posted on September 15, 2011 07:18
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies made 22 arrests last night at the Chris Brown concert at Darien Lake. 18 were for underage drinking and none of those arrested were from Genesee County.
The most serious charge was lodged against 19-year-old Deparis Banks of New Rochelle, New Jersey. He was charged with Disorderly Conduct for allegedly causing a disturbance after being ejected from the concert.
A teenager from Newton, Massachusetts, a western suburb of Boston, came the farthest to be arrested.
Help is on the way for New York's flood victims who lost appliances during Tropical Storm Irene. Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced an $8-million grant to help residents replace damaged appliances, such as refrigerators, boilers, washing machines and furnaces. Applications will be available on Monday and the funds will be administered on a first-come first-served basis.
Claimants may apply on line at www.NYSApplianceRebates.com or by calling 1-877-697-6278.
The Governor also has added 3 counties to the list eligible for federal disaster assistance. The total now stands at 28 counties with the addition of Herkimer, Franklin, and Hamilton Counties.
We now know who the “LeRoyan of the Year” is. She’s Jacalyn Whiting, and she becomes the 43rd LeRoyan of the Year. Whiting is a graduate of LeRoy High School and SUNY Brockport.
The award is made annually by the LeRoy American Legion Botts Fiorito Post #576. Officials describe Jackie as having spent many hours volunteering and organizing to make LeRoy a better place for youth. Jacalyn Whiting will be honored a a dinner at the American Legion Post on October 8th.
Some more good news from Graham Manufacturing today. The Batavia company has announced orders for three surface condensers for a total price of $4.3-million. Two of the condensers will go to new petrochemical facilities in China, and the third will be built for a capacity expansion of a U.S.-based ethylene production facility.
Earlier this week, Graham announced the sale of two condensers to Indian oil companies totaling $2.4-million.
There will be a new member of Congress this morning. Republican Bob Turner will be sworn in as the representative from the 9th Congressional District in New York. Turner pulled an upset win over Democrat David Weprin in Tuesday’s special election. Turner replaces Anthony Weiner, who was forced to resign over the summer after a "sexting" scandal.
Turner's election marks the first time a Republican has held this seat since the 1920’s.