Evening News Briefing

Written by on December 9, 2019

The city is still waiting for the first shovel to be put into the ground for the long awaited Ellicott Station project.
It’s been 3 1/2 years since the city announced, with great fanfare, that Buffalo developer Sam Savarino bought the property for $60,000.
Savarino proposed construction spending of 22.7-million dollars. Plans called building for commercial and retail space, the Resurgence Brewing Company and 55 medium income apartments.
To date, Savarino has only spent $5,000 for the down payment on the land and owns the balance.
The city wants Savarino to tear down a garage on the old Santy’s Tire property, work that has yet to be done.

Batavia Police are out with a warning for Holiday shoppers:
Lock your car and don’t leave valuable items in view.
City police have received multiple reports of vehicle thefts and larcenies from cars over the past two weeks. If you are taking your car after hours to a mechanic, do not leave your keys in the car. Use a drop-box instead.

A Rochester man has been arrested for Gang Assault following a fracas on Highland Park in Batavia.
The incident last October 4th ended with a serious injury to one man.
21 year old Terrance Falk of Rochester was charged in the assault.
21 year old Riley Mayor of Batavia, a co-defendant in the case, pled guilty to a charge of second degree assault. A third suspect has yet to be charged.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling on the FAA to wrap up its study involving airline seating space.
Schumer says carriers need to allow customers to have more legroom aboard flights. The FAA was supposed to release the report in October, Now, the agency says it will be the end of the year before the report is ready. Schumer says passengers should have enough legroom to recline their seats without affecting people sitting behind them.


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