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September 9, 2019 - 1:53pm
posted by Billie Owens in crime, news, notify, batavia, Oakfield, Le Roy, Pavilion, Darien, corfu.

Rachel M. Grace, 30, of 638 N. Buckeye St., Wooster, Ohio, and Jeremy R. Triesler, 39, of 9318 Lincoln Way East, Orrville, Ohio, were arrested at Darien Lake Theme Park on Alleghany Road in the Town of Darien on Sept. 7. At 7:20 p.m. deputies responded to a criminal mischief complaint. It is alleged that Grace became angry and threw a bucket of water at a food service employee, causing $594.15 in damages. Triesler allegedly became belligerent and used obscene language, which caused a disturbance at the theme park; then he allegedly shoved a security officer when they attempted to intervene. Grace is charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief. Triesler is charged with second-degree harassment and disorderly conduct. The case was handled by Genesee County Sheriff's Deputy Brock Cummins, assisted by Deputy Erik Andre.

James Darrell Hooten Sr., 30, of Sunset Parkway, Oakfield, is charged with obstruction of governmental administration, second-degree harassment and disorderly conduct. At 5:35 p.m. on Sept. 7, while attempting to arrest another subject on a warrant on Sunset Parkway in Oakfield, Hooten Sr. was arrested. He allegedly attempted to prevent the arrest of another person. He is also accused of threatening Genesee County Sheriff's deputies and Probation officers and using obscene language in public. He was released on an appearance ticket and is due in Oakfield Town Court on Oct. 7. The case was handled by Deputy Kyle Krzemien, assisted by Deputy Travis DeMuth.

Nancy M. Storms, 46, of Perry Road, Pavilion, is charged with second-degree harassment -- physical contact. At 7:45 p.m. on Sept. 2, Storms was arrested on North Street in Batavia for allegedly pushing another person during an altercation. She was issued an appearance ticket and is due in Batavia City Court on Sept. 17. The case was handled by Batavia Police Officer Jordan McGinnis, assisted by Officer Christopher Lindsay.

Lakeisha A. Gibson, 33, of Lewis Place, Batavia, is charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief. On Sept. 3 at 6:42 p.m. Batavia police responded to Lewis Place for a complaint of criminal mischief. Gibson was arrested for allegedly damaging a vehicle window. She was issued an appearance ticket for Sept. 17 in Batavia City Court. The case was handled by Officer Arick Perkins, assisted by Officer Peter Post.

Brian E. Freeman, 46, of Genesee Park, Monroe, is charged with: driving while intoxicated; aggravated DWI -- a BAC of .18 or more; and speeding. Freeman was arrested at 12:37 a.m. on Aug. 31 on Oak Street in Batavia following a traffic stop. He was issued appearance tickets and is due in Batavia City Court on Sept. 11. The case was handled by Batavia Police Officer Peter Post, assisted by Officer Mitchell Cowen.

Joshua M. Gaudioso, 30, of Albion Road, Oakfield, is charged with petit larceny. At 6:42 on Aug. 15, Gaudioso was arrested following a larceny complaint in the Village of Oakfield. He allegedly stole a NYS license plate that did not belong to him. Following his arrest, he was taken to jail then released on an appearance ticket. He is due in Corfu Village Court on Oct. 7. The case was handled by Genesee County Sheriff's Deputy Kyle Krzemien.

Ebony S. Sanders, 41, of Lake Avenue, Rochester, is charged with possession of marijuana in the second degree and speeding. On Sept. 3 at 10:30 a.m., Sanders was stopped on Interstate 490 in the Town of Le Roy following the alleged observation of a vehicle/traffic violation. Upon conducting a roadside interview with Sanders, the odor of burnt marijuana was allegedly detected. She was issued an appearance ticket and is due in Le Roy Town Court on Oct. 1. The case was handled by Genesee County Sheriff's Deputy Ryan DeLong, assisted by Deputy Chad Minuto.

September 4, 2019 - 12:22pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, news, corfu, Darien, Alabama.

