Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on November 1, 2018
A year of more ribbon cuttings, grand openings and increased membership for the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber President Tom Turnbull reported this morning that chamber membership increased by nine percent over the past year…
Tourism in the area is also on the rise. Turnbull credits the new visitor center on Park Road.
Tourism is the county’s number two industry next to agriculture.
Turnbull says 10 tour buses a day stop in Batavia.
From this evening’s Police Blotter:
22 year old Breanna Toal of Dellinger Avenue charged with Petit Larceny and Falsifying Business Records. Police say Toal stole from the 7-Elevan store on East Main Street where she worked.
47 year old Aaron Klein arrested for Petit Larceny.
BPD says Klein, who lists no permanent home address, ripped off property from a home on Monclair Avenue.
Klein is already in the county jail on an unrelated charge.
A long awaited environmental clean-up project is about to begin in Pavilion.
The project will address contamination on a 3-acre site once used as a manufactured gas plant in the mid 1920 and 30’s.
Work at the Ellicott Srtreet Road site is expected to begin next month at a cost of 1.4-million dollars paid for the State Environmental Superfund.
The two men vying for the 27th Congressional District will not be holding a debate.
The Chris Collins campaign says the indicted incumbent will not go head to head with his Democratic challenger Nate McMurray before Election Day. The race wasn’t originally expected to be close, but that’s changed following Collins’ arrest on federal charges. Recent polls show Collins with a small lead as he seeks another term in office.