posted on August 16, 2012 07:18
A former Batavia Town Board member has been named to fill the vacancy on the board created by the resignation of his primary opponent. Chad Zambito was named last night to fill the seat vacated in April by the sudden resignation of John Gerace. He later announced that he would seek the GOP nomination to regain his post.The board seat will be filled permanently by an election in November but not before Zambito and Gerace square off in a primary on September 13th.
Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to keep New York State's recent yogurt boom going.
The governor announced plans yesterday to loosen restrictions on New York dairy farmers to boost milk production to keep the yogurt industry going.
The governor was hosting the first ever Yogurt Summit in Albany.
Cuomo was recently in Batavia to recognize the Pepsi-Mueller yogurt factory in the Genesee county Agri-business Park.
That project is expected to employ about 180 people.
Almost completed is a smaller yogurt factory in the Ag-park owned by the Columbia based Alpina Foods.
They have already hired 25 workers who are undergoing training.
It was one of the area's highest profile trials in recent memory and today, Dr. James Corasanti is scheduled to be sentenced in connection with an accident that killed teen Alix Rice. Rice was hit and killed by Dr. Corasanti's car while riding her skateboard last year. Corasanti was convicted of misdemeanor DWI and found not guilty of other serious charges including vehicular manslauter. Corasanti will get the chance to make a statement in court today, but not before the judge and the parents of Alix Rice get to speak. Corasanti could get up to a year in jail.
Three people are recovering today after a stroller carrying two young children rolled into the Erie Canal in Rochester. Police say a Florida man pushing a double stroller with his two kids inside was walking along the canal path when the stroller got away from him. The stroller then went over a ten-foot embankment and plunged into the water. The man jumped into the water and rescued his children, one of whom suffered very serious injuries.
New York's teen tanning ban is now in effect. The legislation signed last month raises the age at which teenagers can use indoor tanning facilities from 14 to 17. Teens between 17 and 18 must now have parental consent before going to a tanning center. The law is designed to protect teens from the heightened risk of skin cancer that can come from using indoor tanning devices.