Morning News Update: Nov 16, 2017

Written by on November 16, 2017

Next year’s proposed budget for the Town of Batavia contains no property tax increase.
Town officials said last night that tax rate will remain at 2-dollars 64-cents per thousand.
The Town used about a half-million dollars in its budget reserve to cover increased expenses and hold the line on taxes.

Absentee ballots have decided another election.
In the Town of Murray, Republican Ed Miller was trailing on Election night by 16 votes in the race for Town Supervisor. But after absentee ballots were counted, Miller is now ahead of his challenger Joe Sidonio by 26 votes.

Harvey Weinstein is no longer an honorary graduate of the University at Buffalo.
The SUNY Board of trustees yesterday unanimously voted to revoke Weinstein’s honorary degree.
Trustees cited Weinstein’s recently publicized allegations of sexual assault and harassment.
UB released a statement yesterday supporting the decision.

Representative Chris Collins is expected to be one of the New York congressman voting for the GOP tax plan today.
Collins says that under the bill, up to 98-percent of taxpayers in his district – which includes Genesee County – will pay less federal taxes next year. Governor Cuomo has repeatedly said the tax plan would be bad for New Yorkers.

The Bills are giving rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman a shot.
Head coach Sean McDermott is benching Tyrod Taylor after a number of lackluster performances.
Peterman will start Sunday against the Chargers.

A Batavia native celebrates a century of life in the city.
Margaret Gallagher celebrated her 100th birthday this week at the Manor House in Batavia surrounded by friends, family and caretakers.
Gallagher worked for retired Genesee County Court Judge Robert Noonan for two decades.
Gallagher’s secret to longevity, “faith, family and friends.”

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