Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on December 29, 2017
Oakfield man killed in Stafford crash.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the fatal head-on collision between a car and a tractor trailer that occurred on Route 33 in Stafford.
54 year old Tracy Carpenter of Oakfield was killed in the crash that was reported just before 12:30 yesterday afternoon.
Carpenter was pronounced dead at the scene after he apparently drove his 2004 Acura into the oncoming traffic lane colliding head-on with a semi tractor-trailer.
Genesee County Undersheriff Greg Walker was on scene.
Route 33 was closed for several hours after the crash.
Road conditions were dry in the area at the time and weather was not considered a factor in the crash.
The accident remains under investigation.
As Jason Molino ends his tenure as Batavia City Manager he leaves behind a list of accomplishments and work for his successor.
Molino spoke on WBTA’s Main and Center program yesterday saying he sees himself as a better manager than he was when started the job 12 years ago.
At the time he was hired he was the youngest city manager in New York.
Molino spoke about litigation regarding the Batavia City Centre saying three Merchants Association members are still holding out from signing the deal.
He is hopeful that they will accept the deal following an upcoming court date next month.
He said once the legal and safety issues are addressed the increase in property value and investment in the mall will follow.
So what does he consider to be Batavia’s ‘finest hour’ during his tenure?
The budget of 2009/2010
Molino begins his new job as administrator of Tompkins County on January 29th.
A Corfu man is behind bars in Orleans County for allegedly possessing cocaine packaged and ready for sale.
47 year old Steven Kimmel of Allegany Road is facing two felony counts following a traffic stop yesterday in Albion.
Kimmel is locked up in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Thruway travelers this weekend will see roadwork suspended and a continued tradition on New Year’s Eve.
To ease traffic over the holiday weekend, Governor Cuomo announced all road construction will be suspended beginning this morning through 6 a.m. Tuesday, January 2.
The New York State Thruway Authority will offer free coffee and hot tea to travelers at all 27 travel plazas along the Thruway from 11 p.m. New Year’s Eve through 7 a.m. New Year’s morning.