Morning News Briefing
Written by Michael Baldwin on December 14, 2020
For at least the past 10 years, the American Legion, Post #626 of Oakfield-Alabama, has offered food boxes to those who might welcome a little extra help this time of year. Information on families who might need these boxes was shared by our local schools, churches and community members. The Legion also said that any food not needed for the boxes will be shared with the Corfu Food Pantry to assist them with their mission to the community.
The City of Batavia and the Batavia Police Department are extending an online survey that is asking city residents to assist in formulating the department’s response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order 203, which requires police departments across New York State to submit reform plans to the state by April 1. The survey takes about five minutes to complete and can be found on the city’s website.
The Board of Education for the Batavia City School District meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held via Google Meet and will also be live-streamed on YouTube. The Board will receive a presentation from Jim Krencik, the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Genesee county Economic Development Center. The Board is also expected to make several appointments involving school psychologists and extra work days, a District Tutor, long-term substitutes and a cleaner, among others. Action is also slated on a Memorandum of Understanding between Genesee Community College and Batavia High School for the College Pathway Program.
Playing on national television for the second straight week Sunday, the Bills handed the Pittsburgh Steelers their second loss of the season in a 26-15 victory. Buffalo can clinch a second straight playoff berth with a Cleveland win against Baltimore on ESPN’s Monday Night Football.
A former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo who is now running for Manhattan borough president accused him of sexual harassment in a series of tweets Sunday, saying he made inappropriate comments about her appearance. Lindsey Boylan tweeted that the Democratic governor “sexually harassed me for years.” The 36-year-old worked for the Cuomo administration from March 2015 to October 2018, serving first as executive vice president of Empire State Development, and then as a special adviser to Cuomo for economic development. Boylan’s sexual harassment allegation against Cuomo comes after The Associated Press and others reported that the 63-year-old governor is under consideration for the job of attorney general in the administration of President-elect Joe Biden.
A Middleport woman will appear in court next month after she crashed her vehicle Saturday night on Lewiston Road in Oakfield. Deputies arrested 54-year-old Michelle Hanssen. She was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving while using a portable electronic device and other traffic counts.