Author: Michael Baldwin

Some procedural changes are coming to the Town of Batavia Planning Board * Another person is headed to prison in a horrific murder case in the Southern Tier * A new service for people 55 and older is available in Genesee County

Troopers continue to investigate an Orleans County cold case * Genesee County logs 21 new COVID cases * The Batavia Rotary Club has donated an AED defibrillator to the local center of The Salvation Army

A Grand Jury accuses Holley man of rape at college * Temporary changes at the Batavia City Clerk’s office * Cuomo ratings slip

The Royalton-Hartland school district has some homework * Genesee County remains in moderate drought * COVID-19 positivity rate dropped to 2.35%, the lowest since November 7

Genesee County reports 10 more COVID cases * A Niagara Falls man faces local felony drug charges * COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York State have dropped to under 4,000

Some local schools…make the grade * Batavia school board green lights the proposed budget…now it’s your turn * A chilling crime story update from the Southern Tier

It could be prison time for a former Batavia Funeral Home Director * Three people arrested in Bergen, one charged with three felonies * Genesee County will be taking walk-ins for the COVID-19 vaccination clinic this afternoon at Genesee Community College from 1 – 4 p.m. No appointment necessary.

Cuomo outlines capacity limits for graduation ceremonies this spring * It’s a week to say thanks to the people on the other end of a 911 call * The City of Batavia has implemented a “Carry-in — Carry-out” trash policy in all city parks.

Police continue to investigate a fatal ATV crash in Oakfield * A New York Army National Guard soldier from Bergen is promoted * Batavia school board to accept retirements

Water treatment plant upgrades are coming to Albion * A curfew order for bars and restaurants in New York has been extended * Genesee County reports 34 new COVID cases

Security is expected to remain at the local DMV office * new opportunities are coming for young hunters * Genesee County reports ten additional COVID cases

Lawmakers agree on a new state budget that provide record spending in school aid * A NY congressman continues to lay low * Genesee County reports 27 more COVID-19 cases

Police opened fire on robbery suspects during a wild chase in Orleans County * gas prices continue to creep up * 47 new COVID cases reported locally

A Batavia teen has been accused of raping a child * Batavia police charge a man with robbery and assault * Genesee County under a Drought Watch

Troopers in Batavia will begin wearing body cameras by the end of summer * Senate Republicans – outraged-that a convicted cop-killer will serve on a NY police reform board * Court action continues in the case of a Bergen man who was killed after his vehicle was struck by a garbage truck

Investigators continue to probe a Batavia house fire * Genesee County reports 17 new cases of COVID-19 * NYS budget will be late

NY lawmakers vote to legalize recreation marijuana use…but don’t light up just yet * Charges have been filed in a debris fire in Le Roy * Collegiate sports can bring fans back to the stands under strict state guidelines, beginning Friday

New COVID vaccine eligibility begins this morning * Gov. Cuomo faces another accuser, this one a resident of WNY * Bills stadium has a new name

Deputies investigate an alcohol-fueled crash in Bergen * Le Roy honors National Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Day * Batavia man charged with having a gun on school grounds

Batavia police shoot at a suspect, prompting a car chase and crash * A single-engine plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Orleans County * NY Republican Congressman Tom Reed to retire from public service amid sexual misconduct allegation

Local COVID cases show a slight uptick * More water will soon flow at the Genesee County STAMP site * Rescue Plan to deliver $9.1 million for GCC

Another boost for the Batavia retail scene * An embattled funeral home director seeks to dismiss his debts * Batavia Downs donates to Batavia Police K-9

Funeral director’s case on pause * Toll plaza removal to begin in Batavia and Le Roy * Two Batavia women charged with felony grand larceny

Woman seriously hurt in head-on crash * Batavia Police introduce CRIMEWATCH * Youth sports in LeRoy receive a financial boost

Another burglary arrest in Corfu * A man has been accused of stealing more than $50,000 in property from a Bergen business * Batavia man sent to prison after 7th DWI conviction