Submitted photo and press release:

Designed to review previously learned skills and improve proficiency, the Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus / Interior Firefighter Operations (SCBA-IFO) four-hour refresher is an engine company refresher that combines skills learned in the Basic Exterior Firefighter Operations (BEFO) program and IFO program into a scenario-based response format.  

Twenty-eight Genesee County fire personnel completed the refresher class held on Aug. 19 at the Genesee County Fire Training Center. 

ALABAMA

  • Richard T. Brunea
  • Ronald Bauer
  • Sidney Eick
  • Aron J. Kehlenbeck
  • Michelle L. Patnode
  • Ryan M. Thompson

DARIEN 

  • Thomas Bieler
  • Jeff Luker 
  • Joe Marino
  • Joseph Murphy 
  • Teresa Tesch

CORFU

  • Dean T. Eck 
  • Glenn Eck
  • Jayden D. Eck 
  • Bruce Fauth
  • Casey Felski
  • Kristen Gaik 
  • James Hale
  • Tyler G. Lang
  • Matthew P. Lenhard
  • Ethan J. Librock 
  • Justin S. Rodland 
  • Steven Rodland 
  • Lori Ann Santini
  • Brian Schollard 
  • Dan Smith 
  • Jacob Stiles
  • Megan Stiles 

Visit your local fire department to find out more about volunteer opportunities.

September 2, 2019 - 12:00pm

Encompass Genesee is a Corfu-based, nonprofit organization whose mission it is to provide social activities and employment training for people with developmental disabilities.

They will hold their debut get-together event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Kiwanis Park in the Town of Batavia. Food will be provided!

All are invited to come out and enjoy an evening of fun making new friends.

Attendees will get a chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card!

Kiwanis Park is located at 3808 W. Main Street Road.

August 26, 2019 - 3:02pm
posted by Billie Owens in crime, news, notify, corfu, batavia.

Carey Culverhouse, 60, of Grandview Avenue, Tonawanda, (inset photo left) is charged with first-degree assault. He was arrested on a warrant out of Batavia City Court that was issued following an investigation into a stabbing on East Main Street in Batavia that occurred in September of 2017. He was located by the Tonawanda police and turned over the Batavia police. He was arraigned in Batavia City Court on Aug. 22 and jailed without bail. He was due to return to city court on Aug. 23. The case was handled by Batavia Police Officer Christopher Lindsay.

Malik I. Ayala, 27, of Walnut Street, Batavia, (inset photo right) is charged with second-degree burglary. He was arrested on Aug. 13 by Batavia Police officers Adam Tucker and Jason Ivison. He is accused of entering another person's residence on Naramore Drive in Batavia at about midnight on Oct. 14 and stealing property. He was arraigned in Batavia City Court and turned over to the GC Sheriff's Office, where he is being held on unrelated charges.

Alan R. Price, 24, of Chili Avenue, Rochester, is charged with: endangering the welfare of a child; criminal contempt in the first degree; and second-degree strangulation. Price was arrested on Aug. 12 for an incident reported at 8 a.m. on April 11 on North Spruce Street in the City of Batavia. He was arraigned in Batavia City Court and jailed on $5,000 cash or bond. The case was investigation by Batavia Police Officer Matthew Wojtaszczyk.

Kaleb J. Bobzien, 21, of Dellinger Avenue, Batavia, is charged with criminal contempt in the first degree. He was arrested after a domestic incident investigation in which it is alleged that he had contact with a protected person at 9:50 a.m. on Aug. 22 on Dellinger Avenue. Bobzien was jailed without bail and was due in Batavia City Court today (Aug. 26). The case was handled by Batavia Police Officer Kevin DeFelice, assisted by Officer Sean Wilson.

Brandon C. Dodd, 32, of Clinton Street, Batavia, is charged with: petit larceny; second-degree burglary; and second-degree criminal contempt. He was arrested on Aug. 24 after a domestic incident on Highland Park, Batavia. It is alleged that he broke into the home of a protected person and stole money. He was arraigned in Batavia City Court Aug. 24 and jailed without bail pending his return to city court today (Aug. 26). The case was handled by Batavia Police Officer Marc Lawrence.

