Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on November 2, 2021
Heavy Equipment and construction workers are on the site of the long overdue Ellicott Station project in Batavia.
Crews have begun demolition at the site once known as the Della Penna property and home of Santy’s Tires.
Sam Savarino is the chosen developer for the site. He is planning to build a five-story building of 55 apartment units on the upper four floors with parking on the first floor. The project is estimated to cost $22-million.
The project is using a fist full of state grants money and $3.5-million in county tax incentives.
The project was first proposed 51/2 years ago.
PHOTO: Demolition begins on the site of the long delayed Ellicott Station Project
Today is Election Day. Polls opened in Genesee County at 6 this morning.
Turn-out is said to be very light. There are few contested races in Genesee County and none are county wide. Polls are open until 9 tonight. WBTA will post the returns as soon as they are released by the Board of Elections.
New Yorkers will have the opportunity today to vote on five amendments to the state’s constitution. The first proposal would freeze the number of State Senate seats at 63 while making sure each district is equal in population while a second proposal would put the right to clean air and water in the constitution.
Also on the ballot is a proposal to eliminate the requirement that voters need to be registered for an election at least 10 days in advance. There’s also a proposal that would allow any eligible voter to request an absentee ballot no questions asked. The final proposal only affects New York City.
A LeRoy based physical therapy practice is expanding. Village Physical Therapy has opened a fourth office in Webster, Monroe County.
It is the fourth location for the company.
In advance of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, Genesee County announced that the Old Court House will be illuminated green November 7th through the 13th as part of Operation Green Light. That’s a new collaborative initiative to support veterans of all military conflicts, with a special emphasis on the veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. Residents are also encouraged to change an exterior or interior light-bulb on their house to green in support the week of Veteran’s Day.