posted on May 16, 2012 07:20
All 2012 school budgets in Genesee County have been approved.
In the Batavia City School district 690 voted yes to their 40-million dollar budget with 446 voting no. Gretchen DiFante, Phil Ricci and Gail Stevens were elected to their board of education.
In Alexander 169 voters said yes to their 16.6 million dollar budget.
549 taxpayers approved of the 19.9 million dollar budget in Byron-Bergen.
In Elba their 9.5million dollar budget passed with 168 voting yes.
480 district residents in LeRoy said yes to their 21.1 million dollar budget.
In the Oakfield-Alabama School district 217 voters agreed to their 17.4 million dollar budget.
Pavillion Central Schools 16.5 million budget passed with 168 voting yes.
And in Pembroke 399 voters approved of their 19.7 million dollar budget. Voters in the Attica district which is comprised of residents from both Wyoming and Genesee County passed their 27.1 million dollar budget by a vote of 564-287.
Voters in the Wyoming School district were the only Wyoming County residents to defeat a budget. Their 5 million dollar spending plan went down to defeat 211 to 120.
In Orleans County, all budgets passed.
Assemblyman Steve Hawley is one of a group of state lawmakers who are pushing for disaster relief funding for local farming communities. The state assembly is asking Governor Cuomo to declare Western New York a disaster area. That are the warm stretch in March caused crops to grow and then to suffer the freezing temperatures that followed in April. Hawley says many fruit crops in the area were destroyed by the change in temperature. He says weather issues also cause a shortage in supply and can increase prices for produce. He says the relief fund could help keep fruit and vegetable costs down.
48 year old Neil Jacobs of the Creek Road was arrested yesterday on a charge of Criminal Contempt. He allegedly failed to surrender all firearms after being orderedo do so. He was found by Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies to be in possession of one firearm. He was also found to be in violation of two orders of protection issued in April.
An alleged wild ride from Batavia to Pavilion resulted in the arrest of 25 year old William Hirsch of Buckman ROW in Bethany. He allegedly operated a motor vehicle in a manner that was reckless and menacing to his female passenger. He also refused to let the passenger out of the car. Hirsch has been charged with unlawful imprisonment, menacing, and reckless endangerment.
Starting Monday, a new summer timetable will be in effect for the Batavia B-Line Bus Service. The summer schedule will remain in effect until August 17th. Copies of the new map and schedule are available at the B-Line Office at 152 Cedar Street and a Walmart, 400 Towers, Washington Towers, Tops, K-Mart, the Richmond Library, the VA Hospital, and the VA nursing home. Schedules are also available on the web at rgrta.com. Two loops are operated Monday-Friday in Batavia, along with daily service to LeRoy and once a week service to other communities in the county. The bus service also operates Dial a Ride Service.
The killer of Beatle John Lennon, Mark David Chapman, has been moved from the Attica Correctional Facility to the Wende Correctional Facility, just east of Buffalo. Chapman had been at Attica for 31 years after being convicted of the December 1980 murder of John Lennon in New York City. A prison spokesman would not disclose the reason for the move, but did say that it was unusual for a transfer to take place after such a lengthy stay in one facility. Chapman has been placed in the protective custody unit at Wende.
Lawmakers in Albany are expected to vote on a measure next week that would move this year's state party primaries off of the scheduled date on September 11th. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says legislators will vote to push the primaries two days forward to September 13th so as not to interfere with the anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attack. Silver says he believes September 11th should be a day of reflection and not involve people either having to get to the ballot box or be bombarded by campaign volunteers. The day of the 9-11 attacks in 2001 was actually a primary day in New York.