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City school tax rate will go down in 2017-18 by 3.54 percent

When district officials asked voters to approve a $27 million capital improvement project they promised the tax levy would go up "0.00 percent" and with the approval of the annual tax warrants tonight, Batavia School District trustees kept the promise. In fact, because assessed values have gone up a

THE BATAVIAN - 2017-09-20 00:01:17

Cuomo's visit Thursday may be to award $10 million award for downtown

BATAVIA - Gov. Andrew Cuomo is coming to Batavia, along with what could be a $10 million award to accelerate downtown revitalization, The Governor's Office announced today that Cuomo will be in Batavia Thursday to make an announcement. The expectation of local officials is that it will be to name th

THE DAILY NEWS ONLINE - 2017-09-19 21:11:00

Highway departments in county working together on resurfacing projects

Genesee County is leading the state in shared services among municipalities, Highway Superintendent Tim Hens told members of the County Legislature on Monday. As an example, he pointed to paving work on South Main Street Road this week. Hauling in asphalt are trucks from Pavilion, Byron, Elba (two),

THE BATAVIAN - 2017-09-19 20:24:20

Developer waiting on financing for Ellicott Station project, deal now expected to close in November

A delay in securing financing through the New Market Tax Credit program for developer Savarino Companies has held up the state of the Ellicott Station project, which is the $18 million redevelopment of the former Della Penna property on Ellicott Street in Batavia. Julie Pacatte, economic development

THE BATAVIAN - 2017-09-19 19:47:41

Zonta Club seeks donations of full-size personal care items to distribute to domestic violence victims

Press release: The local Zonta Club of Batavia-Genesee County is seeking donations for their project assemblying personal care bags for victims of domestic violence. Zonta Club of Batavia will be assembling the packages in late October and working with the local YWCA to distribute them. Items needed

THE BATAVIAN - 2017-09-19 18:58:26

School district mourns passing of high school student

The Batavia City Schools community is mourning the loss of Lorne Brudz, a student at Batavia High School, who passed away this morning. The death was announced today on the school district's homepage and Superintendent Chris Dailey sent a letter to parents. "Our entire school community is mourning t

THE BATAVIAN - 2017-09-19 17:09:57

Cuomo to make announcement at City Hall on Thursday

Local officials are being invited to Batavia City Hall at 1:30 p.m. Thursday where Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to make an announcement. What Cuomo will announce is not revealed in the invitation, but the City of Batavia did submit an application to Cuomo's office for the Downtown Revitalization In

THE BATAVIAN - 2017-09-19 15:51:56

Bank robber sentenced to state prison

BATAVIA - As promised as part of a plea deal, a Niagara County man was sentenced Monday in Genesee County Court to three-to-six years in state prison for robbing Key Bank in Batavia last year. Joel S. Zsebehazy, 34, also will have to pay restitution of $10,275 to Key Bank. He admitted in August that

THE DAILY NEWS ONLINE - 2017-09-19 12:15:00

Senators announce $500K in federal funding for water district project in Town of Batavia

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $500,000 in federal funding for the Town of Batavia in Genesee County. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program. Specifically, the T

THE BATAVIAN - 2017-09-19 19:55:08

City Republican Committee to host take-out-only chicken BBQ dinner at Town of Batavia Fire Hall Oct. 1

The City of Batavia Republican Committee will be hosting a Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m on Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Town of Batavia Fire Hall, 8382 Lewiston Road. Dinners are take out only and include 1/2 chicken, potato salad, cole slaw, roll and butter. Tickets are $10 each and c

THE BATAVIAN - 2017-09-19 18:31:34

Attica police, Batavia fire department planning child safety seat checks

BATAVIA - Child safety seat inspections will be available later this week in Attica and Batavia. Time and locations will include: ATTICA - Attica police and firefighters will offer inspections from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the police station on 43 Exchange St. Attica's program will be conducted by n

THE DAILY NEWS ONLINE - 2017-09-19 12:15:00

Notice to Bidders - Hatfield Farms

INVITATION TO BIDDERS The Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District, Cayuga County, New York, will receive sealed bids for Hatfield Farms Leachate Collection System, which consists of: a silage leachate collection system consisting of: 162' x 20' concrete collection swale, a 20' x 40' colle

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2017-09-20 04:39:20

CNY mental health aide charged with insurance fraud

An aide at a state mental health facility is facing felony and misdemeanor charges for allegedly submitting a false insurance claim. Duane C. Hayes, 40, of Utica, was charged with first-degree falsifying business records and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, both felonies. H

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2017-09-20 01:38:00

UR places Florian Jaeger on leave in harassment case

A University of Rochester professor has been placed on leave and a special committee appointed to investigate the university's handling of sexual harassment claims against him. The matter involving professor Florian Jaeger has rocked the prestigious university since the controversy surfaced earlier

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE - 2017-09-19 20:47:34

Deputies identify Fort Drum soldier killed in Oneida County crash

AVA, N.Y. -- The Fort Drum soldier killed after a car struck a tree in Oneida County early Sunday morning has been identified. Jennifer N. Kipybida, 23, died after the car she was riding in crashed in Ava, said the Oneida County Sheriff's Office. Spc. Kipybida, a Churchville native, was stationed wi

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-19 18:27:00

College towns feel pinch from rental sites like Airbnb

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Time was when renting an apartment in one of this college town's funky triple-deckers or two-family homes wouldn't cost an arm and a leg. Now, renting in Cambridge can feel like that - something critics say is made tougher by short-term rental websites like Airbnb, through wh

WHEC TV-10 - 2017-09-20 09:00:00

Dana Balter seeking Democratic nod to challenge Rep. John Katko for Congress

SYRACUSE - Surrounded by friends and supporters Tuesday at Forman Park, Dana Balter formally announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination in New York's 24th Congressional District race. A political newcomer, Balter decided to launch her campaign after spending months exploring a run for Co

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2017-09-19 23:22:00

Former top staffer for Cuomo, Clinton joins Perez Williams' campaign

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Juanita Perez Williams has added a veteran Democratic strategist to her mayoral campaign staff. Peter Kauffmann will serve as a strategic advisor to the campaign. Kauffmann has held top communications positions under Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Hillary Clinton. Kauffmann is a New York po

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-19 19:47:00

Unemployment rate increases in Cayuga County

Cayuga County's August unemployment rate was above the prior-year level, the third straight month for such an increase. The county's 4.8-percent jobless rate was up from 4.7 percent reported for August 2016, the state Department of Labor reported Tuesday. The county rate was lower than the New York

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2017-09-19 17:00:00

Member of 2 NY fire departments charged with selling heroin

HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities have charged a member of two fire departments in New York's Southern Tier with selling heroin. The Star-Gazette of Elmira reports (http://stargaz.tt/2ybRsf4 ) that a Chemung County grand jury has indicted 43-year-old Thomas Margeson, of Horseheads, on a felony co

WHEC TV-10 - 2017-09-19 19:41:00