Weekend News Briefing

Written by on January 26, 2019

The Downtown Batavia Business Improvement District has announce the appointment of Barbara Dietrich as the B.I.D.s new Executive Director.
Barbara was the President of Dietrich Consulting in Batavia starting in 1998 where she consulted for a variety of businesses on marketing and advertising.
During her time at Dietrich Consulting she was the Director of Marketing and Development for the Genesee County YWCA and Empire Tractor, among several other local agencies.
Her official start date will be Monday, January 28th.

Kitchen Fire reported in Batavia.
Report of a structure fire at 62 South Main Street came in several minutes after midnight Friday into early Saturday Morning.
Initial reports said that occupants were evacuating from the apparent kitchen fire inside a lower apartment.
City fire was dispatched and Police officers first to arrive on scene reported heavy smoke with flames showing at the back of the structure.
A firefighter reported that it was a small kitchen fire that looked to extend into the kitchen cabinets.
The fire was snuffed out within a few minutes and shortly after fire command requested Red Cross to aid two adults and four children who live in the apartment.

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The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office has announced their 2018 Departmental Awards.
Deputy Sheriff Travis DeMuth was recognized with the Officer of the Year Award and Confidential Secretary Carolyn Della Penna received the Distinguished Service Award at the Sheriff’s Annual Awards Luncheon held on Friday at the Sheriff’s Office.

The City of Batavia is currently seeking nominations for their 2018 Recognition Awards.
Nominations are being sought for Community Volunteer, Home owner of Year, Business and Not-For-Profit of the Year.
Anyone wishing to nominate someone is encouraged to complete the nomination form and submit it to Lisa Casey at the City Manager’s Office by Friday, March 8th.
The awards will be presented by City Council at a future City Council Meeting.
Nomination forms available on the City website at batavianewyork.com under the home page or can be picked up at the City Manager’s Office

Special DWI enforcement effort planned for the big game weekend.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, City of Batavia and the Village of LeRoy Police Departments will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving from February 1st until February 4th.
Super Bowl Weekend is historically a deadly period for impaired driving and lawmen request those hosting a Super Bowl party to designate a responsible driver before the game begins.

The Winter Storm Warning which was issued for much of the region including Genesee and Wyoming Counties for Friday and Saturday has been cancelled.

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