posted on November 08, 2010 07:59
UPDATE: 11:15a.m. Reapirs completed. Water service restored, r
The City of Batavia Water Department tells us there has been a water main break on South Main Street at Meadow-Crest.
The break has disrupted water service on South Main from River Street to the City Line.
Crews are on the scene and have begun repairs but there has been no estimate of when water service will be restored.
Bill Scheg of York Road, LeRoy lost his home to fire over the weekend. The flames also damaged his business: Genesee Valley Taxidermy and gun shop.
But as if that wasn’t enough…sometime early yesterday vandals broke into what was left of his business.
The initial fire on Saturday destroyed Bill’s log cabin style home that he built himself.
A re-kindle of that fire on Sunday brought authorities back to the scene where the break-in was discovered.
Deputies are still trying to determine what was taken.
Another fire over the weekend caused an estimated 70-thousand dollars damage to a garage on Sandpit Road in Alexander. The cause is under investigation. That fire broke out early yesterday morning.
The Batavia City Council meets tonight. City lawmakers will take up a five item business agenda. Among the items is a measure appointing members to an interview committee to select a Consolidated Charter Task Force with the Town of Batavia.
Council is also holding a conference meeting before the business session. City Manager Jason Molino looking for approval to spend 5-thoudsand dollars to get an independent appraisal of the city owned ice arena.
Republican State Chairman Ed Cox doesn't believe the party's gubernatorial choice actually helped the party in the long run. Cox says that Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino created a dynamic in the party that proved to be unhelpful to other Republican candidates in the long run. Cox also commented that despite whom the party chose, it would have been hard to beat Democrat Andrew Cuomo.