posted on March 30, 2010 07:46
Darien Lake is spending millions to get patrons back into the theme park.
Darien Lake is announcing today what they term a dramatic expansion of their water park. Also to be unveiled are additions to the parks accommodation options.
The Byron-Bergen school district is reaching out for public input on plans to adjust the school budget due to a cut in state aid.
Byron-Bergen schools are facing a cut of almost 1.2-million dollars in aid.
There is a public meeting scheduled for this afternoon on proposals from the school administration to make up for the loss. The school district has proposed the elimination of indoor track, reduction of staff through attrition and perhaps as many as 20 staff layoffs. Today’s meeting on the Byron-Bergen budget is scheduled for 2 this afternoon in the Elementary School Cafeteria. An evening meeting is planned for April 12th.
A Wyoming County woman is facing another sex crime charge involving children. 40-year-old Sherri Errington of Castile is charged with 2nd Degree Sexual Conduct Against a Child. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say a new victim has been identified from a previous incident.
Errington had already been charged with similar sex crimes in three incidents between 1998 and 2007.
Errington has been released on her own recognizance.
From the police blotter: 27-year-old Christopher Ball of Ellicott St. Road:
locked up in lieu of 2-thousand dollars bail.
Batavia Police say Ball violated a “stay away” order of protection, twice.
The Catholic Charities Appeal in the Diocese of Buffalo has rounded the 3-quarter mark in pursuit of their goal. And three months still remain in the campaign.
Catholic Charities officials have announced that they’ve raised nearly $8.1million toward their cause. That’s over 77-percent of this year’s $10.5 million goal.
Genesee County’s Catholic parishes have raised about $241,000 towards the campaign. The leading parishes are Our Lady of Mercy in LeRoy with $76,000 raised, and Resurrection Parish in Batavia with $64,000.
The state government will be kept afloat even if the budget isn't passed on time. It appears the state will not be able to meet the April 1st budget approval deadline, with lawmakers breaking for Passover-Easter break until April 7th. The State Senate has given the go ahead to an emergency funding bill that will keep the state operating. The Assembly passed the measure last Friday.