Holley man charged after violent assault * Addiction services receive grant funding * DWI patrols focus on St. Patrick’s Day

Two killed in Wyoming County crash * Another COVID death in Genesee County * NYS Farm Bureau President is annoyed with the Governor

State money to help some Genesee County farms * NY restaurants can soon welcome more customers * More top Dems call for Cuomo to resign

Fire destroys Elba barn * Deadly crash in Stafford * COVID vaccination clinic opens at GCC

Batavia man missing in Ecuador * Cuomo says he is not resigning * 21 new COVID cases in Genesee County

Progress continues for John Deere facility in Genesee County * Elba man charged with grand larceny * “Local Roads are Essential” campaign begins

More COVID vaccines flow into the area * Fire Investigators get a boost * Gov. Cuomo now faces third allegation of sexual harassment

Cuomo says he’s “sorry” * Look for a COVID vaccination clinic coming to GCC * Batavia man charged with felony crime after domestic incident

Genesee County scores a huge economic victory * Nursing home visitations resume for some starting today * Batavia school district has a new School Resource Officer

A Bethany man faces a slew of drug and gun charges * Two men from Bergen charged with crimes in Allegany County * A potential NY gubernatorial candidate says no to COVID relief package

COVID cases continue to decline * Troopers continue to work 41-year-old cold case * Leader want a regional COVID mass vaccination clinic

Batavia inches closer to a deal with the YMCA * Genesee County reports 59 new COVID cases * Gas prices climb

Albion driver is in trouble with the law * Batavia police charged man with attempted robbery * Batavia man faces a felony count of first-degree criminal contempt

Pembroke voters say yes to school project * Independent Living of the Genesee Region welcomes Kara Beth Baker * Just five new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Genesee County

Gov. Cuomo begins to feel the heat * United Memorial Medical Center grows * An inmate fight at the Genesee County Jail has led to a felony charge

County/City looking for new volunteers * Some Dems turn on Cuomo * Genesee County reports 39 new COVID cases

Two arrests in 2 ½ hours has led to multiple felony counts for a Genesee County man * Genesee County has canceled COVID-19 testing scheduled for today * gas prices on the rise

Corfu man faces felony counts after crash * Man tries to run down woman during dispute * Have the snow gear handy

COVID cases in NY continue to decline * Assemblyman Steve Hawley delivers Valentines to Vets * Genesee County reports two more COVID deaths

Genesee County COVID cases lower than others in the region * Large arenas in the state can open starting Feb. 23 * Genesee County 4-H Program is now accepting registrations for its new 4-H Junior Master Gardeners Club

COVID cases continue to decline * Congressman slams Gov. Cuomo * Board of Elections notes a Friday deadline for party enrollment change

Price Chopper/Tops market merge * Batavia Girls Fastpitch Softball says it is overwhelmed * 33 new COVID cases in Genesee County

Batavia City Council meets Monday night * Senator calls for Black Hawk crash investigation * New York on Sunday reported the lowest COVID hospitalizations since Christmas Day

Lake Effect Snow Warning in effect * Batavia fire says ‘keep hydrants clear’ * Super Bowl STOP-DWI campaign

Albany firm plans to build in Genesee County * GOP upset with Gov. Cuomo * Batavia man charged with arson

Batavia City Fire releases annual report * Area COVID cases decline * Labor Dept. goes after fraudsters

46 new COVID cases in Genesee County * Four more virus-related deaths in Orleans County & gas price creep higher

New York’s State’s 7-day average COVID-19 positivity rate has declined for 23 straight days.Gov. Cuomo calls it a “significant trend.” In the Finger Lakes Region, there were 542 patients hospitalized with COVID. There were also 397 ICU beds occupied with virus-related complications. The positive rate in the region has dropped from 4.27% to 3.92%. Despite […]

Jail inmates dies, investigation underway * Arrest made in 4-year-old sex crime * Genesee County airport receives more federal funding

