Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on June 20, 2019
Interim superintendent announced for Batavia City Schools
Chris Dailey, the current Superintendent for Batavia City School, will be making his exit next Friday to lead administrators in a larger district.
As Dailey leaves to become superintendent of the Gates-Chili Central Schools district, his temporary replacement has been announced.
Former Deputy Superintendent of Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Scott Bischoping will be filling in as interim superintendent with a $600 a day compensation.
In the interim, Board of Education members and consultants will conduct a six-month search to determine the best candidate for the permanent appointment.
Dailey has been with Batavia City Schools for 11 years, the past six and a half as superintendent.
Burglary in Stafford leads to arrest for a Rochester resident.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies took 43 year old Angel Carrasquillo of Lake Ave Rochester into custody after investigating a burglary on Clinton Street Road in Stafford that occurred early last month.
He is charged with Burglary, Criminal Mischief, Attempted Grand Larceny and Petit Larceny and is currently being held in the Genesee County Jail on a separate matter.
Carrasquillo is scheduled to appear on June 29th in Batavia Town Court.
Discovery of illegal firearm lands a Walnut Street man in lock up.
26 year old Jay Schafer of Batavia was apprehended by City Police after responding to a Walnut Street residence early yesterday morning.
He was hit with a count of Criminal Possession of a Firearm and after being arraigned in City Court he was committed to jail in lieu of 15-thousand dollars bail.
Schafer is expected back in Batavia City Court at a later date.
Local Lawmakers push-back on passage of Farm Workers Bill.
As Governor Cuomo praises his administration for passing the new law that he says will “help ensure every farmworker receives the overtime pay and fair working conditions they deserve.” Local Assemblyman Steve Hawley is calling the legislation devastating to New York’s farm industry.
Hawley who voted against the measure said “As the former owner and operator of our family farm for decades, I know these new mandates will devastate New York’s family farms and disrupt the industry beyond repair – an industry that generates $4.8 billion in annual revenue.”
State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer who also voted against the bill echoed Hawley by calling the legislation devastating to our local farms.
Ranzenhofer said “This will impose hundreds of millions of dollars in mandates onto farms who are already struggling. Simply put, it is going to eliminate jobs and put farms out of business.”
The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement calling for Significant Rainfall Today.
The statement is applicable to most of Western New York including the entire GLOW county region.
Forecasters say that while most tributaries will be able to handle the amount of rain expected there will be a higher risk for flash flooding in urban centers and in areas with terrain.
A push to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes has come up short at the Capitol.
Democrats scrambled to gather enough support for the legislation, but weren’t able to secure the necessary votes.
Members of the Senate, Assembly and Governor Cuomo had been trying to hammer out an agreement for months.
But, issues like allowing communities to opt out of the potential law and debate over how to use the tax money generated from pot sales were too much to overcome.