Evening News Briefing

Written by on July 18, 2018

Philip Pastore

The co-founder of Batavia’s legendary Pok-a-Dot restaurant has died.
Phillip Pastore passed away yesterday. He was 93.
Pastore opened the Pok-a-Dot in 1953 with his partner, the late Joseph “Trigger” Marone.
The restaurant will remain in the hands of the Pastore family but will close this coming Sunday and Monday.
Calling hours for Philip Pastore will be held Sunday from 2 until 6 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home where services will be held Monday morning at 10.

A surprise discovery in a vacant building on Lehigh Avenue in Batavia.
Police on Monday found a four foot alligator in the building.
An Environmental Conservation officer took custody of the gator, which has been turned over temporarily to the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester.
It is illegal to possess an alligator in New York State without a permit.

A Flag Football league is being established in Batavia for boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 13.
Kevin Rogers and Otis Thomas said they started looking into the idea when they realized many parents were turned off by tackling heavy equipment.
Rogers said flag football is a way for kids to learn the fundamentals of the game without the worry of injury:

Games will be played on Sunday mornings.
Registration will be held this Saturday at Dick’s Sporting Goods on Veterans Memorial Drive from 1o until 3.
A $65 registration fee includes a replica NFL jersey and a pair of flags with their team’s logo.

The Batavia Muckdogs win one on the road. The Dogs beat the Williamsport Crosscutters last night 7 to 5.
The same two teams meet again tonight in Williamsport.
The Dogs return home on Friday against Mahoning Valley.


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