Weekend News Briefing

Written by on February 15, 2020

Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies took 31 year old Christopher Sims of Manhattan Ave Batavia into custody after he was found unresponsive parked in the roadway on Dublin Road in Bethany.
Deputies took Sims into custody Friday morning on felony counts of DWI for having a prior conviction within the past 10 years, for Parking on a Highway, having an Uninspected motor vehicle and for Refusing to take a breath test.
Sims was processed in the Genesee County Jail and released with an appearance ticket for Bethany Town Court on February 25th.

Hawley works across the aisle to restore video lottery terminal aid for Batavia and Genesee County.
As budget negotiations in Albany intensify, Assemblyman Steve Hawley of Batavia has written to Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie requesting that Video Lottery Terminal Aid be restored in this year’s Enacted Budget due April 1.
The City of Batavia is slated to lose over $440-thousand; the Town of Batavia over $160-thousand and over $200-thousand to Genesee County as proposed by Gov. Cuomo in this year’s Executive Budget.
Hawley said the cuts will put a devastating financial hardship on our already overtaxed State citizens who continue to flee to other states.

Eight County Chairs Make Nate McMurray Nomination Official.
Thursday night Nate McMurray received unanimous support from all eight county chairs that comprise the NY-27 Congressional District, as part of the legal process required by the state to be the nominee in the Special Election on April 28th.
The county chairs convened in Batavia to hold their meeting at the Holiday Inn.

Notre Dame Basketball Coach Mike Rapone is to be honored after upcoming playoff match.
The Notre Dame High School family will be honoring the legacy of excellence of Notre Dame Basketball Coach Mike Rapone with a reception in the school cafeteria following the boys Section V playoff game on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
Coach Rapone currently has 697 career victories as he coaches in his 40th season here at Notre Dame making him the all-time leader in Section V coaching victories with the second place coach more than 150 wins behind.
Rapone recently announced he was retiring as the school’s varsity baseball coach this spring after a 12-year stint as head coach however he will remain in his other roles at Notre Dame, as assistant principal, athletic director and the varsity basketball coach.
Rapone is also Genesee Region Boys Basketball chairman.

As of Friday night The City of Batavia Water Department was on location of a water main break in front of 700 Ellicott Street.
City crews are said to be making every attempt to restore water as soon as possible.


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