Month: March 2018

The Batavia City School District has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

“I am also disappointed that the final budget does not level the tax playing field for Batavia Downs, and I will forge ahead with my legislation to establish tax parity for the oldest nighttime harness track in the country.” Ranzenhofer

“Although the budget process was rife with secrecy and failed to include much-needed ethics reform, we did secure funding for many programs crucial to Western New York.” Hawley

The Muckdogs’ GM says front office is a mess * GCEDC continues to handout tax payer funded incentives to spur new business * High Wind Warning posted for this holiday weekend

GM says Muckdogs front office is a mess * High Wind WARNING posted * GCEDC approves incentives for two projects

For Genesee, Wyoming, Orleans Counties and most of WNY

New warehouse for Genesee Lumber, new grocery store in Corfu

The doors officially open to the public at 7pm on April 6.

Southwest winds from 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected from late Saturday afternoon through early Sunday morning.

All welcome to take part in RECRUITNY OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND April 28 & 29

Muckdogs’ organization is a mess according to new General Manager * Stop in Stafford leads to lock up for LeRoy Resident * City Council looking at bumping pay for city manager prospects

New city manager will cost more * Cuomo suggests pay raises for state lawmakers * Jim Kelly undergoes 12 hours of cancer surgery

Hernandez-Vega was allegedly driving under the influence of drugs with a child present in the vehicle.

Barbara A. Linker, 77 of Barker, NY succumbed to her injuries at Media Memorial Hospital.

This year the Duck Derby raised over $400 for the United Way

Forte Earns NJCAA’s Men’s Lacrosse National Player of the Week

No. 4 Men’s Lacrosse Team Bedevils Saints’ Effort in 20-5 Win

Batavia Police continue search for suspect in Arby’s armed robbery * Consulting Group outlines City Manager hiring process for City Council * Three in lock up after being collared by cops on warrants in Batavia

Cuomo considers pay raise for state lawmakers * Batavia Police hunt for Arby’s bandit * Brockport murder suspect fit to stand trial

The suspect entered the business at closing time with what appeared to be a firearm and demanded money from employees.

“We are looking forward to see where our radical extremist opponents Nate McMurray and Nick Stankevich stand on this issue,” said Collins spokesperson Bryan Piligra.

The City Yard Waste Station will open for the season on MONDAY, APRIL 2nd, 2018.

There are a number of legislative proposals currently being considered as “criminal justice reforms” in New York State.

2018 Encore Co-Chairs Tom and Kim Cox will “Let it GLOW!”

U.S. Air Force Airman Taylor C. Maier is a 2017 graduate of Spencerport High School, Spencerport, N.Y.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michaela C. Austin is a 2015 graduate of Byron Bergen High School, Bergen, N.Y.

Woman accused of Brockport murder is now mentally fit to stand trial * Pavilion man’s Sex Abuse conviction overturned on appeal * Elba man busted for pawning stolen goods in Batavia

City Hall presses proper pump connections * Elba man accused of pawning stolen property * “I Love New York” signs coming down

Williams was accused of selling someone else’s property at a Pawn Shop in Batavia

Scholarship Fundraiser at the Batavia Downs on May 4, 2018

“Public investment in our small towns is inspiring and necessary to turn dilapidated and neglected areas into robust centers of community and commerce,” Hawley said

With GCC’s adjunct professor, Danny Hamner

Fashion Show Scenes Announced

The Byron-Bergen Central School District is one of 152 school districts and (BOCES) in New York State to receive the Award for 2018.

City Council address stinky situation on Redfield Parkway * Churchville man goes AWOL in NC * Meth making operation busted in Arcade

City Council to meet with manager recruiting firm * violent domestic on Dellinger Ave. * Cuomo thinks Jews can’t dance

Consulting firm will meet with city council in a public meeting to discuss recruitment process

Police say more charges could be pending following lab results.

The GCEDC Board meeting is Thursday, March 29th at 4 p.m. in the Innovation Zone at 99 MedTech Drive in Batavia. The meeting is open to the public.

Dellinger Ave disturbance lands alleged abuser behind bars * Byron man behind bars following poor probation check * Pembroke Sex Offender arrested for failing to report change of address

Probation check leads to weapons charge * Pembroke sex offender charged with failing to register change of address * Mr. Batavia crowned at BHS

The Diocese of Buffalo in damage control * Grand opening of the Eli Fish Brewing Company * Congratulations to Joe Marchese Mr. Batavia for 2018

Buffalo Bishop Malone issues statement on sex scandal * NY flu season tapers off * Jim Kelly prepares for another cancer surgery

Every Friday, Bishop Malone releases a video reflection called ‘Consider This”, today’s topic is abuse by priests

The doors officially open to the public at 7pm on April 6th

Reward offered in State Police investigation into firearm burglary to the south * It’s O-Fish-All, The Eli Fish Brewing Company will officially open tomorrow * Genesee County’s bond rating has been downgraded

Contact the NYSP at 585-268-7085 or ATF at 1-888-ATF-GUNS (888-283-4867)

Eli Fish Brewing to officially pour this Saturday * County bond rating downgraded * Rochester Amtrak station to be named for late congresswoman

First locally brewed beer in 100 years

Deputies arrested 38 year old Robert Ratcliffe of South Main Street in Castile.

