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Rochester Regional infection specialist: Omicron variant likely is in the U.S. and poses a new set of challenges
11/29/2021
Rochester Regional infection specialist: Omicron variant likely is in the U.S. and poses a new set of challenges

Rochester Regional infection specialist: Omicron variant likely is in the U.S. and poses a new set of challenges

Omicron B.1.1.529 -- a new and rapidly changing variant of the coronavirus that just this month was detected in South Africa -- probably has found its way to the United States and should be considered as highly transmissible. That's the opinion of Dr. Emil P. Lesho (photo at right), an Infectious Di...

Fire protection deadline extended as Oakfield town, village boards prepare for mid-December meetings
11/29/2021
Fire protection deadline extended as Oakfield town, village boards prepare for mid-December meetings

Fire protection deadline extended as Oakfield town, village boards prepare for mid-December meetings

Oakfield town and village supervisors are hopeful that discussions at mid-December board meetings lead to a revised fire protection service agreement. Attorneys for the two municipalities – Megan K. Dorritie of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, Rochester, who is representing the village, and Craig Welch...

Jim Foss rolls perfect game at Medina Lanes
11/29/2021
Jim Foss rolls perfect game at Medina Lanes

Jim Foss rolls perfect game at Medina Lanes

Jim Foss, who took over as proprietor of Medina Lanes prior to the 2021-22 season, rolled a 300 game on Sunday morning in the Sunday Rolloffs League at his hometown bowling center. The right-hander's perfect game came in a 648 series, and that gives him about a dozen 300 games for his career. Top ho...

Gas prices down, trend expected to continue
11/29/2021
Gas prices down, trend expected to continue

Gas prices down, trend expected to continue

Press release from AAA: Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.39, down two cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.13. The New York State average is $3.56 – down one cent from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.23. AAA Western and Central New York ...

Photos: Drive-thru Christmas light at steam show grounds in Alexander
11/29/2021
Photos: Drive-thru Christmas light at steam show grounds in Alexander

Photos: Drive-thru Christmas light at steam show grounds in Alexander

the Western New York Gas & Steam Engine Association is hosting its second-annual drive-thru Country Christmas Light display at the showgrounds, 3000 Walker Rd., Alexander. The show is on display every Friday and Saturday night through Dec. 18 from 5 to 9 p.m. The cost is $10 per vehicle and $20 for....

OAE falls to Tioga 49-6 in state semifinal
11/27/2021
OAE falls to Tioga 49-6 in state semifinal

OAE falls to Tioga 49-6 in state semifinal

Tioga brought to an end a great 2021 run by the Oakfield-Alabama/Elba Aggies on Friday with a 49-6 win in a state semifinal game. For OAE, Gage Armbrewseter gained 67 yards on 16 carries. Connor Scott scored a TD on two carries for 67 yards. Noah Currier gained 44 yards on seven carries. On defense,...

PBA legend Mark Roth succumbs at age 70
11/27/2021
PBA legend Mark Roth succumbs at age 70

PBA legend Mark Roth succumbs at age 70

Mark Roth of Fulton, one of the greatest bowlers in Professional Bowlers Association Tour history and a member of four Halls of Fame, died Friday at the age of 70 due to congestive heart failure and complications following a diagnosis of pneumonia. A 34-time PBA Tour champion, Roth had been in poor....

Grand Jury Report: Man accused of using a knife to cause serious physical injury
11/26/2021
Grand Jury Report: Man accused of using a knife to cause serious physical injury

Grand Jury Report: Man accused of using a knife to cause serious physical injury

Michael T. Martinez is indicted on two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, attempted assault in the second degree, assault in the second degree, menacing in the second degree, and two counts of harassment in the second degree. Martinez is accused of possessing a knife and....

H.E. Turner Funeral Homes announces their 25th Annual Service of Prayer & Remembrance to be held on December 8
11/26/2021
H.E. Turner Funeral Homes announces their 25th Annual Service of Prayer & Remembrance to be held on December 8

H.E. Turner Funeral Homes announces their 25th Annual Service of Prayer & Remembrance to be held on December 8

Press Release: H.E. Turner & Co., Bohm-Calarco-Smith, and Burdett & Sanford Funeral Homes proudly present their 25th Annual Service of Prayer & Remembrance at 7 pm on Wednesday, December 8 at the First Presbyterian Church of Batavia, 300 East Main Street. For those who wish to participate from home,...

