Morning News Brief

Written by on March 9, 2021

Batavia City Council approved the odds on favorite for the permanent post of City Manager.

Rachel Tabelski won a unanimous vote and a three year contract.
Tabelski said her first goal will be hire an assistant city manager, a position that has been open since Tabelski took on the interim assignment.

City Council President Eugene Jankowski said he likes the idea of a manager with local roots:

Tabelski will earn $110,000 a year in the permanent role

A Wyoming County man fights for his life this morning with extensive burns.
68 year old Al Kilanski was injured late Sunday night when fire swept his home on Gardeau Street in Perry.
Perry volunteers said Kilanski’s home was fully engulfed when they arrived on the scene.
Kilanski was able to get out of the house just as firefighters arrived but not before he suffered serious burns.
He was airlifted to Strong Memorial and is listed in guarded condition this morning.

The family of Daniel Prude has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against both the Rochester Police Department and city. Prude passed away last year several days after being involved in an encounter with police and his death was ruled a homicide. But, it was recently announced the officers involved in the incident wouldn’t be prosecuted. The family is seeking unspecified damages for Prude’s pain and suffering.

State Attorney General Letitia James has announced who will be leading the investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Governor Cuomo. The case is going to be handled by former acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Joon Kim and employment discrimination attorney Anne Clark. So far, five women have come forward claiming the governor acted inappropriately towards them. The Attorney General has already said once the investigation is done, a report will be made public.

The number of Finger Lakes residents hospitalized due to COVID-19 has fallen to its lowest level in nearly four months. There are currently 156 people receiving treatment for the virus which is the fewest since November 12th.

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