Evening News Briefing

Written by on November 21, 2019

With the election of Durin Rogers to the position of full-time city court judge, Batavia is looking to fill the part-time post that Rogers vacated.
The term for the part-time post is six years beginning January 1st.
Candidates must be an attorney in New York State for at least five years.
Letters of interest should be directed City Council President Gene Jankowski, in care of city hall.
The deadline to send those letters is December 2nd.


City wide leaf collection will resume on Monday.
The recent snowfall put the city a bit behind schedule.
The city asks that residents take advantage of the anticipated thaw this weekend and place leaves in the parkway near the curb line…that’s the area between the sidewalk and the curb.


Recognition for two local businesses today.
General Motors has recognized Ken Barrett Chevrolet for a quarter Century of service to Batavia.
Officials from GM presented owner Ken Barrett with an award recognizing his 25 years in city. Barrett gives credit to his 41 employees…


Photo: Ken Barrett, left, with officials of General Motors

Ken Barrett Chevrolet has hosted WBTA’s annual Christmas Toy Drive in conjunction with the Salvation Army for all of the dealerships 25 years.
This year’s drive will be held on December 13th.

Tompkins Bank of Castile, based here in Batavia, has been recognized with an award from the Small Business Administration.
The bank was singled out for making 5-million dollars in SBA loans over the past year. The cash supported 345 jobs in the local economy.


Where were you when the pickles flew?  A Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputy dispatched to the parking lot of Oakfield’s 7-11. Reportedly two women were throwing a jar of pickles at each other. The caller said the combatants appeared to be (sic) pickled.

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