Written by Tom Tharp on August 22, 2020
Cuomo backtracks and makes deals on unemployment. Although Governor Cuomo said he would never work with FEMA get help for New York State to provide unemployment benefits saying he would rather deal with a bookie on the corner than with the federal agency the state’s budget director says New York is applying for the Lost Wages Assistance Program, handled by FEMA. This change of heart came when President Trump announced that the federal government would not require states to pay for 100 dollars of the weekly unemployment benefit so with the FEMA money people would only receive 300 dollars instead of 400.
Demolition work began Friday on several homes on East Main Street to pave the way for a new, 55 unit, 4 story apartment building that will be used for low income housing. 28 of the units will be reserved to house homeless veterans. The new building will be christened liberty square and is being built by Home Leasing LLC of Rochester. It is being partly funded by a group called Eagle Star Homes.