Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on June 29, 2022
The Primary results are in after voting took place on Tuesday. In the democratic primary for Governor, Hochul pulled in over 433 thousand votes for a 65 percent win. Suozzi only got 12 percent with 82 thousand votes and Williams came in with 21 percent, 140 thousand votes. In the Republican Primary for the governors seat Zeldin led the pack with just over 107 thousand votes which got him 42 percent. Wilson had 15 percent with 37.5 thousand and Astorino got 45 thousand for 17 percent. Giuliani had 63 thousand votes for nearly 25 percent. Antonio Delgado won the Lt Governor position with 57 percent of the votes. Democratic commentators were quick to point out that the democrats showed up in much larger numbers for the vote, over 650 thousand democrats voted vs just over 250 thousand for the republicans.
Batavia PD is looking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man who is suspected of stealing more than $350 of Allegra from the CVS pharmacy on East Main Street. The larceny took place today a little before noon. The suspect was last seen getting into the passenger seat of a white-colored SUV. It left the area heading westbound. If anyone recognizes the person pictured, please notify investigating Officer Nicole McGinnis by calling (585) 345-6350.
The Fix is in, Erik Fix that is. Batavia City Manager Rachel Tabelski announced that the President of the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, Erik Fix has been appointed the new City of Batavia Assistant Manager. Some of his responsibilities will include creating and implementing a new Neighborhood and Housing Transformation initiative, community development, public relations and information technology. In a letter Fix submitted to Chamber members, he noted his last day as president of the Chamber would be July 22.
After 2 bidding cycles there is still no contractor for the work needing to be done to revitalize Jackson Square. The last low bidder, Mark Cerrone Inc. raised prices by almost 25 percent after winning the contract. Cerrone had bid 654 thousand dollars for the project and then delivered a bill of 847 thousand. The other bids were 870 thousand and over a million. The Revitalization Committee decided to rescind the offer to Cerrone.
If you are a senior and you like the farmers market then you are in luck. The Genesee County Office for the Aging will be giving out coupons at the farmers markets in Batavia and Leroy starting this Friday from 10 am to noon. Every Friday they will be at the Alva Place farmer’s Market and Saturday the 2nd, 23rd and 30th they will be at Trigon Park. They will also be handing them out at the Genesee County Office for the Aging, 2 Bank St., Batavia, every Tuesday in July from 10 a.m. to noon at the outside patio and in the Community Room if it is raining.