Month: July 2020

Statement by New York State Commissioner of Agriculture Richard A. Ball on Unsolicited, Mislabeled Packages of Seeds Being Sent From China

PRESS RELEASE

7/27/2020

“Our office has received questions from a few New Yorkers who have received unsolicited packages allegedly sent from China that are marked as containing jewelry (or other items) but which actually contain plant seeds. Similar packages have been received in other states and the United States Department of Agriculture is investigating. People who receive seeds should not plant or handle the seeds. They should store them safely in a place children and pets cannot access and email USDA immediately at erich.l.glasgow@usda.gov for instructions. Seeds imported into the United States are rigorously tested to ensure quality and prevent introduction of invasive species, insects and diseases. We will continue to monitor this issue and will pass along guidance as it is received from USDA.” 

Anyone recieveing the mystery seeds should email USDA with their full names and telephone numbers, pictures of the package and any other relevant information. 

Newstead Town Board Agenda July 27, 2020

6:45 p.m. Work Session
7:30 p.m. REGULAR MEETING

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Pledge to the Flag
  4. Approval of Minutes for Regular Meeting 7/13/20
  5. Agenda Changes
  6. Communications – Work Session –
  7. Agenda item questions * See Note
  8. Approval of Bills – Budget Transfers
  9. Committee and Department Head Reports
    A. Highway
    B. Assessor
    C. Code Enforcement / Building Dept.
    D. Town Clerk
    E. Town Attorney
    F. Councilman
    Jendrowski Dugan Burke
    G. Supervisor – Budget 2021
  10. Unfinished Business
    A. Buildings
    B. Planning
    C. Water/Sewer
    D. Grants
  11. New Business
    A. Resolution – Maple Road property
    B. Motion – Bike Path Building – Rotary
  12. Privilege of the Floor or Question Period * See note
  13. Adjournment
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Sheriff’s Beat

ERIE COUNTY SHERIFF’S PATROL LOG FOR NEWSTEAD AND AKRON FOR THE WEEK OF 07/19/20 TO 07/25/20

07/19/20
First Aid responded to Pearl Street.
A burglar alarm was activated on Main Rd. It was a false alarm.
The Fire Department responded to Theodore Rd for a tree on fire from a lightning strike.
07/20/20
Police took a criminal mischief report for damage to a car window.
First Aid responded to Main Rd for a medical alarm activation.
07/21/20
A burglar alarm was activated on Golden Pond Pk. It was set off in error.
7/22/20
Police responded to a two car motor vehicle accident on Buell St. Minor injuries were reported.
First Aid responded to Cedar St for a male with back pain.
First Aid responded to Danita Dr for a medical alarm activation.
First Aid responded to Swift Mills Rd.
Police assisted with a trespass complaint on Laurel St.
07/23/20
Police conducted a welfare check on Westgate Ave.
First Aid responded to Mill St.

Police assisted with a harassment complaint on Aspen St.
Police assisted with a landlord tenant dispute on Spruce St.
07/24/20
Police responded to a disturbance on Eckerson Ave.
A burglar alarm was activated on Stoneridge La. It was a false alarm.
A 911 hang up call was received on Buell St. It was a misdial.
07/25/20
A burglar alarm was activated on Dye Rd. It was set off in error.
First Aid responded to Golden Pond Est for a female with a head injury.
First Aid responded to Cummings Rd.
First Aid responded to Saratoga La.