Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on October 30, 2018
The developer of Batavia’s Ellicott Station Project is asking for an expanded tax incentive package.
Savarino Companies is now looking for a incentive package of $3.25-million.
Savarino plans to build a brewery, restaurant and beer garden on a site along Ellicott Street known as the Della Penna property.
The Savarino plan also calls for construction of a five-story apartment building.
The total price tag for the project is now estimated at $22.5-million, $5-million more than the original estimate.
With the increased cost, Savarino is asking for $1-million more in tax incentives.
The county Economic Development Center board will consider the increased incentive on Thursday.
A32 year old Holly Colino admits to killing Megan Dix of Lyndonville last year, but she did it while mentally ill.
Colino appeared in Monroe County court and while admitting to the crimes she said she was not responsible for her actions by reason of mental disease or defect.
Megan Dix was shot to death in August of 2017 in Brockport while sitting in her truck, eating her lunch.
Colino was originally found to be mentally unfit for trial but that was later reversed and a court date was set.
It is now possible that Colino could spend the rest of her life in a mental institution.
Fantasy sports betting is in jeopardy in New York. A judge in Albany ruled yesterday that the online games violate the state constitution. Plaintiffs in the case are anti-gambling advocates and believe the ruling means these businesses need to stop their operations in the state. But lawyers for daily fantasy companies argue that Governor Cuomo and other officials need to enforce the judge’s ruling before they’ll consider closing shop.
Senator Chuck Schumer is again criticizing President Trump’s leadership. Following an appearance in Albany yesterday, he criticized the president’s reaction to this weekend’s synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh and last week’s mailing of suspicious packages to high-profile Democrats. Schumer claimed Trump is trying to divide the country instead of uniting it.