Evening News Briefing

Written by on May 9, 2019

Richard Ensman

Genesee Community College is mourning the passing today of Richard Ensman.
Ensman died early this morning following a lengthy illness.
Rick Ensman served as the college’s Director of Development and External Affairs for 29 years.
He was also an active Batavia Rotarian.
His funeral will be held next Friday, May 17, at St. Monica Catholic Church at 831 Genesee St., Rochester.
Richard Ensman was 65.

Batavia City School District voters will be asked to approve next year’s school budget of $50.5-million. The budget calls for a tax rate increase of 39-cents per thousand of assessed valuation.
School District voting takes place on Tuesday, May 21st.

Congressman Tom Reed is sticking up for folks who like to tailgate at Buffalo Bills games.
Reed said said the team’s new policy is nickel and diming hard-working fans.
The Bills said fans that arrive at New Era Field in a limo or bus will not be allowed to tailgate near their vehicle.
Now, they’ll be sent to a “Tailgate Village” instead and have to pay an average of $15 a person.
The team believes the change will make the game day environment better for everyone.
Reed is asking the Bills to reconsider their decision.

Governor Cuomo says more than five million bucks will be going to gang violence prevention programs across the state.
Money will be used for things like helping at-risk kids get their high school diploma and offering them occupational skills training.

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