posted on March 28, 2012 07:21
The three men in a room have come to a budget agreement days ahead of the April 1st deadline. Gov. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced the agreement in Albany. In a statement, Coumo said the budget will provide for fiscal responsibility while creating jobs and strengthening communities across the state. And Cuomo says it closed a multi-billion dollar deficit with no new taxes, fees or gimmicks. The budget limits spending growth to two percent or below. The budget is expected to be adopted by the end of the week.
Local lawmen want a Basom burglar who was a no show for sentencing.
A warrant has now been issued for 22-year-old Benjamin Muntz of Basom.
He was to have appeared in county court yesterday for sentencing on Burglary and Grand larceny charges. He hasn’t been seen since early this month.
The New York State Senate has passed a law to make it easier for the public to judge the safety of amusement rides.
Rides at county fairs, carnivals and amusement parks will now display information that will direct people to a website with details about the ride’s safety.
The website will have information about the history of the ride such as inspections and violations.
The new law was advanced at least in part by the tragic death last summer of Army Veteran James Hackemer. Hackemer, a double amputee, fell to death from a Darien Lake Roller Coaster.
The Genesee ARC is giving back this week. It is part of a program involving all 55 ARC chapters across the state.
They will be helping deliver food for Meals on Wheels, lending a hand at Animal Shelters, Hospice and the United Way.
They will also be holding a food drive to benefit Food Link.
If you would like to donate canned goods to benefit Food Link you drop them off at ARC facilities on Walnut Street or Woodrow Road in Batavia or the Day Habilitation Center in Elba.
Kodak has announced a year long pay freeze for U.S. employees.
In a statement, the company did say it is "working hard to accelerate its transformation into a self-sustaining and profitable digital enterprise."
The company now employs about 51-hundred people in the Rochester area.
Kodak filed for Bankruptcy in January.