Bridge work approved in Genesee County * 28 new COVID cases, 1 new death * Yellow/Orange zone COVID restrictions lifted

Two more COVID deaths in Genesee County * Batavia street light repair efforts * Hawley questions marijuana legalization process

Four escape burning home in Le Roy * COVID vaccine shortage impacts local area * Average local gas prices have dipped, every so slightly

Bills lose to KC 38-24 * Winter Weather Advisory posted for Tuesday * Batavia City Council will receive a police reform presentation Monday

Helicopter crash investigation continues * Open Enrollment Period for uninsured New Yorkers will be extended * 38 new COVID cases in Genesee County

Kidnapped children found * Helicopter crash killed three NY National Guard troopers * 56 new COVID cases reported in Genesee County

168 new COVID cases in Genesee County * Search continues fir abducted children from Greece, NY * GCC receives $5.2 million

Gas prices on the rise * Man charged in Batavia strangulation case * Cuomo will stay in Albany, won’t go to Biden/Harris inauguration

It’s off to Kansas City * Lake Effect Snow Warning for Wyoming County * Genesee County is hiring

Hochul expects vaccine distribution to ramp up * COV claims to more lives, locally * Batavia man ‘caught on camera,’ charged with drug crime

Genesee County reports 49 new positive COVID cases * Town of Batavia extends emergency order * Changes coming for Batavia-area Girl Scouts

Batavia woman faces drug charges in Wyoming County * Batavia man was jailed in Livingston County * 79 new COVID cases reported in Genesee County

Fan can attend Bills game again * Trouble looms for Rudy Giuliani * New vaccine rules

More lawmakers want Rep. Jacobs tossed out * Fire damages Le Roy home * Batavia man faces multiple felony counts

Some positive news for baseball in Batavia * Two long-time lawmen in Le Roy retire * Genesee County now reports another 59 new cases of COVID-19.

Two more COVID deaths in Genesee County * Cuomo not welcome at Bills game * Public workshops planned for Genesee County Comprehensive and Rec Plan

Two more COVID deaths, 166 new cases in Genesee County * Hawley slams downstate Dems * Pavilion woman charged in Wyoming County crash

Batavia man charged after heated dispute * Batavia teen charged with robbery * State Police warn of scam

COVID cases surge * Fans will be in the stadium for Bills playoff game * Batavia Town Board questions solar farms

More COVID deaths locally * Man charged with rape * Felony counts leveled against Le Roy teen

101 new COVID cases in Genesee County * Gov. Cuomo says the economy can’t handle another widespread shutdown * gas price trending slightly upward

Wind Advisory for Monday until 4 p.m. * The New York state legislature meets in rare December session * Batavia man charged in stabbing incident

50 new COVID cases * Batavia Funeral Home Director pleads not guilty * Federal grand jury slaps Batavia man with kid porn counts

Disgraced WNY congressman get a pass from Trump * Winter Storm Watch in effect * National Grid warns of scams

New School Resource Officer at Oakfield-Alabama * 29 in hospitals from Genesee County COVID cases * The Manor House in Batavia is asking for some Christmas magic.

48 new COVID cases in Genesee County * Minimum wage increase Dec. 31 * COVID package negotiations continue

Batavia PD warns of fake money * 62 more COVID cases in Genesee County * NYS has new COVID vaccine website

Genesee County has confirmed 64 new cases of COVID-19 * The Board of Regents adopted New York State’s first-ever K-12 Learning Standards for Computer Science and Digital Fluency * Christmas Angel Stocking Program helping kids

Batavia has new city court judge * Cuomo declares yellow zone in Batavia * 109 new COVID cases in Genesee County

Batavia Police still looking reform thoughts * Bills defeat Steelers, now 10-3 * Gov. Cuomo accused of sexual harassment

23 new COVID cases in Genesee County * Music teacher indicted * Free virtual Opioid Overdose Reversal Training session

Voters say to Alexander school project * Toy Drive launches tomorrow * Local coroner’s pay get a pay bump

Batavia has a new Public Works Director * 21 more COVID cases in Genesee County * Western New York Gas & Steam Association prepares holiday event

130 new COVID cases in Genesee County * Senator wants student loan debt canceled * NY may limit indoor dining

Batavia schools revert to online learning * Oakfield man faces felony charges after serious crash * COVID cases in Finger Lakes region soar

WNY National Cemetery prepares to accept Veterans * Cuomo says NY will have plenty of COVID vaccine * COVID-19 has claimed another life in Genesee County.

