posted on December 05, 2012 07:35
Residents of the Town of Alabama seem to like the idea of a 1,200-acre high-tech industrial park in their community.
The town has released results of a survey that shows two out of three residents favor the project dubbed: STAMP.
That stands for Science Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park.
The survey was taken by Goldhaber Research and mailed to 1,500 town residents…about half the surveys were returned.
The Town of Alabama must approve a zoning change before the project can proceed.
A Batavia man is facing a slew of charges following a police chase along the thruway that covered two counties at speeds of 107 miles an hour.
Troopers tried to stop 42-year-old Ronald Worthington for speeding late Monday night near the Pembroke exit.
Instead, troopers say, Worthington took off, heading west toward Buffalo.
Just before the Williamsville toll, he made a u-turn and headed back toward Batavia.
Troopers knew from his plate number that Worthington lived on Porter Avenue in Batavia and believed he would try to exit here.
State Trooper Gregory Person said lawmen laid spikes across the exit ramp that deflated all four tires of Worthington's vehicle, forcing it to a stop.
Worthington is facing numerous charges including reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, fleeing from a police officer, resisting arrest, speeding and drunk driving.
Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered good economic news during a visit to Buffalo.
Cuomo announced yesterday that Albany Molecular Research will be expanding in Western New York and creating over 200 jobs in the region.
The drug research firm will be receiving a 50-million-dollar state investment in new equipment and facilities as part of the move to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
The announcement was the first result of Cuomo's pledge that the state will invest a billion-dollars in Buffalo's future.
The iconic Maid of the Mist boat rides around Niagara Falls will continue.
Governor Cuomo has announced an agreement that will prevent the American version of the Maid of the Mist excursions from shutting down as had been planned.
Under terms of the deal, the company that runs Maid of the Mist will invest millions in the former Schoellkopf Power Station site to make it suitable for winter storage and maintenance of its tour boats.
The company is losing its Canadian boat tour and storage facility in 2014 to a new boat tour operator.