Morning News Briefing

Written by on June 29, 2018

Budget cuts being dealt with at Notre Dame High School in Batavia.
Notre Dame Principal Wade Bianco has said after the school lost their Catholic diocesan subsidy, 10 percent of its annual budget has essentially been eliminated.
Bianco said the news came in a latter earlier this year…

He sent the message out to parents with student report cards earlier this week and in the meantime has made necessary moves to restructure staffing and other spending decisions that have the least impact on student opportunities.
Bianco said school administrators were first looking for staff who would volunteer to retire or drop down to part time …

Bianco added that the school is close to addressing all of the $125,000 lost in the cuts with their current budget plan.
Student parents are starting a grassroots campaign to keep the Niagara Catholic Junior-Senior High School open.
After news of the lost funds earlier this week, officials said the doors would be closed.
Work is now underway to help the more than 120 students affected by the closure find a new place to learn.

County Development Center seeking a new communications director.
Following Rachel Tabelski’s recent appointment as Director of the Batavia Development Corporation the Genesee County Economic Development Center is conducting a search to hire a new director of marketing and communications.
Tabelski held the position for seven years.
Interested applicants must respond by July 12.
A job listing has been posted on www.gcedc.com.

If you’re one of the millions of people hitting the road this holiday weekend, get ready to pay more at the pump.
According to Triple A, the average cost for a gallon of regular gas in the Rochester area is two-96 and in the Buffalo area it is three dollars.
That’s between 60 and 65 cents more than the same time last year.
The state average is sitting at three-01.
Gas prices have been rising recently due to increased oil prices.

GLOW region going under an intense Heat advisory for the weekend.
The National Weather Service has issued the advisory starting Saturday at noon until Monday at 10 p.m.
With temps expected to be as high as 102 on Saturday and 107 Sunday and Monday the heat and humidity may pose a greater risk for people with heart and respiratory conditions


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