Midday News Brief

Written by on September 23, 2021

Two people are dead following a collision between a car and a tractor-trailer in Pembroke.
The crash occurred yesterday afternoon. Deputies say the driver of a 2009 Chevrolet Sedan, 69-year-old Arnold Herdendorf of Lockport, failed to stop at a stop sign on Route 77 while westbound on Indian Falls Road. He crashed into the tractor trailer in the intersection. Herdendorf and a passenger, 70-year-old Christopher Rowell also of Lockport, were pronounced dead at the scene.
The truckdriver and a passenger in the big rig were not injured.

The Batavia City School Board of Education is working with the superintendent of Genesee Valley BOCES in the district’s search for a new superintendent.
Kevin MacDonald will hold virtual sessions with stakeholders including staff and the community next week.
The district hopes to announce a new superintendent in early November, and have the person start Jan. 1 or sooner.

Governor Kathy Hochul says the results of the study of Buffalo Bills Stadium will be released soon. She says all options for the future of the stadium are being studied. Officials with Pegula Sports and Entertainment say they prefer a location in Orchard Park close to the current stadium. They estimate the stadium would cost about one-point-four-billion dollars and seat up to 62,000 fans.

Batavia Downs continues to give back to the community.
The Downs and Western Region OTB presented a check today to the Alzheimer’s for $2,000 in support of Western New York patients and their families. The money was collected this summer at the Rockin’ the Downs Concert Series.

The Genesee County STOP-DWI Board is inviting all sixth- through 12th-grade students to submit a poster design that reflects the dangers of drinking and driving. Designs should focus on the effects drinking and driving have on an individual, their family and the community.
The theme for the 2021 poster contest is, “If you drink it’s your business, if you drink and drive it’s ours.”
Details on the contest HERE


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