Greece police/fire blotter, Oct. 29

The following incidents were reported in and around the Greece area on Oct. 29:

A motor vehicle accident with injuries at 1 Beach Ave., Rochester, was reported on Saturday. The Monroe County Emergency Communication Department received the call at 4:04 a.m. when the RMEE was dispatched. At the time of the report, the City of Rochester Police Department was on the scene. The incident numbers were recorded as RMEE113020567 and CTYP113020565.

The Monroe County Emergency Communication Department received a report of a parking complaint at 279 River St., Rochester, at 9:06 a.m. on Saturday. At the time of the report, the City of Rochester Police Department was on the scene. The incident number is CTYP113020934.

At 10:17 a.m. on Saturday, a complaint of barking dogs was reported to the Monroe County Emergency Communication Department. The Greece Police Department was en route to the scene at the time of the report. The location is listed as 171 Jersey Black Circle, Greece, and the incident number is GREP113021119.

A parking complaint at 62 Lapham St., Rochester, was reported on Saturday. The Monroe County Emergency Communication Department received the call at 11:49 a.m. when the City of Rochester Police Department was dispatched. The incident number was recorded as CTYP113021380.

At 12:46 p.m. on Saturday, a hit-and-run accident (not involving injury to a person or the blocking of traffic) was reported to the Monroe County Emergency Communication Department. The Greece Police Department was on the scene at the time of the report. The location is listed as 117 Castleford Road, Greece, and the incident number is GREP113021564.


Athens Airport Passenger Traffic Drops 5% Through End-September

Athens International Airport SA
passenger traffic fell 5 percent in the first nine months of
this year as Greek travel was set back by the economic crisis.

The number of people passing through the country’s biggest
airport dropped to 11.5 million from 12.1 million a year
earlier, according to a statement on the company’s website
today.

Tourism, Greece’s biggest industry, will account for almost
16 percent of gross domestic product and almost one in five jobs
in 2011, according to the London-based World Travel and Tourism
Council
.

Domestic passengers in the first nine months declined 11
percent to 3.9 million and international traffic dropped 1.3
percent to 7.6 million. In September, the number of domestic
passengers fell 3.7 percent to 486,065 while international
traffic dropped 1.3 percent to 990,338 million.

International arrivals at Greek airports rose 9.7 percent
in the first nine months of 2011 from the same period last year,
according to data collected from 13 airports by the Association
of Greek Tourism Enterprises
, also known as SETE. The biggest
increases were on the islands of Rhodes and Kos, which each saw
a 22 percent rise, according to a statement posted on SETE’s
website.

Athens airport was the only one to record a drop from
abroad in the nine-month period, SETE’s data showed. Data were
collected from the 13 airports that account for about 95 percent
of all arrivals by air from abroad

To contact the reporter on this story:
Natalie Weeks in Athens at
[email protected]

To contact the editor responsible for this story:
Angela Cullen at
[email protected]

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Business Calendar for Sunday, Oct. 30

Greece trip deadline: Register by today for an early rate of $2,447 to travel to the Mediterranean, including Greece and Turkey, with the Fayetteville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce. The trip is in March 2012 and is open to the public. For more information, go to fayettevillencchamber.org.

tuesday-wednesday

SOFEX 11: Fort Bragg Club. The Special Operations Forces Symposium Exposition, with a theme of “Supporting Special Operations Forces ANYTIME, ANYWHERE,” includes more than 80 military and government industry and technology exhibits daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; demonstrations and business networking; and award luncheons with Lt. Gen. John F. Mulholland Jr. and Retired Gen. David H. Petraeus. Hosted by the Association of Special Operations Professionals. Free.

RSVP: [email protected] or 483-2221. For a schedule and additional details: sofex.org

Holly Day Fair: Crown Expo Center. The largest holiday gift and craft show in eastern North Carolina, with more than 200 vendors. For a complete schedule visit hollydayfair.com

Spring Lake chamber golf tournament, barbecue and Oyster Roast Seafood Fest: King’s Grant Golf Country Club, 347 Shawcroft Road. Details: 497-8821

Becoming a licensed family child care provider: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Harnett County Extension Office, 126 Alexander Drive, Lillington. A one-day professional development session is part of the Child Care and Youth Training and Technical Assistance Project funded through a grant from the Department of Defense and working in collaboration with Cooperative Extension. The course will cover key points to think about before opening a family child care home, including personal considerations, regulations and business aspects. Details and registration: Wanda Hardison or Nancy Lee, 910-893-7535.

The Federal Contracting Symposium: Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, Albemarle. Includes a federal contracting workshop series with beginner and advanced tracks, and a resource fair for businesses engaging in the federal market. Free. Registration required. ncmbc.us

Winning over customers: Hampton Inn and Suites, Aberdeen. A half-day seminar with Bill Drury for businesses, put on by the Moore County Chamber of Commerce. Two sessions. Cost for chamber members is $89, or $79 per person for five or more. For non-members, $199 or $189 for five or more. Moorecountychamber.com or 910-692-3926

To list an event, send email to [email protected] Questions? Call 486-3551.