BATAVIA POLICE BLOTTER/February 29, 2024
On 2/16/2024, Oraid J. Blackshear, 19, of Batavia, NY was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Resisting Arrest, and Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd degree. It’s alleged that Blackshear fled on foot and resisted arrest, when Batavia Police attempted to arrest him on an outstanding warrant. He was also allegedly in possession of an illegal loaded firearm. Blackshear was arraigned in CAP Court and remanded to the GCJ on $1000 cash bail. He is due in Batavia City Court, at a later date.
Genesee County seniors have until Friday to file for new tax law 'to help them stay in their homes'
If you’re a senior aged 65 or older living in Genesee County, you have until Friday to file for a real property tax exemption that the Genesee County Legislature just voted to adjust as a means to help out qualifying property owners.
GENESEE COUNTY/Rochester man leads police on a pursuit following a traffic stop on Lewiston Road
Chad W. Burgess, 37, of Rochester, NY, is charged with criminal possession of controlled substance 2nd degree, two counts of criminal possession of a narcotic with intent to sell, three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, two counts of concealing, alter or destroy physical evidence, criminal use of drug paraphernalia 2nd degree, and unlawful fleeing a police a police officer in a motor vehicle 3rd degree after a traffic stop on Lewiston Road at 1:50a.m. on February 25, 2024.
These Akron, NY based Dogs are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around akron.
NY weather update: Weather alert issued for lake effect snow in New York Thursday morning
An updated report was issued from the National Weather Service on Thursday at 6:01 a.m. for lake effect snow until 7 a.m. for Niagara, Orleans, Erie and Genesee counties. "At 5:58 a.m., a lake effect snow band extends from Niagara Falls to Shelby and is moving slowly south," says the weather service.
Chamber Awards: Batavia resident travels afar to discover local community need
It took traveling thousands of miles from home to realize how much need there was right in her own back yard, Michelle Gillard says. And from that point on, she’s been on a nonstop mission to help out locally.
GENESEE COUNTY/Town of Batavia Special Town Board Meeting/February 28, 2024
71. Resolution Authorizing the Purchase of New Dump Truck for Town Highway Department. 72. Resolution Authorizing the Purchase of a New Ford Transit 350 Van for Town Water/Sewer Department. 73. Resolution Authorizing the Purchase of a Compact Track Loader for the Highway Department – 74. Resolution Authorizing Planning Grant #131136...
Le Roy district announces merger of legendary football program with former rival, Cal-Mum
The rivalry was once among the most legendary in Section V - Caledonia-Mumford vs. the Oatkan Knights of Le Roy.The rivalry waned when leagues were realigned a few years ago, and starting next season, the once fierce fighters on the field will be brothers on the gridiron. Both
Longtime employee honored for 'spirit of collaboration' and dedication
Sometimes all it takes is a retirement to prompt folks to show up at what’s often a sparsely attended county Legislature meeting.And so was the case when clerk typist Mary Spaulding, a 40-plus year employee at the Job Development Bureau was celebrated for her dedication with a proclamation Wednesday at the Old County Courthouse.
Man accused of stealing women’s underwear from Nunda home
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A man from Nunda was accused of breaking into a home and stealing women’s underwear, according to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said on February 2, 34-year-old Charles Provorse Jr. stole underwear belonging to two female victims from the home in Nunda for his own sexual gratification. Provorse was arrested […]
Chambry sinks final shot free throw to send Byron-Bergen to C2 finals
Byron-Bergen's Class C2 semifinal game came down to the last shot, with the ball in the hands of the Bees top scorer, Brayden Chambry.Of course, he sunk the free throw.Final score: Byron-Bergen, the #1 seed, 61-60, over #4 seed York.Chambry scored 30 points. Brody Baubie scored
Autumn's Forecast: Gusty winds, snow showers and freezing temperatures
Wind Advisory for Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming and Allegany county, along with Northern PA through 4am Thursday. Winds will gust up to 50mph. Gusty, strong winds continue into the overnight with temperatures tumbling into the 20s and teens. Wind chill values will be at or below zero through the night with scattered wind blown snow showers. The winter weather only lasts through Thursday with highs remaining mostly in the 20s. We're back to near record warmth by the end of the weekend and early next week.
NY Batavia's Most Loveable Dogs Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around batavia..
Western New York Is Getting A Farm Style Brewery
Western New York and the Buffalo area seems to be leading the state when it comes to the amount of breweries and another one is being built just minutes from East Aurora. For those who love a good, cold beer and a farm-like setting, this new brewery is going to offer exactly that. The owners of Farmcraft Brewery have started construction on their new event center that is located in Sheldon, New York.
Retired sergeant is presented with proclamation, best wishes
A devoted leader and public servant passionate about his community and what he does, those are a few descriptions for retired Sergeant Dan Coffey, who was given a belated proclamation and best wishes from City Council this week for his 20 years of service with the Batavia Police Department.
New executive director at Crossroads House
Crossroads House has hired a new executive director after the gap was temporarily filled by interim director Tom Staebell in July 2023. The nonprofit's leaders happily announced the news Monday that they have found Tracy Ford, who "stood out from a pool of excellent candidates.""We are pleased to
Taste Adventure: Three Must-Try Sandwiches in Geneseo
In this article, we explore three enticing sandwiches that Geneseo has to offer. Have you had a chance to taste any of these delights? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Soul Food Brunch dishes ‘food for thought’ while commemorating Black History Month
The first Soul Food Brunch at GoArt! on Tuesday afternoon provided both tasty African-American cuisine and some honest food for thought.The gathering at East Main and Bank streets drew about 60 people, including members of Genesee County’s Black-owned businesses that were featured on a flyer handed out to the attendees.After enjoying a menu of fried chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, eggs, greens, macaroni and cheese, banana pudding and lemon pound cake, many of the attendees stuck around for a brief presentation led by brunch organizer Kenyetta Reese, a case manager at UConnectCare.While the event was set up to highlight Black History Month, Reese noted that she and her family have been subjected to racism in recent months and years.“I’ve actually experienced racism in the past six months,” she said. “So, if you could raise your hand here if you have also experienced racism in the past six months? How about in the past 30 days?”
Wednesday News Brief
The Affordable Connectivity Program, which was set up during the COVID-19 pandemic, is set to expire in April. This will mean your Internet bill could increase by $30 in May. A total of 4,871 households in Genesee County receive the benefit. If you didn’t enroll in the program, your bill won’t be impacted; however, experts suggest you keep an eye on your bill just in case there is a mix up with your provider. As it stands now, Congress has not passed a renewal of the program.