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LATEST: The GLOW Region came up on the positive side of the COVID-19 ledger Friday recording 7 recoveries vs. 4 new case...
08/07/2020
Recoveries outnumbered new COVID-19 cases on Friday

LATEST: The GLOW Region came up on the positive side of the COVID-19 ledger Friday recording 7 recoveries vs. 4 new cases including 3 from Batavia & Pembroke and single one from Livingston County.

BATAVIA — Recoveries again outnumbered new COVID-19 cases Friday across the GLOW region.

BACK TO SCHOOL: The Daily News would like to hear from parents and teachers via Facebook Instant Message how Gov. Cuomo’...
08/07/2020

BACK TO SCHOOL: The Daily News would like to hear from parents and teachers via Facebook Instant Message how Gov. Cuomo’s announcement that schools may reopen will affect you and your family. Will you be choosing an in-person learning model or remote learning? For teachers, how are you preparing for a return to the classroom? How might you be adjusting to mitigate potential risks to family members? We are willing to keep the correspondence anonymous, but we would like to share local peoples’ stories with the community.

BREAKING: Gov. Andrew Cuomo says all schools statewide can reopen.
08/07/2020
Cuomo: Schools statewide can reopen

BREAKING: Gov. Andrew Cuomo says all schools statewide can reopen.

ALBANY — All school state wide can reopen, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday morning.

Another weekend, another first place finish for the EDGE 14 and under softball team. Except this one didn’t come easy.
08/07/2020
EDGE 14u softball wins again

Another weekend, another first place finish for the EDGE 14 and under softball team. Except this one didn’t come easy.

PENFIELD — Another weekend, another first place finish for the EDGE 14 and under softball team. Except this one didn’t come easy.

A homeowner found Shannon Kern, 51, of Akron parked about 1,300 feet off the road on a private property at 3939 Route 98...
08/07/2020
Deputies: Drunk driver was found parked 1,300 feet off roadway

A homeowner found Shannon Kern, 51, of Akron parked about 1,300 feet off the road on a private property at 3939 Route 98, Wyoming County sheriff's deputies said. She was charged with DWI and aggravated DWI.

SHELDON — An Erie County woman is facing several charges after she was found passed out behind the wheel, Wyoming County sheriff’s deputies said.

Former City Manager Martin D. Moore has been identified among 13 candidates pursuing the city manager position in Belen,...
08/07/2020
Former Batavia city manager named as candidate for New Mexico post

Former City Manager Martin D. Moore has been identified among 13 candidates pursuing the city manager position in Belen, N.M. He resigned from his City of Batavia position in June.

Martin D. Moore, who resigned in June from his position as Batavia’s city manager, has been identified as one of 13 applicants seeking to be the next city manager in

Bills fans rejoiced on Thursday afternoon when it was announced that Bills’ All-Pro defensive back Tre’Davious White wou...
08/07/2020
Bills’ DB White will play 2020 NFL season

Bills fans rejoiced on Thursday afternoon when it was announced that Bills’ All-Pro defensive back Tre’Davious White would not opt-out for the upcoming season.

ORCHARD PARK — Bills fans rejoiced on Thursday afternoon when it was announced that Bills’ All-Pro defensive back Tre’Davious White would not opt-out for the upcoming season.

Snowball has been returned to his Batavia owner. City of Batavia Police are investigating whether the dog was stolen.
08/06/2020
Batavia police return dog to its Thorpe Street owner

Snowball has been returned to his Batavia owner. City of Batavia Police are investigating whether the dog was stolen.

BATAVIA — Batavia police say a dog, reported stolen by its Thorpe Street owner, has been returned safely.

State Attorney General Letitia James has announced a lawsuit to dissolve the National Rifle Association, alleging its le...
08/06/2020
New York sues to dissolve NRA; organization describes lawsuit as ‘desperate power grab’

State Attorney General Letitia James has announced a lawsuit to dissolve the National Rifle Association, alleging its leadership engaged in massive fraud against its donors, including self-dealing, extravagant vacations and rampant violations of non-profit rules. The NRA says the lawsuit was politically motivated and that it won't be intimidated.

New York is seeking to dissolve the National Rifle Association as the state attorney general accused the gun rights group and four senior officials of engaging in a massive fraud

City's overnight parking ban returns in less than a month.
08/06/2020
Overnight parking enforcement in city to start Sept 1

City's overnight parking ban returns in less than a month.

BATAVIA — Police announced today that starting Sept. 1, officers will begin ticketing vehicles parked overnight on city streets as required by the City of Batavia Municipal Code.

FYI: Just a reminder, U.S. Census Bureau workers will begin visiting residences today in the GLOW region and statewide w...
08/06/2020
Census home visits set to begin Thursday

FYI: Just a reminder, U.S. Census Bureau workers will begin visiting residences today in the GLOW region and statewide which haven't responded to the census.

BATAVIA — Census takers will start visiting residences statewide starting Thursday.

Improvements at two cell towers near Castile are designed to improve service for both area residents and first responder...
08/06/2020
Upgrades improve 4G service and public safety broadband in Castile

Improvements at two cell towers near Castile are designed to improve service for both area residents and first responders.

