posted on August 30, 2011 07:21
How do you lure business into one of the highest tax paying states in the nation?
Bureaucrats and businessmen discussed just that last night at GCC. The meeting was held by the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council, one of 10 statewide councils competing for a $40-million state grant.
The Village of Oakfield is raising water rates, by nearly 20-percent.
Oakfield Mayor Rick Pastecki says the village has to pump dollars into the aging water system, replacing pipe and the century old water tower.
Village of Oakfield water rates will go from $3.35 per thousand gallons to $4 even.
The new rate takes effect in January.
A 14-year-old boy, struck and killed as he rode his bicycle in North Dansville, has been identified.
Boyd J. Hilligus IV died shortly after arrival at Strong Memorial Hospital.
Hilligus was riding his bike along Route 256 when he was struck yesterday afternoon. Livingston County Sheriff John York tells WBTA News the boy was riding correctly, on the shoulder of the road.
The operator of the vehicle, Susan Campbell of Dansville has not been charged. Deputies do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash, but they are awaiting the results of a toxicology exam.
The accident remains under investigation.
The Route 20 Bridge over Tonawanda Creek in the Town of Alexander is closed to all traffic.
Crews are repairing the bridge.
The span will remain closed until the middle of next month.
Detours are posted.
Governor Andrew Cuomo says it’s a mixed bag regarding the effect Tropical Storm Irene had on the Empire State.
Cuomo says while New York City and Long Island came through Irene better than initially expected, he says flood levels reached record setting heights in the Catskills and Hudson Valley-Mid Hudson regions.
The governor says he's certain the cost of the damage will exceed the threshold required for federal assistance.