Morning News Brief

Written by on May 10, 2021

Residents can weigh in tonight on the City of Batavia’s proposed school budget. A public hearing is set for tonight and the district has posted information on its website. Also tonight, there will be a hearing to discuss a request to authorize transferring up to $65,000 to the District’s General Fund to pay for the repair, reconstruction or replacement of the Batavia Middle School Elevator. The regular board meeting will be held via Google Meet and live-streamed directly after the Public and Budget Hearings.

New York’s statewide 7-day average COVID positivity rate has dropped to 1.45%. That’s the lowest since October 28th and represents 34 straight days of decline. Hospitalizations have also dropped to just above, 2000 and that’s the lowest since November 15th. In the Finger Lakes region, 215 people are in the hospital with virus-related issues.

A man will face a judge after he crashed his motorcycle, causing injuries, on North Lake Road/State Route 19 in Bergen. Deputies said that 54-year-old John Sackett of Hamlin was operating the bike northbound on 19, when he traveled off the road and struck a road sign. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Deputies charged him with DWI, refusal to take a breath test and moving from a lane unsafely. He’s due in Town of Bergen court June 2nd.

A property dispute over an air conditioner resulted in a criminal charge for a Stafford man. The ordeal occurred on Drake Street in Oakfield. Deputies arrested 57-year-old Roger Kevin Brinkman…he was charged with second-degree menacing. According to a press release, during the altercation Brinkman allegedly displayed a knife and menaced others. He was directed to court June 7th.

Several state lawmakers are urging the state Department of Health to align their COVID-19 guidance for group homes and day habilitation programs with that of the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Currently, state policies are prohibitive enough that it limits the number of people who are able to be served by such programs.

A budget hearing will be held tomorrow evening on the LeRoy school District’s proposed spending plan. The hearing, in Memorial Auditorium, is set to begin at 6 p.m.

A high-level registered sex offender from Darien was remanded to jail for another alleged violation. 60-year-old Aaron Pawlikowski was charged with failure to verify his address. As a level three offender, he is required to stop by the sheriff’s office every 90 days. Deputies noted the man has three prior felony convictions. Pawlikowski was arraigned and remanded to county jail. He’ll return to court May 26th.

A man wanted by City of Batavia police was taken into custody by Rochester police. 28-year-old Andre Roberts was arrested on three outstanding bench warrants as well as a separate arrest warrant. He was arraigned and jailed on $20,000 cash bail. A court appearance is set for May 20th.

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