Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on September 4, 2019
The State Department of Transportation has decided not to build a roundabout at the intersection of Route 77 and Ledge Road in the Town of Alabama.
The DOT will instead install a blinking yellow traffic light on Route 77 and a blinking red on Ledge Rd.
The Alabama Town Board had opposed the roundabout, a position backed by State Assembly Steve Hawley.
The roundabout would have cost almost 2-million dollars.
The traffic lights will be installed for about 100-thosuand.
An Orleans County woman arrested on felony charges of violating Leandra’s law.
49 year old Carrie Blaszak was stopped by state troopers on West Saile Drive. She was charged with two felony DWI counts: one for having a prior DWI conviction and the other for allegedly driving drunk with a child in her car.
Governor Cuomo has signed off on yet another piece of gun reform legislation.
It closes a loophole to give law enforcement access to out-of-state records to keep people with dangerous mental illnesses from getting a firearm license in New York State.
The current law allows people to apply for a firearm license in the county they live in, regardless of their permanent residence.
Most schools in Genesee County re-opened today.
The notable exception is Batavia City Schools which will open on Thursday.
Tickets are selling well for tonight’s Batavia Muckdogs game.
The Dogs host their first playoff game in six years tonight as they take on the Lowell Spinners at Dwyer Stadium.
The game can be heard on WBTA
The team travels to Lowell tomorrow night in the best of three series – that game will also be heard here on WBTA.