posted on September 24, 2012 07:16
Alpina Foods, the first yogurt maker to build in the Genesee County Agri-business Park, officially opens this afternoon.
The Columbia based company is holding an open house from 1 until 4 this afternoon. A ribbon cutting scheduled for 2.
The company announced in July that it had hired 25 employees.
They have been training in food processing through Genesee Community College.
Alpina is expected to employ 40 workers by the end of the year.
Senator Charles Schumer is proposing legislation to raise fines and impose harsher penalties on telemarketing companies that violate the current "Do Not Call" rules. The New York Democrat says the firms are using new technology and ignoring the "Do Not Call" lists:
"Now with one push of a button, a corporation can send thousands and even millions of these robo-calls. And because it's so easy to do, because it can be mechanized, they've sprung up like topsy again."
Schumer's legislation would bring penalties from a misdemeanor to a felony.
A Rochester man is behind bars for allegedly leading local lawmen on two separate high speed chases through three counties.
41-year-old Shawn Wallace was originally pulled over on Route 19 in the Wyoming County Town of Covington.
Troopers say when they got out of their car, Wallace sped away. They chased him into Genesee County but lost him.
He was spotted again on Route 20A in Livingston County where, troopers said, he nearly hit a patrol car head-on.
Wallace was finally arrested on a dead end road in the Town of Leicester.
Wallace is facing a slew of charges. He’s locked up without bail in the Livingston County jail.
An attempt to boost scrap metal from a Bergen business was foiled by employees.
44-year-old Robert Knight of Rochester was arrested for allegedly trying to steal scrap metal from Bergen Auto Recycling.
Employees detained Knight until troopers arrived.
He’s was sent to the county jail in lieu of one-thousand dollars bail.
Troopers said Knight’s son, 18-year-old Robert, was driving the car and is facing a slew of traffic charges.
WBTA’s Eye on Government:
The Batavia City Council is meeting tonight. City lawmakers are holding both a business meeting and a conference session.
City management is expected to issue a report reviewing what has been done with the recommendations made several years ago by the Citizen Action Teams.