Evening News Briefing

Written by on October 25, 2019

Genesee County has proposed a budget for next year. The tentative budget released by County Manager Jay Gsell calls for an overall tax rate increase of 7-cents per thousand.
The amount to be raised by taxes is below the state mandated tax cap.
The budget now goes to the full legislature. Lawmakerscan modify the plan, up or down, and vote to accept the budget by the end of the year.

Two Rochester men are jailed on drug charges after their car is stopped in Batavia.
Police say 19 year old Rayquan Balkum and 29 year old Walter Bennett, known on the street as “Black,” were stopped yesterday afternoon on Ellicott Ave.
Police say 64 bags of suspected crack cocaine were found in their car.
Both are facing felony charges and are in the Genesee County Jail pending bail.

Voters across the state are getting the chance to head to the polls before Election Day. Early voting begins tomorrow and continues until November 3rd.
New York joins a list of several other states that allow some form of early voting. Election Day is Tuesday, November 5th.

The 37th annual Health and Humanitarian Award of Genesee County will be presented to Tom and Lynn Houseknecht of Batavia.
The award presented by The Jerome Foundation recognizes volunteer men and women of Genesee County who have helped promote emotional, physical and spiritual well-being of the area’s residents.
The award will be presented to the Houseknecht’s on Friday, Dec. 6 during a luncheon in their honor at Terry Hills Restaurant.

The Buffalo Bills will be looking to make it three straight wins this weekend. They’re hosting the Philadelphia Eagles at New Era Field in Orchard Park. Buffalo hasn’t lost a game since September 29th, when they were beaten by the New England Patriots. Since then, they’ve won consecutive games against the Tennessee Titans and Miami Dolphins. Kick off for Sunday’s contest is set for 1 p.m..

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