Evening News Briefing

Written by on February 27, 2018

Dawn Fairbanks City of Batavia H-R Specialist

A Cincinnati, Ohio executive search company will now begin finding Batavia’s next city manager.
The city council last night awarded a $26,000r contract to Novak Consulting Group.
Dawn Fairbanks is the city’s H-R specialist.
She said the three firms that made the final cut were very close

Council noted that the cost of the search firm is easily made up because the city is not currently paying a manager or assistant manager.

New figures paint a bleaker picture of the opioid crisis throughout New York State. New Health Department statistics show that there were close to two-thousand opioid-related deaths in the state, not counting New York City, in 2016, up 100 from previously reported.
The discrepancies suggest that medical examiners can’t keep up with the number of people dying of opioid overdoses.

Another telephone scam. This time, authorities are warning the public about an attempt to elicit medical records.
Scammers use medical histories for prescription refills which are sent to medical offices and once signed by a doctor, are used to bill insurance companies.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents NOT to provide personal or medical information over the telephone.

Would you like to help out some baby Blue birds?
The Genesee County Park and Nature Center is offering a special program on March 10th to learn all about Nest Watch. You’ll get the chance to be outdoors and prepare next boxes for this season. The program is free but you have to register. Call the Park and Nature Center in East Bethany at 585-344-1122.

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