Memorial Day Weekend News
Written by Dan Fischer on May 28, 2022
Memorial Day observances throughout Genesee County are scheduled for Monday.
The Genesee County Veterans Service Agency has issued a list of observances and parades :
All ceremonies will include full military honors: Wreath Laying, Rifle Salute & Taps.
7:00 a.m. – Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Genesee County Park, sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 193.
8:00 a.m. – Williams Park (Batavia) W.W.I Memorial. This memorial honors the 35 Batavians who gave their lives in WORLD WAR I.
8:30 a.m. – Batavia VAMC, at the main flagpole, sponsored by the VAMC.
8:45 a.m. (approx.) – NYS Veterans Home, at the main flagpole, sponsored by the NYS Veterans Home.
9:30 a.m. – Veterans Plot on Harvester Ave. This memorial honors all war dead of all wars in Elmwood and St. Joseph’s Cemeteries.
10:00 a.m. – Upton Monument. This monument honors the dead of the Civil War, and all wars since.
10:30 a.m. – UMMC Jerome Center. This is the site of the Genesee County War Memorial, honoring all war dead from Genesee County. The names of county veterans who have died since the previous Memorial Day will be read and a flag placed to honor each of them in front of the memorial.
Memorial services will be carried out by Veness-Strollo Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1602, Glenn S. Loomis American Legion Post #332, and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #193.
Today’s Bad Boys, Bad Girls report:
A pair of Rochester woman busted for allegedly boosting 17-hundred dollars’ worth of merchandise from Dick’s Sporting Goods in Batavia. 24-year-old Angela Bennett and 22-year-old Shamya Brown were each charged with Grand Larceny in then 4th degree, given court appearance tickets and released.
A Batavia couple arrested on a charge of aggravated cruelty to animals.
35-year-old Andrew Searight and 24-year-old Jerrtonia Scarbrough are accused of abandoning an animal in a cage for an extended period of time. Each given an appearance ticket
A LeRoy man arrested for harassment and criminal obstruction of breathing. 30-year-old Timothy Nurmi of West Main Street LeRoy was later ordered to stay away from his victim. Nurmi was then released on his own recognizance.
New York Attorney General Letitia James has issued warnings to more than 30 online and brick-and-mortar retailers across the state to stop overcharging for baby formula after consumers reported unreasonably high prices. Due to recalls and supply chain disruptions, there has been a nationwide shortage of baby formula.