Houghton College to Host Art Exhibit

Billy T —  Thursday, April 17, 2014

HOUGHTON, N.Y. - An opening reception for the Senior Art Majors Exhibition will be held Saturday, April 26, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The reception will be held in the Center for the Arts atrium and will include comments by the art department faculty at 7:30 p.m., followed by music and refreshments.

The Senior Art Majors Exhibition features work in a variety of media by graduating seniors in Houghton College’s art department. The exhibition, a culmination of four years of studio work, is designed, installed, and hosted by the 2014 graduating seniors.

“It’s a time for the students to assume the role of ‘first viewer’ and hopefully get to realize that the work, once created, begins to take on a life of its own apart from the direction of the maker,” states professor of art, John Rhett. “This exhibition is a way for the students to see the work from initial concept to final presentation, in a way that moves beyond simply turning it in as an assignment.”

“There is always thought-provoking work to be seen, in a variety of media, and the level of craft and sophistication of ideas is consistently very high,” says Rhett. “It’s also wonderful for friends and relatives to see the work of their loved ones presented so well. The opening reception is celebratory, crowded and great fun.”

The Senior Art Majors Exhibition is open April 26, through May 10. Visitors may browse the gallery from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit

New Flu Outbreak In NY

GeneseeNow —  Thursday, April 17, 2014

Flu season is getting a second wind in New York with a different strain of the virus. And its putting more people in the hospital.

In early April 648 people around the state were hit with Influenza B — which is different from the H1N1 that made New Yorkers sick back in December and January.

The CDC says still a good idea to get a flu shot, especially high risk groups such as the elderly or those with chronic health problems

How often does this happen — a politician cutting their pay — in half?

That’s what Caledonia’s new mayor did.

Debbie Davis cut her pay from $9,300 to $4,500. She also eliminated buying a new police car for the town. So, by saving money, there will be no tax increase this year for Caledonia residents.

Speed Week starts today in New York. It’s seven days of stepped-up patrols and ticket-writing by State Police. Troopers are looking for speeders and reckless drivers hoping to stop accidents from happening — especially during the Easter holiday.

Speed Week runs through next Thursday.

Looking For Tips To Solve Hornell Holdup

GeneseeNow —  Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hornell police need tips to solve a break-in and holdup last Friday morning.

A robber got into an apartment on Clay street and pointed a black pellet gun at the victim that looked real.

The bandit made off with cash and ditched the gun. Police put a picture of the gun in the Evening Tribune, hoping somebody might recognize it and provide information. Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to

A man who landed a job as a peace officer with the SPCA in Livingston county has been arrested for using false information to get the job.

44 year old Dylan Chase accused of fraud.

It’s not his first arrest. In January, he was charged with falsifying business records in another town in NY

Jobless Rate Going Up In Livingston County

GeneseeNow —  Thursday, April 17, 2014

Unemployment is going up in Livingston county.

In December, it was 6.4%. In February, it was 8.1%.

On the brighter side, even at 8.1%, we’re still better off than we were a year ago when the unemployment rate was nearly 10%. But, jobs still tough to find

image009April 16, 2014…Hornell, NY…St. James Mercy Hospital (SJMH) has received a grant in the amount of $5,450 from the Bethesda Foundation to enhance its Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training.   The funds will be used to purchase instructional DVD’s and interactive equipment used in the classroom to demonstrate the latest EMT skills, techniques and technologies.

“EMS – or Emergency Medical Services – is a vital part of our communities,” said Teri Symonds, SJMH course coordinator.  “The majority of local residents depend almost exclusively on the services of Emergency Medical Technicians for safe, effective and timely care during medical emergencies.  They make a significant contribution to the wellbeing of residents in our rural area.”

There are approximately twenty ambulance groups in Steuben County, the majority of which are staffed by EMS volunteers.   SJMH sponsors annual EMT certification training for about thirty students by providing instruction, equipment, space and staff supervision.  Once certified, the majority of students give back to local communities as EMS volunteers.

“Our goal at SJMH is to provide the most current, student-friendly training,” said Jennifer Sullivan, SJMH President & CEO.  “We take great pride in preparing these committed individuals for the indispensable role they play in serving others, and we are grateful to the Bethesda Foundation for supporting this essential program.”

“Our board of directors fully endorsed the EMT grant request,” said Fred Marks, Bethesda Foundation Executive Director.  “The proposal clearly outlined the need and positive impact the grant will have to our communities and neighbors.”  Created in 1986, the Bethesda Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization devoted to the funding and support of health-related projects and scholarships in the Hornell area.

For more information on the Emergency Medical Technician program at St. James Mercy contact Teri Symonds at607-324-8890 (

Reporters got a look at Governor Cuomo’s tax return.

He earned $360,000 — a big chunk of that was $188,000 paid as an advance on a book he’s writing. Cuomo’s federal tax bill is $102,480 and he’s getting a refund of $6,178.

Changes coming for welfare recipients in the new state budget.

Starting next month, people with welfare cards cannot use them in liquor stores, strip clubs or casinos. No booze, no women, no gambling with welfare dollars.