Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on June 17, 2021
The Batavia Development Corporation (BDC) is looking for a new Director of Development.
Andrew Maguire, who has held the city job for less than two years, will become the Operations Manager for the Town of Batavia. In that role, Maguire will be in charge of the Town’s water system.
He’ll make $74,800 a year in his new job, about $15,000 more than his job with the city. Maguire’s last day with the city will be June 30th.
A man was taken into custody in the Orleans County Town of Holley for lunging at a police officer with a knife.
Witnesses called police after watching the man walking around antagonizing people with the knife. The officer got the knife away from the suspect after deploying a taser. The suspect has not been identified. He has been charged with attempted murder.
The harvest season for black bass opens Saturday in New York State. They are state’s most popular freshwater sportfish, and account for 31 percent of total freshwater angling efforts.
New York’s traditional bass season opens on the third Saturday in June each year and runs until Nov. 30.
Daredevil Nik Wallenda will be putting his life on the line again today as he takes part in a high-wire walk in Western New York.
Wallenda will start crossing a 320-foot wire above the Library at D’Youville College in Buffalo and finish on top of the school’s new Health Professions building.
The public is invited to watch the event which is expected to start at roughly 3:30 this afternoon.
Organizers of the Erie County Fair say this year’s event is going to operate at 100-percent capacity. Earlier this week, Governor Cuomo said limits on crowd sizes were lifted because the state has hit a 70-percent COVID-19 vaccination rate among adults.