Wreaths Across America comes to Genesee County to honor veterans
11/26/2021
Wreaths Across America comes to Genesee County to honor veterans

Wreaths Across America comes to Genesee County to honor veterans

Several years of volunteer time, energy and collaboration will come together next month for a wreath-laying ceremony at Western New York National Cemetery in Corfu. The cemetery was officially opened in December 2020, and now for the first time, it will play host to a Wreaths Across America ceremony...

BPD looking for witnesses to disturbance at Tops
11/26/2021
BPD looking for witnesses to disturbance at Tops

BPD looking for witnesses to disturbance at Tops

Press release: The Batavia Police Department is investigating a disturbance that occurred at Tops Markets this morning at approximately 10:55 a.m. Batavia Police are attempting to locate and identify any witnesses to the disturbance that occurred inside of the store involving two or three adult male...

Former City Schools employee accused of producing and distributing child po*******hy
11/26/2021
Former City Schools employee accused of producing and distributing child po*******hy

Former City Schools employee accused of producing and distributing child po*******hy

Derek Hagen A 29-year-old resident of Batavia, and teacher in WNY, has been accused by Federal authorities of producing and distributing child po*******hy. Derek Hagen faces from five to 30 years in Federal prison if convicted. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle P. Rossi, who is handling the case, stated....

Photos: Turkey Trot in Oakfield 2021
11/25/2021
Photos: Turkey Trot in Oakfield 2021

Photos: Turkey Trot in Oakfield 2021

Brandon Rebert won another local 5K today. This time the Turkey Trot in Oakfield, hosted by the Caryville Inn. He finished with a time of 18:02. Kim Mills, also a regular winner of local 5Ks, was the top female runner today.

Christmas comes early for Mount Morris Lanes bowler V.J. Frew in the form of a 300 game
11/25/2021
Christmas comes early for Mount Morris Lanes bowler V.J. Frew in the form of a 300 game

Christmas comes early for Mount Morris Lanes bowler V.J. Frew in the form of a 300 game

After struggling through a couple of subpar games in the Saturday Night Mixed League at Mount Morris Lanes last week, Piffard resident Venitha "V.J." Frew knew she had to do something to change the pace. So, with her sister on hand to watch her bowl, the 46-year-old right-hander decided that they wo...

Genesee Symphony Orchestra Friday Night Christmas Concert at HLOM
11/25/2021
Genesee Symphony Orchestra Friday Night Christmas Concert at HLOM

Genesee Symphony Orchestra Friday Night Christmas Concert at HLOM

Press release: Join us Fridays at the Holland Land Office Museum during our 20th Annual Wonderland of Trees, sponsored in part by Tompkins Bank of Castile and WBTA, to be serenaded by groups of musicians from the Genesee Symphony Orchestra. On Friday, November 26th, December 10th, and December 17th....

Differing county-level decisions about pandemic issues creates issues for schools
11/24/2021
Differing county-level decisions about pandemic issues creates issues for schools

Differing county-level decisions about pandemic issues creates issues for schools

One of the tricky issues for the Le Roy Central School District in navigating protocols during the age of COVID is that neighboring jurisdictions often have different requirements than present in Genesee County, Superintendent Merritt Holley informed the Board of Education on Tuesday. For example, a...

Possible injuries in motor vehicle accident on West Main, Batavia
11/24/2021
Possible injuries in motor vehicle accident on West Main, Batavia

Possible injuries in motor vehicle accident on West Main, Batavia

A two-car motor vehicle accident is reported in the area of 229 West Main St., Batavia. Possible injuries. A pregnant female is reported as one of the occupants. Medics requested to the scene for evaluations. City Fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

City of Batavia seeks residents to fill boards and committees
11/24/2021
City of Batavia seeks residents to fill boards and committees

City of Batavia seeks residents to fill boards and committees

Press Release: The City of Batavia is looking for residents of the City of Batavia to fill seats on various boards and committees. There are several openings on boards and committees within the City and we are seeking interested candidates to join these decision-making and advisory bodies. Signing u...

