WEEKEND NEWS BRIEFING
Written by WBTA STAFF on July 14, 2018
Cleanup complete next to Superfund site in the city.
The Department of Environmental Conservation has completed cleanup of environmental contamination on city property next to the former Batavia Iron and Metal Co. property on Bank Street.
The state Superfund site has been a target of environmental remediation since 2013.
During remediation over this past year, 17,000 tons of soil and debris were removed from property along the northern end of the Dwyer Stadium parking lot and replaced with clean soil and grass seed.
The DEC estimates the remaining surface cleanup of the Iron and Metal property will be completed by the end of the year.
Lawmakers are being called back to the capital to renew the controversial speed camera bill at the request of Governor Cuomo…
Some lawmakers believe the speed cameras are nothing more than a big government revenue grab.
The Governor can force lawmakers to return to Albany, but he cannot force them to take a vote on a specific bill.
Two sex offenders in Batavia jailed for failing to register digital accounts.
34 year old Michael Brade of Olyn Ave, a level three sex offender, and 34 year old Matthew Diers of West Main Street, a level two offender, were both arrested in separate incidents and charged with Failing to Report after creating online email and Facebook accounts without notifying the sex offender registry.
The pair were arrested and held on parole violations and they are both expected to appear on August second in Batavia City Court.
Two Saratoga County residents jailed for prompting prison contraband in Albion.
38 year old Joshua Johnson and 33 year old Rebecca Bradford both of Waterford New York were arrested for multiple felony counts of Promoting Prison Contraband in the first degree following investigation at the Albion Correctional Facility.
Both were ordered to be held behind bars.
Johnson was additionally charged with four felonies for criminal drug possession with his bail set at $100,000.
Muckdogs drop in first extra-inning contest of the season.
The rubber match against the Connecticut Tigers went the way of the Tigers, as they picked up the 2-1 victory in eleven innings.
The Muckdogs return back to Dwyer Stadium this weekend for a three game stretch against the Lowell Spinners starting Saturday night for a 7:05 first pitch.
All Little Leaguers get in free all weekend by wearing their jersey.