posted on January 20, 2010 07:54
Former LeRoy Fire Chief Stephen Smith will go to jail for 90-days and spend five years on probation.
Smith was sentenced in Genesee County Court yesterday on a plea deal to a charge of forgery.
He was accused of taking fire department property for personal use.
Smith will serve his sentence 48-hours at a time, Mondays through Wednesdays.
He was also ordered to pay a 25-hundred dollar fine.
Batavia City Council is learning that if they intend to reduce next year’s proposed 3-percent tax increase, the cuts will be hard to find.
Council President Marianne Clattenburg says a shortfall in sales tax revenue was one problem
Council spent 2 and half hours last night going over the budget of every city department. The budget must be adopted by March 31st.
Soda and cigarettes are two tax targets of Governor David Paterson in his budget address. Saying he has no other choice, Governor Paterson also plans to include billions of dollars in cuts to school aid and health care. Paterson is calling for one-billion dollars in new taxes.
New York faces a nearly eight-billion-dollar deficit.
Critics charge Paterson and state Democratic legislative leaders burned through $15-billion to $16-billion in federal economic stimulus dollars in less than a year. The upcoming budget year begins in April.
The Bills hope Chan Gailey is the man to turn the team around.
While he doesn't have the star power of some of the names considered for the post, Gailey does have a track record of winning.
Jerry will have more on the announcement of Gailey as the Bills new head coach coming up in sports.
Residents in the Rochester area are really opening their hearts and wallets for the people of Haiti. The Greater Rochester chapter of the American Red Cross says more than one-million dollars has been raised from area residents.
Wegmans supermarket chipped in with a $100,000 donation. The company also says it has collected more than a half-million dollars from customers and employees.