News Tips

The minimum wage won’t be going up soon.  That’s the conclusion by those in the know.  The State Assembly is expected to pass the proposal today, but according to Senate Republican Majority Leader Dean Skelos it won’t make it to the Senate floor.  The bill calls for the minimum wage to increase to $8.50 up from $7.25.  Governor Cuomo supports the increase, but he did not include an increase in the minimum wage in the list of about 6 active issues with a chance of passing this legislative session.

A one year agreement between DarienLake and the Sheriff’s Department has been approved by the CountyLegislature. The agreement will allow deputies to be hired on an as needed basis. The new agreement allows medical and retirement expenses as part of the payment to the County who will then pay the deputies.  Last year deputies received their pay directly from DarienLake.  A total of 2 thousand hours of additional police services were used last year at DarienLake. Genesee County Sherrif Gary Maha said it only made sence to have the theme park pay the county, because the men are in county uniform and using county equiptment. He said the plan will also ensure officers don't work too many hours. 

A DWI arrest has been made after a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Indian Falls Road and Cleveland Road in the town of Pembroke yesterday afternoon.  24 year old Timothy Largey of the Phelps Road in Corfu pulled out in front of the other vehicle after stopping.  Largey was given several tickets including DWI.  The other driver, 49 year old Jeffrey McGivernon of the Phelps Road in Basom was not ticketed.  Both men were taken to UMMC for complaints of pain.

 Coming up this Sunday, GeneseeCommunity College will be graduating its biggest class ever.  The class of 2012 is expected to top 900 with more than 500 expected to earn degrees in various majors.   Donna Rae Sutherland is the Director of Marketing and Communications at GCC.  She says Dr. James Sunser will be delivering the address at the ceremony as per student requests.  The commencement ceremony will be Sunday at 1PM in the Anthony Zambito Gymnasium at the college. 

All across New York State today, residents will be casting their votes on school budgets.  Nearly 92 percent of the schools in the state have managed to stay under New York’s Property Tax Cap.  Here in Batavia the polls will be open from now until 9PM tonight.   Yesterday the BataviaCitySchool district released a document that answers many questions taxpayers have been asking during the recent budget meetings.

Actions: E-mail | Bookmark and Share
  |  Login