COVID claims another local life * Town of Batavia Planning Board opens up public comments *

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

Molino Leaving Tomkins County for Livingston Water and Sewer, Tops Going Green, Sabres Shutout

Residents sound off about shooting range in Batavia * Rotary donates defibrillator to Salvation Army * US / Canada border remains closed

Vaccination appointments available in Genesee and Orleans Counties

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

Texting Scam, Canada US Border Still Closed, New Genesee County Property Website

Holley man indicted for rape on GCC campus * Weather Advisory issued for snow * Capacity limits raised across the state

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

Cuomo’s Approval Rating Falls, Changes to NY Taxes, Muckdogs to Host Challenger Baseball, Sabres Win and Lose Over the Weekend

One more hour before last call * Genesee County remains relatively dry * Gasoline prices remain steady

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

Rochester is Number 1, Missing Girl Found, Police Ask Community for Info About Accident, COVID Update, Earth Day Ellicott Trail Cleanup, Taste of Stafford Canceled, St Paul Lutheran School Fundraiser,

Booster Shots for Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines, Cuomo Signs New High Speed Internet Law, COVID Update, Los Samaritanos Need Help With Comfort Bags For Former Detainees, Sabres Beat Capitals

New school super named for Alexander * Batavia Police look for missing 14 year old girl * 10 new COVID cases in Genesee County

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

All municipalities in Genesee County have moved their information to this new website

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

NY State Focusing on Farmers for Vaccinations, Fire at Jerome Place, Fire Department Recruitment Drive, Sabres Lose To Bruins

Tomszewski admits guilt in funeral scam * 19 new COVID cases in Genesee County * Cuomo says New York will will again use the Johnson and Johnson vaccine when the feds lifts the pause

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.

45 new positive COVID-19 cases in Genesee County * City starts a “carry-in, carry-out” trash policy in parks * In-person graduation possible this June

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.

Cuomo Announces SUNY Schools to Get Vaccines, NY High Unemployment, Schumer Trying to Get Money For Mental Health Released, Attorney General Warns of Vaccine Pay Scam, Gas Update, Sabres Win against Flyers

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

Moderna Vaccine Clinic On Monday, New York State Says Kids in Schools Can Be 3 Feet Apart, Is Your Town Going to Allow Marijuana Sales?, House Ethics Committee Investigating Tom Reed, New York Empire Trail Challenge, Sabres Lose To Capitals

Pilot Who Died In Cattaraugus Crash Well Known at GCA, COVID Update, Sabres Lose to Devils

Adult residential community proposed for LeRoy * New COVID cases in county: 24 * LeRoy Central schools recognized nationally for music

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

Lee Zeldin Announces He Will Challenge Cuomo in 2022, Cuomo Renews Alcohol Executive Orders, Rochester Police Warn of Rise in Carjackings, Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign Starts Today, Ascension Parish Collecting Electronics

DMV likely to keep its armed guard * 10 new COVID cases in Genesee County * County Planning Board to consider Chipptle Grill in Batavia

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

COVD Vaccine Available for All 16 and Up, Friday Deadline For Registration for Family Game Night, Six Flags Darien Lake Hiring Fairs,

Batavia Downs holds Job Fair * Darien Lake to hold Drive-thru hiring event * SUNY plans mass vaccinations before summer vacation

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

Smoking Pot Legality Doesn’t Change Other laws, BBB Warns Against Posting Vaccination On Social Media, Community Action and Head Start Partner to Send Books To Children

Two armed robberies in Orleans County leads to gunfire * VLT aid for Batavia included in state budget bill * 16 and 17 year olds now eligible for Pfizer vaccine

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

Batavia Culinary Team Serves NASA, 2 Batavia Men Arrested for Rape, Gas Update, Sabres Win Against Rangers

WNY has one of the highest COVID infection rates in the state * Starting tomorrow all NY’ers over 16 eligible for vaccine * 11 p.m. curfew ends for many businesses, but not restaurants and bars

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

Ellicott Station May Begin To Take Form In May, CDC New Travel Guidance, COVID Update, Holley Family Takes The Plunge When Their Porch Collapses, Holland Land Office Upcoming Events

One hour guided walks on select Saturday mornings * $5 registration fee benefits Genesee County Animal Shelter

Troopers to soon wear body cameras * 10 new positive cases of COVID in Genesee County * Talk your dog for a guided walk in the park

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

Governor Cuomo Faces New Allegations, New Yorkers Don’t have to Quarantine If they Travel Domestically, Allegany Man Charged With Over 60 Years of Sexual Abuses in Livingston County, The Easter Bunny Helps Family Who Lost All In Fire, Chipotle Moving to Batavia,

What will legal pot mean locally? * 17 new COVID cases in county, three at the County Jail..* The Sabres finally win one

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

Downs is extending hours * Legal weed awaits the gov’s signature * New York highest taxed state in the union

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

All New Yorkers 30 and Over Eligible for COVID Vaccine, Oak Orchard Health Gets 3.7 Million, St Paul Lutheran School To Start 6th Grade, Gas Price Go Up

COVID vaccine and appointments available in Genesee and Orleans Counties * Village of Oakfield to hold hearing on budget * pot could be legal by the end of the week

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

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren Proposes Racial Reparations, The Rochester Teens Who Set a Man On Fire Indicted, COVID Update, GSO Concert Recording Available, Power Restored For Most, Lead Abatement Money Available

Vaccine Passport For NY State Unveiled, NY State AG Calls For Ethics Investigation Into Cuomo, GCEDC Approves Plug Power

High Wind Warning until this afternoon * Buffalo area restaurant owner puts “Shooting for a Cure” over $200K * Batavia Downs to improve Park Road

Genesee Orleans Health Department Has Open Appointments, Refunds for Unaired Live Sports, City Waster Station Opens, Cicada Emergence, Sabres Break Record

Cuomo accused of putting family to the head of the COVID testing line * Five cases of COVID at Genesee County Jail * Batavia Players new playhouse gets big state boost

Chris Jacobs Forms Advisory Agriculture Committee, Get The Second Dose, Impeaching Governor Cuomo May Take Months, High Wind Watch Friday, COVID Update, NYS Assembly Pass Unemployment for Parents Bill, Muckdogs Announce Who Will Do Play By Play

Governor Cuomo Accused of Manipulating AG Investigation, Today Is Now National Agriculture Day, Genesee Orleans Counties Have Clinics With Open Appointments, Buffalo Sabres Tied for Number 1 in Loss Streak

City Hall looks for two administrators * New Yorkers over 50 now eligible for COVID vaccine * State budget in better shape than originally thought

Cuomo Unveils “Roll Up Your Sleeves Initiative,” Pharmacies May Now Vaccinate Those with Comorbidities, Regulations for Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings Relaxed, Gas Prices Continue to Rise,

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

Deputies: driver ran off Dublin Rd. striking utility pole and a tree.