CASTILE — Upgrades on two cellular communications towers in Wyoming and Livingston counties have helped improve service for nearby residents and first responders.

Kashbi C. Sanders, 28, allegedly sold a lethal heroin/fentanyl mixture last year to people from Orleans County. He's als...
08/06/2020
Rochester robbery suspect charged in fatal Orleans County overdose

Kashbi C. Sanders, 28, allegedly sold a lethal heroin/fentanyl mixture last year to people from Orleans County. He's also accused of a wild attempted robbery last December at a Rochester restaurant in which shots were fired.

ALBION — A Rochester man has been charged after a lengthy investigation into a fatal overdose last autumn in Orleans County.

David P. Grossman Sr. of Batavia was charged with harassment after an altercation with two males on Monday night on Mapl...
08/06/2020
City man allegedly broke into house, threatened resident, damaged patrol car

David P. Grossman Sr. of Batavia was charged with harassment after an altercation with two males on Monday night on Maple Streeet, city police said. He then allegedly broke into a house and threatened a person early Tuesday morning on Highland Park.

BATAVIA — A city man was jailed without bail Tuesday after he allegedly broke into a house and damaged a patrol vehicle.

SCANNER CHATTER: Batavia Fire has been requested to Lucky Ducky Day Care on Pearl Street in Batavia for a report of smok...
08/06/2020

SCANNER CHATTER: Batavia Fire has been requested to Lucky Ducky Day Care on Pearl Street in Batavia for a report of smoke in the wooded area behind the day care.

On a video conference with the Buffalo media on Wednesday, All-Pro defensive back Tre’Davious White informed the masses ...
08/05/2020
Undecided on whether to opt-out, Bills’ CB White taking decision down to last day

On a video conference with the Buffalo media on Wednesday, All-Pro defensive back Tre’Davious White informed the masses that he has yet to make a decision on whether or not he will play this year.

ORCHARD PARK — While two Buffalo Bills, DT Star Lotulelei and DB E.J. Gaines have announced that they will officially be opting-out of the 2020 season, one of the team’s

County Sheriff's Office investigators are looking into today's tragic death in Barre.
08/05/2020
16-month-old child dies after drowning incident in Barre

County Sheriff's Office investigators are looking into today's tragic death in Barre.

BARRE — Emergency crews tried administered CPR for over an hour, but were unable to resuscitate a 16-month-old child who fell into a pool this morning and was drowning, the

08/05/2020
Batavia Daily News - Sports

HOLDING THEIR OWN: Batavia Downs Director and GM Todd Haight talks about the first week of racing without the fans in the stands. Haight says he misses all the fans but betting was up about 10 percent year over year after the first week.

HOLDING THEIR OWN: Batavia Downs Director and GM Todd Haight talks about the first week of racing without the fans in the stands. Haight says he misses all the fans but betting was up about 10 percent year over year.

LATEST: An employee at Orleans Community Health in Medina has tested positive for COVID-19. Meanwhile, 4 new confirmed c...
08/05/2020
Orleans Community Health employee tests positive for COVID-19

LATEST: An employee at Orleans Community Health in Medina has tested positive for COVID-19. Meanwhile, 4 new confirmed cases were reported in the last 24 hours from Batavia, Murray and two from Livingston County.

MEDINA — A hospital employee tested positive for COVID-19 late last week, Orleans Community Health officials said Wednesday.

Daryl Sumeriski, 52, was residing in a halfway house when other residents became concerned about images they saw on his ...
08/05/2020
Batavia man gets five years for possessing “violent” child porn

Daryl Sumeriski, 52, was residing in a halfway house when other residents became concerned about images they saw on his cellphone. They contacted authorities.

ROCHESTER — A Batavia man was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for possessing child pornography which included the violent abuse of infants and toddlers.

Pennsylvania was not subject to a travel advisory as of Tuesday. But Western New York lawmakers have sent a letter to Cu...
08/05/2020
WNY-area lawmakers seek quarantine travel exemptions

Pennsylvania was not subject to a travel advisory as of Tuesday. But Western New York lawmakers have sent a letter to Cuomo warning that the inclusion of neighboring state workers in the required travel advisory quarantine would be devastating to local economies across the Southern Tier region

A group of Republican state lawmakers, including Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes, R-Caledonia, and state Sen. George Borrello, R-Sunset Bay, are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to provide an exemption for workers who

What's the buzz at United Memorial Medical Center?  Rooftop beehives have been set up at the hospital in Batavia. Beside...
08/05/2020
Rooftop honeybees: UMMC is abuzz with a healthy contribution

What's the buzz at United Memorial Medical Center? Rooftop beehives have been set up at the hospital in Batavia. Besides supporting the local environment, the resulting honey will be bottled and available to employees, patients and visitors for purchase once harvest time arrives.

United Memorial Medical Center is abuzz with new ways of keeping people healthy.