No. 4 Cougars Remain atop Region III Men’s Lacrosse Standings with 22-4 Win

Local Village Election results are in * Albion man arrested for stalking in Batavia * Rochester grandmother going to prison for trying to kill granddaughter

Village election results * Cuomo declares State of Emergency downstate * Three Warsaw residents face cocaine possession charges

Jacqueline Mullen (1972), Michael List (1978), and Kimberly (Thompson) McLean (2000) join the ranks of other distinguished Byron-Bergen alumni honored

“Indigenous Peoples: Echoes of History and Culture”

Join Us for the Third Annual Scholars Symposium

3 Different Onsite Parties Planned for the First Saturday in May

Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty advises members of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office have been training civilians how to respond to an active shooter event.

Tompkins Insurance Agencies has hired Cody Niccloy as an account executive in its personal lines division.

Former priest in Batavia listed as accused sex abuser by Buffalo Diocese * Stop on 390 leads to drug arrest for three Warsaw residents * State Senate is approving legislation to label crimes against police “hate crimes”

Former Batavia priest named in sex abuse scandal * Albion to elect new mayor * Sex in the City” star announcers candidacy

Becker retired in 2003 allegedly for medical reasons.

42 former Buffalo Priests have been named.

Students of All Ages are Encouraged to Register

(This workshop is part of the Business Idea Pitch Competition Workshop series)

Experts in Arcade and Warsaw to Help Anyone!

Orleans County officers bust Illegal Alien with illegal cache of weapons * Alleged stabbing lands a State Street woman in lock up * Bishop expected to release the names of retired Buffalo priests accused of child sex abuse

Fatal snowmobile accident in Wyoming County * Former TV star says she’ll challenge Cuomo * Holley School super to retire

Local state representatives support pay raise for Arc direct support professionals

She was accused of DWI with her 5 month old daughter in the vehicle at the time.

No. 4 Cougars Finish Strong against No. 2 Lions in Men’s Lacrosse Home Opener * Cougar Baseball Team Sweeps Opponents on Final Day in South Carolina * Softball Team Returns from South Carolina

Wyoming County crash claims the life of Dansville man * Attempts to flee officers add to a Fisher Park residents’ rap sheet * Clinton Street Road resident charged with forcible touching

Flu season could be over * St Patty’s Day crackdown draws to a close * Medical pot for pets?

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Alex B. Freeman graduated from basic military training

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Hunter J. Freeman graduated from basic military training

GCC Baseball Cougars Split Pair in South Carolina

A Batavia man is killed in a Stafford crash * Rochester Congresswoman Louise Slaughter has died * New York’s flu season could be coming to an end soon

Collision on Route 5 in Stafford claims a life * Congresswoman Louise Slaughter dies at 88 * Flu season seems to be coming to an end

Rep. Slaughter served the Rochester area since 1987

Thomas J. Manzella, age 24, of Batavia died at UMMC shortly after the crash

The law targets the opioid epidemic

When visiting your home, if the representative’s identification card is not visibly noticeable, you should ask to see it.

GCC Softball Team Set to Wrap up Play in South Carolina

Two car motor vehicle accident on Main and Clipnock Road in Stafford

YWCA discloses financial woes and efforts to fix them * Sheriff remains committed to having SRO in every Genesee County school * Fire on Columbia Avenue has been ruled accidental

YWCA “facing major financial challenges” * Sheriff thinks local school board should pay for SRO * Fire on Columbia Ave ruled accidental

Out of the eleven individuals arrested two were residents of Genesee County.

Local Law Enforcement continue in their efforts to increase school safety following a nationwide student walkout protesting gun violence

YWCA of Genesee County is facing major financial challenges, including problems of cash flow

Cougar Athletes of the Week Announced

Baseball Team Ends Early Week Spring Training with 16-Run Win

“I am pleased that the Senate Budget Resolution levels the tax playing field for Batavia Downs.” Ranzenhofer

Students call for action on gun violence in school walkout * The Perry Town board says current board member charged with murder won’t be removed * LeRoy woman accused of Forging checks from her employer

Over 100 BHS students “walkout” in protest over gun violence * Steve Hawley calls for $50K for every school to hire resource officer * LeRoy woman arrested for stealing $23K from employer

