Morning News Briefing
Written by Michael Baldwin on January 8, 2021
Some positive news for baseball in Batavia. City Hall confirms that it has received a proposal to place a new team on the Dwyer Stadium field this summer. The proposal comes from Robbie Nichols who pursued a team associated with the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. Nichols, a former National Hockey League player, owns a team in Elmira that’s part of the league. The Batavia City Council will be asked to approve a Dwyer Stadium lease agreement with Nichols this Monday night. Nichols tells us he will have more to say about the team during a news conference on Tuesday, following Monday’s council meeting. He said three names for the Batavia team are under consideration – one of them, is the Muckdogs.
The long and distinguished careers in law enforcement for Le Roy Police Chief Chris Hayward and Detective John Condidorio came to a close Thursday with a ceremony at Village Hall attended by members of the law enforcement community from throughout the county. The emotional detective said “it’s time to go.” The two men were honored also with commemorative shadow boxes presented by incoming Chief Gregg Kellogg, a new sidearm, and awards from the Le Roy Fire Department.
Genesee County now reports another 59 new cases of COVID-19. Twenty-six of the positive individuals are hospitalized. Three of the new cases are residents at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation; One is a resident at the Batavia VA Medical Center while another is a resident at the New York State Veterans’ Home at Batavia. It’s worse to our north, where Orleans County on Thursday reported 78 news cases. Fourteen people remain hospitalized. In Wyoming County, 40 new cases were confirmed.
Court action is pending for a Holley woman who faces multiple felony counts. State police say they arrested 19-year-old Melissa Kuhn. She was charged with felony burglary and felony grand larceny. Troopers said those counts stemmed from an incident December 22nd in the Town of Ridgeway. Kuhn was initially detained on cash bail.