posted on November 11, 2010 07:22
Today is Veterans Day, and there are a number of observances scheduled in the area. Among them:
The Vietnam Veterans are holding a Veterans Day Ceremony at 9 this morning in Genesee County Park in Bethany
A traditional Veterans Day ceremony at the flagpole on the campus of the Batavia V-A is scheduled for 10a.m. this morning.
At 11:30a.m. the UMMC Veterans Day ceremony will be moved to the Jerome Center on Bank Street due to construction at the hospital's North St. location. A brief service will be held at the flagpole.
A number of events are scheduled at GCC’s Batavia campus: a traditional salute to the flag is scheduled for 1p.m. at the school’s clock tower. There is also a reception for veterans from 12:30p.m. until 2p.m. in the lobby of the Conable Building.
PHOTO: WBTA's Dan Fischer interviews Shawn Gall during Veterans Day broadcast from the Batavia VA.
The Genesee County Legislature wants to be on record for the new administration in Albany – pass no laws putting additional financial strain on counties.
Local governments have complained for years about state mandates, services that the state says must be provided at the local level but provides no money for those services.
The legislature also last night gave approval to the Sheriff to donate K-9 Deputy Finn to a good home. Finn, a five-year-old Shepard, can no longer perform the services of a police dog due to ill health.
New York Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on the State Liquor Authority to ban caffeinated alcoholic beverages from being sold in New York. Schumer says drinks, like Four Loko, are a dangerous mix of caffeine and alcohol that have led to student hospitalizations and even death. Schumer says the FDA has never approved or determined that caffeine in alcoholic beverages like Four Loko is " recognized as safe."
Three men were allegedly caught red-handed in a Caledonia copper caper. Police say two brothers, John and Daniel Forte of Webster, along with Joe Grande of Rochester were arrested with a truck full of copper suspected of being copped from a factory in Caledonia. Investigators say the arresting officer was looking into a call of suspicious people at the factory when the suspects' truck passed by. Police followed the vehicle and arrested the trio on Route 5. All were locked up in lieu of $10,000 bail.