Around 100 Batavia High School students walked out of class into the snow

“True leaders take responsibility when their house is engulfed in turmoil, and yet the governor remains weak and vague on ethics reform.” – Hawley said

Fobbs Awarded NJCAA Region III Player of the Year

“I hereby request that you provide an additional $50,000 a year toward the cost per armed school resource officer for every New York State school in this year’s budget,” Hawley wrote

Top aide to Governor found guilty of corruption * Batavia Students plan on walking out this morning * Jackson Street man jailed for alleged drug sales in the City

Cuomo aide Percoco found guilty * BHS students to “walkout” with admin OK * Winter Storm Warning for Wyoming County and south

Joseph Percoco found guilty, faces max of 20 years

Batavia Police were requested by the school to be in attendance to ensure the safety of the student protesters.

The Registration deadline for Dansville session is April 19, 2018 for anyone planning to take the SAT Exam

March 2018 Observance of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Up to Two Courses Tuition-Free at GCC!

“These cradle-to-grave welfare programs are bleeding our state dry,” Hawley said

An Albion man accused of incest in child sex abuse investigation * Budget passed by City Council boasting a 3 percent tax decrease * Investigators continue to piece together Perry Murder case

Incest charges placed against Albion man * Perry murder victim was shot four times, onmce in the head * Attica woman takes a plea deal in child porn case

Hering and his girlfriend were arrested on child sexual abuse charges on Feb 27. Investigation has led to new charges against Hering, including incest

Betsy Brown has 15 years of experience in elementary education

Sabtow was charged with a Class E felony of third degree Rape

It was determined Mr. Irvine had been shot four times (leg, chest, neck and head).

44 year old Scott Beswick of Pratt Road Batavia was arrested and charged with DWI

Middle and High School Students to Compete on March 15th

The Sheriff’s Office was tipped off by a Dansville teacher in October that there were inappropriate website searches done overnight on her computer.

NYS Missing Child Alert for TREVYAN ROWE on March 09, 2018 at 02:26 am has been cancelled

Women’s Lacrosse Team Returns From Road Trip with Split

Men’s Basketball Team Loses Heartbreaker after Impressive Rally/No. 4 Men’s Lacrosse Team Moves to 2-0 with 22-4 Win

Albion man facing 17 felonies after drug raid in Orleans County * Police chase through Batavia ends with a man in custody * Warsaw man arrested on Batavia warrant for alleged threats

High speed police chase in Batavia * Albion man busted on multiple drug charges * Season ends for Lady Lancers


March 10, 2018

Trevyan Rowe is a 14 year old missing child with autism and may be in need of medical attention

GCC Student and Local Retiree Collaborate on a New Weekly Program

Local Author will speak at Hoag Library in April

Impaired Driving Crackdown runs March 16-18, 2018

GCC Men’s Basketball Team Punches Ticket to Region Final Four with Win Over Saints

Second defendant in East Main Street assault found guilty * Murder suspect in Perry waives his preliminary hearing * Albion couple accused of child sex abuse with more victims emerging

Second defendant guilty in East Main St gang assault * more potential abuse victims come forward against Albion couple * NYS considers legal book making

WROTB and Batavia Downs Gaming are perfectly positioned with existing infrastructure to deliver a sports betting platform to customers

The focus group will be held March 27, 2018 Noon – 1 pm Oakfield Town Hall

A Jury of 12 has found 26 year old Anthony Spencer Jr. of Batavia guilty on all counts

Monday, April 9, 2018 8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at GCC Conable Technology Building, Room T102

“All my life, I’ve fought to change perceptions and dispel myths—for myself, my family and my Rochester community,” Ash said

Cougar Swimmers Break More Records on Second Day of NJCAA Nationals

Teen jailed for school shooting threat in LeRoy * Investigators search for a motive in Perry murder case * Victims emerge during investigation in an Albion couple’s alleged sex abuse

16 yr. old arrested for threatening to shoot LeRoy student * Retired Wyoming County deputy charged charged with murder * Bills streaker saves cat, video goes viral

The 16 yr. old is charged with a felony and ordered held in jail on $10,000 bail

NJCAA National Champion GCC Men’s Soccer Ring Ceremony Live-Streamed March 8/Cougar Athletes of the Week Announced

Cougar Swimmers Complete First Day of NJCAA Nationals

Murder in Perry lands a former lawmen in lock up * Scottsville Woman faces felony in LeRoy for DWI with three kids * Batavia Troopers alert of new Bank text message scam

Lawmen and law-makers talk cops in schools * Brockport teacher pleads guilty in child porn case * Elba Lady Lancers advance in basketball playoffs

Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies will be visiting schools on a regular basis and assist during school safety drills.

Page’s vehicle almost hit two vehicles on Route 5 near Stafford, was driving in the wrong lane and went off the road numerous times.