Kevin Hal Deet, 69, of Rogers Road, Hamburg, is charged with trespass. He was arrested at 8:22 p.m. on Aug. 25 at Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel on Park Road in Batavia after allegedly refusing to leave after being told to do so by security officers and deputies. He is due in Batavia Town Court on Sept. 12 to answer the charge. The case was handled by Genesee County Sheriff's Deputy Mathew Clor, assisted by Sgt. Andrew Hale.

Danielle E. Cummings, 41, of Batavia Oakfield Townline Road, Batavia, is charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree. Cummings was allegedly observed driving on Verona Avenue in the City of Batavia at 2:41 p.m. on Aug. 23 while having 17 active suspensions -- fifteen of them on 12 dates. She was arraigned in Batavia City Court and jail in lieu of $500 bail. She is due in city court at a later date. Sgt. Dan Coffey handled the case.

Taylor L. Finnin, 26, of Highland Park, Batavia, is charged with possession of a hypodermic instrument and loitering while unlawfully using a controlled substance in a public place on Jefferson Avenue in Batavia at 1:55 p.m. on July 9. He was arraigned Aug. 22 in Batavia City Court and jailed in lieu of $1,500 cash or $3,000 bond. The  case was investigated by Batavia Police Officer Jordan McGinnis, assisted by Officer Christopher Lindsay.

Ashley Marie Silliman, 23, of West Genesee Street, Corfu, is charged with petit larceny. She was arrested following a shoplifting complaint at the Dollar General on East Main Street in Batavia at 1:42 p.m. on Aug. 21. She issued an appearance ticket and is due in Batavia City Court on Aug. 27. The case was handled by Batavia Police Officer Wesley Rissinger, assisted by Officer Marc Lawrence.

August 26, 2019 - 1:28pm

The following people were arrested by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department during the Florida Georgia Line concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Aug. 24. They were issued appearance tickets for Sept. 10 in Darien Town Court.

Creighton W. Schreyer, age 18, of Albany Street, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada arrested for false personation and petit larceny after allegedly stealing a bottle of alcohol from a vending stand inside the venue and then providing false information of his identity. 

Candice C. Gray, age 29, of East 37th Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada arrested for petit larceny after allegedly stealing a bottle of alcohol from a vending stand inside the venue.  

Laurel G. Natale, age 21, of Forest Hill Road, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada arrested for trespass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue after being previously ejected and told not to return.  

Claire E. Stavina, age 21, of Valencia Drive, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada arrested for trespass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue after being previously ejected and told not to return.  

Austin M. Cappa, age 25, of Sherri-Lee Crescent, Fonthill, Ontario, Canada arrested for trespass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue after being previously ejected and told not to return.  

Brayden L.J. Stortz, age 23, of 1st Avenue, Welland, Ontario, Canada arrested for trespass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue after being previously ejected and told not to return.  

Paul R. Walker, age 60, of Wheatland Center Road, Scottsville, arrested for second-degree harassment after allegedly attempting to strike a deputy.  

London A. Dickson, age 21, of Route 238, Warsaw, arrested for third-degree criminal trespass after allegedly entering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return. 

Brandon M. Rogers, age 24, of Indian Trail, Williamsville, arrested for obstructing governmental administration in the second degree and second-degree harassment after allegedly elbowing a deputy in the chest and then attempting to flee to avoid arrest.  

Scott H. Child, age 20, of Henderson Road, Wellandport, Ontario, Canada arrested for trespass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue after being previously ejected and told not to return.  

A 16-year-old female, of Phelps Road, Corfu, arrested for trespass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue after being previously ejected and told not to return.  

Samantha A. Goucher, age 22, of Cooper Street, Cato, arrested for fourth-degree criminal mischief after allegedly damaging a tarp belonging to Live Nation. 

Abigail L. Leonti, age 21, of Barnes Road, Port Byron, arrested for fourth-degree criminal mischief after allegedly damaging a tarp belonging to Live Nation. 

