunk at the time. One of her children recorded the fight and crash on their phone. The judge issued three non-offensive orders of protection for Clark’s children, in place until 2050. Clark’s sentence also includes five years of post-release supervision.
A man in Wyoming county has been arrested on an attempted murder charge. Eric Cushman, 51, is accused of breaking into another man’s home in Silver Springs through a window and attempting to strangle him to death last month. The victim was rushed to the hospital and died this week from his injuries. Cushman is facing a possible life sentence as a persistent violent felony offender due to a previous assault conviction.
Genesee County manager Matt Landers has proposed a new budget that includes a 2 percent tax increase but he says it will actually lower taxes. The itemized financial plan for 2023 totals $162,567,180, and although the levy is going up, the tax rate is expected to decrease due to higher property assessments, Landers said after Wednesday’s Ways & Means meeting. The reason for the 2 percent increase is the new county jail and the hiring of personnel for it. The 70 million dollar jail will be paid off over the next 30 years. The property assessment rate is projected to drop from 9.18 to 8.44 per 1000 dollars assessed.
Monroe county is rolling out a new anti-opioid initiative to educate those who may be using drugs illegally and save the lives of those overdosing. Boxes containing doses of life-saving naloxone will be installed across the county to help rapidly reverse overdoses. The county also announced a new awareness campaign that will share facts about the dangers of illicit fentanyl. The campaign will be seen on social media, public service announcements, billboards and through street-level outreach. The initiatives are meant to help the community know the signs and learn how to respond to an overdose.
Have your kids ever wanted to try hockey but its too intimidating or expensive? Genesee Amateur Hockey Association is holding a Try Hockey For Free event at David McCarty Ice Arena on November 5th. It goes from 11:40 to 12:50 and is open to kids 4 to 9 so they can experience the sport for the first time. USA Hockey’s Try Hockey program, with the support of the National Hockey League and NHL member clubs, among others, is designed to provide youth hockey associations with a national platform for introducing children to the sport, free of charge. All kids need to participate is a helmet and winter gloves. Players in attendance will be given a free hockey jersey to take home. To register go to tryhockeyforfree.com.
F and M convenience store on West Main Street at the Tops intersection is having its grand opening and will continue through the weekend. There will be a BBQ on Sunday afternoon with burgers and sausages. The store is fully stocked with all the things a convenience store should have as well as some extras like Bills Jerseys and hats. The Store is open 9 to 9 Monday through Saturday and 9 to 8 on Sundays and owner Ali Mohammed hopes you’ll stop by and check it out.
The Buffalo Sabres emerged victorious against the Calgary Flames 6 to 3 Thursday night. Alex Tuch scored a hat trick and an extra goal and Rasmus Dahlin and Casey Mittelstadt put one in each handing the Flames their first loss of the season. Eric Comrie made 40 saves. Next up the Sabres head to Vancouver for a 10 pm game on Saturday against the Canucks who haven’t won a game yet this season.