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Written by on May 6, 2020

National Grid is issuing a warning to customers about a new telephone scam.
The utility says people have been getting calls from scammers claiming to be representatives of National Grid.
The scammers then threaten to shut off your electricity unless customers agree to make immediate payments using a prepaid debit card or money transfer.
You should know that National Grid has suspended all collection activity during the coronavirus shutdown.
The company says if you get a call you think is suspicious, hang up

A construction project worth about $3-million has been proposed for a site on Route 77 near Route 5 in Pembroke.
The project seeks about $616,000in various tax breaks from Genesee County.
What is proposed is a 3-story building consisting of 17 one and two bedroom apartments on the upper floors with commercial space and parking on the ground floor. The developer of the project is is J and R Fancher Holdings of Akron.
The building is proposed for the Buffalo East Technology Park not far from the Yancy’s Fancy factory in Pembroke.
The Genesee County Economic Development Center board considers the tax incentives at its meeting tomorrow afternoon.

The Batavia City School Board has delayed the adoption of next year’s school budget.
The board put off action on the budget for two weeks to buy some time to learn what state aid the district can expect.
In trying to close a $1.6-million budget gap, the district has eliminated 30 jobs including some teacher positions.

It looks like New York State voters will get to take part in a Democratic presidential primary after all.
A federal judge has ruled that the primary must happen June 23rd after declaring its cancellation unconstitutional.
The primary was originally scrapped due to concerns over the coronavirus, but the judge said there’s plenty of time left to figure out how to hold it safely.

Governor Cuomo says remote learning could become a permanent part of life for New York students.
Kids and teachers have been taking part in online classes since March after they were removed from schools in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus.
The governor said yesterday the state is looking into how to improve remote learning in the future and has teamed up with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to come up with ideas


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