posted on December 13, 2011 07:17
Fire has caused an estimated $13,000 damage to a home on Highland Park in Batavia.
City Fire raced to a call at 17 and a half Highland just after 6 last night.
Flames destroyed the kitchen of the multi-family dwelling..
Kristin Brockway was home at the time and was not hurt.
Batavia fire fighters were on the scene for an hour.
The cause of the fire has been labeled accident.
An Orleans County man has died from injuries he suffered when struck by a car two months ago.
75-year-old John Steier died yesterday at Strong Memorial Hospital.
He had been hospitalized since the accident on October 17th.
Steier was walking across Ridge Road in the Town of Gaines to retrieve his morning paper when he was hit.
Steier had begun to recover and was released to a rehabilitation facility, but took a turn for the worse and was returned to strong last week.
There will be five brand new faces on the Batavia City Council next month.
Last night, those members leaving council bid their farewells.
At-large council members Marianne Clattenburg and Frank Ferrando are moving across the street to represent the city on the Genesee County legislature.
Ferrando was the longest serving among those leaving council. Ferrando:
"Over the past 3 to 4 years, we really have worked as a team. It made coming to meetings more pleasurable. You felt more productive. We're not the best show in town any longer. People don't turn on cable TV just to see the Batavia City Council go at it."
Ward Councilmen Bill Cox and Bob Bialkowski were defeated in their bid for re-election.
Ward 3 Councilman Sam Barone chose not to seek re-election.
The new members will be seated during the Council’s reorganizational meeting on January 9th.
A Webster teenager charged in a deadly fire that killed three members of his family has been indicted on charges of murder. Fifteen-year-old Michael Pilato is accused of starting the fire last week in his family's home that killed his father and two brothers. Pilato has been charged with murder and arson. He is being held without bail in the Monroe County Children's Center.