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Written by on July 13, 2018

City applying for study to possibly expand Falleti Ice Arena.
The City is applying with New York State to fund a feasibility study on the possible expansion of the Falleti Ice Arena.
Interim City Manager Matt Worth explains what the planning grant would provide…

The two sheets of ice would mean another rink in a new building.
Beyond what Genesee County may be able to support the study will also answer whether adding to the facility could attract new tournaments and events and ultimately sports tourist dollars from Rochester and Buffalo.
Hockey parents at Falleti pushed the request for the grant and City Council approved an application for the grant at its Monday night meeting.
A feasibility study is estimated to cost between $30,000 to $50,000.

Tense moments for teens following report of a handgun in Austin park.
Report of a youth concealing a handgun in a backpack drew Police to Jefferson Avenue shortly after one o’clock yesterday afternoon.
The caller reported that the youth had “brandished” the gun in Austin Park.
Police stopped the male teenager with a group of teens ordering them to the ground with guns drawn in the parking lot behind Tim Hortons.
After retrieving the backpack the supposed weapon turned out to be a paintball gun.
The juvenile was taken into custody and turned over to a parent.

$4 million of DRI funds are flowing into a new YMCA campus in Batavia. downtown Batavia’s 10-million prize.
The Y’s joint effort with United Memorial Medical Center to build a $22-million Healthy Living Campus was injected with the downtown revitalization funds following a State announcement earlier this week.
Rachel Tabelski, Batavia’s new Director of Economic Development explains the next steps…

A total of eight projects were awarded DRI funding approved by the State.
The full list and funds can be found here.

The Muckdogs even up series in second game against the Tigers.
The Batavia Muckdogs proved victorious in last night’s away game match-up defeating the Connecticut Tigers 4 to 3.
This is the only meeting of the season between the Muckdogs and the Detroit Tigers affiliate.
The win leaves the series split with their final game scheduled for tonight at 7:05 which you can hear via the Muckdogs website.
The team returns to Dwyer Stadium tomorrow night to take on the Lowell Spinners for a three game series.

City Councilwoman being recognized by Girl Scouts of Western New York.
Congratulations to Second Ward Batavia City Council Member Patti Pacino on her nomination as one of the 2018 Women of Distinction being honored by the Girl Scouts in Buffalo.
Girl Scouts of Western New York will recognize eight honorees at this year’s Women of Distinction Dinner & Awards Ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 20th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Buffalo.
The honorees were nominated for demonstrating leadership through public service and are considered role models for all girls.

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