New COVID relief package considered * Batavia City Council is looking to fill a part-time City Court Judge position * Genesee County reports 8 more COVID cases

Weather alerts for portions of WNY * 127 new COVID cases in Genesee County * Power restored to thousands

Bills win, again * Special Santa program moves to online only * Cuomo issues a veto on stream program

Embrace Black Friday * Greg Kellogg to be new LeRoy police chief * Albion man faces felony counts

DWI enforcement campaign is now underway * 64 new COVID cases in Genesee County * Strong Memorial and Highland Hospital enact zero-visitation policies

Batavia leaders and the Youth Board have settled their differences * Genesee County has troubling COVID stats * Rotary Club of Le Roy is sponsoring a Holiday House Decorating contest

Cuomo warns against large gatherings * 17 news COVID cases in Genesee County * DEC has gift ideas

Deadly crash under investigation * Batavia City Schools go remote next week * 20 new COVID cases in Genesee County

Man indicted for trying to hurt police * COVID update * NRA settle suits with New York

COVID hospitalizations rise * Genesee County has launched its official Facebook page and Twitter account * New Ellicott Trail Brochure Map

Man received probation in drug possession case * Genesee County reports 78 new COVID cases * Batavia’s Original will remain closed through Thursday

Some power outages continue * Batavia records a wind gust of 58mph * Bills lose to Arizona

Several pets killed in Batavia House fire * High Wind Watch for Sunday * COVID-19 cases continue to climb

New COVID restrictions take effect Friday * Bethany man charged in violent attack * Batavia Muckdogs Baseball Club to issue refund checks

Batavia barn fire under investigation * Trailer fire in Pavilion displaces three * Batavia High School staffer has COVID

COVID cases climb * Temperature records shattered * Alleged phony money has led to an arrest

Jackson Primary School shifts to virtual learning * Two families displaced in Batavia house fire * Buffalo Bills advance to 7-2

COVID cases increase in Genesee County * Batavia woman charged with drug crimes * New York State’s statewide COVID-19 positivity rate is 1.59 percent

COVID cases expand * Batavia man will have facetime with judge * Alexander High School will continue remote instruction

Sheron remains Sheriff * Genesee voters select Trump * Batavia Town Court needs a new Justice

Batavia woman charged with drug crimes * It’s Election Day * New COVID cases reported

GCC cuts staff * new COVID cases * New seatbelt law in effect

Police seeking teen parents * Genesee County proposed budget stays under tax cap * Fake money hits Batavia

Two dead in Geneseo crash * Batavia PD rakes in drugs * Five new COVID cases in Genesee county

Serious crash under investigation in Pembroke * New hurt in crash on State Route 33 * The state is gearing up to spend big money for highway projects in Genesee and Orleans counties

Early voting begins Saturday * Genesee County to host two pill drop locations Saturday * LeRoy woman sentenced in social services case

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October 22, 2020

Batavia Town Board sets budget hearing * Alexander CSD superintendent leaves * More COVID cases in Genesee County

No new COVID cases for Genesee County * NY lawmaker supports The Restaurants Act * “Can’t Mask the Batavia Pride!”

Town of Bergen sets public hearings * No new COVID-19 cases in Genesee County * Drug Take Back Day is Saturday

We’re headed to the movies * Another local retail staple goes away * Go Bills!

