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Bardol, Landers team for K&Q crown; Cory Paris looking to purchase Scopano's Lanes in Oakfield

---------------- Chris Bardol had one heck of a bowling season over the past two weeks. th, the 31-year-old right-hander teamed with his girlfriend, Caycee Landers, to win the annual King & Queen Mixed Doubles Handicap Tournament at Mancuso Bowling Center and, a day later, he placed second in the pr


Culinary arts students shine at Taste of Education contest

DEPEW — Culinary Arts students from Orleans Career and Technical Education Center took home three big awards at the 15th annual Taste of Education. The Taste of Education introduces young chefs to the public with a friendly cooking competition in which students present a three-course meal with appet


Three watch parties with meals, specials and free items for Kentucky Derby at Batavia Downs

BATAVIA — Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel announced today their plans for a second Kentucky Derby party to be held on Saturday, May 4th, 2019. Three parties total will take place onsite.


The YWCA of Genesee County honors its founders during Women’s History Month

We may often think that women over a hundred years ago were not activists. That most certainly was not the case in Batavia! The YWCA came to Batavia as a result of the actions of many women who saw the need for a place that would assist women, including a need for residence rooms for young women.


Police: 10-year-old hit by car while boarding school bus in Monroe County

Rush, N.Y. (WHAM) — Monroe County Sheriff's deputies said a child in Rush was hit by a car while boarding a school bus Tuesday morning. Deputies said the 10-year-old girl was getting onto the bus around 8:25 a.m. on East River Road near Telephone Road. The girl told EMS workers that she hurt her hip


COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: Batavia grad Redband nets 1,000th point while leading Daemen College to first NCAA Tournament appearance in school history

BUFFALO — When you speak of high school basketball players who have eclipsed the 1,000-point plateau for their career, you are talking about the best of the best. When you speak of collegiate basketball players who have eclipsed that same plateau at the next level, well, that’s a whole nother level


Man admits to attacking Eastman School of Music student while out on parole

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- The 31-year-old man accused of trying to rape a student at a local college pleaded guilty Wednesday. According to the Monroe County District Attorney's Office, on Sept. 15, 2018, Michael Sheppard attacked a 20-year-old student at the Eastman School of Music while he was out


Essay: Lyell Crest Hardware, Taylor Rental owner set to retire

It was the late 1980s when Jack Cardillo decided to switch from a successful career in sales to being an entrepreneur — a career path that was prevalent in the Rochester native’s family.


Special prosecutor named in Niagara County grant writing probe

BUFFALO -- The chief administrative judge of the Eighth Judicial District has reached over to Rochester to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate allegations that a grant writing company hired by the Niagara County Legislature was a "sham company" set up to funnel taxpayer money to various poli


Alabama teacher asks for 'sick day' donations to be with sick child

HUNTSVILLE, Ala (WKRG) - The family of a Huntsville teacher is asking teachers in Alabama public schools to donate sick days to allow him to spend time with his sick daughter. David Green, a football coach at Mae Jemison High School, frequently drives from Huntsville to Birmingham where his 10-month


Tompkins Bank of Castile steps up for spelling bee

BATAVIA — Contestants will step onto the regional stage this Saturday at Batavia High School, in hopes of advancing to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May. The Batavia Daily News/Livingston County News regional competition will start at 10 a.m. in the auditorium. The opening ceremony will be at


Edge Factor: An interactive way to generate STEM career interest

BATAVIA - Jeremy Bout finished his interactive presentation on Edge Factor, but there was still a little time for questions from the high school students in the Batavia auditorium Wednesday afternoon.


Monroe Co. recycling withstands upheaval caused by China's changing demands

Monroe County, N.Y. - Recycling programs are collapsing in many cities after China's decision over a year ago to stop buying materials pulled from the trash here in the U.S. Monroe County said it is faring better than many cities, though there has been a significant change when it comes to recycled


Notre Dame senior makes nationals in business competition

BATAVIA — If you think of high school competitions, human resources management probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But Mary Vandenbosch knows her stuff — so sharply that she’ll be competing at then national level next month when DECA conducts its championships in Orlando, Fla.


CHEERLEADING: Several first timers named to GR all-star squad.

It was a new collection of Genesee Region League All-Star Cheerleaders this winter as 14 of the 2018-19 stars were making their first appearance on the team. Only Byron-Bergen’s Tabitha Fuller (three years), Pembroke’s Kayla Heinlein (three years) and Elba’s Maddy Cline (two years) were making a ret


Man whose rape conviction was overturned pleads guilty to non-sex crimes

BATAVIA — A Pavilion man who spent more than three years in prison before his conviction on rape charges was overturned will likely face no more jail or prison time after he pleaded guilty to non-sex-related charges Monday in Genesee County Court.


LACROOSE: Lakers open season with 11-9 victory over Brockport.

AVON — The Avon/Livonia Lakers opened their season with the 11-9 victory over visiting Brockport in Section V boys’ lacrosse action Thursday in Avon. The offensive attack came out with plenty of balance as junior Ryan Haugh led the way with three goals and two assists while senior Ryan Lambert, juni


Genesee Community College Is Offering Up To Two Free Summer Courses

BATAVIA – Since 2008, Genesee Community College has offered the Genesee Promise Plus (GPP) scholarships to help remove financial barriers to higher education for citizens in the Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming (GLOW) counties. Qualified individuals, from students in high school to adults wh


Watercolorist Michael Killelea to conduct demo at GO ART! on April 9

Above, Killelea's "Casper Barn." The Batavia Society of Artist is hosting artist Michael Killelea from 7 to 9 p.m. on April 9th at GO ART! inside Seymour Place, 201 E. Main St., Batavia.


HLOM to host newest exhibit tonight

BATAVIA — Tonight the Holland Land Office Museum will be celebrating the opening of its newest exhibit — “Beyond the Wardrobe: Changing Styles and Influences of Fashion, 1880-1920.”