posted on March 08, 2011 07:26
Senator Chuck Schumer is again urging the construction of a veterans’ cemetery in Genesee County.
Speaking in Batavia yesterday, Schumer cited the county’s central location in Western New York as the main benefit. He says local families should not have to drive to the next closest cemetery in Bath, NY, to honor loved ones.
The Veterans Administration, which has a hospital here in Batavia, announced earlier this year that they are searching for about 200 acres in the Batavia area to build a veterans’ cemetery.
The GCC Presidential search is down to four.
The school announced that the search committee charged with finding a successor to long time GCC President Dr. Stuart Steiner has narrowed the list of applicants to four – two of them are with community colleges in New York State.
The 11-member committee received an initial round of 42 applicants from a national search. Read entire story HERE.
The central New York city of Syracuse is almost through its fourth-snowiest winter of all time. Over the weekend an additional 13.4 inches of snow fell at Hancock l Airport bringing the season's total to 173.5 inches.
The official snowfall total for Western New York was reported yesterday at 100 inches.
The Genesee County Economic Development Center will host a luncheon this Friday to discuss their past fiscal year, and plans for the future.
The gathering will be held at the GCC campus forum, beginning at 11:30am.
The meeting is open to the public. Tickets can be obtained by calling the Genesee County EDC.
Police arrested a Perry man for alleged sexual abuse. Thirty-three-year-old Michael Hirt is accused of assaulting two victims under the age of 11 over the course of several months from 2009 to 2010. Hirt is being charged with first degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.
Governor Cuomo has scheduled a meeting with a delegation of bishops to quiet rumors he was snubbing them. Cuomo and the group of New York Catholic leaders are slated to speak at the governor's mansion at noon to discuss issues concerning Catholics in New York. Speculation Cuomo was avoiding the bishops started after Catholic leaders criticized his living situation with his girlfriend.
Dozens of Assembly Democrats have come out in opposition to Governor Cuomo's proposed cuts to state education aid. The letter signed by 68 Assembly Democrats and sent to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver criticizes the governor over the cuts and asks Silver to push for an extension of a temporary income tax surcharge on wealthy New Yorkers. The lawmakers say Cuomo's proposed cuts would hurt the poorest and highest-need school districts in the state. They believe extending the income tax surcharge on high-earning New Yorkers and closing corporate loopholes in the state tax code will save the state money without hurting education.