8th Accuser Comes Forward Against Cuomo, Tax Deadline Pushed Back, Buffalo Sabres Game Postponed, The GSO To Hold Memorial Concert For Bob Knipe

Another Body Found In Tomaszewski’s Care, COVID Friday Update, Rep. Tom Reed Accused of Sexual Misconduct, Maple Weekends Are Canceled But Not For All

Progress reported in Genesee County COVID fight * Cuomo approval rating drops * Downs announces change in Summer Concert Series

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

Batavia Downs Makes Changes To Summer Concerts, Canada Border to remain Closed, The 2 Teens Who Are Charged With Setting a Rochester Man on Fire Plead Not Guilty

Old Navy to open in Town of Batavia * Tomaszewski allowed to file Chpater 7 * NYS changes curfew times

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

More Money Sent to Schools in Upstate NY, Money Left at Batavia Downs Donated to Batavia K-9, Agricultural Literacy Week

Tomaszewski case delayed, again * State Assembly assembles team of lawyers to begin impeachment probe * Kiwanis Club to hold “modified” Easter Egg Hunt

Starts Friday March 19th and runs through March 31st

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

Batavia Police Complete Investigation Into Sunday Morning Crash, Toll Plazas For Batavia And Leroy To Come Down, Easter Egg Hunt Is On but Different,

Woman ticketed in Sunday crash with Town of Batavia emergency vehicle * 50% of New Yorkers think Cuomo should stay in office * A Pembroke woman charged with torturing animals

COVID Update, Veterans Are Now Eligible to Receive COVID Vaccine Regardless of Age or Health, Pembroke Woman Charged With Torturing Animals, Vote for The New Genesee County Flag Design, Local Basketball Teams Win Titles

Two separate vehicle crashes are related * Biden weighs in on Cuomo woes * Gasoline prices up, again, locally

Public can vote online and enter to win prizes

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

Schumer, Gillibrand, and AOC Call on Cuomo to Resign, NY Has Low Vaccination Ranking Vs Other States and Slower Decline in Cases, Rochester Music Teacher Pleads Guilty to Child Porn, COVID Update, Batavia Blue Devils Lose to Wayne Knights

Smell Sends Students Home in Pavilion, Check Your Smoke Detectors, Sing, Fly, Soar Like A Bird at Iroquois Wildlife Refuge, Sabres Lose To The Penguins

Assembly takes step toward impeachment of Governor * State loosens travels restrictions * Batavia Boys Basketball go for Sectional Championship

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

Travel Quarantine Order Lifted April 1st, WNYIL Putting on New Radio Show,

Grass fire spreads to home on Vine St. * 18 new COVID cases in Genesee County, 11 at the federal detention center * Sabres to allow some fans in the stands

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

Summer Meal Program Extended, Jacobs Introduces Legislation To Help Dairy Farms Hire Migrant Laborers, All Boaters Must Have a Boating Safety Certificate

Two women killed exiting COVID vaccine clinic * A sixth woman alleges harassment by the governor * Genesee County COVID death toll now 120

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

Batavia Downs Announces Summer Concert Series, New Yorker’s 60 and Over Can Get Vaccines Starting Tomorrow, Republicans Introduce Impeachment Against Governor Cuomo, NYDEC Says Burn Ban From March 16-May14, UMMC Gives Every Newborn a Swaddle, Genesee County Fair Scheduled, Shooting For a Cure Hopes to Break 200,000, Bill To Make Flamethrowers Illegal Passes State Senate

Tabelski gets permanent City Manager post * Perry man critically injured in fire * COVID 19 hospitalizations fall in Finger Lakes Region

Cuomo Refuses to Resign After More Than 40 Democrat Senators and Assembly Members Call For Him to Step Down, CDC Says Vaccinated People No Longer Have to Mask or Socially Distance, Gas Prices Keep Rising, Bills Raise Prices for Season Ticket Holders and Hope to Fully Open Stadium Next Season

Council expected to name Tabelski permanent City Manager tonight * Cuomo says he won’t go * Gasoline prices in Batavia continue to rise

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

City Council to Select Rachel Tabelski For New City Manager, State Government Votes to Limit Governors Emergency Powers, COVID Update, Health Department Responds to Questions About Mass Vaccination Clinic, Water Line Repair on River St Monday, Pembroke High School Girls Basketball Team Breaks Records for Shooting For a Cure

A vote will be taken Monday to appoint Rachel Tabelski the new permanent Batavia City Manager

Paul Pettit Talks Numbers of Vaccines at GCC, More Allegations Against Governor Cuomo, GCEDC Approves Plug Power Incentives

Fire destroys barn in Elba * Hawley calls for reducing distance between students * Vote is possible today to strip Governor of emergency powers

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

Update on Deadly Stafford Crash

73 year old woman killed when her vehicle struck a garbage truck on Route 237

Accident in Stafford Between Garbage Truck and other, Birding at Genesee County Park and Forest

State run GCC clinic runs out of appointments in 90-minutes * Hawley critical of state for allowing anyone to get appointment * New rules for indoor and outdoor social gatherings

Clinic is targeted to Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming County residents

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

Democrats Join Republicans In Calling For Cuomo To Resign, Darien Lake Interviewing Virtually Starting Saturday, North Darien Bible Church Clothes Closet,

Cuomo’s emergency powers may be nearing an end * Batavia K-9 “Batu” takes down his first suspect * Sabres lose four in a row

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

More COVID vaccine in Genesee County * Third woman accuses Gov of harassment * GCEDC to consider tax incentives for Plug Power

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

Judge Orders That Buffalo Restaurants Can Stay Open Past 11pm, Medical Experts Say Get Any of the Vaccine Available, Sno Packers Raise 30 Grand to Fight Breast Cancer

COVID positive rates trending down in WNY * Cuomo issues apology, but denies inappropriate behavior * Local gasoline prices trend upward

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


February 27, 2021

Hotel Workers Now Eligible For Covid Vaccine, 2 Retire From Sheriffs Department, COVID Update, Hawley Sponsors Blood Drive at Downs, National Guard Killed in Helicopter Crash Remembered


February 26, 2021

COVID Update, New Guidelines for Social Distancing in Schools

$290-million green energy project is a go in STAMP * Plug Power says it will employ 68 people at an average of $70,000 per year * GCEDC has been down this road before

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

3rd Shot “Booster” For Pfizer Vaccine Being Tested in Rochester, New Guidelines for Weddings and Catered Events

Batavia Downs buys its adjacent hotel * Ex-Cutomo staffer says the Gov sexually harassed her * $11-million Erie Canal rehab in Orleans Co completed

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

Man Arrested For Multiple Drug and Weapons Charges in Bethany, Diamond Dance Team to Provide Entertainment for Muckdogs Games

Wind Advisory in effect * Batavia man approaches trial for attempted murder * 15 new COVID cases in Genesee County

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


February 23, 2021

New Guidelines for Reopening Nursing Homes to Visitors, Jacobs Calls on Biden to Reopen Borders, Department of Weights and Measures Issues Gas Pump Statement, Sabres Lose to Islanders

