posted on November 11, 2012 08:11
Today is Veteran’s Day. It was originally called Armistice Day and celebrated the end of World War One on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of November in 1918.
Traditional Veteran’s Day ceremonies are being held in Gensee County today. At 9am they’ll bed at the Genesee County Park and be held by the Vietnam Veterans of America.
At 10 o’clock, the ceremonies will shift to the Batavia VA Medical Center at 222 Richmond Avenue. They’ll be held at the flagpole at Building #3.
At 10:20, there will be another ceremony at the New York State Veterans Home.
The scene then shifts to downtown Batavia for a ceremony at the Upton Memorial and finally at 11:30am at the Jerome Center on Bank Street.
On Monday there will be a final ceremony at the flag pole on the campus of Genesee Community College.
If there is something you want to do outside, then today should be the day to do it. The weather forecast for today calls for temperatures in Batavia in the low 70’s with mostly sunny skies. Monday will also be warm with a high in the mid 60’s but with showers likely in the Afternoon. Yesterday in Batavia, the high was 53 degrees with a low of 39.
A Prattsburgh man was arrested Saturday by Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies and charged with felony DWI. 49 year old Joseph Hendee was stopped for a traffic violation on route 5 in Batavia. He was found to be in an intoxicated condition while having a previous DWI conviction in the past two years. He was also charged with failure to keep right. He was released on 500 dollars bail.
23 year old Lucas Yauchzee of West Bergen Road in Bergen was arrested for allegedly possessing both LSD and marijuana. He’ll be arraigned Town of Bergen Court later this month. The arrest came by Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies while investigating a domestic dispute last month.
The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to New York City on Thursday to view recovery efforts from the massive East Coast storm Sandy.
White House press secretary Jay Carney says Obama will meet with affected families, local officials and first responders who have been dealing with the major storm. New York officials estimate damage from Sandy could total $33 billion in the state.
The 23rd person to die on Staten Island from Hurricane Sandy was found Friday. Police found the body of a 64-year old man inside a home on Staten Island.
Long Island residents who have gone almost two weeks without power protested in front of the Long Island Power Authority offices in Nassau County Saturday. The utility says as of Saturday night some 93-percent of homes and businesses that lost power during Hurricane Sandy have been restored. More than 100,000 still remain in the dark.