Midday News Brief

Written by on February 8, 2021

The City of Batavia will hold a public hearing tonight at 7 PM at City Hall. Lawmakers will receive comments on the City’s community development needs, and to discuss the possible submission of one or more Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications.
The City is considering submission of grant applications for public infrastructure and housing rehabilitation assistance.
Only $20 million is available statewide for public infrastructure projects.
$10 million is available for economic development projects.

 

Genesee County officials say that the draft of the Sheriff’s Police Reform and Reinvention Report is open for public comments until Monday, February 22. County residents can submit comments on the draft plan via email to the County Manager.
The Report can be accessed at the Genesee County Sheriff Department’s website.

 

Two lucky Batavia men have won 2021 Corvette in this year’s Rotary Club raffle.
Mike Pullinzi (pah-lin-zee) and Mark Schmidt shared the purchase of a 100-dollar ticket and came up the grand prize winner in the annual fundraiser.
They now have the choice of taking the car or the 40-thouand dollar cash prize.
This is Rotary’s largest fundraiser of the year.

A Batavia man faces a felony charge of burglary.
Sheriff’s deputies say they busted 38-year-old Christopher Diers of Ellicott Street for allegedly boosting merchandise from Walmart on Veterans Memorial Drive. He also allegedly ran from store security when he was approached at the exit.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on the U.S. Department of Defense to investigate crashes involving the UH-60 Black Hawk. Two helicopter crashes have occurred recently resulting in the deaths of six members of the National Guard. Locally, a Black Hawk crashed in Mendon in late January killing three men. Gillibrand questions whether these incidents could fit a larger pattern of malfunction. The Senator says the deadly crashes occurred less than two weeks apart.


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