Evening News Brief

Written by on October 20, 2021

Governor Kathy Hochul came to town today to ceremonially break ground for Plug Power on the STAMP project in the Town o Alabama.
Plug Power plans to spend 290-million dollars building a green Hydrogen Fuel production plant and 450-megawatt electric substation to provide power to the STAMP site.
Hochul said employees with a strong work ethic is a calling card for the region…

Plug Power expects to employ 68 people in Alabama.
STAMP has been the hallmark of the Genesee County Economic Development Center. Over the years potential projects have come and gone. Right now, the Plug Power project is the only one to actually start construction.

Gov. Kathy Hochul, center, is flanked by local politicians and Plug Power officials at ground breaking for the $290-million Hydrogen Fuel plant in the Town of Alabama

Development will be on the mind of the LeRoy Village Board tonight. Citizens are expected to again voice their opinions on a 30-unit housing project just off of East Avenue in the village. Batavia Businessman Eric Biscaro is behind the project to provide duplex housing to persons 50 and over.
Tonight’s Village Board meeting will be held in Memorial Auditorium on Trigon Park at 7pm.

With the cost of gas rising rapidly across New York State, Republicans in the State Senate are asking Governor Hochul to suspend the state’s tax on fuel. New York currently has the ninth-highest gas tax in the country at just over 46-cents per gallon. Right now, the average cost for a gallon of regular gas in the area is $3.45 which is up 10-cents in the last week and 17 cents in the last month.

State Police have announced the results of their Columbus Day weekend crackdown on dangerous drivers.
Troopers say they issued almost 18-thousand tickets from October 7th through October 12th and arrested 207 people for impaired driving.
Most of the traffic tickets were handed out for speeding, distracted driving and seatbelt violations

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