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


February 22, 2021

Winter Weather Advisory, Western NY and Finger Lakes COVID Positivity Below 3%, South African Strain of COVID Found in NY, Schumer Calls For Investigation Into Army and National Guard Helicopters, Gas Prices Up 11 Cents, Sabres Beat Devils

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


February 20, 2021

Nursing Homes To Allow Visitors Starting Monday, Cuomo Announces Nursing Home Reforms, Vaccines Delayed by Winter Storms, COVID Update, Train Hits Snowmobile in Darien, Firing Pin Partners With American Warrior Festival


February 19, 2021

New Autism Trail Construction Begins at Letchworth, COVID Update, Darien Lake to Open May 21st,

GOP talks Impeachment of the governor * Troopers identify victim of fatal Albion crash * Pembroke Central voters approve re-build of bus garage

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


February 18, 2021

COVID Vaccine Tracker Website Now Includes County Information, The FBI Is Now Investigating Cuomo, Nursing Home Workers Protest, Gas Prices Set to Rise Even More, Batavia Man Gets Very Close to 900 Series

County Health Director reports encouraging COVID stats * Fatal crash in Albion * State opens up entertainment venues

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


February 17, 2021

Democrats Introduce Bill to Strip Cuomo’s Emergency Powers, Cuomo’s Office Announces Opening Dates for Indoor and Outdoor Entertainment Venues and Summer Camps, Sabres Lose to Islanders

Cuomo suggests home delivery of legal pot * Health Director to speak on local COVID vaccinations * UMMC restores seven day a week visitation

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


February 16, 2021

New Community Fund Paid For By Mary Jane, RRH Has a Workaround for COVID Vaccine Reactions, Amber Alert Canceled

City to hold Jackson Square meeting * Local man arrested twice within 2 hours on felony charges * AMBER alert issued for Erie County teen

Meeting to be held Thursday, Feb 18 at 6pm

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


February 15, 2021

Winter Storm Warning Cancellations, More People Getting COVID Vaccines Means Longer Waits, Party Registration Deadline Extended, ROC Airport Renamed to Frederick Douglass Airport, Gas Prices Jump, Sabres Head Coach Back In Practice

COVID positivity rate drops * Winter Strom Warning posted * Pembroke bus garage vote postponed

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


February 13, 2021

Democrats Join Push For Cuomo To Be Investigated, New Visitation Rules at RRH and UMMC, COVID Update, Holland Land Office Museum Speaker, Is Fantasy Island Reopening More Than a Fantasy?

20 new COVID cases i n Genesee County, five deaths i n two days * COVID vaccine eligibility is broadened * NYS eases COVID quarantine rules

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

LeRoy Central approves one capital project and rejects another * Tops opens renovated Batavia store * New protocols for for indoor events


February 11, 2021

Genesee and Orleans Counties Get Less Vaccines, Wyoming County Gets Communication Grant, COVID Update, Competition For Students to Design New Genesee County Flag, Section 5 Tournament Schedule

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


February 10, 2021

Batavia City Schools Roll Out a New Initiative, NY Partners With Non Profit To Provide Free Diapers, Serve America Movement Highlights Unconstitutional Restrictions to Political Parties in New York, COVID Update, Erie County Bars and Restaurants Now Closing at 10pm…Again

Batavia Police issue annual report for 2020 * Latest local COVID stats * Board of Elections: Party changes deadline this Friday

Statistics for all of 2020 are released

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

Federal Government Increasing COVID Dose Sent to States, Legislation May Allow Family to Visit Loved Ones in Nursing Homes, COVID Update

Tops – Price Chopper to merge * Police: several local reports of unemployment fraud * City tight-lipped on selection of a new city manager

City Police advise victims to contact the NYS Dept of Labor

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

Tops to Merge Companies, Gas Up 5 Cents, 3 More Players Added to NHL COVID Protocol and Games Rescheduled

Council to hold public hearing into community development grants * Sheriff Reform plan open for public comments * Two Batavia men win Rotary Corvette Raffle

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

New Comorbidity Group Eligible to Receive Vaccine, 4 Nurses From Buffalo Going to Super Bowl for Free, COVID Update, 94 Businesses Allowed to Stay Open Past Curfew In Western NY, Office For The Aging And Border Patrol Warn of Scams

New President for Chamber of Commerce * Lake Effect Snow Warning issued * Chris Jacobs supports ouster of Majorie Green

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

NYS Supreme Court Rules State DOH Must Release COVID Death Info, COVID Update, WNY Independent Living wants People With Disabilities to Speak to Elected Officials, Batavia PD Reform Committee Releases Draft for Feedback, Buffalo Sabres Head Coach Positive For COVID

Another potential developer for STAMP * Winter Storm Watch for Genesee and Wyoming counties * City invites comments on police reform plan

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

Counties Can Decide Who To Vaccinate, Surrogacy Now Legal in New York, Darien Lake Hiring

Tomaszewski case delayed, plea deal in the works * Batavia man charged with setting Osterhout Ave fire * mother of pepper sprayed Rochester girl plans to sue RPD

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

Orleans County Nursing Home Fined For COVID Failings, Tops Receiving Less Vaccine, High Speed Internet Study Vetoed, COVID Update, Sabres Game Rescheduled

Coronavirus infections trend downward in Genesee County * One Rochester cop suspended, two more on leave, following pepper spray of 9 year old * Oakfield-Alabama Schools signing UPK

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

Schumer Announces Tax Cuts for Alcohol Producers and Importers, Chris Jacobs Selects Veteran of the Year, Darien Lake Starts Laser Light Show, Seneca Park Zoo Allows Kids Free in February, Sabres Lose to Devils

Weather warnings to the east of us * Slight increases in gas prices * Schumer says Wall Street is “messed up”

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 […]

Cuomo and Zucker Respond To Nursing Home Death Report, Robert Morris School Could Reopen For Students, High School Seniors Can Apply For Farm Scholarship, HLOM Returns To Regular Hours

Hawley Demands Hearings On Nursing Home Deaths, COVID Update, New Regulations for Wedding Receptions

Inmate suicide at Genesee County Jail * State AG claims COVID deaths in nursing homes under-reported * Schumer weighs in on Samsung prospects for STAMP

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

BHS graduation rates improve * BPD adds trained K-9 * Winter Weather Advisory for Orleans County

Orleans County Winter Weather Advisory, Federal Government Sends Money To Help With Vaccine Distribution, NY Underreported Nursing Homes Death By At Least 50 Percent and Republicans Demand Cuomo Resign, Senator Ed Rath Asks Hunters to Take A Survey, Sabres Playing Tonight

Batavia High School’s graduation rate, for students who graduate within four years, increased from 85% in the 2011-2015 cohort to 93% (for June graduates) and 94% (for those who graduated by August of their senior year) in the 2016-2020 cohort. The number is even higher – 97% for the 2016-2020 cohort – when only those […]

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

NY Lifts All Upstate Yellow and Orange Zones, Genesee Orleans County Health Departments Allow High and Moderate Risk Sports, USDA Suspends Farm Debt Collection, RRH Vaccinating As Many People As Possible, Rural Fire Departments Can Win A Grain Rescue Tube, Applebees Benefit For St Paul Lutheran School

