Month: November 2019

Driver Ray Fisher Jr. on Friday (Nov. 29) hit a major career milestone by surpassing the $20 million mark in career earnings at Batavia Downs

Winter Weather Advisory for Sunday * Small Business Saturday in Downtown Batavia * Liberty Street stand-off suspect faces new charges

Black Friday in Batavia * New charges for Liberty St. stand-off suspect

Results roll in as Holiday DWI crackdown continues * County Jail inmate arrested after repeated violations * Bail reform has officials shuffling court dates

MORNING NEWS BRIEFING Changes in state law about when and how defense attorneys receive evidence in criminal cases are going to create a greater burden on police and drive up costs for the City and the County, members of the City Council were told Monday night. City Attorney George Van Nest and Police Chief Shawn […]

High Wind Warning posted for Genesee County * New info on Allegany Co. double murder * Cuomo spends Holiday in PR

Genesee County Economic Development Center part of state contingent comprised of economic development entities

State Troopers to crack down on impaired and reckless driving over the Thanksgiving holiday

High Wind Watch elevated to Warning * Trio of Albion Students to face trial * County K-9 getting a new protective coat this Christmas

How to control Batavia’s deer population * High Wind Watch posted for tomorrow * Big Pauly makes his last pie

Vest was donated by national organization

High Wind Watch posted on Wednesday * Funeral set for Allegany County couple allegedly killed by their son * Forecast high winds threaten Macy’s balloons

On Saturday (Nov. 23) he continued to streak as he won four races, including both pacing features at Batavia Downs.

Genesee Competes at North Country Invite

Cougars Skid Continues Against Bobcats

Hall Street man arrested for Assault with choking with imprisonment * Two Batavia men busted for brawling on Ross Street * Ken’s Charcoal Pits changing hands

The program will provide up to $30 million in grants to reimburse up to 50% of the costs of resiliency-related capital improvement projects.

Lougazi scored an easy 1-¼ length victory in the $12,500 Open I Handicap trot at Batavia Downs on Friday evening (Nov. 22).

17 year old accused of double homicide in Allegany County * Perry police bust a Batavia resident for DWI * Downtown restaurant in Batavia changes hands

Allegany County teen charged with double murder * Biden favored by NY Democrats * Holland Land Office Museum begins “Wonderland of Trees”

Horsemen and horsewomen are reminded of the draw schedule for Thanksgiving week at Batavia Downs.

The Kickoff starts Friday November 22nd at 6 pm and will continue until 8:30 pm.

City in search of a new part-time City Court Judge * Assault in the City lands a South Swan Street woman in lock-up * Two Batavia residents arrested for fraud

City looks for new part-time judge * Two local businesses get national recognition * Pickles in the midst of fracas

Resumes and letters of interest are due by 4:30 p.m. on December 2, 2019.

The City of Batavia Bureau of Maintenance has announced that City leaf collection will resume on Monday, November 25 with one final sweep.

Lady London moved up to the top class and wired the field again in the $12,500 Open I Handicap pace for fillies and mares on Wednesday night Nov. 20.


Police ID Liberty Street stand-off suspect * Schumer going to bat for minor league baseball * Wind Advisory going into effect tonight

Batavia Police identify standoff suspect * Schumer on possible loss of Muckdogs * Albion parents express concern over school safety

Suspect arrested upon release from hospital and jailed without bail

Impaired Driving Crackdown runs November 27th – December 1st, 2019

Muckdogs have one more season before proposed MLB ax drops * No injuries reported after 18 hour Liberty Street stand-off * Buffalo Sabres continue to struggle

20-hour standoff ends peacefully on Liberty St. * Muckdogs remain silent on possible loss of affiliation, Minor League Baseball says 2020 season for the Muckdogs is in tact – the future “is a subject of negotiation”

After nearly 20 hours the Liberty Street Stand-off has come to an end this morning. According to our news partner The Batavian the male subject was coaxed out of the residence by Detective Kevin Czora at around 9 this morning and walked to an ambulance about a block away from the scene. More on this […]

Stand-off continues on Liberty Street in the city * Muckdogs may be cut from M.L.B. parent club * Schumer pushes flavored e-cig ban

Stand-off continues on Liberty Street, man armed with a pellet gun taking shots at police * Major League Baseball announces proposal to eliminate 42 minor league teams, The New York Times reports the Muckdogs are on the list

Proposal would cut 42 teams from the minor leagues

Bourne and Ishiguro Named Genesee Athletes of the Week

Tullow N posted a convincing victory in the $12,500 Open I Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on a very cold Saturday night Nov. 16.

Cougars Slay Dragons

Gowanda man picked up on two BCC warrants from 2016 * Batavia teen busted for Burglary * Teen girl arrested for threats with baseball bat

Women’s Basketball Drops to Lakeland

Wheels A Turning scored a narrow come-from-behind win in the feature trot at Batavia Downs last week.

Update on Albion School Threat * Hawley renews push for statewide SRO’s * BPD seeking assistance in identifying three individuals

Cougars Advance to National Semifinals

Hawley’s legislation would mandate that all SRO’s are properly trained veterans or retired law enforcement

County lawmakers endorse plan for new $60M jail * Hawley pushes for statewide SRO * Bergen man busted for tampering with utilities

Winterim Session Offers Any College Students Transferable SUNY Credit

Saturday, November 16th at 1:00 pm at the Genesee County YMCA, at 209 East Main Street in Batavia

Musicians Of Note 2020 induction ceremony to be held on March 26th, 2020

Cougars Come Up Short Against Lazers

The guaranteed pool of $6,000 in the Pick-5 wager on Wednesday will be moved to Friday’s card (Nov. 15) when live racing resumes.

