Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on July 6, 2018
The former Genesee County Nursing Home, now privately operated as Premiere Genesee, lost air conditioning on two of the hottest days of the year.
There was a two hour outage on Monday and a much longer outage yesterday.
Residents had to be moved from the upper floors where temperatures reached the mid 80’s.
Nursing home administrator Christine Schaller says the old AC system has been repaired but new portable units are being brought in to supplement it
Officials with the State Health Department came in to investigate the situation.
Batavia Police nab a trio of shoplifting suspects with enough food for a feast.
The three allegedly grabbed the groceries from Tops and fled in a van which was stopped at Park Road and Oak Street.
The names of the three have not been released.
Our news partner, The Batavian, reports the three do not appear to be local residents.
The stolen food included steaks, lobster, shrimp and a large roast.
New York State’s maple industry hit a 74-year record this year with the production of more than 800-thousand gallons of maple syrup.
The maple industry in New York has grown by nearly 50 percent in the last five years and continues to maintain the state’s standing as the second leading producer in the nation.
The Rotary Club of Batavia has announced it is back in the raffle business.
The club curtailed its annual Corvette Fundraising Raffle two years ago when it was feared New York State would crackdown on raffles that sold tickets over the internet.
The club is now selling raffle tickets for a $20,000 grand prize to be awarded at the end of September.
The club promises that this raffle is 100 percent New York State law compliant.