STATEMENT FROM GENESEE AND ORLEANS COUNTY PUBLIC AND HEALTH OFFICIALS
11/24/2021
STATEMENT FROM GENESEE AND ORLEANS COUNTY PUBLIC AND HEALTH OFFICIALS

STATEMENT FROM GENESEE AND ORLEANS COUNTY PUBLIC AND HEALTH OFFICIALS

Contact Matt Landers, County Manager (585) 344-2550 ext. 2204 BATAVIA, NEW YORK – “While we remain committed to the health and safety of our communities, Genesee and Orleans County will not be creating or implementing any new mask or vaccine mandates at this time. We believe new mandates will on...

Plug Power site clearing is underway at WNY STAMP
11/24/2021
Plug Power site clearing is underway at WNY STAMP

Plug Power site clearing is underway at WNY STAMP

Steven Falitico of the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce and Jim Krencik, marketing director for the Genesee County Economic Development Center, provided this photo from the WNY STAMP site this morning that captures the progress of Plug Power's green hydrogen manufacturing project in the Town of Al...

GCASA's Detox Center open house is set for Jan. 6
11/24/2021
GCASA's Detox Center open house is set for Jan. 6

GCASA's Detox Center open house is set for Jan. 6

Press release: Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse announced today that its new 20-bed detoxification center is tentatively scheduled to open for business on Jan. 10, 2022. An “open house” for the public to view the two-story, 20-bed facility, which is attached to the rear ...

Farmers Warn of Last Thanksgiving with Locally Grown New York Produce
11/24/2021
Farmers Warn of Last Thanksgiving with Locally Grown New York Produce

Farmers Warn of Last Thanksgiving with Locally Grown New York Produce

Media Contact: Brittany Kenny, [email protected] The imminent wage board decision to lower overtime threshold risks putting an end to locally grown products in New York State ALBANY,NY—Today, local farmers and farmworkers from across New York State warned state officials and all New ...

Photo: Champion volleyball team celebrated in Le Roy
11/24/2021
Photo: Champion volleyball team celebrated in Le Roy

Photo: Champion volleyball team celebrated in Le Roy

Le Roy High School's Section V champion volleyball team was presented with certificates from the Board of Education at the start of Tuesday's meeting honoring their accomplishment. Photo submitted by Tim McArdle.

SP4 C. Jay Hall Memorial Highway dedicated in Pembroke
11/24/2021
SP4 C. Jay Hall Memorial Highway dedicated in Pembroke

SP4 C. Jay Hall Memorial Highway dedicated in Pembroke

Specialist Four Clarence "C. Jay" Hall, a graduate of Pembroke HS, was mortally wounded in Vietnam on Oct. 7, 1969, while allowing his comrades to achieve cover while under heavy fire. As a result, he was posthumously awarded the Silver Star. He was honored in another way on Tuesday when Assemblyman...

Law and Order: Rochester teen accused of throwing a hissy fit while being arrested in Batavia
11/24/2021
Law and Order: Rochester teen accused of throwing a hissy fit while being arrested in Batavia

Law and Order: Rochester teen accused of throwing a hissy fit while being arrested in Batavia

Celina Andreanna Desinord, 19, of Ridge Road, Rochester, is charged with attempted criminal mischief 4th, aggravated unlicensed operation 2nd, harassment 2nd, and unlicensed operation. At 12:50 a.m., Nov. 21, Deputy Jacob Gauthier observed a vehicle running in the parking lot of the Crosby's at 5267...

'One of a kind.' Colleagues, friends honor longtime Batavia City School District phys. ed. teacher Del Plato
11/24/2021
'One of a kind.' Colleagues, friends honor longtime Batavia City School District phys. ed. teacher Del Plato

'One of a kind.' Colleagues, friends honor longtime Batavia City School District phys. ed. teacher Del Plato

While they say that everyone can be replaced, finding someone with the compassion, knowledge and personality of physical education teacher Carmen Del Plato certainly will be a tall order for the Batavia City School District. Del Plato, who grew up as part of a large and close-knit Italian-American f...

