posted on December 07, 2011 07:20
A Winter Weather Advisory has been posted for Western New York.
The Weather Service is cautioning against freezing drizzle, which could coat untreated roads and sidewalks with a thin layer of ice.
The advisory remains in effect until 9 this morning.
The cure for what ails the City of Batavia? - A change of attitude, and $180,000 over the next three years.
A consulting group has outlined a plan to help change negative attitudes and put the city on a path to prosperity.
Of the many findings contained in the report, the consulting group found that more than $31-million in sales activity leaves the City of Batavia for other communities to claim.
Downtown businesswoman Mary Valle is not surprised by that figure:
"Obviously people are spending money. They go for entertainment, they go to movies, they buy shoes and clothing. They leave our nucleus and go elsewhere. I was quite happy to hear that that much disposable income is available."
The consultant suggested the city spend about $60,000 a year for the next three years and hire a neighborhood coordinator.
The city paid for the $55,000 study with a state grant.
A Warsaw woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing a blank check from the home of a relative and then trying to cash the check at a bank in LeRoy.
28-year-old Danielle Hendrickson was arraigned in Town of LeRoy Court and released under the supervision of Genesee Justice.
Members of the Seneca Nation of Indians have come out in opposition of any plan that allows for non-Indian gambling in Western New York. Days after Governor Andrew Cuomo discussed possibly expanding casino gambling in the State, Seneca officials said any such expansion would be a violation of a promise that the tribe has exclusive gaming rights in the region through the year 2023.
Two Niagara County teachers are in hot water for allegedly having sex in a restroom during a Buffalo Bills game. Deputies charged Michael France and Jennifer Rotella with public lewdness during Sunday's game at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Both are elementary school teachers in the Town of Wilson.
The pair could face disciplinary action, including suspension or revocation of their teaching certificates.