posted on June 09, 2012 08:19
The Genesee ARC received a grant that will be used create a recycling drop-off center for electronic waste. ARC Executive Director Donna Saskowski announced today that they will be receiving over 25-thousand dollars in funding from The ARC and the Wal-Mart foundation. The grant will create a place for people to bring their old computer monitors, televisions, CD players and much more to be recycled. Saskowski says it will also create jobs for people with developmental disabilities.
"The people who serve make excellent employees and every opportunity we can take to let people know that we have a real solid workforce waiting for opportunities, I'll let people know that," said Saskowski.
The current waste management laws prohibit people from throwing out electronics on the regular garbage day, because there could chemicals inside them that are harmful to humans.
A local lawmaker is challenging kids to read this summer. Assemblyman Steve Hawley kicked off his annual reading challenge today.Children who read for at least 40 days over the summer will receive an Excellence in Reading Certificate from the New York State Assembly.The initiative was created to encourage local kids that reading isn’t just for homework. Brochures with the criteria for the challenge can found at local libraries or by calling (585) 589-5780.
The Joint Commission gave United Memorial Medical Center their Gold Seal of Approval today. They received the award for demonstrating compliance with Commission’s national standards of quality in healthcare and hospital safety. CEO of UMMC Mark Schoell said the award is a step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care they provide. He said the achievement demonstrates UMMC’s high level of care for its patients. UMMC has received accreditation for three years.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s 911 center received a call of a one-car motor vehicle accident on Caledonia road in the Town of Leicester last night around 2 AM. When police arrived at the scene they found Bryan Holland of Cuylerville, overturned in a field. Holland was driving a pickup truck southbound on Caledonia Road when he lost control of the vehicle. He had succumbed to injuries sustained from the accident and was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is still ongoing at this time. Bryan Holland was 20 years old.