Morning News Brief

Written by on September 23, 2021

Two people are dead following yesterday’s vehicle collision in Pembroke.  Local deputies say it happened shortly before 1:45 p.m. when a passenger vehicle headed west on Indian Falls Road blew through a stop sign at the intersection of Rt. 77 and was T-boned by a semi tractor-trailer.  Both vehicles reportedly came to rest in a nearby field.  Two people in the car were declared dead at the scene.  No other injuries were reported

The Batavia Board of Education is working with the superintendent of Genesee Valley BOCES in the district’s search for a new superintendent.

Kevin MacDonald will help the board during the process. Virtual sessions with stakeholders including staff and the community will be held next week.

The district hopes to announce a new superintendent in early November, and have the person start Jan. 1 or sooner.

Here is the schedule of the informational sessions, along with the link to register:

Tue., Sept. 28 @ 3:30pm – Staff/employee stakeholders (must have bataviacsd.org domain to register)
Tue., Sept. 28 @ 6:00pm – Community stakeholders
Wed., Sept. 29 @ 5:30pm – Staff/community

Register for a virtual information session here.

A man from York is facing felony charges after he threatened to shoot employees from the county’s family court.

Livingston County Sheriffs say Chad Curtis, 38, sent threatening emails to family court employees after he was upset about pending matters with the court.

Curtis faces felony charges for making a terroristic threat and aggravated harassment.

Beginning Sept. 29, proof of vaccination will be required for anyone who wants to go to any event at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester.  For the first month, from Sept. 29 through Nov. 2, guests will be allowed to enter the arena with just one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  Beginning Nov. 3, guests must be fully vaccinated.  Anyone younger than 12 years of age will not have to show proof of vaccination.

Governor Kathy Hochul calls work to upgrade the Niagara Power Project part of New York’s effort to fight the apocalypse of climate change.  The governor visited the power plant yesterday upon the completion of the latest upgrade to the facility.  The $460 million upgrade replaced all 12 power-generating turbines at the Lewiston Pump Generating Station and took ten years to complete.  The station is one of the two power plants at the complex.  It’s part of a $1.1 billion project called Next Generation Niagara, which is key to the state’s goal of no carbon emissions by the year 2040.


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