27th District dispute may end in court * Darien Center man attempts to outrun NYSP K9 * Batavia teen jailed without bail for harassing a juvenile

BCSD super search down to three, one is a Batavia native * Another hat in the 27th congressional ring * Change of venue for Section 5 8-man football championship

Meeting Sat. Nov 16 at YMCA

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 6 – 8:00 p.m.~ Genesee Community College ~ Batavia Campus


State leaders have committed to creating New York’s first veterans’ cemeteries around the state

City approves 40-year water supply agreement with County * Former Clarence Center Soccer Trainer pleads guilty to child porn charge * Law to raise age on tobacco purchases in effect

New child car seat law in effect * Billy Joel comes to New Era Field

Effective Nov 1, 2019 children under 2yrs must be in rear facing car seats

Troop A- In preparation for the anticipated winter weather forecast, the State Police encourage motorists to exercise due care when traveling.

On Wednesday (Nov. 13) there is a guaranteed pool of $6,000 for the Pick-5 wager that day.

Recognition Matters @ GCC

Hutchins Place man behind bars for menacing with baseball bat * Maple St woman locked up on litany of charges * Attica School closed

Weather conditions to deteriorate this evening * Winter Storm Warning in effect until 6AM Tuesday * Gasoline prices hold steady

Swimmers Stachowiak and McMullen Named Genesee Athletes of the Week

Winter Storm Warning * Texan fleeing from Troopers in Pembroke * Deputies bust a Wyoming County man for violation in Batavia

Threat at Albion School gains attention of the Governor * Two car accident on South Swan * ND wins first sectional championship in seven years

First sectional win since 2012

Genesee Swims at Erie Tri-Meet

Up to $8 million is available, and applications will be accepted through December 10.

The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce’s business workshop will be held on November 13

Invites members of the public to share concerns and ideas

Perry woman accused of burglary in front of five kids * Albion students pulled from school over online threats * Sabres back in action in Sweden

Genesee Places Eight on Soccer All-Region Teams

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

On Thursday, November 7th from 5 to 8pm, Tully’s Restaurants will host a “Law & Orders Night” where funds are raised for the local athletes.

50th Year Celebration Brings New Scholarship and Excellence Awards to Nursing Program Students at GCC

Monday, November 11, 2019 beginning at 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. ~ Genesee Community College

A pair of distaff Open paces topped the card on Wednesday night at Batavia Downs with both winners from barns of female trainers.

Stafford home intruder ID’d in critical condition * Liberty St. man arrested for trespassing * Cuomo says no extra funds for new DA requirements

Intruder shot during home invasion in critical condition * Rogers wins City Court judgeship * Results from other 2019 Elections

Shooting in Stafford home invasion * Election night results are in * Cuomo signs law to label specific opioids involved in overdose deaths

Homeowner shoots suspect with long gun, suspect flown to Rochester hospital

Most local elections were unopposed

In what is still an unofficial vote tally, it appears that Republican Durin Rogers has defeated Democrat Benjamin Bonarigo in the race for Batavia City Court Judge. Vote totals reported by the Board of Elections at 10:30 Tuesday night gave Rogers a victory by 215 votes. Vote Totals: Rogers: 1,662;   Bonarigo 1,447 The numbers are […]

Opening Gala set for November 22

GCASA pointing to end-of-the-year opening for recovery rec center on Clinton Street Road

Hiago Barros de Souza and Tylasia Weaver Named Genesee Athletes of the Week

Polls open for Election Day * Three County Jail inmates busted with contraband * BDC named new Executive Director

Election Day tomorrow: Batavia City Court Judge to be elected, other races listed along with polling places, new director of BDC named

Batavia City Court Judge, City Council Wards and all County Legslators face election

Served as Clerk-Treasurer for the Village of Oakfield

In the $12,500 Open I Handicap pace, Down On My Luck scored his sixth win in only eight starts at Batavia Downs this year

Genesee County Democratic Chair Michael Plitt, “Usually our turnout is low for municipal elections but we’d like to see a big turnout.”

No. 7 Genesee Shutouts Mohawk Valley to win Region III Championship

Holland Ave man busted for harassment * Corfu woman faces DWI after Batavia accident * Health Department has Hep- A vaccine for food-service workers

Dragin The Wagon scored his 50th lifetime win in the $12,500 Open Handicap trot at Batavia Downs on Friday night (Nov.1).

Two busted for conspiring to steal from Home Depot * Tax breaks for $9.5M project in LeRoy * State of emergency declared for 11 counties

Windy weather calms down, power restored * Elba man acquitted on child sex charges * County EDC approves tax breaks for LeRoy project

The Batavia Business Improvement District hosted its second annual Scarecrow Contest for Downtown Batavia.

Historical Horizons Lecture this Wednesday Night with Dr. Terrianne Schulte of D’Youville College

No. 7 Genesee Blanks Jayhawks; Advances to NJCAA Region III Finals

High Wind Warnings in effect with power outages * Elba man found innocent of child sex abuse * Batavia woman accused of drug sales

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