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The presumptive Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Cuomo has chosen a

running mate.  Cuomo is tapping Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy as his Lieutenant

Governor for the ballot this November.  The Cuomo-Duffy ticket is the first

all-white statewide Democratic ticket in New York in 20-years. Senate Conference Leader John Sampson says a Cuomo-Duffy ticket is a winning

combination and that Ethnic background is not important. Cuomo is expected to receive the party's backing at the state Democratic

Convention in Westchester on Thursday.

 

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will not face a primary as she seeks to win a full

term in office.  Delegates at the state Democratic Convention in Westchester

designated her as the party's candidate.  Senator Gillibrand was appointed last

year to serve out Hillary Clinton's Senate term.  The former upstate

Congresswoman, along with the help of the White House and Senator Chuck Schumer,

has been able disrupt any potential primary challenger from emerging.  Senator

Gillibrand is confident New Yorkers will head to the polls this November,

knowing she has been on their side. Republicans have not settled on a strong candidate to challenge Gillibrand this fall.  Democrats also endorsed Senator Schumer to run for re-election this

November.

 

Governor David Paterson and state legislative leaders are getting closer to

hammering out an agreement that would open state parks for the Memorial Day

weekend.  State lawmakers initially rejected the governor's proposal to provide

funding to reopen 55 shuttered parks and historic sites.  State lawmakers are

working with the governor on a tentative agreement to keep state parks open

until a state budget is passed.

 

The teenager that was the subject of a police dragnet last month is headed to

jail.  17-year-old Christopher Laird was handed a 1 to 3 year state prison term

by Judge Robert Noonan yesterday.  Laird became the object of the manhunt after

missing several probationary meetings and them evading authorities. 

 

50-year-old Grace Stewart of the Pratt Road in the Town of Batavia has been

arrested by Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies.  Stewart has been charged with

grand larceny for allegedly stealing mover two thousand dollars in merchandise

from the Batavia Home Depot store.  Those thefts allegedly occurred while she

was employed at the store.

 

Two accidents in the area Tuesday resulted in injuries and arrests…

 

21-year-old Sarah Scott of Oatka Trail in Leroy allegedly failed to stop at a

stop sign at the intersection of the Ledge Road and Route 77 in Alabama.  Her

car struck a vehicle on Route 77 driven by 53 year old Maryann Ander of Eagle

Street in Medna.  Scott was taken to UMMC for treatment of injuries.  She was

also given a ticket for failing to stop at a stop sign.

 

Two teenagers were injured in a head on crash on the Durfee Road in the Wyoming

County Town of Middlebury.  Wyoming County Sheriff’s Deputies say 18-year-old

Patric Wellman of Wyoming was attempting to pass another car when he struck a

vehicle driven by 17 year old Darin Buckenmeyer of Alexander head-on.  Both

Wellman and Buckenmeyer were treated for minor injuries.  Wellman was charged

with unsafe passing, failure to keep right and for not wearing a seatbelt.

 

It'll be time to get out the Kiss makeup this summer, as the legendary rock band

has announced a tour stop in Darien Lake.  Kiss will perform on August 13th at

the Performing Arts Center as part of their "Hottest Show On Earth Tour."  A

sale date for tickets has not yet been announced.  It is not the original

lineup.  The band these days goes without founding members Ace Frehley and Peter

Criss.  The Kiss summer tour will run from July 23rd through September 24th. 

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