posted on November 03, 2012 07:39
Daylight Saving Time Ends Tonight
A reminder to all residents that you need to set you clocks back by one hour. Sunday at two in the morning marks the end of daylight saving time.
The adjustment to new sleeping hours is often difficult and takes several days to feel normal. That’s why the state DMV is taking this opportunity to remind motorists of the dangers of drowsy driving.
In 2011, there were over 1,200 crashes statewide in which fatigue or drowsiness was a factor.
Drowsiness doesn’t just mean falling asleep at the wheel – it can lead to drifting inbetween lanes, losing concentration, and repeated yawning.
The DMV recommends getting adequate sleep before driving and taking breaks every two hours or 100 miles, as well as brining a passenger to share driving responsibilities and provide company.
The DMV says playing loud music, turning on air conditioning and opening a window do not work.The only solution is to find a safe place to sleep.
Daylight saving was first observed 1918 and implemented as a way to conserve energy. Hawaii and Arizona are the only states in the U.S. who do not observe it.
New York City Marathon is Cancelled
The New York City Marathon has been cancelled.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg reversed his decision due to mounting criticism for attempting to keep the race as scheduled while New Yorkers continue to recover from damage done by Hurricane Sandy.
Bloomberg continued to insist that the race would take place on Sunday, even as late as Friday afternoon, but finally backed off his decision.
Nearly 40,000 runners were expected to participate in the marathon, many from out of town.
At the moment, marathon organizers are sticking to their policy of no refunds, but will guarantee entry to next year’s marathon or half-marathon in March.
The New York City Marathon has been run every year since 1970.
Local Couple Honored for Helping the Needy
A couple with an exceedingly generous dedication to ending hunger in Genesee County will be rewarded with the Health and Humanitarian Award.
The 28th annual award will be presented to Edward and Beverly Corcoran on Friday, December 7 at an awards luncheon.
The award presented by The Jerome Foundation and United Memorial Medical Center Foundation recognizes men and women of Genesee County who have helped promote emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being of the area’s residents.
The Corcorans organize Stephen’s Table…a soup kitchen that provides lunches six times a week to an average of 30 people a day.
The Corcorans prepare the meal -- consisting of homemade soup, sandwich, fruit, dessert and beverage – each day.
Ed and Beverly spend hours each week visiting local businesses that donate food to Stephen’s Table. Last year Mr. Corcoran volunteered 1,932 hours to serving the needy at Stephen’s Table.
WBTA Police Beat
Dawn M. Gagliano, of Darien, was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated, following a one-car accident in the Town of Darien. The 33-year old has been charged with the following offenses:
• Driving While Intoxicated
• Aggravated DWI
• Driving With a Blood-Alcohol Content of .18% or Greater
• Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance
• Failure to Keep Right
• Open Container of an Alcoholic Beverage in the Vehicle
Gagliano will be arraigned in Darien Town Court on December 11.