posted on March 13, 2012 07:19
One Batavia City Council person suggests that some proceeds from the sale of property on Park Road should be donated to a new Veterans memorial.
The City Council last night approved the sale of 15 acres to the Town of Batavia for $125,000.
Ward Six Councilwoman Rosemary Christian says that since the city was given the land some of proceeds should be donated for the memorial that has been proposed on Bank Street.
Christian said it would be up to the entire council to decide how much of a donation. No action was taken on Christian’s suggestion.
The investigation continues into an incident where a flight had to be diverted to Buffalo Monday due to a bomb threat. NFTA police were called to Buffalo Niagara International Airport to search a Jet Blue flight that was headed from Boston to Chicago but was diverted to Buffalo after authorities received a call that there might be an explosive device on board the plane. No evidence of any such device was found. FBI officials were interviewing a female passenger on board the plane as of Monday afternoon, but no charges have been announced.
State Assemblyman Dan Burling (R-Warsaw) is retiring.
Burling has announced he will not seek re-election.
He has served in the State Assembly representing all of Wyoming County and the southern towns of Genesee County since 1998.
Burling said redistricting played a role in his decision to retire.
He said he will support Erie County Assemblyman Kevin Smardz, who would assume much of Burling’s current district under the new boundaries.
Casinos in Western New York could soon see some competition from north of the border. Canadian lottery and gaming officials have proposed building a casino in the greater Toronto area. Officials say such a casino could create over 2,000 jobs and attract some $3-billion in private investment.
When it comes to buying a new refrigerator or washing machine in New York State, going green could save you some green. More than three million dollars of federal funding is available for customers who purchase super efficient appliances. Rebates of $350 can be earned for refrigerators and $250 for washing machines. Rebates are available on a first come first serve basis for purchases made beginning on March 19th.