posted on May 13, 2011 07:21
The former St. Nick’s Social Club on Swan Street has been sold at Auction.
The winning $42,100 bid was made by the mortgage holder, Bayview Loan Service.
St. Nick’s closed up two years ago amid a mountain of debt.
But as the auction date approached, a local group was just beginning to come together to try and resurrect the club.
That effort was spear-headed by James March. He told WBTA yesterday his group may still try to acquire the building, "we need to talk to our legal and financial advisors."
St. Nick’s hosted meetings of the Batavia Lions Club for many years.
It also raised money for a variety of local organizations.
A heavy steel plate covers a loose manhole cover on West Main Street near Union this morning.
A Batavia driver lost control of his pick-up truck yesterday morning when the heavy cover flew off the pavement. 80-year-old Lawrence Tassone was not injured but his truck sustained a broke axel.
The city said they had notified New York State about the problem. New York State said the manhole was the responsibility of Verizon.
State crews installed the plate as a temporary safety measure.
A pall of sadness remains over Avon High School today following the death of a student.
17-year-old David Greer died early yesterday at Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital. David was injured Wednesday night when he and two other passengers were thrown from the backseat of a car that had struck a tree and overturned in the Town of Rush.
There were five teenagers in the car, three boys and two girls.
They were all from Avon. The others were not seriously hurt.
Authorities said excessive speed was a factoir in the accident, alcohol was not.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has brought his "People First Campaign" to Western New York.
Cuomo addressed over 400 community leaders, students and others at Buffalo State College yesterday.
The governor used his platform to continue to needle lawmakers in Albany to support his plan to create a property tax cap. Cuomo also renewed his call for ethics reforms, and received a rousing ovation when he announced his continued support for a bill that would make same-sex marriages legal in New York.
Congressional hopeful Jack Davis is fighting back against questions about a video that allegedly shows him in a confrontation with a volunteer of one of his opponents.
In the YouTube video, the volunteer for Jane Corwin repeatedly asks Davis why he backed out of a scheduled debate between the candidates, at which point Davis says "You want to be punched out?" then takes an apparent swipe at the camera.
A GOP spokesperson claims Corwin's volunteer was assaulted, but Davis, who is running on a Tea Party line, says nothing could be further from the truth.
A spokesperson for Davis says the alleged confrontation is nothing more than "a put up job."