Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on October 31, 2018
Ellicott Station Developer ask for a million more in tax breaks.
The increased project cost of Batavia’s Ellicott Station Project has led the developing company to request an increase in their tax incentives.
Developer on the project, Savarino Companies of is asking for a tax incentive package worth 3 and a quarter million dollars.
The Della Penna property along Ellicott Street is the location Savarino plans to build a brewery, restaurant, beer garden and now a five-story apartment building.
The construction cost of the project is now estimated at 22 and a half million dollars.
That’s’ five million more than the original estimate and the reason why Savarino is asking for a million dollars more in tax incentives.
The Genesee County Economic Development Center Board will take the firsts step to consider the increased incentive at tomorrow’s meeting.
Deadly drug dealing in Orleans County has a Rochester resident facing serious prison time.
19 year old Giovanni Serrano appeared in Orleans County Court last week where he accepted a plea deal regarding deadly drug dealing charges.
Serrano pleaded guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third-degree, with an agreed upon sentence of no more than six years in prison.
He was arrested in May along with his brother and two other young men after an investigation by the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force into a Rochester-based drug ring dealing a drug deemed the “Gray Death”.
Authorities believe the lethal form of fentanyl has led to a number of overdoses in the area.
Sentencing for Serrano is scheduled for November 29th.
The former secretary for Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone says she gave church documents to the FBI.
Siobhan O’Connor said yesterday she gave the feds the most pertinent information she had about two weeks ago and was also interviewed by investigators.
She didn’t disclose what was in the documents she handed over.
But O’Connor did say she doesn’t believe Bishop Malone can continue leading the diocese in the aftermath of sexual abuse allegations.
Bills fans will be holding their breath to see if QB Nathan Peterman takes to the field in Buffalo’s next matchup.
The 2017 fifth-round pick could have to start this weekend against the Chicago Bears as Derek Anderson and rookie Josh Allen may still be on the injured list.
Head coach Sean McDermott says a final decision will be made once he gets an update on Anderson’s recovery from a possible concussion.
Peterman has thrown seven interceptions and has a passer rating below 17 with his three starts for Buffalo.
The City of Batavia will observe Halloween activities from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight only.
Some safety tips for the big night include, making sure you have proper supervision from a parent or guardian while going door to door, using a flashlight to stay visible to cars and to only accept wrapped or packaged candy while always having a parent inspect candy before eating.