NYS Reminds Fawn Lovers that ‘If You Care, You’ll Leave them There’

NYLON – Thickets are bustling with new arrivals, wildlife who, though cute, will live their best lives if left alone. A press release from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) cautioned visitors to natural areas against interacting with young wildlife, especially newborn fawns, as the deer's peak birthing season starts. “New York is home to a diverse and wonderful array of wildlife, but as much as we are … [Read more...]

Child Deaths at Letchworth Lead to Probation Sentence in Wyoming County

NYLON – The men who plead guilty to criminal negligence in the deaths of two children at Letchworth State Park were sentenced to probation on Wednesday. According to our news partners NEWS10NBC, Tyler Jennings, 34, and Chad Staley, 32, were sentenced to 5 years of probation for felony Criminally Negligent Homicide. On June 11, 2016, five children and two adults were in the restricted area at Letchworth State Park when they went over the … [Read more...]

Americans Honor Their Cops for National Police Week

NYLON – National Police Week begins Monday with thousands congregating to Washington D.C. for a growing series of events to honor law enforcement officers and the sacrifices they make for public safety. Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty tweeted his thanks for the members of his office's Police Services Division. "It is National Police Week! I ask that you join me in thanking the Deputy Sheriffs assigned to the Police Services … [Read more...]

Ash Borer Quarantine Grows Across NYS

NYLON – The DEC prohibits transporting ash wood in an expanded area to counter the spread of the invasive emerald ash borer. “The expanded Restricted Zone for the destructive pest Emerald Ash Borer will help to slow the spread of this tree-killing beetle, protecting millions of ash trees in New York,” said DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos. “DEC will continue our efforts to slow the spread of this beetle and do what we can to help communities … [Read more...]

27th District Dems Rallying to Vote Collins Out of Office

NYLON – The Democratic chairs of the eight counties comprising the 27th Congressional District are calling on anyone interested in running against incumbent Republican Chris Collins to contact them to prepare to run. A press release from the Democratic Chairs from the eight counties which comprise New York's 27th congressional district announces their new initiative, 'Turn 27 Blue,' a joint effort with grassroots groups to identify and prepare … [Read more...]

New York Celebrates 11 Years Free of Chronic Wasting Disease

NYLON – New York State's deer are free of a disease that decimates wild herds across the country. According to a press release from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), none of the more than 2,400 white-tailed deer they tested last season were positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Since 2002, DEC has tested more than 40,000 wild white-tailed deer for CWD. “Preventing the introduction of Chronic Wasting … [Read more...]

Albany Investigators Ask for Public Comment on Wind Disaster

NYLON – New York State is investigating RG&E's and NYSEG's response to early March's wind storm and asking for the public comments. According to a press release from the New York State Department of Public Service, they will hold four public statement hearings to receive public comment on Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation’s (RG&E) and New York State Electric & Gas Corporation’s (NYSEG) preparation for and response to the … [Read more...]

DEC Zaps and Samples Wild Trout in Naples Creek

NYLON – The water in Naples Creek was clear and fast running Thursday morning. Many arrived early to get the best spots to view the shocking of the trout. Standing on the bridge or nearby for 30 to 45 minutes was cold; feet and hands were especially well chilled. The crowd was 200 to 300 individuals, including many school age children brought by bus. At 9 a.m., DEC technicians waded into the creek about 300 to 400 yards downstream from the … [Read more...]

Gunlocke Gets a Boost with ‘ReCharge New York’ Allocation

WAYLAND — Contract furniture manufacturer Gunlocke Company LLC was named one of 12 state businesses allocated a shared total of 6.45 megawatts of lower-cost economic development power, as part of the latest round of the ReCharge New York (RNY) Program. According to a press release from the New York Senate, Gunlocke will be awarded an individual RNY power allocation of 1,680 kilowatts. The award is estimated to help the 100 year old industry … [Read more...]

Wayland Woman Breaks Into Stranger’s House, Leaves with Felony

NYLON – New York State Police arrested a Wayland woman on a felony burglary charge for allegedly breaking into a stranger's house and stealing. According to a press release from New York State Police, Nichole Gailey, 36, was arrested for felony Burglary in the Second Degree. On Feb. 20, a person reported to Troopers that the day before at about 2:30 p.m., an 'unknown female' was inside his residence. The complainant said that the woman did … [Read more...]