posted on March 26, 2012 07:48
Former Erie County Executive Chris Collins is throwing his name into the Congressional race.
Collins will go up against Batavia’s David Bellavia in the Republican primary on June 26th. Whoever wins the primary will then challenge Kathy Hochul for the newly formed 27th Congressional District.
Batavia Assemblyman Steve Hawley had expressed interest in running, but the money Collins can bring to the race, has caused Hawley to back out.
Hawley tells the Daily News he’ll run again for the State Assembly this fall.
The National Weather Service warns of freezing temperatures.
The recent warm spell has prompted many plants and trees...especially fruit trees...to bloom well ahead of schedule across western New York. Many of these plants are very susceptible to a freeze. A damaging freeze is very likely tonight as all the ingredients will be in place: the combination of light winds and a cold air mass under clear skies will allow temperatures to drop into the 20s across most locations...even to the teens east of Lake Ontario.
New York Senator Charles Schumer is asking for a federal investigation into reports of employers demanding job applicants hand over passwords for their social networking accounts.
Schumer wants the U.S. Justice Department and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to see if the practice violates any laws and if it doesn't he wants a law to stop it. The senator calls the practice an invasion of privacy and compare it to an employer asking for the keys to your house or diary.
WBTA Eye on Government:
The Batavia City Council gathers tonight for a Conference Meeting.
No binding votes are taken.
But the public is welcome to address the council at the beginning of their meeting.
You must sign in first with the City Clerk.
The council meets tonight at 7 in City Hall.
Also meeting tonight: the Batavia City School Board. They too meet at 7pm. The school board meets in the district administration building on Washington Avenue.
Genesee County’s highly publicized “Tipline” has led to a pair of arrests for hosting an underage drinking party.
The arrests were made at a home on South Street Road in the Town of Pavilion over the weekend.
24 year old Christopher Logsdon and 22 year old Robert Curry, both of Pavilion, were charged with unlawfully dealing with a child. Sheriff’s Deputies went to the home after receiving a complaint reported to the Tip Line.