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National Grid provides another $500K grant to GCEDC's STAMP project
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:41:28 -0800

Press release: National Grid’s latest grant of $500,000 in the Science and Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP) site in the town of Alabama in Genesee County has now reached the $1.5 million threshold.  Since 2007, National Grid has provided STAMP with various economic development grants to the Genesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC) which is developing the site and ...

This Week in Mohawk Valley History
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:28:00 -0800

1864, 150 years agoSavannah fallsAs 1865 nears, it is obvious that the South cannot win the Civil War. Gen. Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia are pinned down defending Richmond and Petersburg in Virginia. The Confederates are still strong in the Carolinas, but worry that Union troops, including the 117th New York regiment from Oneida County, are on the way.

1 dead, 1 hurt in house fire in western New York
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:36:48 -0800

BYRON (AP) — Authorities say one person is dead and another is hospitalized after a fire breaks out at a home in western New York.

Former fire department treasurer admits $46K theft
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:14:09 -0800

The former treasurer of an upstate New York fire department has pleaded guilty to stealing $46,000 to finance a gambling habit.

STOP-DWI announces holiday enforcement detail
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:26:46 -0800

Press release: Genesee County STOP-DWI coordinator Matt Landers announced today that the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, City of Batavia Police Department and the Village of Le Roy Police Department will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving. While we spend this Holiday Season celebrating with friends and family and looking forward to the blessings of a ...

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Residents of New York Affected by Severe Winter Storms in Erie County
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:56:00 -0800

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York businesses and residents affected by severe winter storms on Nov. 19-26, 2014, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced today.Administrator Contreras-Sweet made the loans available in response to a letter from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Dec ...

Cuomo ups request for federal storm aid to nearly $49.2 million
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:05:40 -0800

WASHINGTON – Last month’s snowstorms caused nearly $49.2 million in damage and cleanup expenses across upstate New York, with $43.9 million of it happening in Erie County, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s office said late Thursday as it updated the request it made earlier in the day for federal aid to cover the storm’s costs.

Western NY father charged in son's death
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:13:22 -0800

A 28-year-old western New York man has been accused of recklessly causing the death of his infant son.

Genesee County covered in storm disaster area designation by USDA
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:26:42 -0800

Press release: Today, senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and representatives Brian Higgins and Chris Collins announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved primary and contiguous disaster designations for seven Western New York counties, due to losses caused by excessive snow, flooding, freeze, and high winds that occurred Nov. 17-24. The Secretarial natural ...

Father, 28, charged in death of 6-month-old son
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:28:50 -0800

BATAVIA (AP) — Authorities say they've charged a 28-year-old western New York man with manslaughter in the death of his 6-month-old son.