posted on June 30, 2014 07:21
A well known and long standing Batavia business closes its doors today.
Flowers by Dick Burton on Cedar Street is closing after 34 years.
John and Sheila Hamels operated the business.
John Hamels tells WBTA internet sales hurt local retailers:
"I advise everyone not to use these internet based florists, they are not flower shops. They are in an office, they do not have flowers and florists get ripped off. Unfortunately customers blame us, the real retailer, if they are unhappy."
My entire interview with John Hamels can be heard later this morning on WBTA’s Main and Center.
Orleans County Sheriff’s Deputies say today that excessive speed was a factor in an accident that injured an 18 year old Holley girl.
Lauren Hennekey was alone in her car yesterday morning on the Monroe-Orleans County Line Rd in Kendall.
Deputies say Lauren lost control of her car, ran off the roadway and struck a ditch and became airborne.
When the car hit the ground it overturned several times ejecting Lauren.
She was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital and is listed in satisfactory condition this morning.
Thousands of people are getting their power restored after multiple storms hit the area last night. R-G and E says nearly 44 hundred of their customers were without power across Monroe, Ontario and Wayne Counties yesterday. Downed trees and power lines were the reason for the outages.
A St. Bonaventure graduate is back home after being shot in the abdomen at Fort Hood back in April. Allegany native Major Patrick Miller received a hero's welcome over the weekend, as he was honored as Grand Marshal of a parade in his hometown. Miller was shot at point blank range during a shooting rampage at a military base in Texas.
The popular Gus Macker Tournament will be relocated this year. Tournament organizers say it will be held at Darien Lake instead of Downtown Buffalo. The dates for the tournament will be July 19th and 20th. The annual three on three basketball tournament has been a popular event for players and spectators alike.
But time is running out to register.
You have until the end of the day today to register online.
Senator Charles Schumer is proposing legislation that would require safety caps and warning labels on e-cigarette liquid containers. New York's senior senator is concerned that e-cigarette companies are manufacturing flavors like bubble gum, cotton candy and chocolate chip that are enticing to children. Schumer says he's alarmed that e-cigarette calls to poison control centers across the country have risen dramatically in the past few years. When swallowed or absorbed through the skin, the liquids in e-cigarettes can cause nausea, vomiting, seizures and even death.