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Written by on March 1, 2018

The Genesee Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse also known as GCASA has received a $1.9 million state grant to build a 16 bed detox unit.
The grant was provided through the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Rapid Treatment Expansion Capital Funding Grant.
The detox facility would be the first for the GLOW region, something that GCASA Executive Director John Bennett said is urgently needed in the area….

The new building will be constructed on CGASA’s Main Street campus and will consist of 16 single units for patients going through drug detoxification.
Bennet hopes to open the facility by July of next year.

Plans for brewing in Batavia remain firm as Buffalo based Resurgence Brewing expands its operations in the Queen City.
Resurgence plans to build a restaurant and tavern along Ellicott Street as part of Savarino Development’s Ellicott Station project.
Sam Savarino spoke with our news partner The Batavian saying that financing for the Ellicott Station project should be completed by the end of this month and construction could begin with two months after that.
Ellicott Station is expected to include the brewery, some office space and 50 market rate apartments.

Lawmakers in Albany are struggling to find common ground on gun reform legislation.
Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins says her colleagues need to work quickly to get bills passed…

Senate Democrats tried to bring a handful of bills to the New York Senate floor on Wednesday.
The legislation included a bump stock ban and more research into gun violence.
However Republicans in the GOP-led senate blocked the bills from going to the floor.
Republican leaders say they’re currently working on their own legislation to address gun violence.
The GOP says their bills will focus on beefing up school security and make it more difficult for people with mental illnesses to get firearms.

Forecasters say the area could be in for a foot of snow.
Another relatively warm week will end this evening as a Winter Storm Watch goes into effect lasting through tomorrow.
The Watch covers most of Western New York including Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties.
The National Weather Service is forecasting possible snow accumulations of 6 to 11 inches in the most persistent areas.

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