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Written by on October 17, 2019

According to a report from the Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse the first year of their Opioid Treatment Program has been a great success.
The clinic which is open six days a week administers liquid Methadone to patients dealing with drug addiction.
Approximately 120 people are served by the clinic every week.
Patients would previously have to travel to Buffalo or Rochester to receive treatment prior to the establishment of the Batavia location.
According to the report many of the patients developed an opioid addiction from abusing doctor prescribed pain killers.
For more on the story check the article on our website at WBTAi.com.

Pratt Road resident hit with three counts of Criminal Contempt.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies took 39 year old Gregory Baker of Pratt Road Batavia into custody Tuesday morning on three counts of Criminal Contempt following investigation into a mental health call Pratt road address earlier this month.
After being arraigned in Batavia Town Court Baker was released under the supervision of Genesee justice.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is signing a law that allows New York State to prosecute individuals who receive a presidential pardon.
The governor says the move closes a loophole and gives prosecutors a way to stand up to abuse of power, adding the state won’t turn a blind eye to criminality.
It takes effect immediately, and applies to both future and past offenses.
Attorney General Letitia James applauded the move, calling it a commonsense check on presidential power.

Over a year after a limo crash in Schoharie left 20 people dead, new pieces of legislation have been introduced in Congress.
The measures call for improved limousine safety standards at the federal level.
If approved, there would be new guidelines for seat belts and other safety equipment and a grant program would be set up to get potentially dangerous limos off the road.

A final regulation has been issued by the Department of Financial Services that will protect student loan borrowers from unscrupulous practices in the student loan servicing industry.
The regulation, which went into effect yesterday, requires companies that service student loans held by New Yorkers to meet new standards addressing problems that have plagued the student loan servicing industry.
There are approximately 2.8 million student loan borrowers in New York.

The City of Batavia offices will be closed for safety training today from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Residents are encouraged to plan your business with the offices prior to one.

For the first time this season, the Buffalo Sabres have been beaten in regulation.
Jack Eichel and Victor Oloffson had a goal each, but it wasn’t enough as the Sabres lost to the Anaheim Ducks on the road last night by a final score of five-to-two.
The good news is the Sabres are still in first place in the Atlantic Division.
They’ll look to get back on the winning track against the Los Angeles Kings tonight.
Face-off is set for 10:30 p.m.


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