Basketball, football, wrestling, hockey and other sports may proceed under State guidelines

Genesee County Sheriff William A. Sheron, Jr. announces the graduation of Correction Officers Tyler J. Stewart, Trevor J. Sherwood, and Marissa R. Jacques (Class President). These Correction Officers recently graduated in a class of 12 from the Niagara County Basic Corrections Academy. The six-week training included instruction in the care and custody of inmates, inmate […]

Section 5 announces some dates for High School sports * COVID takes two more lives in Genesee County  *  NY Lottery: there’s an app for that

Local health departments will have final say on protocols

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

Legislators Ask State To Allow Counties To Handle Vaccine Rollout, Cuomo Sends Over 500 More Troops to DC, COVID Update

Weather Advisory extended for remainder of the day * House fire in LeRoy * NYS allows high risk sports to resume

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

Winter Weather Advisory, Father and One Other Arrested in Cash Foster Home Abduction, Brushing Scam, Sabres Shoot Their Shot and Win Against Capitals,

Samsung eyes STAMP for semi-conductor plant * Genesee Orleans gets only a fraction of COVID vaccine it asked for this week * Avon man arrested for stealing $10K from Batavia business

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

Niagara Power Joins PGCBL, COVID Update, Sabres Lose to Capitals in Shootout, Western NY Woman Sees Boost to Business From Bernie Meme, Buffalo and KC Mayor Bet on The AFC Game,

Cuomo Says NY Out Of COVID Vaccine, Update On State COVID, Local COVID Update, Biden Signs Border Order, Buffalo Zoo Bets On Bills Game With Kansas City Zoo

Vaccine supply will dictate immunizations at next week’s GCC COVID clinic * LeRoy Central Schools to vote again on capital projects * huge game for Buffalo Bills

Heavy snow forecast for Eastern Genesee County, visibility reduced

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

Local COVID Vaccine clinics announced, but appointments are hard to get * Probe continues into National Guard helicopter crash

Vaccinations are by on-line appointment only

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

3 Charged In Lockport Halloween Shooting, NYSP Warn of Pet Buying Scam, Sabres Shutout By Flyers,

COVID shots at GCC, but all slots are filled through and including Friday * Cuomo needs federal help to pull New York State out of debt

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

Cuomo Talks Budget Bailout Hopes, Wyoming County Lake Effect Snow Warning, Free Drive Through Rapid Testing In Genesee County

Those interested in getting a test must register on-line

Chamber announces annual award winners * COVID-19 slowing just a bit in NYS * Cuomo to announce how he plans to deal with billions in red ink

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

For Genesee County, from 7PM Monday evening through 7PM Tuesday

Winter Weather Advisory Lake Effect Snow Tonight, Cuomo Writes to Pfizer to Buy Vaccines Direct, Hawley Calls On Cuomo To Let Local Health Departments Plan Distribution of Vaccines, Batavia City Schools Asking Parents to Fill Out Form to Change Their Kids Learning Model By January 22nd,

UMMC / Rochester Regional Health begin COVID vaccinations by random selection * You must be in Group 1-B or over age 65 * If your primary care provider is part of RRH System, you are in the pool

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

Police Advisory Group Ready To Send Report, Assemblyman Hawley Announces Jump Start New York Plan, GOW Opioid Task Force Meeting, Senator Schumer Says FEMA Will Give 2 Billion Dollars to New York Under Biden,

County Health is Ready To Administer Far More COVID Vaccines Than They Have on Hand, COVID Update, Governor Cuomo Proposes New Gun Law, Restaurants Are Not Allowed To Stay Open For The Bills Game

County to hold COVID vaccination clinic at GCC next Friday * How to make an appointment, not yet announced * COVID claims two more lives in Genesee County

List of New Yorkers Eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination in Groups 1-A and 1-B

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

Governor Cuomo’s 4th Day of the State of the State Focusses on Infrastructure, COVID Update, RRH Opens Drive Through Vaccination Clinic In Batavia, Batavia Man Arrested for Smoking Crack, In the Sheriffs Office,

In Genesee County, eligibility outstrips supply or COVID vaccine * To make appointment call: 1-833-697-4829

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

Cuomo Day 3 of the State of the State Address, COVID Update, Low Risk Sports Can Start Monday, Bills Baltimore Game Testing Started, US Canada Border Closed Through February, Free TSA Dog Calendar,

Two more COVID deaths in Genesee County * Free COVID tests available tomorrow * Jacobs votes no to invoking 25th amendment

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

“Muckdogs” will play at Dwyer in a new collegiate league * Manager hired, host families sought * Season tickets available

The New Collegiate Team Will Be Called The Muckdogs, 65 and Up Can Now Get Vaccinated, State of the State Address, Slick Roads Tonight, COVID Update, Bills Vs Ravens Saturday, Water Main Break Repair Wednesday Morning on Pearl St.

City Council gets proposed budget, modest tax increase and unfilled police and fire positions * Lease approved for Dwyer Stadium * City endorses renovations for movie theaters

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

Go Find Out If You Can Get A COVID Vaccine, UMMC Dr. Gets Second Dose of Vaccine, Cuomo Delivers State of the State Address, Fire Hydrant Flushing and Testing, Bills Next Game On Saturday at 8:15pm, Gas Goes Up,

Cuomo delivers State of the State * Jacobs will not support impeachment * Next phase of vaccinations to begin today

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

Vaccine Distribution Ramps Up, Healthcare Workers and People Over 75 Can Start Registering to Get The Vaccine Monday, COVID Numbers Update, Major League Baseball Makes Muckdogs Elimination Official, Genesee County Master Gardeners Series To Start January 21st,

Erie County Dept of Health Issues New Scam Warning, Genesee County Park and Forest Offering Hikes, Niagara Falls Going Blue for Bills

LeRoy Police Chief and Detective honored upon retirement * Another piece of property sold by county for development in East Pembroke

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.

