Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on June 8, 2018
Batavia Police want to fast track the purchase of additional video surveillance cameras like the one that proved its worth on the south side.
The city currently has only one such camera. It was deployed recently on Central Avenue and captured footage of a fatal stabbing and shooting.
The PD is asking City Council to approve $20,000 dollars toward the purchase of four more cameras.
Council is expected to take up the measure on Monday night.
The police department has also renewed its request to obtain a military surplus Mine Resistant vehicle for use by the Emergency Response Team.
The armored truck is provided by the military at no cost to local law enforcement except for transportation and up-fitting the vehicle.
That cost is estimated at between $11,000 and $17,000.
The sheriff’s office says it will pick up half of that cost.
It’s the first day for the Farmers Market in downtown Batavia.
New to the Marketplace for this season is Pickle Annie’s who specializes in homemade apple cider vinegars and pickles.
Also new is Bad-Ash-Bar-B-Que a BBQ food truck from Middleport.
Market Manager Mike Bakos says the market has some specials
Beginning in July the Market also gives away a free bag of groceries every week with products donated by the vendors.
Marc Molinaro says it’s time for term limits in New York State. The Republican candidate for governor says he’ll only serve two terms if elected in November. The Dutchess County Executive would limit other state lawmakers to 12 years. Molinaro says longtime legislators often put their own needs ahead of voters.
Some Bills fans will pay more to park near New Era Field this season.
The team is raising the cost of spots in the bus lot from $60 to $100. The Bills say the change is due to dangerous incidents there the last few seasons.
Drivers will be responsible for the actions of everyone on their bus.