Midday News Brief

Written by on September 8, 2021

Three development projects, totaling 20-million dollars, will be taken up this week by the Genesee County Economic Development Center.
The board meets tomorrow and will consider a $13.7-million expansion at Liberty Pumps in Bergen. That project is expected to create 30 new jobs.
Valiant Real Estate, a property developer, is proposing to build a 20,000 sq. ft.square foot facility in the Town of Batavia creating 24 jobs.
J and R Fancher proposes a two-story mixed-use building in the Town of Pembroke. The $1.7-million project would include six market rate apartments on the second floor with commercial space on the first floor.
All three projects are seeking some form of tax incentives from the county.

City Police revealed today they are investigating gunshots fired late last month on South Main. The incident occurred in the early morning of August 28. No one was hit. Police said it was not a random act. Anyone with information is asked to call Batavia Police.

The 18-day long 2021 Great New York State Fair has wrapped up and even with the fair being an extra five days long, attendance numbers were much lower than years past. This year’s opening day of the fair saw just over 37,000 guests, where the first day in 2019 had over 74,000.

The Buffalo Bills will begin their regular season Sunday, and fans are being urged to make sure they’re at Highmark Stadium early. Due to staffing shortages, stadium officials say people should arrive at the gates no later than noon if they want to avoid a long wait to get to their seats. The gates will open at 11 a-m and as a reminder, masks will have to be worn by everyone in indoor areas of the stadium, even if they’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Kickoff for Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers is scheduled for 1pm.


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