Morning News Briefing

Written by on October 10, 2018

Dr. Martin Moore

Matt Worth

Batavia’s new city manager, Dr. Martin Moore, should be on the job this Monday. Moore arrives here from New Mexico.
The city has been without a full time manager since January and has paid certain department heads an extra stipend to take on added duties.
Interim Manager and DPW director Matt Worth was getting an extra $1,000 a month.
Now the city council has approved the extra pay through the end of the year.
Only Ward Six Councilwoman Rose Mary Christian objected.
Worth and three other middle managers will continue to get the extra to help Moore get up and running in his new job.

The SUNY Board of Trustees has approved anti-harassment rules for all 64 of its campuses statewide.
Previously, schools were responsible for creating and enforcing their own policies.
The new regulations prohibit sexual relationships between students and professors, and set disclosure guidelines for relationships involving staff members.

Flags across New York State are being flown at half-staff beginning tomorrow to honor the victims of the limousine crash in Schoharie.
The flags will remain lowered until all the victims are buried.

We’re learning more about the limousine involved in Saturday’s crash. The Times Union says the company that owns the vehicle, Prestige Limo, posted it for sale on Craigslist days before the tragedy.
The 2001 Ford Excursion was described as having 180-thousand miles on it and being D-O-T ready. Investigators said earlier this week the limo failed recent safety inspections. The company’s lawyer is disputing that claim.

Starting next year, catching a direct flight from Rochester to Boston is going to be easier.
JetBlue will be offering direct service to Beantown in January.
Departing flights will leave around 10 a.m. and return flights will leave Boston at 2:30 p.m. No ticket prices have been announced. Right now, only one airline offers non-stop service from Rochester to Boston.

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