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A $516,000 state grant will help the first private company open offices in Genesee County’s new Medical-Technology Center in the Town of Batavia.
Buffalo based First Wave Technologies, a technology development company, is expanding into the county’s new Med-Tech Center now under construction across from GCC’s Batavia Campus.
According to its website, First Wave Technologies helps researchers in the bio-science field, get their ideas to market.  Within two years, the state says, the company should create 33 jobs. The 500-thousand dollar grant was awarded to the Town of Batavia through the state’s Community Development Block Grant program.

The problems for Governor David Paterson keep on coming.  The New York State Public Integrity Commission in Albany has charged Paterson with state ethics code violations for accepting free tickets to Game 1 of the 2009 World Series at Yankee Stadium.  The violations come with at least $80,000 in fines. 
The Commission says Paterson made matters worse by appearing before them and "lying under oath" by claiming he had intended to pay for the tickets.  The case heads to the Albany County DA’s office and state Attorney General for investigation of possible criminal charges.

It’s happened again at the Erie County jail. 
Another inmate has committed suicide. 
Authorities say 29-year-old Jeremy Kiekbush of Lockport was found dead in his cell just after 12 noon yesterday. 
Kiekbush was arrested Monday night after a domestic incident in Amherst.  The suicide comes as a federal lawsuit continues against the jail, claiming poor conditions and a suicide rate five times the national average.


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