posted on October 12, 2010 08:18
Eleven people remain homeless this morning following a boarding house fire on East Main Street in Batavia.
The fire was reported around 4p.m. yesterday at 433 E. Main., a rooming house operated for persons recently released from jail.
For a time, fire fighters feared one person might have been trapped in the 60-year-old building, but later all 11 occupants were accounted for.
The building has been declared a total loss. The Red Cross and Salvation Army are helping the residents. Read detailed story HERE
An attempt to hire Martin Bassinait's successor as President of Western Region OTB has failed.
A special meeting was called yesterday to consider the appointment of former Monroe County Deputy Executive Jim Smith as vice-president of Western OTB, a move that would take him to the top spot once current President Martin Bassinait retires in February.
The meeting lasted only three minutes. There was never a motion to formally nominate Smith.
Earlier this year, Smith was acquitted on official misconduct charges in Monroe County. It was alleged that Smith was part of a scandal involving Monroe County employees getting paid for non-county work.
A United Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Buffalo Niagara International Airport because of smoke in the cockpit. Officials with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority say the jet was headed from Vermont to Chicago yesterday morning when pilots noticed smoke coming out of the cockpit heater. The plane, carrying 66 passengers, landed safely just after eight a.m.
Fewer folks in Buffalo and Rochester are filing for bankruptcy, despite a national trend showing more Americans filing for Chapter Seven. The latest numbers for Western New York show bankruptcies for September are down in Buffalo by five-and-a-half percent compared to the same month last year and down nine-point-four percent in Rochester. Overall this year, bankruptcies in Western New York are down more than six-and-a-half percent compared to the first nine months of 2009. The nation as a whole this year has seen an eleven-percent increase in filings compared to last year.