Sunday News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on March 4, 2018
Congressman calls 1366 technologies into question.
Spokesperson for 1366 Laureen Sanderson told our news partner The Batavian the company has decided to build their first full scale factory aboard following the much lauded construction of a solar wafer production plant in Genesee County as their first full scale factory site.
The company said delays and uncertainty around a loan guarantee from the Department of Energy spurred the decision to go overseas.
After blame was apparently cast on the DOE under the new president Congressman Chris Collins defended the Trump Administration questioning whether 1366 was ever really serious about staying with the STAMP Park site.
Collins said it seems like 1366 was spending the last six and a half years playing the field to see if they could get a better deal elsewhere.
The GCEDC which helped secure 1366 as a tenant said, regardless of the recent news they will continue with infrastructure investments to prepare the site for development.
Maple Street man jailed for prison contraband.
23 year old Jason Perry of Batavia was accused of introducing contraband into a secure portion of the Genesee County Jail.
Perry was arrested and charged with Promoting Prison Contraband in the first degree.
He was remanded to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Two busted for Bail Jumping in Batavia.
54 year old Scott Spencer of Rochester was wanted for allegedly failing to appear in Genesee County Court on a Felony charge last November.
He was arrested by Monroe County Probation and turned over to the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office.
Spencer was ordered to be held pending his arraignment.
48 year old Dawn Gates of South Glenns Falls was also arrested for Bail Jumping after she allegedly failed to appear on a felony criminal matter from January of last year.
Gates turned herself into the Pembroke Court where she was arraigned and remanded to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $2,000 bail.
Hawley blasts bill targeting Veterans Medical Leave.
Assemblyman Steve Hawley voted against legislation this week that would reduce the number of days veterans would be able to take for medical leave related to their combat duties.
The bill was introduced by Westchester County Democrat Amy Paulin, and would reduce the amount of medical leave days provided from eight down to five.
Hawley a staunch proponent of protecting our state’s veterans said in a statement “We should be doing everything in our power to protect and care for our servicemen and servicewomen at home and abroad, and this is a terrible display of gratitude.”
Congratulations to the Elba Lancers Girls team on another championship.
In a tough back and forth matchup against Andover, the girls from Elba pulled out ahead with a final score of 47 to 42.
They become the Section V Class D2 Champions for the second-straight year in a row.