Woodward Memorial Library in Le Roy has set up a a walk-through storytime outside its location on Wolcott Street. The si...
08/05/2020
Le Roy library invites patrons to take a walk down story lane

Woodward Memorial Library in Le Roy has set up a a walk-through storytime outside its location on Wolcott Street. The signs will be changed weekly on Fridays.

LE ROY — Walking up to the Woodward Memorial Library, lawns signs decorate the path.

Now that we are getting back to our “new normal” come visit these local businesses that are ready to serve you!Supercuts...
08/05/2020

Now that we are getting back to our “new normal” come visit these local businesses that are ready to serve you!

Supercuts
Wescott Motors
Hardcor Audio
Main St. Pizza Company
Paws Perrydise
Batavia Foot Care Center
Ankle and Foot Centers of Western New York
WINDY BREW

A settlement filed Thursday and authorized Monday by U.S. District Judge Lawrence Vilardo calls for ICE to provide COVID...
08/05/2020
ICE reaches settlement on Batavia detention center lawsuit

A settlement filed Thursday and authorized Monday by U.S. District Judge Lawrence Vilardo calls for ICE to provide COVID-19 accommodations to vulnerable detainees at the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility in Batavia, in accordance with federal CDC protocols.

IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS: Agreement affirms steps taken to protect staff, detainees from COVID-19

Besides 201 felony and misdemeanor charges filed against him for allegedly stealing from his funeral home clients, Micha...
08/05/2020
As investigation continues, funeral home operator deep in debt and lawsuits

Besides 201 felony and misdemeanor charges filed against him for allegedly stealing from his funeral home clients, Michael S. Tomaszewski has racked up more than $1 million in debts and is facing lawsuits in New York regarding his failure to pay creditors.

Even before Michel S. Tomaszewski was arrested and charged with stealing more than $500,000 from clients at his funeral home, his finances had been spiraling out of control.

SCANNER CHATTER: Batavia police are responding to the area near 20 North Spruce Street in Batavia for a large disturbanc...
08/05/2020

SCANNER CHATTER: Batavia police are responding to the area near 20 North Spruce Street in Batavia for a large disturbance. One subject is reportedly wielding a baseball bat.

08/05/2020

WX ALERT: A Special Weather Statement has been issued for portions of Orleans and Livingston counties as well as Genesee County by the US National Weather Service Buffalo NY for strong thunderstorms:

...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT EAST CENTRAL ERIE...NORTHWESTERN LIVINGSTON...SOUTHEASTERN ORLEANS...MONROE AND GENESEE COUNTIES...

AT 944 PM EDT, RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED
ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR HOLLEY TO BATAVIA TO MARILLA.
MOVEMENT WAS EAST AT 35 MPH.

WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ROCHESTER, GREECE, IRONDEQUOIT, CHILI, BATAVIA, BROCKPORT, EAST
ROCHESTER, HILTON, WEBSTER, BRIGHTON, GATES-NORTH GATES, DARIEN LAKES
STATE
THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS...
INTERSTATE 390 BETWEEN EXITS 10 AND 12.
INTERSTATE 90 BETWEEN EXITS 48A AND 46.

IF OUTDOORS, CONSIDER SEEKING SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING.

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Batavia, NY
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Always count on the BDN to have the worst form of humans on its pages...seriously ?! who care about these filthy animals...oh, wait, your editors.
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WHEN WILL "ALL" THE STORES IN BATAVIA START ENFORCING WEAR MASKS,BESIDE WALMARTS.
why didnt that story about the cat that got its neck broken in a snap trap make local news?
SCANNER CHATTER: Pavilion responders and Mercy Medic 2 ambulance have been dispatched to a report of a vehicle into a pole near 6895 Ellicott Street Rd. in Pavilion. There are low-hanging wires across the road, according to the report.
There are three congressional elections being held tomorrow (June 23, 2020) in New York’s 27th Congressional District. The first is a special election to fill the remainder of the unexpired term of former U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, who resigned from Congress on October 1, 2019. The other two are primary elections (in the Republican and Libertarian Parties, respectively) for candidates that wish to run for Congress on November 3, 2020. “Unfortunately, the Republican party bosses in New York’s 27th Congressional District have selected a moderate Republican for the primary, but we can do better. The people can choose a movement conservative. Beth Parlato has my full and unequivocal support in the June 23rd Republican Primary,” said Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms PAC. Remember, Beth Parlato is not on the ballot in the special election. She is a candidate in the Republican primary election.
Your post says the Red Cross is reportedly assisting. I click the link. No where can I find that story. Where are the stories you headline?????
I FINALLY HAPPEN TO SEE THE "NEW" MOVEMENT THAT IS TAKING PLACE IN BATAVIA NY:UNITY.
ARE PEOPLE FLYING THE "FLAG" TO SUPPORT THE COUNTRY OR TO SUPPORT TRUMP ?
JUNE 5.2020. BATAVIA NY, MADE "HISTORY",A "BLACK LIVES MATTER "PROTEST WAS ALLOWED...
Why is when you headline a story and I click on it. Everything else comes up and I never find the story you headlined???
David & Joyce White of Attica will be married 50 years this June 20,2020