posted on July 10, 2012 07:43
A pay raise for Batavia’s city manager.
City Council last night unanimously approved a one-and-a-half percent pay hike for City Manager Jason Molino.
The raise will be made retroactive to April 1st.
Council President Tim Buckley, a harsh critic of Molino’s recent appointment of a new police chief, was guarded in his support for the city administrator:
"1.5-percent in this economy is very reasonable. It is not alot of money, but it is something."
Molino’s one-and-a-half percent raise was the same as given to other non-union city workers.
Molino’s salary is now $86,009 a year.
A chain reaction accident in Livingston County claims a life.
It happened on Routes 5 and 20 near Lima yesterday afternoon.
43-year-old Michael Cole of Lima was driving a utility truck and waiting to turn left when his vehicle was rear-ended by a passenger van.
That crash pushed Cole’s truck into the opposite lane where it was struck head-on by a tractor-trailer.
Cole was pronounced dead at the scene.
Others involved suffered only minor injuries.
Routes 5 and 20 around Lima were closed for several hours.
The steel sign that sat on top of the Downs for 58 years is coming down in pieces, and this morning, most of it is gone.
A new sign made of aluminum will be lit with L.E.D lights and will look brighter and be more evenly lit then the old one.
The new sign costs over $138,000 and is the first piece in the multi-million dollar expansion and renovation at the Downs.
All of the old letters, except for the B and D will be donated to local organizations for preservation.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a cyber bullying bill passed by the state Legislature last month.
Under the new law, schools in New York State are now required to educate students and teachers about cyber bullying and the harm it can cause.
School officials are now also required to report any incidents they believe to be cyber bullying, and schools can be punished if they don’t.
Governor Cuomo isn't so sure his bobblehead likeness looks much like him. The Tri-City Valley Cats of the NYP League handed out bobblehead dolls of the governor during last night's game as a promotion. Cuomo had said earlier in the day he'd seen the doll up close, and said " It could be any male Cuomo."
Some had thought the dolls looked a lot more like the governor's younger brother and TV journalist Chris Cuomo.