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News in Genesee County, New York

GCC's Start-Up New York Plan approved
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:56:41 -0700

Press release: Genesee Community College recently received notice from Empire State Development that the College's Start-Up New York Plan has been fully approved. GCC's plan is part of the statewide initiative introduced last year by Governor Andrew Cuomo to encourage potential development on or within one mile of each of the State University of New York's (SUNY) 64 campuses by offering tax-free ...

City receives $100K water rescue grant
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:41:28 -0700

Press release:  With a $100,000 grant from the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, the City of Batavia Fire Department will help expand local emergency response teams and first responders throughout the County with equipment and training to reduce and respond to water emergencies. The money will equip and train all first responders in Genesee County, to include ...

Tobacco-Free GLOW awarded $325,000 contract, now has Batavia office
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:11:40 -0700

Tobacco-Free Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, and Wyoming Program (Tobacco-Free GLOW) has opened an office in Batavia to begin its five-year contract with first-year funding of $325,000. The contract from the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Tobacco Control is one of three contracts awarded to Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and will be administered under the direction of Anthony ...

Sandra Scott Travels: It’s The Season To Take In A Haunting – Or Two
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:10:08 -0700

The Rolling Hills Asylum in East Bethany is a sprawling brick building built in 1827 as The Genesee County Poor Farm and in the 1950s it was a county home and infirmary. Over the years, people reported strange occurrences of the paranormal kind. It was declared the “Second Most Haunted Place in the United States” by Haunted North America and has been featured on many TV shows. Forts are often ...

Yogurt becomes New York's official state snack
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:40:06 -0700

Ben Hooper ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill designating yogurt as the state's official snack five months after a contentious debate in the legislature.

Yogurt is now official New York state snack
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:37:57 -0700

Yogurt is now the official snack of New York, a distinction suggested by a fourth-grade class that's meant to celebrate the state's status as the nation's largest producer of the fermented milk product. ...

NY authorities investigating flag holder thefts
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:13:54 -0700

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities are investigating a rash of larcenies at several cemeteries in western New York. New York State Police and the Genesee County Sheriff's Office say almost 400 U.S. American Legion flag holders from cemeteries in the Byron-Bergen region of Genesee County are missing.

15 counties urge New York to defend the poor
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:16:54 -0700

A group of 15 upstate New York counties is urging the state to take over their responsibility for providing lawyers for the poor in criminal cases.

STOP-DWI announces DWI enforcement detail for Halloween
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:41:28 -0700

Press release: Genesee County STOP-DWI coordinator Matt Landers announced today that the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department, City of Batavia Police Department and Village of Le Roy Police Department will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving. While we spend Halloween trick-or-treating and hosting parties with our loved ones, law enforcement officers across ...

Veterans' graves vandalized
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:38:49 -0700

Bergen, N.Y. - New York State Police are investigating after several cemeteries were hit by thieves who stole from the graves of veterans. Nearly 400 U.S. American Legion flag holders are now missing from several cemeteries in Genesee County, mostly in the Bryon-Bergen region. ...