Evening News Briefing

Written by on December 22, 2021

Michael Tomaszewski

The Batavia funeral director who bilked local customers out of more than a half-million dollars will do prison time.
49-year-old Michael Tomaszewski was sentenced today in Genesee County Court to 2 to 6 years in prison.
Tomaszewski had nothing to say to the court when sentenced by retiring judge Charles Zambito.
Tomaszewski was also ordered to pay restitution to his victims.
He was arrested in July of last year. Prosecutors said Tomaszewski accepted money for pre-payment of funerals and never deposited in a trust account, as required by law.
He pled guilty earlier this year and has managed to avoid sentencing until today.
He had also pled guilty to a public health law violation for storing a body in his funeral home garage for 10 months.

National Grid is reporting 740 Genesee County customers are without
Power this afternoon.
The outage has occurred in the Towns or Batavia and Alexander and a few customers in the city.
Power is expected to be restored later this afternoon.

It was a tractor-trailer crashing into a utility pole that darkened about 400 homes on Batavia’s west side early this morning.
The big rig struck the pole around 10 last night on North Lyons Street.

For the second year in a row, students in New York State will not be taking Regents exams in January. The Education Department has once again canceled the tests due to concerns surrounding COVID-19.
No decision has been made on whether Regents exams will be offered in June or August.

The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual home show on April 8, 9 &; 10. The Show will be held at the Batavia Ice Arena. Contact the chamber to reserve a space for your business.


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