Evening News Brief
Written by Doug Thompson on January 25, 2022
Batavia City Council President Gene Jankowski wants to start a conversation, as he puts it, about farm animals living in the city.
Jankowski told his colleagues last night he’s received a couple of complaints from city residents about their neighbor’s goats.
He says they are concerned about noise and the natural by-products goats can leave behind.
Jankowski says he’s focused on goats, geese, ducks and roosters.
He asked City Manager Rachel Tabelski to look into the city’s options – if any – to deal with farm animals.
City Council has set a date for a public hearing on next year’s city budget. The hearing is tentatively set for February 28 in the council chambers at city hall. The proposed budget – which is now being reviewed by council – would decrease the city property tax rate by 78-cents per thousand.
The Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse – known as GCASA – will soon be receiving nearly $40,000 in state grant money.
The cash intended to help the agency restore services negatively impacted by COVID 19.
GCASA was one of 77 similar agencies across the state to receive the money.
Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has died at the age of 77. The Manhattan Democrat, who had been battling health problems in recent years, died yesterday while he was in federal custody in Massachusetts. Silver was sentenced to spend over six years behind bars after being convicted for a second time on corruption charges.
He spent more than two decades as the Assembly Speaker but left office in disgrace after being arrested in 2015.
The Buffalo Sabres will be kicking off a four-game road trip tonight against a longtime division rival. The Sabres are taking on the Ottawa Senators.
The Sabres are currently in sixth place in the Atlantic Division with 33 points while the Senators are in seventh place with 27 points.