Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on April 12, 2019
Two well-known and long serving members of local law enforcement retired today.
Jerome Brewster, Chief Investigator for the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, left his job after 44 years with the sheriff’s office.
For the past 24 years, Jerry Brewster investigated some of the most notorious local cases.
In remarks delivered this afternoon Brewster said that while he never enjoyed investigating child abuse cases he “became pretty good” at securing confessions in most of those cases. He noted that by doing so it saved a child from being traumatized a second by having to testify in a trial.
Also retiring today was Batavia Police Office Frank Klimjack. He has been on the job in the city for 20 years. Klimjack says he and his wife plan to move to Tennessee.
A household survey is being conducted by the City of Batavia to support a grant opportunity.
The City is considering applying for Federal grant assistance to help income eligible owner-occupied single-family homeowners with essential home improvements.
Grant funds would enable homeowners to make home repairs with grant and deferred-loan funding.
If you own a single-family home in need of repairs download the survey from the City’s “Useful Links” tab on the City’s website.
The deadline to submit surveys to the City Manager is April 19.
Voters overwhelmingly vote”no” on a Darien Water District Proposal.
The result of Wednesday’s mandatory referendum on the establishment of Water District No. 6 in the Town of Darien was 684 no, 183 yes.
It looks like the worst of the flu season may finally be over. The state health department says there were only 4,500 reported cases of the virus during the week ending April 6th. That’s a nearly 14 percent decline from the week before. Nearly 100-thousand New Yorkers have battled the flu this season.
It looks like the worst of the flu season may finally be over. The state health department says there were only 45-hundred reported cases of the virus during the week ending April 6th. That’s a nearly 14 percent decline from the week before. Nearly 100,000 New Yorkers have battled the flu this season.