Friday, October 29, 2021

Friday 29 October 2021:
News Briefs

REOPENED IN OCTOBER, ROUTE 362 in Bliss has once again been deemed safe for travel by the New York State Department of Transportation. The road was closed Friday, Sept. 24 after a series of three accidents on one Friday night involving the abutments and the upper crossing--which damaged the rail bridge itself, making passage unsafe. The bridge has been removed, abutments repaired, and safety signage installed, this narrow, two-lane road with no shoulders has been declared safe by the NYSDOT.

TRUSTEE POSITIONS IN ATTICA AND SILVER SPRINGS will be the only contested races Tuesday in Wyoming County. Most other villages feature uncontested races or no races at all. There are no positions up for election in Perry and Warsaw. Contested elections will include: Attica — Three people are running for two, two-year trustee positions. They include incumbent Republicans Sandra Prusak and Matthew Sage, along with Democrat Gary Guralny. Guralny is also running on the New Attica ticket. Silver Springs — Four people are seeking two, two-year trustee positions. They include incumbent Democrat Raymond King, Democrat Ann Bookmiller, and Republicans David Tallman and Sara Mattingly. Incumbent Village Justice John Proper is running unopposed for re-election on both the Democratic and GOP lines. He will serve a two-year term.
(Compiled by MATT SURTEL - msurtel@batavianews.com)

LOCAL GROUP PUSHING FOR opt-in of marijuana dispensaries— To opt in or not to opt in? That is the question that must be answered by Warsaw Village Board members by year end. Trustees have been tasked with making a decision by Dec. 31 as to whether or not to allow adult-use cannabis retail dispensaries or on-site consumption licenses within the municipality. In recent board meetings, some residents, including business owners, have come forward voicing their hesitancy over dispensaries and consumption licenses. However, a new group has been formed promoting the option. Natalie Spink reporting

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