The B-Mets Playoff fate has been decided, following yesterday’s loss to Richmond to end the regular Eastern League Season.   B-Mets spokesman Jim Weed explains:


(Jim Weed 9-2-14)


The B-Mets will be playing Round 1 Playoff Games at home Wednesday and Thursday, against the Portland Sea Dogs. Tickets are available at BMETS.com, at the NYSEG Stadium box office or at 723-METS.


State police are reminding motorists to support the AAA’s annual “School’s Open; Drive Carefully” for the safety of children traveling to and from school.  The Annual campaign alerts motorists to the special risks to school age children from motor vehicle crashes, which is the leading cause of death for children from 5 to 14 years old. The campaign runs through October 15.   Motorists will receive an additional reminder each time they see one of the “School’s Open” bumper stickers on State Police vehicles, other state vehicles, & school buses.


The New York State Fair in Syracuse ended its 2014 run with attendance that topped last year by 113,990 visitors. The fair broke a record Saturday for the most people to ever go through the turnstile in one day, then, broke it again yesterday with a new high of 122,870. Overall attendance for the fair this year was just over 965,000 people.


A new state Board of Elections enforcement began its work today.  The new compliance office will probe potential election law and campaign finance violations; the unit will begin with 3 investigators, 3 lawyers and 2 support staff. For the past several years, the Board of Elections has had no investigators on staff to enforce election law. The unit was part of several ethics reforms the Legislature agreed to in March in exchange for Cuomo’s decision to shut down his anti-corruption commission.


New York’s Upstate Niagara Cooperative of Buffalo was awarded a contract to provide Greek yogurt to public schools across 3 states.  U.S. Senator Charles Schumer said that Upstate Niagara would provide 142,700 pounds of Greek yogurt to New York, Arizona and Tennessee, as part of the U.S. D.A. School Lunch Program Pilot, through the end of the school year in June 2015. The USDA will then consider bids for the following school year.


Local officials urge residents to think safety for National Preparedness Month in September.  Staying informed about developments and making kits with supplies are some of the steps families can take to minimize problems whenever a natural disaster hits the area.  National Preparedness Month is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in order to educate people to prepare for and respond to emergencies of all types and sizes.  More information can be found at ready.gov


The Sidney Village Board of Trustees will be holding an emergency board meeting with limited agenda items in the Sidney Civic Center boardroom. The meeting gets underway at 7:00 PM. The board will acknowledge receipt of bids not meeting FAA specifications & Authorize rebidding of the acquisition of Snow Removal Utility Tractor with attachments.



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