Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on February 13, 2018
The Batavia Players community theatre will have a new location in downtown Batavia
The Batavia City Council, by a 7 – 1 vote, has approved a lease with the troupe allowing them to re-locate in the City Centre Mall.
The company had been staging their performances in the Harvester 56 theatre on Harvester Ave.
Only Councilman at-large Bob Bialkowski voted no to the lease.
He said there were too many inaccuracies in the lease. He also did not feel it is the right business for the city to be in.
Ward 2 Councilwoman Patti Pacino said the Batavia Players Theatre would be a magnet to bring people downtown
Batavia players would pay rent of $1 per sq. ft. for the first six months, $2 per sq. ft. for the next six months and $4 per sq. ft. after that.
The space was most recently occupied by the Dent Neurological Clinic.
The Chief of Police in the Livingston County community of Nunda calls it the worst case of child abuse he’s ever seen.
35 year old Brock Hyde of Nunda, has been charged with beating his two month old son.
Nunda Police Chief Jeff Wilcox said the child suffered a fractured skull, broken ribs and a broken foot.
Hyde of is charged with felony counts of Assault and Reckless Assault of a Child for the alleged abuse.
The child was released to foster care.
Two Batavia men arrested for possession of suspect heroin suspected heroin in Wyoming County.
32 year old Ian Leblanc-Chatt and his passenger in his car, 39 year old Jason Giuliani, both of Batavia, were stopped on Route 19 in Middlebury.
Deputies say found Giuliani was in possession of 60 bags of heroin and Leblanc-Chatt had of two bags of heroin,
Leblanc-Chatt was also accused of driving while ability impaired by a combination of drugs.
Giuliani was arrested on a felony drug charge and jailed in lieu of 25- thousand dollars bail.
Governor Cuomo is trying to help low-income kids get the flu shot.
He has proposed legislation that encourages pharmacists to enroll in the state’s vaccine for children program.
If passed, children older than two-years-old and younger than 19 who meet certain criteria would be eligible for a free flu shot.
The state’s commissioner of health says more folks are taking this flu season seriously this year and getting the shot.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is introducing a new member to his administration. The Governor welcomed a 14-week-old Siberian Shepherd puppy to the Capital this week. His name is Captain, although Cuomo says he originally wanted to name the dog Excelsior, after the state motto. Cuomo’s daughter is to thank for making the strong suggestion of an administration mascot.