Morning News Briefing

Written by on June 21, 2018

BDC board need not look far for their newly named director.
The Batavia Development Corporation Board has selected Rachael Tabelski to be their new director.
Tabelski is a Batavia resident and has served as the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Genesee County Economic Development Center for seven years.
Tableski was any easy pick according to the board who cited her work on many of the current BDC projects assisting former director Julie Pacatte.
She will receive an annual salary of $67,000, which is $2,000 more than the former director made.
Rachael’s husband Adam Tabelski will be expected to recuse himself from City Council votes pertaining to his wife’s compensation.

Phony Prize checks being reported by Batavia Police.

City Police are alerting residents of a current scam targeting Batavia residents.
They say scammers send a fake check and a phony letter from Publishers Clearing House in hopes that the victim will try to use it.
Lawmen say it will bounce and the victim will be stuck paying the check amount.
City Police encourage residents to remain cautious and to remember the old adage “If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

Alabama man busted for conspiracy and shoplifting in Batavia.
37 year old Donald Stahl of Knowlesville Road was accused of conspiring with another female suspect to steal property including headphones from the Batavia Walmart.
Stahl was arrested and charged with Petit Larceny and Conspiracy and was then turned over to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office as he was a suspect in a previous larceny out of Warsaw.
He is expected back in Batavia Town Court on July 7th.

District Attorney Office looking for more assistance with added workload from new laws and technologies.
During the Public Service Committee meeting Monday night members of County Legislature heard from District Attorney Lawrence Friedman that the workload for individual assistant district attorneys in Genesee County continues to grow as technology changes along with society.
Friedman said some lawmakers apparently don’t see the correlation between new legislation creating additional work…

First Assistant District Attorney Melissa Cianfrini joined Friedman to make the case for adding a new Assistant DA position to their staff in 2019.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.

Muckdogs fall to the Black Bears for second night in a row.
The now 2 and 4 Muckdogs dropped the third game in the series against West Virginia losing 4 to 3 last night.
Williamsport comes to Batavia for a three game series beginning tonight at 7:05. You can hear the game here on WBTA!

Tabby cat missing from the corner of Vine Street and East Avenue in Batavia.
Gambit is a young male gray and white tabby, he is neutered and very friendly.
He wears both a pink and a silver collar with a bell, and has a name tag with phone number.
A neighbor requested community members to check their sheds or garages and to possibly leave them open to entice the feline friend.
If you see Gambit, please call Mike at 297-0241.

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