New life for Batavia Baseball, collegiate team to be voted on Monday * Cuomo orders National Guard to D.C. *

Possible New Baseball Team for Batavia, Governor Cuomo Sends 1000 National Guard to DC, Cuomo Says This is the Year for Legal Marijuana, COVID Update, Local Politicians Condemn DC Violence, NY AG Warns of New Scam Targeting Grandparents

The UK Strain is Most Likely in Monroe County, A New Fund for Restaurants “Raising the Bar” ,COVID Update, Cuomo Won’t Be Attending Bills Playoff Game, Batavia Downs Gives Away 6 Playoff Tickets to Frontline Workers

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

Cuomo calls for legal pot * Two more die from COVID-19 in Genesee County * Testing begins for Bills fans to attend Saturday game

Vaccines for the General Public Won’t Be Available for a Lot Longer, Saratoga Springs Man First in NY With UK COVID Strain, New COVID Vaccine Priority List, COVID Update, Fire Hydrant Change Will Cause Water Shutoff, Bills Fans Don’t Want Cuomo To Join Them For Home Games

New law allows traffic fines on a payment plan * Two more COVID deaths in Genesee County * Finger Lakes Region: highest hospitalization rate in NYS

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

Vaccinations Lagging Behind, Car Sale Scam, Bills Sweep Dolphins, Pats and Jets for First Time

Jacobs sworn in * NYS legislature resumes work this week * Local gasoline prices up 2-cents

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

Fire Claims One Life In Avon, COVID Update, Holland Land Office New Hours, William Sheron Jr Sworn In For Second Term,

Paul Petit Updated the County On The COVID Situation, Freezing Rain Advisory for Livingston and Wyoming Counties New Year’s Day, COVID Update, Bills Can Have Fans for Playoff Games in the Stadium, Dolphins QB Out for Sunday’s Game Against Bills

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

Tops Partners With HHS, COVID Update, Wine In A Can

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

Stimulus Payments To Come Later This Week, City Of Batavia Taking Applications for After-School Programs, Cuomo Signs Pay Freeze, Leroy Teenager Arrested for Breaking Into Home, Bills Beat Pats, Cuomo Hopeful For Bills Fans To Watch Playoffs In Person


December 29, 2020

City trying to find provider of services formerly done by Youth Bureau

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

About 140,000 People Have Been Vaccinated, Fake Vaccine Scams, Buffalo Is Number 2!, Bills Face Patriots Tonight,

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


December 26, 2020

Michael Tomaszewski Arraigned, Cuomo Signs Bill to Help Businesses with Loans, COVID Update, Genesee Office For the Aging Gives Gifts With Meals

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

Batavia Man Indicted for Child Porn, COVID Update, Governor Toy, Coat And School Supply Drive a Success

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

Winter Storm Watch for Christmas, COVID Update, Airlines Will Test UK Fliers for New COVID Strain, Cuomo Announces New COVID Strain Research, Assemblyman Steve Hawley Gets Committee Assignments, Asymptomatic Testing Site Holiday Hours, Bills Have 5 Players In Pro Bowl Madden Game

COVID Vaccines In Nursing Homes Starting Today, Stimulus Bill Agreement Reached, Bills In The Playoffs and AFC East Champs, The Planets Align Tonight, Gas Prices Rise, Santa Issued Travel Voucher

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.


December 19, 2020

Petit Warns About Private Gatherings, Byron Bergen Schools Full Remote Learning First Half of January, COVID Update, Livingston County Emergency Services Light It Up Parade, Reyncrest Dairy Farm Gets Award, Main Street Pizza Donates Pizza For a Year to CASA, John Kennedy STEAM Receives 2 Grants

UMMC Staff Get Vaccinated, Former Police Chief of Rochester Files Claim against City, HLOM Flute Trio Concert Moved Online, Bridge Work Done In Alabama

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

U of R Medical Center Named Finger Lakes Vaccine Hub, ARC Transfer Station Cuts Hours, Cornell Cooperative Extension Names New Executive Director, First Bob’s Christmas Car Day Is Sunday, New Genesee County Website Is Live,

Sikorski is currently head of city and county Youth Bureau

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

First Dose of Vaccine in Olean By BHS Graduate, Wyoming and Livingston Counties Winter Weather Advisory, Sales Tax Report Shows Hospitality Hardest Hit by Lockdowns, STOP-DWI Starting Again, Cuomo Signs Hate Symbols Bill,

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

North Bergen Presbyterian Church and Rose Garden Bowl team up to serve local families

Rochester Report Finds No Wrongdoing In Death of Daniel Prude, Batavia City Council Picked Thomas Burns for Part Time City Court Judge, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik Wants Cuomo Investigated for Sexual Harassment, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County Survey, AAA Says Travel Will Be Down 29 Percent for The Holidays,

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

Batavia Designated a Yellow Zone, First Person Vaccinated in NY, Police Stakeholders Group Calls For More Community Engagement, Gas Price Update, Not Likely To Be A White Christmas, Bills Beat Steelers,

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


December 12, 2020

FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine, COVID Update, Fire Hydrant Replacement On Ellicott St Monday, Highway Department Tips For Snowy Weather, GLOW Women Rise Virtual Event, Thanks For the Toys

New Regulations for Hospitals and Orange Zones, 346000 more Vaccine Doses on The Way, Man Arrested for Albion Home Explosion, Opioid Overdose Training, Wyoming County Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter after High Speed Crash,

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

WBTA 37th Annual Christmas Toy Drive for The Salvation Army to Take Place Friday, December 11th, 9am-4pm at Ken Barrett Cadillac Chevrolet
The Salvation Army of Batavia is requesting new, unwrapped toys at WBTA’s annual event at Ken Barrett Cadillac Chevrolet, West Main St. Batavia, NY, 14020

The Muckdogs Are Outta Here, Orleans County Offering Free Asymptomatic Testing, NY Joins 48 Other State Suing Facebook, Oakfield teacher Wins Staples Prize, Stay Up Late and Watch the Northern Lights

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

New York Will Receive Vaccines By This Weekend, Vaccines May Become Mandatory If Not Enough People Take Them, Ken Barrets and WBTA Are Partnering For the 37th Annual Toy Drive, Just Kings and Adam Miller’s Bike and Toy are Hosting A Toy Drive,

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

Will replace the retiring Matt Worth

New York Set To Limit Indoor Dining, Man Arrested for Incident in August, American Heart Association Calls for More Tobacco Taxes, Bills Win In Monday Night Football

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

2 Local Restaurants Have COVID Exposures, Assemblyman Steve Hawley Commemorates Pearl Harbor Attacks, Light in The Sky, Gasp Prices Go Up

Alerts issued for Sport of Kings, Eli Fish and Mariachi De Oro

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

Free Rapid Testing Tuesday and Thursday, COVID Update, Chris Jacobs Calls On House To Release CARES Act Unspent Funds, 106 Year Old Vet Receives Award from 1945, Byron Bergen 5th Grader Wins 1st Place

COVID Update, COVID Positive Persons at Eli Fish and Mariachi De Oro, STOP DWI Stats for NYS, Man Arrested for DUI and Much More, Project Stork Gets a Grant, 4-H Tractor Safety

Genesee County Had It’s First Round of Asymptomatic Testing Today, A Meteor Traveled Over Buffalo and Blew Up Near Syracuse, Genesee Choral Putting On Virtual Concert, Genesee County PArk and Forest Canceling Create-A-Critter, Bill Lineback AFC Defensive Player of The Week

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.