Giving some latitude for gratitude during Thanksgiving event at John Kennedy Intermediate
11/24/2021
Giving some latitude for gratitude during Thanksgiving event at John Kennedy Intermediate

Giving some latitude for gratitude during Thanksgiving event at John Kennedy Intermediate

John Kennedy Intermediate School Principal Brian Sutton took a little extra time to get dressed Tuesday. He sported some fancy headgear: a whimsical cloth turkey of bright yellow, orange and red, with two legs dangling over Sutton’s ears. He briefed excited groups of students of the day’s events...

Samsung reportedly decides to build $17 billion semiconductor facility in Taylor, Texas
11/23/2021
Samsung reportedly decides to build $17 billion semiconductor facility in Taylor, Texas

Samsung reportedly decides to build $17 billion semiconductor facility in Taylor, Texas

Published reports today indicate that Samsung Electronics Co. has decided to build a $17 billion semiconductor plant in Taylor, Texas, ending speculation that South Korea’s largest company would be locating the facility in New York State and, possibly, at the Western New York Science & Technology ...

Increased impairment patrols expected over weekend
11/23/2021
Increased impairment patrols expected over weekend

Increased impairment patrols expected over weekend

Press release: The Genesee County STOP-DWI Coordinator announced today that the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Batavia Police Department and the Village of LeRoy Police Department will be participating in a coordinated effort with the STOP-DWI program this week to bring awareness to ...

County's unemployment rate for October remains lower than a year ago
11/23/2021
County's unemployment rate for October remains lower than a year ago

County's unemployment rate for October remains lower than a year ago

There are currently more than 1,000 Genesee County residents drawing unemployment, according to data released by the state's Department of Labor today. There are 28,300 people in the local labor force and of those, 27,200 are employed, making the current unemployment rate for October 3.6 percent. Th...

Harvester Avenue road composition south of Colorado Avenue prompts change to city's rehabilitation project
11/23/2021
Harvester Avenue road composition south of Colorado Avenue prompts change to city's rehabilitation project

Harvester Avenue road composition south of Colorado Avenue prompts change to city's rehabilitation project

City of Batavia Maintenance Superintendent Ray Tourt on Monday night said the Genesee Transportation Council and New York State Department of Transportation seem to be on board with a revised – and more expensive – plan to rehabilitate and reconstruct Harvester and Richmond Avenues. Deficiencies...

County DA Larry Friedman sprinkles in bits of humor as he accepts proclamation from the Batavia City Council
11/23/2021
County DA Larry Friedman sprinkles in bits of humor as he accepts proclamation from the Batavia City Council

County DA Larry Friedman sprinkles in bits of humor as he accepts proclamation from the Batavia City Council

Larry Friedman rattled off a few one-liners Monday night as he accepted a proclamation from the City of Batavia in recognition of his 40-year career with the Genesee County District Attorney’s Office. “I've been in the DAs office so long that when I started Eugene Jankowski was a young patrolman...

Batavia Rotary announces Corvette Raffle in time for Christmas gift-giving
11/23/2021
Batavia Rotary announces Corvette Raffle in time for Christmas gift-giving

Batavia Rotary announces Corvette Raffle in time for Christmas gift-giving

Press release: Still looking for the perfect Christmas gift? The Batavia Rotary Club is now selling its annual Chevrolet Corvette Raffle tickets. “We are pleased to bring back our popular Corvette Raffle,” said Marlin Salmon, this year’s Batavia Rotary Club president. “Every dollar raised st...

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Rochester Regional infection specialist: Omicron variant likely is in the U.S. and poses a new set of challenges
Fire protection deadline extended as Oakfield town, village boards prepare for mid-December meetings
Jim Foss rolls perfect game at Medina Lanes
Photo: Holiday reflections in Pavilion
Gas prices down, trend expected to continue
Photos: Drive-thru Christmas light at steam show grounds in Alexander
OAE falls to Tioga 49-6 in state semifinal
PBA legend Mark Roth succumbs at age 70
Grand Jury Report: Man accused of using a knife to cause serious physical injury
H.E. Turner Funeral Homes announces their 25th Annual Service of Prayer & Remembrance to be held on December 8
Wreaths Across America comes to Genesee County to honor veterans
BPD looking for witnesses to disturbance at Tops