Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on June 6, 2022
Genesee County Sheriffs are investigating reports of a series of gunshots fired at several residences in the town of Bethany late Saturday night. The incidents occurred on Bethany Center Rd between Mayne and Raymond Rds at about 9pm and then into the early morning. There is no known motive for the attacks. A 2 door dark blue car with a loud exhaust was witnessed driving up and down the street before the shots were heard. Anyone with information about this should call 585 343 5000 and talk to investigator DeLong at extension 3572.
Alyssa’s Law goes to the governor’s desk to sign days after strict gun legislation was sent to be signed by Governor Hochul. Alyssa’s law makes it so schools must have a panic button accessible in the case of a life threatening event to alert Law Enforcement. It’s named for Alyssa Alhadeff, a 14-year-old who was killed in her English class at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida in 2018.
Opening night at Dwyer Stadium saw the Muckdogs beat the Pioneers 6 to 4. There were plenty of exciting events Saturday night with cheerleaders, a memorial presentation, races around the bases, fireworks and more. The dogs had been on a streak of 2 wins but lost Sunday to Niagara Power. The Muckdogs play again tonight at home at 7pm.
The dedication of the new name for the Batavia Ice Rink brought over 150 friends, family and supporters to the newly christened David M. McCarthy Memorial Arena for the ceremony. Guy Pellegrino bought the naming rights for the arena for 3100 a year for the next 10 years. Pellegrino played hockey with McCarthy on the Batavia High team. McCarthy was killed in a car accident in 2006. The McCarthy Foundation, Friends of the Rink, Genesee Amateur Hockey Association, city management and other supporters are working to improve youth athletics in Genesee County.
Oliver’s Candies and Eli Fish Brewing Company are collaborating to bring a new kind of confection to the people. Beer Brittle, peanut brittle with a beer base instead of water, is being created to mark the anniversary of both businesses. Eli Fish is approaching 4 years old and Oliver’s is coming up on 90. The Beer used is Bad Bad Leroy Brown, a sweet beer, and it is added to the malt, sugar and peanuts. The beer-brittle is being sold at both Oliver’s Locations — Batavia and Elba, as well as at Eli Fish.
City Firefighters will be passing the boot for donations toward the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Friday June 17th. They will be standing in the street from 8:30 to 1:30 on Court and Main and Court and Ellicott. Donations collected during the Fill the Boot campaign will support researching neuromuscular diseases such as ALS, muscular dystrophies, and other diseases. Donations will also provide support for families affected by these diseases and opportunities for children affected to go to camps with other children.