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Village of Bergen's Sage Pavilion chosen as American Public Works' WNY Project of the Year

BERGEN -- Preserving Bergen’s history, promoting the village and conserving energy to save taxpayers money have long been a focus of the Village of Bergen. That dedication recently won the Village of Bergen an award from the American Public Works Association as their WNY Public Works Project of the


Byron-Bergen Boys Basketball to hold fund-raiser which will benefit Ronald McDonald House, and CURE

The two teams who have endured the constant ‘Battle of Route 262’ will come together on Friday night, as the Byron-Bergen Boys Basketball team will welcome Elba to their home gym where they will hold a fund-raiser in order to benefit the Ronald McDonald House, and CURE Childhood Cancer Organization.


2 injured in Albion house fire

ALBION, N.Y. (WHEC) -Two people are hurt after a house fire broke out in Orleans County Wednesday evening. It happened on Elmwood Avenue in Albion, NY. According to Orleans County Emergency Management, one person was transported to an area hospital by Mercy Flight and the other by an ambulance.


Update: Winter storm watch remains in effect for all of WNY, with snows beginning Saturday

BATAVIA — A winter storm watch has been issued from Saturday afternoon to Monday afternoon all of Western New York. Heavy snow is possible, according to the National Weather Service in Buffalo. Light snow will begin as early as Saturday morning.


Genesee County stolen goods law undergoing changes

BATAVIA — Genesee County is making changes to a proposed local law aimed at regulating second-hand-goods dealers to discourage the sale of stolen items and the Public Service Committee will get an update next month on the status of the proposal.


Genesee County YMCA kicks off its annual Strong Communities Campaign

BATAVIA — This year’s Genesee County YMCA Strong Communities Campaign will run from Feb. 1 to March 31, the YMCA announced today. The campaign goal is to raise $47,000. “Part of the Y’s charitable mission is the philosophy that we never turn away someone with an inability to pay for membership or pr


Albion police: man working on gas appliance when explosion occurred

ALBION, N.Y. (WIVB) - The resident of a home that caught fire in the Village of Albion Wednesday night was working on a gas heating appliance when an explosion occurred, authorities say.


WNY Rebels annual AAU Basketball Tryouts at Notre Dame next two Sundays

WNY Rebels annual AAU Basketball Tryouts for boys and girls will be held on two consecutive Sundays, Jan. 20 and 27, at Norte Dame High School gymnasium. Cost is $10 per player.


Winter brings whole new season to Genesee Country Village & Museum

MUMFORD – From snowshoes to sugar maples, cabbages to queens, the winter season at Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd., is packed with activities to keep cabin fever at bay.


MCC working to launch program to map workforce needs in NY

BRIGHTON, NY (WROC) - The labor gap: Often times experts say there are jobs available in Rochester and elsewhere. But, the type of skilled workers needed aren't available. A new program from Monroe Community College hopes to find ways to close that gap.


Law and Order: 17-year-old male at BHS accused of 'unwanted physical contact against staff member'

A 17-year-old male who lives on Cherry Street in Batavia is charged with second-degree harassment. At 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 14, Batavia police investigated an incident at Batavia High School involving a student who allegedly had unwanted physical contact against a staff member. The youth was issued an


Stop the presses: Another investment in Batavia with The Coffee Press

BATAVIA — Derek Geib has a unique and popular restaurant in Batavia with Bourbon & Burger Co. on Jackson Street. However, while talking to his wife, Jen, he realized the city was lacking one thing — a true coffee shop.


Rochester man charged with criminal impersonation

BATH, N.Y. (WETM) - Steuben County Sheriff reported that on January 12, deputies of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office arrested James A. Fredrick, age 20, of Bartlett Street, Rochester, N.Y.


Immigrant wins release after 5 years in Batavia detention center

After more than five years in federal detention, Jamaican immigrant Joseph Hechavarria won his release this week. Hechavarria's newfound freedom came with conditions, but it nevertheless represents a victory in his long legal fight against imprisonment at the Federal Detention Center in Batavia and


Monroe County woman charged with stealing over $35,000 from former Wyoming County employer

(WIVB) - A Monroe County woman has been accused of stealing over $35,000 from a former employer while employed there. Cheryl A. Watson, 46, of Scottsville, was charged with two counts of third degree grand larceny by the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office.


Two people arrested for fight, shooting at Diplomat Party House in Gates

GATES, NY (WROC) - Gates police have filed charges against two men related to a fight Wednesday morning at the Diplomat Party House in Gates. Officers say a large fight broke out Sunday morning at the event space. During the melee, officers say two people fired multiple shots, which thankfully did n


Livingston Co. man facing rape charges for sex with teen

LEICESTER, NY (WROC) - An 18-year-old Livingston County man is facing charges for a relationship with a young girl in Leicester. The arrest comes after deputies were called to a home for a neighbor trouble related to the relationship, the sheriff says.


Hawley sounds the alarm on minimum-wage-related layoffs

New York State’s minimum wage increased again this year to $11.10 per hour and Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) vocalized concern that sharp increases year-to-year are unsustainable for upstate’s struggling small businesses.


Missing purse from Albion Wal-mart with $700 inside leads to arrest of corrections officer from Olean

MEDINA — An Olean man who works as a corrections office in Pennsylvania was caught on camera allegedly stealing a purse at the Albion Walmart with $700 inside. The incident took place on Nov. 21, 2018 at the Albion Walmart. The victim called the Albion-based State Police and said her purse containin


Batavia Service Center among FSA offices to reopen temporarily for limited services during government shutdown

BATAVIA — Certain Farm Service Agency offices, including the Genesee County Service Center at 29 Liberty St., Suite 4, Batavia, will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers.