Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on March 1, 2018
A Winter Storm Warning that takes effect tonight shuts down Genesee Community College for tomorrow.
College officials announce this afternoon that all classes and special events at GCC’s Batavia campus scheduled for tomorrow have been cancelled.
The National Weather Service is forecasts 8 to 12 inches of over Genesee, Orleans, Niagara and Northern Erie counties.
The heaviest snow is expected late this evening through early Friday morning.
Travel will be very difficult especially during tomorrow’s morning commute.
Gusting winds will impair visibility.
One other cancellation has been received today:
The Genesee County Pamona Grange meeting scheduled for tonight in East Pembroke has been cancelled.
Hall of Fame Quarterback and Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly is again fighting cancer. After first being diagnosed with oral-cancer in 2013, the 58-year-old Kelly has endured several battles with the disease. The Bills issued a statement calling Kelly tough and courageous, asking fans to pray for their long-time signal caller. Kelly said he will continue to focus on faith, family, friends and fans in a statement of his own.
Joe Zambito has been named the new head football coach at Notre Dame High School. He takes over for Rick Mancuso who has retired.
Zambito has been a volunteer coach at Notre Dame for the past seven seasons following a successful run as coach at Elba.
Joe Zambito works as race secretary and track announcers at Batavia Downs.
Genesee County’s historian is looking for the Melton shirt off your back!
Historian Michael Eula is working with an engineer and clothing entrepreneur who wants to bring the old Melton Shirt Factory in Batavia back to life as a museum.
Eula said the museum would focus on the work of Polish and Italian immigrants who made up most of the Liberty Street factory’s workforce
You can call the history department at 815-79-04. A meeting has been set for 2pm on March 6th at the Liberty Street site.