Survey will be on-line until December 9, 2020

COVID 19 Vaccines Available In NY State by the 15th, Free Drive Through Testing For Asymptomatic Covid Cases, COVID Update, National Cemetery Accepting Reservations,

Testing offered one day only (Dec 3) at Emergency Management Office on State Street Road

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

Catholic Diocese of Buffalo Has New Bishop, COVID Update, Dead Get “Right to Publicity,” Batavia Looking For New Part Time Judge, Bills Play Monday against the 49ers In Arizona

City seeks to replace the late David Saleh

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

New Strategies to Fight Covid over Winter Months, Batavia Church Wants Help to Stop Vandals

Closest National Cemetery to Rochester and Buffalo

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


November 28, 2020

COVID Update, Wyoming County Health System Visitation, Toll Workers Struggle After Cashless Tolls Go In, Shop Local, How To Be Safe Shopping Online

Governor Cuomo Spent Over Half a Million Dollars on New Staff During A Hiring Freeze, COVID Numbers for NY, COVID Plan for Winter Months, DEC Puts Out New Deer Management Plan Draft, Bills Offensive Lineman Cody Ford Out for the Rest of the Season

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

No New MicroClusters, COVID Update, NY To Expand Mail In Voting, Unemployment Rate Higher, Tomkins “Banksgiving”, Vet Say Watch What You Feed Pets at Thanksgiving,

Date for Annual Awards Ceremony cancelled for Feb 27, 2021. New date to be determined later

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

Genesee Orleans Health Director Hopeful For a New Vaccine, New York State Sheriffs Association Says Cuomo’s Mandates Impossible, STOP DWI Program from Tomorrow Through Sunday, Rotary Club of Leroy House Decorating Contest

Public health director expects vaccines to arrive in Genesee County “in the next 3 to 4 weeks”

Alert issued for patrons of the LeRoy Moose Lodge and Flying J Travel Center in Pembroke

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

Erie County Could Be A Red Zone By Wednesday, Parts of Monroe County Designated Orange, 2 Charitable Events In Batavia, Bills Are #1 in the AFC East, DEC Essay Contest, Gas Prices Stay Low

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


November 21, 2020

Multiple Fires Across Genesee County, COVID Update, Sen Schumer Working to Save Muckdogs, Batavia City Council Will Be Open To Public, Resurrection Parish No In Person Mass Through Nov. 28th, TF Browns Closed For Thanksgiving Week,

2nd Driver Died in Fatal Rt 19 Crash, 7 COVID Cases Linked to Funeral Services, Northeast State Governors Release Statement Saying In Person Schools are Safe and Necessary, Doctors Say Hospitals Are Safe and Don’t Wait If You Have An Emergency, Twice As Many New Hunters This Year,

Health Department received 7 positive COVID-19 tests from individuals who attended funeral services Nov 11 & 12

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

Batavia City Schools Going Full Remote Before Thanksgiving, More Charges Against Tomaszewski, Sheriff and Chief Say They Won’t Check for 10 or Less At Homes, Schumer Calls for More Testing in Orleans County, COVID Update, Holland Land Office Wonderland of Trees Opening Friday, ZoomBuffalo Selling Cuomo’s Head,

Batavia City Schools to be 100% virtual learning Monday and Tuesday

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

Seatbelts for all Vehicle Occupants Being Enforced, Winter High School Sports On Hold, Batavia City Schools Host Get Together and Clothes Giveaway, Police Stakeholder Meeting Moved to Zoom

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

Multiple Restaurants Have Had COVID Positive Persons, COVID update, Border Patrol Seize Millions in Contraband, Recovery Station to Host Community Building Event, Oakfield Betterment Committee Announces Decoration Contest, A New Free Way To Learn Job Skills at NYS Dept of Labor Website, Google Searches Tell Which Thanksgiving Side is Most Popular by State

Patrons of the bar Nov 8 – 14 should monitor for COVID symptoms

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

Alert for customers of Bourbon & Burger Nov 5 – 9

TOPS Brings Back Item Number Restrictions, Cuomo Threatens To Sue Federal Government, Christmas in the City Canceled, Crossroads House Black Friday Sale, Gas Prices Rise, Bills Lose To Cardinals

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


November 14, 2020

Cuomo and Trump Fight Over COVID Vaccine, Bars, Restaurants And Gyms Now Closing Much Earlier, High Wind Warning, 4-H Teens Collect Goodies for Military and Needy Families, More Electric Charging Stations Coming to Western NY

50 Batavia Middle School Students Quarantine, Health Dept. Warns of Exposure at Batavia’s Original, Erie County Sheriff Saya He Won’t Enforce Thanksgiving Mandate, Wind Warning for Genesee County, NY Independent Living Gets a New Partner,


November 13, 2020

Customer’s of Batavia’s Original last Friday and Saturday (Nov 6 & 7) should monitor of symptoms.

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

Fire on State Street Kills Pets, New COVID Restrictions, Cashless Tolls Start Friday, Earthquake in Niagara County, Salvation Army Bell Ringers,

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

COVID Update, Dutton Indicted, Gas Leak from Construction, New COVID Test

Ben Hayes to be at Dwyer Stadium this Friday and Saturday

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

County officials react to growing positive cases of coronavirus

COVID Update, County Buildings Closed to the Public, City Council Meeting Interrupted By Mystery Odor, Six Flags Getting New Track on Old Coaster, WNY Crime Stoppers Seek Info About Stinky Situation

Some attending may have unknowingly been in contact with a positive case of COVID-19

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

Batavia Police identify the victim of last Friday’s fatal car/pedestrian accident on East Main.

Parts of Western and Central NY Designated “Yellow”, Cornell University Unveils New School COVID Tracker, Gas Prices Drop and Keep Dropping, Buffalo Set To Break 3 Records By Wednesday

Graham Corp donates high-tech welding simulator to GV BOCES

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

Name of victim being withheld at request of family

Pedestrian Killed Friday night on East Main St, * Rochester Regional Health Suspending Visitation at Hospitals * Veterans Day Celebrations * COVID Update * Bills Vs Seahawks Sunday,

Western NY and Others Targeted as Clusters, COVID Update, Expired Licenses Can Be Used Till December 3rd, No Regents Exams In January, Western NY Could Break Record For Warmth, Last Yoga in The Park Saturday,

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

Western NY COVID Spike, COVID update, Republicans Pick Up State Seats, Chalk In the Hall of Fame, United Way Basket Auction

Online basket auction supports weekend meals for Genesee County students

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

Fire on Judge Rd, Veterans get 11 Percent off at Tops on Veterans Day, NY State New Testing Starts Today, Peace Garden History Book Fundraiser,

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

Town of Alabama Town Council: Kevin Veasey
Pavilion Highway Superintendent: James Cleveland

Sheron re-elected sheriff, defeats Krezmien

Genesee County Slow Early Voting Compared to Rest of Country, COVID Update, Cuomo protests Vaccine Information Sharing,

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

The Governor and AG of NY Say Trumps COVID Vaccine Plan Won’t Work for Minorities, Cuomo Announces New Travel Restrictions, Gas Getting Cheaper, How to Use Cashless Toll System in Winter, Bills Beat Patriots

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

GCC Cutting 13 Positions, COVID Update, HEAP Program Open to New Applicants, DMV Warns of New Phishing Scam, Nourishing New York to Continue Through End of the Year

Deadline for License and Registration Renewal Coming Soon, Jacobs Calls For Funds To Be Released from Albany, Public Hearing For Genesee Budget 11/4, David Saleh, Judge and Volunteer dead at 67, COVID Update, Impaired Driving Crackdown, City of Rochester at An All Time High for Gun Deaths