A Batavia man finds himself in trouble with the law * New scam involving U.S. Marshals * New cases of COVID-19 in Genesee County

Genesee County tax rate may decrease * Can you smell the next chicken BBQ * MTA is facing the greatest crisis in its long history

Batavia financial outlook not as grim * Social Security recipients get a raise * Bad night for the Buffalo Bills

Batavia man looses appeal on felony charge * Former congressman Chris Collins is expected to begin his 26-month sentence today at a Florida prison * Some good news for a local restaurant manager

One new COVID case in Genesee County * Will Batavia’s interim city manager receive a pay bump? * The next Buffalo Bills game is still in the air

COVID cases in Genesee County increase by eight * New charges against Batavia funeral director * Bills to play on Tuesday

Monroe County man faces felony charges in Bergen family offense * National Fuel predicts modest increases in heating costs * Sheron endorsed by Sheriffs employee union

Wind Advisory in effect * Batavia City Schools big revenue shortfall * Genesee County reports one new COVID-19 case

Engine recovered from plane crash near Corfu * Three more positive COVID cases at Elba Central * Rochester mayor indicted

  The federal investigation continues today after Attorney Steve Barnes, who founded the nationally-known Cellino & Barnes personal injury law firm, died in a small plane crash along with his niece, Elizabeth Barnes. It happened Friday in Corfu. The National Transportation Safety Board says it won’t be traveling to the scene of the crash, in […]

A Batavia man faces an attempted murder charge stemming from a stabbing episode last month on Lehigh Avenue. 28-year-old Jamie Dutton is also charged with felony first-degree assault and felony criminal possession of a weapon. Police say the victim sustained a life-threatening injury to his chest. The alleged crime happened outside the water plant on […]

Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul – in Batavia – saying, she can feel the energy. Houchul, along with numerous dignitaries were on hand Wednesday for the groundbreaking for a $1.1 million redevelopment project in the City of Batavia. This project will rehabilitate a three-story, 7,500 sq. ft. building built in 1865, in the downtown area. Lt. […]

National Grid has filed a customer assistance proposal with its New York regulator that would provide up to $50 million in financial assistance to support its most economically vulnerable residential customers as well as businesses that are struggling because of the pandemic’s financial impact. John Bruckner is National Grid’s New York president and says…National Grid’s […]

A four-member search committee has been appointed to execute the initial tasks necessary to find the next permanent manager of the City of Batavia. City Council President Eugene Jankowski Jr. announced that the committee would include two council members, the Public Works Director and a Human Resources Specialist. The committee will begin its work in […]

The Batavia City Council meets tonight and the Council President will provide an update on the City Manager position. The Council will also consider transferring a foreclosure property at 50 Oak Street to Habitat for Humanity. The organization says it will invest about $60,000 to renovate the single-family home which was built in 1924. The […]

Oakfield in ‘moderate fiscal stress’ * Batavia Downs doing well * Hydrant flushing set for Batavia

Genesee County mail carrier faces federal charges * Grand Jury indicts man for aggravated vehicular assault * Halloween Candlelight Ghostwalk in Batavia disappears

Former dispatcher sentenced for child porn * Troopers hold child safety seat event this Saturday * Genesee County reports one new COVID infection

Five new positives cases of COVID-19 in Genesee County * County 4-H accepting new members * Deadline approaches for filing Census form

Alexander Central answers state audit * BCSD reminds parents meals are available to online students * Bills are 2 – 0

Town of Batavia still facing $1-million budget shortfall * Husband wide found dead in Orleans County * Castile man gets 25 years for trying to kill Wyco sheriff

No COVID cases at BCSD * Rochester couple charged with convenience stores in LeRoy and Batavia * Pavilion Central names candidates for superintendent

Cuomo is OK with trick or treating * Jacobs signs on to GOP “Commitment to America Plan” * Endorsement for Bill Sheron

UMMC cashes in on a federal grant *I Batavia Police advisory committee adds persons of color * Deer Management Plan up to police

GCC has one student in precautionary isolation * 88 year old woman rescued from fire in her Town of Batavia home * City Council meets tonight


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