posted on November 18, 2011 07:17
Her husband has forgiven her, but the law has not and a Town of Darien woman is going to prison for the next three years.
52-year-old Patricia Hardesty of Darien was sentenced yesterday in Genesee County Court. She was charged with shooting her husband following a weekend long argument back in August of 2010.
Robert Hardesty was shot in the knee from a 22-caliber rifle as he was barbequing on the back porch.
Patrica was charged with assault.
In court yesterday, several letters were introduced pleading with Judge Robert Noonan to show mercy on Patricia.
It was also revealed that Robert had forgiven his wife.
But Judge Noonan said the law did not allow him to forgive the crime, and sentenced Patrica to three-years. The judge also told Patricia she should never again drink alcohol.
Why would the Town of Batavia approve a measure to override New York State’s two-percent property tax cap, when Town residents pay no town property tax?
Town Supervisor Greg Post says it was just to make a point.
"We can manage our fiscal affairs without a tax cap.We agree a tax cap is appropoiriate but what is still lacking is mandate relief," Post said.
The Town of Batavia is the first local municipality in New York State to override the tax cap.
The town takes enough sales tax revenue to avoid the need for a town property tax.
The town also has enough cash left over, to send Genesee County a big check to reduce the county property tax on town residents.
City of Batavia Republicans have two seats to fill on the City Council.
Incumbents Marianne Clattenburg and Frank Ferrando have both been elected to the county legislature.
The City GOP says it is accepting applications from interested residents.
The city charter requires the positions be filled by registered members of the same party as those creating the vacancy.
Letters of interest can be mailed or dropped off to City GOP Chairman Joe Gerace at 16 Vine St.
The deadline for applications is November 28th.
A memorial designed to honor those who died in the crash of Flight 3407 in Clarence Center is almost finished. Members of the Remember Flight 3407 organization say the bulk of the work for the memorial has been finished, and that the memorial will be dedicated in the spring when many of the families can attend. The memorial includes stepping stones for each of the 50 people who died in the February 2009 crash.
Job growth has hit a speed-bump in the Buffalo-Niagara region. State labor statistics show the number of jobs added to the area during October was at the lowest growth rate in nine months. Officials say local restaurants and health care providers decreased the number of jobs being filled. Still, the region has added jobs for 14 straight months.