Midday News Brief

Written by on January 28, 2021

BCSD Superintendent Anibal Soler

Batavia City Schools reporting improved graduation rates.
The rate of students who graduated in four years from 2011 to 215 was 85 percent.
In the latest period measured, the class of graduates who attended BHS from 2016 to 2020 was 93 percent. School Superintendent Anibal Soler credits students and staff:

Soler congratulated the staff for their role in the student’s success.


Twenty-eight new positive COVID cases have been confirmed in Genesee County. The new infections impact a dozen communities. Twenty-three of the positive individuals are hospitalized. The Health Department also confirms a community member over the age of 65 has died from virus-related complications. Orleans County also reports 28 new cases while 13 additional cases were confirmed in Wyoming County.

Batavia Police have added a new officer to their ranks.
K-9 Batu (bah-too) has completed his training in Monroe County and is ready to take a. ..”bite outta crime.”
K-9 Batu and handler, Officer Stephen Quider are trained in tracking, narcotics detection and general patrol operations.
Batu and his training were paid for by private donations and funds from the Department of Homeland Security.

PHOTO: BPD Officer Stephen Quider and Batu

A Winter Weather Advisory has been posted for Orleans County.
The National Weather Service warns of Lake Effect and Blowing snow accumulated 3 to 5 inches.
The advisory for Orleans County goes into effect at 6 tonight until 7 tomorrow morning.

The Buffalo Sabres will be back on home ice tonight as they look to win their third game in a row. They’re hosting the New York Rangers at KeyBank Center. When these same teams played on Tuesday night, Buffalo was able to earn a three-to-two victory, thanks in part to Jack Eichel’s first goal of the season. Face-off for tonight’s contest is scheduled for seven p-m.

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