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Written by on March 30, 2018

The Muckdogs’ organization is a mess according to new General Manager
The New General Manager of the Muckdogs in Batavia, Dave Chase is working diligently on painting projects, cleaning, field prep and promotional sponsorships to prepare for the upcoming baseball season in Batavia.
Chase spoke with our news partner The Batavian about the current problems plaguing the baseball organization…

Chase said it seems like they are starting a baseball operation at zero and six months late.
He said it will take time to bring the club house and field up to the standards the league expects.
One of the biggest issues Chase is addressing is the field at Dwyer stadium which he described as a mess.

Stop in Stafford leads to lock up for LeRoy Resident.
State Police stopped 37 year old Benito Hernandez-Vega of LeRoy in on Wednesday afternoon Stafford.
Troopers reported that he was allegedly driving under the influence of drugs and that he had a child accompanying him.
Hernandez-Vega was taken into custody on felony counts of Driving While Ability Impaired by drugs with a prior conviction within the past 10 years, along with Aggravated DWI with a Child and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
He was remanded to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of bail.

The Batavia police Department continue to search for a suspect in an Arby’s hold-up.
A suspect dressed in black wielding what appeared to be a gun walked into the Arby’s on West Main late on Sunday night and demanded cash from the employees.
No injuries were reported and Police have not said how much money was stolen.
The heist occurred about an hour after the restaurant had closed for the night.

City Council looking at bumping pay for city manager prospects.
The Novak Consulting group that has been hired by the city to search for a new city manager said it will take at least 3 months and a salary of between 110k and 135k to attract a new city manager.
Former City Manager Jason Molino made around 94k in Batavia before taking a position as Tompkins County Administrator for around 130k.
Catherine Tuck Parrish the executive search practice leader for the Novak Consulting group stated “ The market for city managers is what it is, you’re not competing against non-profits and the private sector”

Spring is here and so is spring cleaning as the Batavia’s Yard Waste Station will open for the season next week.
The station on Law Street will be open from noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
City residents are asked to bring all yard waste material to the Waste Station as there is no spring curb side pickup of these materials.

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