Mobile”sober plan” app is available

New Seatbelt Law Goes Into Affect November 1st, Cuomo Passes Mask Mandate Power to Local Government, Early Voter Turnout, COVID Update, Sheriff Sheron Endorsed By Sheriff Administrative Staff, How To Get a Free Wendy’s Chicken Sandwich, Sabres Re-Sign Victor Olofsson

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

California Added To Quarantine List, Batavia Police Make and Post Internet Safety Video, Governor Cuomo Saya NY 2nd Lowest Infection rate in US, COVID Update, Schools Warn of Predators Targeting Remote Learners, Bills Fans Rank Number 3 For Complaining

Link posted for the presentation

If you think you have a phony bill, contact Batavia Police

SUNY Students Must Test Negative to Leave Campus, Western NY Towns Getting Federal Money For Water, COVID Update, Yard Signs Being Stolen With Increasing Frequency, Teens Arrested in Lockport Shooting Going to Grand Jury, Farmers Market Representative Protests New Police Station,

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

300 pounds of prescription drugs collected on Oct 24

Elderly couple from Dansville killed after pulling into the path of a farm truck.

9pm curfew on Halloween Night

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

Movie Theaters Back Open, 83 Sewage Systems Not Reporting Overflows, COVID Update, Batavia Community Committee Meets, Jacobs Praises USDA, Cuomo Praised Liberty Square

Governor Cuomo May Change Travel Quarantine Rules, Pro Trump Rally Planned for Saturday Afternoon, COVID Update, NTSB Preliminary Plane Crash Report, Woman Charged for Stealing Trump Signs, Fire Department Chicken BBQs

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

A Holley High School Student Tests Positive for COVID 19, Lack of Trust Between Genesee County and Towns, Erie County Man Arrested for 2014 Rape in Darien, 2 Arrested for Deadly Shooting In Lockport, COVID Update


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!”

A New Powerful and Deadly Drug Is Coming Across New York State, COVID Update, 43 States Now On Quarantine List, Batavia CSD Unveils New Pride Campaign, Bills Fall Short Against Chiefs,

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

Cuomo Announces Hotspot Details, 5,000 Dollars Worth of Apples Stolen, Gas Price Update, Transit Authority Endorses Krzemien for Sheriff

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

5 Arrested For More Than 30 Break Ins, Police Looking for Information Into Thursday Break In at Batavia Can and Bottle, COVID Update, Who Will Do The Testing?, New Pavilion CSD Superintendent Chosen,

Genesee County Flag Design Contest, Frost Advisory Tonight, National Guard Being Positioned at Airports, COVID Update

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 Police Reform Committee Meets, Cuomo Asks For Meeting With Trump, COVID Update, Juneteenth Made Official NY Holiday

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

Halloween Is Not Canceled, 3 More States on Quarantine List, COVID Update, Jacobs CoSponsors Bill For Smaller Communities, Hydrant Flushing Update

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

Governor Cuomo Announces Rapid Testing For All New York, Movie Theaters Use Marquees To Protest, Genesee County Asks Byron Town Board To Ensure Property Values, COVID Update, LeRoy Man Sentenced For Child Sexual Contact, St Paul Lutheran Church Chicken BBQ

Cuomo Updates State of New York on COVID, Congressman Higgins Asks US to Relax Border Restrictions, COVID Update, Genesee Community College New Classes, Independent Living 5K and 10K, Jacobs and McMurray Spar Over Court Packing,

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

Additional Charges Filed against Michael Tomaszewski, Village Of Leroy Police Reform Committee Meeting, COVID Update, Cuomo Says COVID Rates May Require Shutdowns,

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

Election Won’t Be Over November 3rd, COVID Update, Genesee County Man Arrested For Punching Deputy, Sampson the Giraffe Has Died,

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Employee’s Association, the Sheriff Office’s largest union, proudly announces our endorsement for the Republican candidate for Sheriff, William A. Sheron, Jr. In these trying times of misinformation and anti-law enforcement, we need a Sheriff with strong leadership, knowledge, experience, and integrity.  William Sheron checks off all these boxes.  He has worked […]

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

Cuomo Sending State to Enforce Mask and Social Distancing, No Black Box On Barnes Plane, COVID Alert App Now Available, COVID Update

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

DEC Warns of Deer Disease, Canada And US Border Easing Restrictions For Family, U of R has a New Nobel Alumnus, Gas Prices Steady

Fire safety in the kitchen

  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 […]

Airplane Crash in Corfu Kills Barnes of Celino and Barnes, NJ Truck Driver Arrested for Accident that Killed 2, Mayor Lovely Warren Indicted for Campaign Finance Violations, Elba Schools Closed Till October 13th, COVID Update, Crossroads House Garage Sale,

Buffalo Attorney Steve Barnes was piloting the aircraft, and is presumed dead

No survivors located * plane was bound for Manchester New Hampshire

Aircraft out of Buffalo Airport * can hold six passengers, unknown how many on board * first responder said the aircraft has disintegrated

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 […]

New York State COVID App, Man Arrested For August Stabbing, Missing Boy Found, COVID Update, Women of the Moose Donate Outerwear, Toronto Blue Jays Out,

Police: Victim could have died if not for immediate medical treatment

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. […]

WOTM use proceeds from pig roast and chicken event to purchase outerwear for Wolcot Street School students

Absentee voting, absentee drop-box options, early voting and deadlines

Dakarai Hilliard missing from his home on Bills Road, Town of Carlton.

NYS Bans Pink Tax, Lt Governor Hochul Was in Batavia This Morning, COVID Update, Leroy Announces Theri Own Police Advisory Board, Governor Cuomo to Tour Buffalo Bills Stadium, Toronto Blue Jays

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 […]

Jerome Brewster, retired Chief Deputy of Investigations, endorsed William Sheron for re-election as sheriff

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 […]

Three Elba students test positive for COVID-19 * Elba schools go to all remote through Oct 5.Through Oct 5

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 […]


September 26, 2020

Monday City Council Meeting to Include City Manager Discussion, Chris Jacobs Calls on Congress to Release CARES ACT Funds for PPP, COVID Update, Fire Hydrant Flushing, Police Stakeholders Have First Meeting, Buffalo Police Cover Nametags For Fear of Doxxing

Cuomo Calls Cops Murderers, Cuomo Says He Doesn’t Trust the Federal Government and Establishes a COVID Vaccine Task Force, Michael Caputo Diagnosed With Cancer, Genesee County Sheriffs Graduates 4 New Corrections Officers, COVID Update, Batavia 1st Presbyterian Helps School Music Students,

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

Vote will be held on Oct 28, public meeting scheduled for Oct 14

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

Batavia Cemetery Association cancels annual Halloween Ghostwalk

Students Must Be Vaccinated to Attend Virtual School, Covid Update, Interpretive Center Classes Available