Deputies found that Cabrera-Lopez had his driving privileges revoked on at least 10 different occasions

Calabrese was accused of being intoxicated and was taken into custody for DWI

Dr. Priester has been operating as interim dean since the summer of 2017 when his predecessor retired.

Men’s Lacrosse Team Scores Double-Digit Middle Frames to Rally Over MCC

GCC is pleased to host the Virtual Business Trade Fair on Thursday, March 22, 2018.

“Facebook Marketing” will be the subject of a small business workshop to be hosted the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce on March 14.

15th consecutive year on list; region climbs to #2 among 575 micropolitans

Former kindergarten teacher in Brockport pleads guilty to child porn charge * Flu rates on the decline after tripling previous cases recorded * 100 year old home is lost to an early morning fire in Batavia

Flu cases may be slowing in Genesee Co. * Fire on Columbia Ave. leaves family homeless * Darien Lake to hire 1,600

Fortunately the number of reported cases is beginning to slow, however there is typically a second peak during flu season.

Poole was ordered to be held without bail and Champlin was held in lieu of $25,000 bail.

On Saturday, March 10, 2018 GCC’s Nurse’s Club will host a community Easter Basket Assembly event at the Dr. Bruce A. Holm Upstate MedTech Centre.

Fire crews face tight quarters in structure fire on Columbia Ave * Lockport man arrested on felony drug and gun charges, with five kids in the car *

On March 10th at 10:30 am the sixth ward and first ward will have a neighborhood meeting open to the public for any concerns.

He was charged with second degree Harassment and remanded to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.

Conway was allegedly told to stay away and leave before being arrested

Batavia Police allegedly discovered an amount of marijuana in the vehicle that Burns was operating.

“Libraries are such an integral party of communities across New York State, and it is saddening to hear that some state leaders propose to cut library aid in our budget,” Hawley said.

Call the Parish Office at 585-343-1796 to Reserve your table, families and businesses welcome.

The airman is a 2017 graduate of Alexander Central School, Alexander, N.Y.

Pete and Kristy give of their time and talents in many leadership roles.

The Herricks were celebrated for their tireless support of the Wyoming County 4-H, Junior Holstein Club and Dairy Princess activities.

Break Down of Batavia’s Police Blotter * Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly says cancer isn’t going to slow him down * Congratulations to the Elba Lancers Girls team on another championship

Congressman calls 1366 technologies into question * Maple Street man jailed for prison contraband * Congratulations to the Elba Lancers Girls

The Committee voted to endorse Congressman Collins during their meeting on Thursday in Warsaw.

GCC Softball Begins First of Several Community Clinics at Richard C. Call Arena/NJCAA Region-III Releases Men’s Basketball’s Division-II Playoff Brackets

“These are the kinds of political games Albany politicians and the governor play with people’s livelihood,” Hawley said.

1366 technologies withdraws from STAMP Park deal * Two year old incident leads to a Liberty Street woman’s arrest * Jury deliberations continue in Percoco corruption case

We are still under a Travel Advisory as you may encounter hazardous conditions. If you must drive, please plan ahead, provide yourself with extra time, and drive safely.

“We are obviously very disappointed by the news from 1366 Technologies, but understand the business decision.”

Spokesperson for 13-66 Laureen Sanderson told The Batavian The company has decided to build the first full scale factory aboard.

The advisory for no unnecessary travel was lifted at around 10 this morning.

Rice is a 2017 graduate of Clarence High School, Clarence, N.Y.

Use your best judgment to determine if driving is prudent and allow for adjustments to your schedule to ensure a safe commute or simply avoid unnecessary travel.

Sheriff’s issue Travel Advisories for Genesee and Livingston * Liberty Street woman arrested for Identity Theft * Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame Quarterback Jim Kelly has cancer again

A Winter Storm Warning that takes effect tonight shuts down Genesee Community College for tomorrow. College officials announce this afternoon that all classes and special events at GCC’s Batavia campus scheduled for tomorrow have been cancelled. The National Weather Service is forecasts 8 to 12 inches of over Genesee, Orleans, Niagara and Northern Erie counties. […]

Buffalo Bills announce their Hall of Fame Quarterback is fighting cancer again

A Winter Storm Warning takes effect tonight, classes and events at GCC/Batavia campus cancelled for Friday

List of City of Batavia Plumbers who have obtained their 2018 Plumbing Renewal License

Thompson Goes Over 1000 in Cougars Second-Consecutive Triple-Digit Win * Lady Cougars End Regular Season with Double-Digit WNYAC Win

Marconi Becomes Double Signee for Soccer and Lacrosse * Cougar Athletes of the Week Announced

GCASA granted nearly $2 million for areas first detox facility * Lawmakers in Albany debate gun reform legislation * Forecasters say the area could be in for a foot of snow

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