Archives for January 2017

Water Leaks

Leaking pipes were a problem over the weekend. There were 4 small water leaks, mostly due to weather and age, one just behind Goodman Services, and the other on Bolivar Drive. The Bradford City Water Authority have been told, and repairs should be completed sometime today, according to the Bradford Era.

Winter Weather

Winter weather is returning to the area. Forecasters say that area wide snow will begin falling this afternoon through the evening. Snow is forecasted every day of the week except Sunday. Temperatures aren’t expected to rise above 32-degrees for the foreseeable future.

Illegal Snakes

A Fairport man is going to be serving his community because of illegal snakes. Michael Collalto pleaded guilty in federal court to having illegally taken animals such as a mountain king snake and a coastal milk snake. Prosecutors say Collalto was a reptile lover who bought and traded snakes. He was sentenced to serve 300-hours of community service.

Man plows into police car

Charges are pending against a man accused of plowing into a police car during a chase. Amherst police say officers chased a stolen car yesterday onto the University at Buffalo’s South Campus, where the suspect hit a UB police car and two other vehicles. The suspect was hospitalized for minor injuries.

Dakota Access Pipeline

Another executive order signed by President Trump has western New Yorkers rising up in protest. Hundreds of people filed into downtown Buffalo yesterday to protest an order that restarted work on the Dakota Access Pipeline. Demonstrators say the project will pollute the drinking water for people living at and near Standing Rock, North Dakota.

Ride Sharing

Monroe County is working to gain support for ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft Upstate. Monroe County’s website features a petition for residents who want ridesharing in Rochester. County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo says that ridesharing would benefit the economy and there’s evidence that these services cut down on DWIs and impaired driving.

Folks not happy with Ban

Western New Yorkers are showing their dissatisfaction with the latest executive order from President Trump. Yesterday groups gathered in Rochester to rally against the order that bans people from seven mostly Muslim countries from travelling into the United States. Mayor Lovely Warren gathered at the rally which was reported as successful and without arrest.

Skating Rink

There has been no ice skating at the populaar Bill Flanigan Ice Rink this year. It’s been a hot spot for years for folks, but unfortunately this has been a tough winter. It’s just too risky to open it. Authorities have gone out and tested the pond, and just by there weight, the ice would begin to crack. February is just less than a week away. The skating rink has been missed so far this year.

Drug Raids in Buffalo

Five people are facing charges after being arrested in a series of drug raids in Buffalo and Amherst. Police fanned out across the city last week, to serve search warrants at four homes. Officers seized guns, heroin, ecstasy pills, cocaine and marijuana.

Buffalo High Rise

Work to transform a downtown Buffalo high-rise is expected to begin in a few months. The owner of One Seneca Tower tells WKBW-TV the lower floors of the building will include retail space, with apartments, a hotel and offices filling the rest of the building. The “Seneca One” project is expected to bring more than one-thousand jobs downtown.