posted on October 14, 2013 07:15
Happy Columbus Day!
If you are a federal government worker, you already have the day off.
City and county government offices are closed today, as are schools and banks. There will be no mail delivery.
The Holiday has moved tonight’s business meeting of the Batavia City Council to tomorrow night.
Council will asked to approve a $30,000 contract with a consulting firm to analyze the city’s aging police station.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is urging lawmakers to end the federal government shutdown immediately.
Cuomo says both political parties share blame for the crisis.
Cuomo calls the remote possibility of the government defaulting on its loans, "very scary."
A Town of Batavia man has been jailed for allegedly pointing a loaded shotgun at another person.
Deputies say 40-year-old Kevin Lampman of West main St. Rd was involved in a domestic dispute. Lampman is charged with menacing.
An Albion man lost part of his ear in a weekend accident.
23-year-old Joel Garcia was a rear seat passenger in a Jeep participating in the Lake Alice Mud Bogging Event in the Town of Carlton.
Garcia was not wearing a seat belt when the vehicle flew over a mud jump. He hit his head on some metal object in the jeep.
The driver and two other passengers were not injured.
Deer are becoming more active in Western New York, and State Police are warning Thruway drivers of the dangers they pose. There were over two-thousand deer strikes by motor vehicles on the Thruway last year, and nearly a thousand so far this year. The most accidents last year were in October and November, so drivers are urged to be extremely attentive in areas marked by deer crossing signs.