posted on October 04, 2010 07:28
The grief is palpable in the Wyoming County Village of Perry.
Calling hours are tonight for 20-year-old Marissa Ozzimo, a popular young woman who was killed late last week in a one-car accident.
Marissa was a student at GCC.
Two other young Perry women injured in the accident are improving.
20-year-old Nicole Grover is in serious condition at ECMC while 21-year-old Catherine Perry is in satisfactory condition at Strong memorial.
The driver of the car was identified as 20-year-old Erin Tetreault. Deputies say Erin lost control of her car on Miller Road in Gainsville and struck a tree. Erin has been charged with DWI and speeding.
She suffered a minor head injury and was released from the hospital.
Calling hours for Marissa Ozzimo are from 4p.m. to 8p.m. at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home in Perry.
New York's senior senator is endorsing Eric Schneiderman in the attorney general's race. Charles Schumer praised the Manhattan state senator for his commitment to fighting crime and corruption.
Schumer's endorsement of the fellow democrat comes a month after current Attorney General Andrew Cuomo threw his support to Schneiderman.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has not endorsed Republican Carl Paladino but he is coming to Western New York just before the election. Giuliani is scheduled to rub elbows with Western New York's top Republicans during a fundraiser in Clarence on October 21st.
Tickets for that fundraiser range from $250-dollars to $5,000 a piece.
Republican James Domagalski has dropped out of the contest to replace retiring state Senator Dale Volker. The former Erie County Republican chairman failed to win the party's primary in the 59th state Senate district but was still on the ballot on the Conservative and Independence lines. However, Domagalski says if he had stayed in the race he would have split votes with Republican nominee Patrick Gallivan and Tea Party candidate David DiPietro thus making it possible for the Democratic candidate to win.
The economy has taken a toll on fundraising totals in the governor's race. The New York Public Interest Research Group found that Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino has raised only $3.9-million during the first 47 months of the election cycle. Former Republican governor George Pataki was able to raise over $40-million in the same span of time. The NYPIRG says the fundraising could only be impacting GOP candidates since Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo has raised over $31-million.