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Top Stories, July 26, 2022

Anticipating Bad Moves By The State

The New York State Sheriff’s Association met last week, Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard says, one thing that the sheriff’s discuss when they get together, is, what will Albany think up next?  "It's kind of a guessing game, having to anticipate what the courts will do next," said Allard.  Also, while many people know about the demands from Albany on nurses working so many hours on this and so many hours on that, many do not know that sheriff’s and deputies are under the same kind of pressure from state government.  "If you look at some of the most recent changes, they've (the state) increased the hours of staff which is the most needed, and there is a such a recruitment and retention crisis right now, that really inhibits the ability of the sheriff's offices to comply with these new laws," Allard said.  


Funeral For Slain Rochester Police Officer 

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes says, the funeral for Rochester police officer Anthony Mazurkiewicz will be next Monday at the Rochester Blue Cross Arena, Mazurkiewicz, who was from the Livingston county town of Avon, was shot and killed last Thursday night in Rochester, the suspect is from Boston, Massachusetts.


Congressional Medal Of Honor For WWII Vet/Attorney

Senator Chuck Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand want to give a congressional medal of honor to World War II veteran Benjamin Ferenz, who is the last living attorney to have prosecuted nazi’s at the post-war Nuremberg trials.  Ferrenz is a Harvard law graduate who fought in anti aircraft gunner work in France in World War II who helped prosecute nazi’s at the end of the war.

FCC File

On January 4, 2024 Tower Broadcasting, LLC, licensee of call signs: WABH, 1380.0, Bath, New York; W293CE, 106.5, Bath, New York; W262CX, 100.3, Bath, New York; and WVIN-FM, 98.3, Bath, New York, filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission to transfer control of its broadcast licenses to the Estate of Gordon Ichikawa.  Members of the public wishing to view this application or obtain information about how to file comments and petitions on the application can visit:  https://publicfiles.fcc.gov and search in the public files of the stations.

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