Gordon Dibble backs former boss

All programs are free and open to anyone

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

Money for Three Towns for Water Projects, 5 States Added to Quarantine List, Homeless Man Arrested for String of Crimes, Free The People Roc Cancels Protest

State database tracks COVID cases in public, private and charter schools

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


September 21, 2020

Rochester Shooting the 4th Largest in USA in 2020, Woman Who Mailed Ricin To President Trump Caught, Gas Prices Still Down, Blue Jays Vs Yankees

Nominations must be received by: December 30, 2020

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


September 19, 2020

Jacobs and McMurray Release Statements After Ginsberg’s Death, COVID Update, Mass Shooting in Rochester, Albany Sued Over COVID Numbers, 14 Billion In Aide To Farmers

Bag Ban Back in Effect * City Council to meet in secret * New Batavia Scam

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

Savarino Receives 5.7 Million Dollar Aid Package, COVID Update, Sabres Trade Johansson for Staal, Low Risk Sports Ok’d for Section 6

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

Guidelines for Halloween, Planning Board Approves HP Hood and Imagination Station Additions, COVID Updates, Protesters In Rochester Set Up Camp, Students Protest in Williamsville

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

Darien Lake To Remain Closed, Bergen C-Store Robbed Again

Council to weigh Deer Management plan * School super to brief BOE on first day of school * GCC: one student on “precautionary isolation” for traveling in from a foreign country

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


September 12, 2020

Batavia Police Advisory Group Members Announced, COVID Update, NYC Now Enforcing Masks on Mass Transit, Williamsville CSD Protests, NYS Government Weighing Making Flu Shot Mandatory for Students

Deer Management Plan Changes, Hawley Survey Results, Northgate Reopening Help Programs

Extra $300/wk in unemployment benefits next week * LeRoy Village Green nursing home allows in-person visits * Bills home opener Sunday

High School Football pushed back to March 2021 * Rochester police union calls on mayor to step down * Two new positive cases of COVID-19, both in Batavia

Batavia Downs opens today * Four new cases of COVID-19 in Genesee County * More racial unrest in Rochester, police chief retires

Downs will open today at 8 a.m. * restrictions will be in place

Another night of racial unrest in Rochester * WNY COVID-19 rate highest in state, Genesee County not part of the statistic * natural gas leak closes Oak Street for a time

  Top 3 Stories Rochester Mayor and Police Chief refuse to resign Protests continue in Rochester Batavia Man Arrested for Rape   At a news conference Sunday afternoon, Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren and Police Chief La’Ron Singletary doubled down on their intention to stay in office and commit to making changes, despite growing calls for […]

Tractor Trailer makes sudden U-turn, car slams into the trailer, semi driver flees the scene

Thruway accident between Henrietta and LeRoy * Batavia Downs Gaming opens Wednesday * County Legislature deals with towns and village revenue sharing

Casinos Can Reopen Next Week, Rochester in Turmoil

Town of Batavia seeks grants to help convert former yogurt plants * NY COVID-19 rates under one-percent for 26 days straight days * No new positive cases of coronavirus in Genesee or Orleans counties

NY Absentee Ballot Portal Now Open, New Phone Scam Pretending to be Contact Tracers, Live PD Helps Locate Missing California Girl in Buffalo

Final phase of project was delayed due to COVID-19 but will be ready for Labor Day

Libraries try to preserve county funding * A $1-million investment into downtown Batavia building * Food distribution at St. Anthony’s today

Periodontist practice Dr. Neppalli plans to move from Jackson St.

Human remains positively identified in Livingston County * Two more arrested in Suzanne Corona prostitution case * National Grid wants rate increase

Solar Farm in Byron has Residents Divided, 2 More Charged In Prostitution Case, New York Needs Poll Workers, Deadline for SUNY and CUNY Scholarships is Tonight

Batavia’s most infamous Corona is arrested for promoting prostitution * Bergen man successfully outruns train, arrested for DWI * K-9 Handler, Deputy Chris Erion, retires

Doctors Want Plasma from Recovered COVID Patients, COVID Update, Erie County Over 1% Positive in COVID Tests, Superintendents Want Sports Delayed, Cuomo Responds, The New York State Fair Has Some Virtual Options

National Fuel warns of scam * An Avon man accused of taking a bus – literally * The census tries bribery by ice cream to encourage participation

New National Fuel Scam, New Threshold for School Closings

Man gets 20 years for bank robberies, one in Elba * County questions gym’s understanding of COVID rules * Scott Norwood’s Super Bowl jersey goes up for auction


August 26, 2020

Police Seek Information on Hit and Run, COVID 19 Update, League Bowlers Can Use 2 Lanes,

County’s unemployment rate three-times what it was last year * Sheldon Silver to report to prison today * Health Dept looks for a canine suspect in an Ellicott Trail bite case

Dog bite incident occurred along Ellicott Trail

State Police Search For PA Murder Suspect, 5 States Added to Quarantine, COVID 19 Update, Bible Burned in Church

Low risk high school sports get the go-ahead, football practice IS OK, games are not * WNY region COVID rates increase, Finger Lakes region rates below .4 percent * New cannon outside HOLM


August 24, 2020

Fall School Sports Can Start in September, Western NY Testing Higher for COVID 19, Why Aren’t Amusement Parks Allowed to Reopen?

Power restored to parts of City and Town of Batavia following late night outage * Construction begins on Four-story apartment building on East Main St. * NYS able to restore $300 in added unemployment benefits


August 22, 2020

NY State Asks FEMA for Help With Unemployment Benefits, New Low Income and Homeless Veteran Housing Begins Construction,

Gyms Reopening, Coronavirus Update, Jumping Earthworms Invade Western NY, Mall Food Courts Can Open, STOP DWI In Full Effect

The person who hit a motorcyclist last week and left the scene has turned themselves in. Yesterday on WBTA’s Main and Center, Genesee County Sheriffs said they were ready to make an arrest, but last night Alexander Wuerch, 21, Alden, said he was the driver of the car that hit the motorcyclist on Route 77 […]

The Holland Land Office Museum is bringing its two cannons back and will welcome them back to the museum’s front porch with a celebration Monday at 10 a.m. The restoration work was done by Seed Artillery in Altoona, Pennsylvania, restoring the cannons to what they would’ve looked like in the early 19th century. The work […]

Alaska and Delaware added to NYS travel restrictions * Batavia adds four more members to police advisory committee with an eye toward diversity * Cuomo writes a book on COVID-19 response

2 More States on Quarantine List, Confusion Over Gym Reopening, Police Advisory Stakeholder Group Adds More Members, STAMP Water Line to be Finished

“To the extent possible” the new members will serve people of color

Completion of $2-million project expected by the end of the year

NYS announces how it will handle a COVID-19 outbreak in a school * A car strikes a house on East Ave, tears hole in the basement * Deputies release more info on Rt 77 hit and run

Gyms Can Reopen on Monday the 24th

Three vehicle hit and run in Pembroke * Fitness Centers wait for the re-opening word * Graham Corp gets some big Asian orders

Bowling Alleys Allowed to Reopen, The Border Remains Closed

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