Midday News Brief

Written by on February 4, 2021

Genesee County’s Advanced Manufacturing Plant, known as STAMP, has caught the attention of another potential developer.
The Buffalo News has reported an Albany based company, known as Plug Power, wants to build a “green hydrogen” plant in the Town of Alabama.
The company would produce green hydrogen to fuel freight and materials handling equipment.
According to The Buffalo News, Plug Power could begin construction as early as next month and be completed by the end of next year. The paper said the facility would create 62 new, high paying jobs.
The plant would be given a host of state grants and tax incentives from the county’s Economic Development Center.
Just a week ago it was revealed the STAMP site was under consideration for a 17-billion dollar semi-conductor manufacturing facility.

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Genesee and Wyoming Counties.
The Watch is in effect from tomorrow afternoon through late Friday night.
Expect difficult travel conditions due to blowing snow.


Steve Hawley

Assemblyman Steve Hawley is repeating his demands for legislative hearings into the Cuomo Administration’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in nursing homes.
A recent report from the State Attorney General revealed the health department was under-counting COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes by as much as 50 percent.
Hawley is also demanding a termination of the governor’s emergency powers.


Following the completion of the draft City of Batavia Police Reform Plan it has been presented to City Council for their input. The report has also been made available to the public for further input.
The City has created a feedback form on the City’s website to receive written comments.


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