Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on December 14, 2021
This week’s high winds damaged the roof over the auditorium at Batavia High School.
School officials have closed the auditorium until repairs are made.
The damage prevents outside air from entering the building and fresh outside air is required by the State Education Department.
The school has already brought a roofing contractor to make permanent repairs.
The rest of BHS is operating normally.
There is a new Councilwoman representing Batavia’s Ward Six. She is Tammy Schmidt, handpicked by long time Ward Six Councilwoman Rose Mary Christian and confirmed unanimously by the council last might.
Schmidt works in the field of financial management.
By doing nothing, the Batavia City Council has given tacit approval for legal pot dispensaries in Batavia. New York State is requiring municipalities to make their intentions known by December 31st. By taking no action, the council is opting in, automatically.
Council President Gene Jankowski says he wants to city to grab any tax money the pot shops bring in.
PHOTO: Eugene Jankowski, City Council President
Jankowski admitted some constituents he spoke with were critical of the way the state went about allowing legal weed.
State Police are still investigating the discovery of human remains in Livingston County. The remains were spotted yesterday in a drainage ditch in the area of State Route 36 near State Route 70 in the Town of Dansville. Officials are continuing to work on figuring out the identity of the remains.
The Buffalo Sabres will be back on the road tonight as they try and snap their long winless streak. The Sabres are taking on the Winnipeg Jets. The Sabres haven’t won a game since beating the Montreal Canadiens in late November. Buffalo currently sits in sixth place in the NHL’s Atlantic Division. Face-off for tonight’s contest is set for 8 p.m.