Weekend News Aug 28 & 29
Written by Dan Fischer on August 28, 2021
Batavia city officials hope to clear the air around the Waste Water Treatment Plant. A $1-million project to replace the air header system at the plant is nearly complete. The treatment plant is located in the southwest corner of the city.
For some time now, residents near the plant have complained about foul orders coming from the site.
The new air header system should substantially reduce the odor from the plant and the surrounding ponds.
The owner of the former Carr’s building on Monday vows a five-million-dollar project to renovate the former department store will move ahead.
Owner Ken Mistler has already been allocated a million dollars for the project under the state’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) grant.
There are no outward signs that anything has been done with the project. City Manager Rachel Tabelski said her understanding is that Mistler will keep the ground floor for commercial space and upper floors for residential.
Mistler was quoted this week by our news partner, The Batavian, as saying any information about what the building will ultimately look like is, “speculation.”
The New York State Department of Health has filed an emergency regulation that will require all students, faculty, and staff for all public and private schools in New York State to wear masks inside school buildings.
This comes after New York Gov. Kathy Hochul directed the health department to implement a universal mask mandate in all schools.
The governor also announced earlier this week that school personnel will be required to be vaccinated with the option to test out weekly.
State Senator Liz Krueger is calling for disgraced former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to return campaign contributions. Pointing out the fact that over 18 million dollars were gathered by Cuomo for his now canceled 2022 re-election campaign, the senator spoke about its purpose no longer existing. Krueger is calling on big donors to demand their money back. Politico reports that Cuomo plans to use the money in order to launch a retribution campaign against his enemies.
Authorities in Rochester are investigating the discovery of a body in the Genesee River.
The grim find was made late Friday afternoon near the Seneca Park Zoo.
The body was that of a man, but no further information is available.
Things to do this weekend:
On Saturday: Women of the Moose present Spirits Drive Thru Chicken BBQ, today starting at 1pm until sold out, 21 Bank Street, LeRoy. Pre-sale tickets available from the LeRoy Moose Club. Proceeds benefit the Jell-O sign on the Thruway and various Moose Charities. Also on Saturday the Attica Lions Club presents, Germanfest, Saturday, August 28, starting at 3:30pm in Attica Park, Exchange Street. Food, Music, and more. Take outs available.
United Way presents the 5th annual Summer Serenade, ” A Night in Vienna”, Sunday, August 29th, at The LeRoyan, Rt. 5, LeRoy. Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Genesee Symphony Orchestra. You can get tickets for this garden party on-line or from any United Way or GSO member.