Evening News Briefing

Written by on March 22, 2018

The Eli Fish Brewing Company will officially open this Saturday.
The occasion will mark the first locally brewed beer to flow in Batavia in a century.
Eli Fish Brewing Company is the cornerstone of the $2.8 million redevelopment of the former J.J. Newberry building on Main Street. The building includes the brewery and restaurant incubator on the ground floor, with apartments planned for the second and third floors.
As part of the Grand Opening celebration, Eli Fish Brewing Company will also unveil its first two in-house brewed beers.

An arrest has been made in a 10 month old burglary.
38 year old Robert Ratcliffe of Castile is accused of smashing a window at Batavia Cycle Shop last May and taking off with a dirt bike.
Ratcliffe is facing felony counts of burglary and gfrad larceny. He’s been released under the supervision of Genesee Justice.

Genesee County’s bond rating has been downgraded, but local officials have been left scratching their heads as to why.
County Treasurer Scott German reported to the legislature that the county’s bond rating has been reduced from Double-A to Double-A-minus.
The S & P report blames a “weak economy” for the downgrade.
German says he disagrees with the finding.
It could mean that the county’s cost of borrowing money could go up.

The Rochester Amtrak station is being renamed after the late Congresswoman Louise Slaughter. She died less than a week ago in the hospital where she was being treated for a fall.
Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Amtrak agreed to rename the station the “Louise M. Slaughter Intermodal Station in Rochester.”

A New York lawmaker is proposing a bill that would allow medical marijuana for pets. If passed, only authorized veterinarians would be allowed to certify pets for the treatment. Sponsors of the bill say it would ease unnecessary suffering and pain for animals, but those against the bill say there is not enough research on the drug’s impact on pets.


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