Phil J. Lafreniere, age 25, of North Main Street, Warsaw, arrested for petit larceny after allegedly stealing a bottle of alcohol from a vending stand inside the venue.  

Braeden R. Doust, age 22, of Apulla Road, Jamesville, arrested for trespass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue after being previously ejected and told not to return.  

Miranda M. Jachimiak, age 40, of Liberty Street, Bliss, arrested for second-degree harassment after allegedly shoving a Darien Lake employee. 

Justin P. Crandall, age 36, of Liberty Street, Bliss, arrested for two counts for second-degree harassment after allegedly shoving two Darien Lake employees. 

Samantha A. Mikos, age 24, of 7th Street, Niagara Falls, arrested for trespass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue after being previously ejected and told not to return.  

Adrian J. Puchalski, age 49, of South Edwards Avenue, Syracuse, arrested for respass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue after being previously ejected and told not to return.  

August 26, 2019 - 12:41pm
posted by Billie Owens in crime, news, corfu, notify.

From the Genesee County Sheriff's Office:

The Genesee County Sheriff's Office investigated a report of a motor vehicle struck by a train at 12:29 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25.

The incident occurred on the railroad tracks between Depot Street and Water Street in the Village of Corfu and was reported to the Genesee County Emergency Dispatch Center.

Upon arrival, patrols observed a CSX freight train stopped on the railroad tracks that appeared to be traveling west. A black 2015 GMC Sierra pickup truck was also observed on the railroad tracks with damage to the rear of the truck.

It appeared that the GMC attempted to cross over the tracks and bottomed out, coming to a rest on the north railroad track. That is when the CSX freight train struck the rear of the truck, pushing it off the tracks.

The GMC did not appear to be occupied; however the occupants were reported to have fled the scene by witnesses. No injuries were sustained or reported as a result of the incident.

After further investigation, Brendan M. Kotarski, 27, of Oak Street in Oakfield, and a female passenger were located and found to be the sole occupants of the 2015 GMC Sierra.

Kotarski was later identified as the operator and was administered standard field sobriety tests. Kotarski was allegedly found to be intoxicated and was charged with: driving while intoxicated; DWI with a BAC of .08 percent or more; reckless driving; leaving the scene of a property damage accident; and reckless endangerment in the second degree.

He was released and scheduled to appear in Corfu Village Court on Sept. 9.

The incident was investigated by Corfu Police Officer Kevin Koscielniak, Officer Peter Scanio and members of the CSX Railroad Police Department. Assistance at the scene was given by Genesee County Sheriff's Sgt. Andrew Hale, Deputy Erik Andre, Deputy Kenneth Quackenbush, and Deputy David Moore, along with members of the Corfu Fire Department.

August 20, 2019 - 1:54pm

The Pembroke Corfu District Kiwanis Club will hold their 12th Annual Car Cruise & Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 15 at Pembroke Town Park on Route 77 (next to the high school).

Rain or shine!

There will be music, an awesome basket raffle to benefit Crossroads House, plenty of vendors, and delicious lunch options available.

Why not take a ride in the country and head over to the Pembroke Town Park for an afternoon of fun, and support a great cause at the same time?

Cruise registration starts at 9 a.m. Preregistration fee is $10 per car; $15 day of the cruise. Proceeds from the cruise registrations will benefit the PCD Kiwanis Kids Projects. Unique dash plaques and goody bags are guaranteed for the first 100 cars.

Participants vote and trophies are awarded at 3 p.m.

New this year is a free Kids Car Cruise for ages 8 and under from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- kids register your ride-on vehicle and get a kid's goody bag.

For cruise info, call John at (716) 937-9918 or email him at  [email protected]

Vehicle owners assume liability for vehicle damage.

To preregister, make your check payable to PCD Kiwanis Club, and mail to: PCD Kiwanis Club, Attn: Car Cruise Registration, 470 Sumner Road, Corfu, NY 14036.

Please include on a piece of paper: your name, address, city, state, Zip Code, phone number, email address, and the year/make/model of your vehicle.

Or download a car registration or vendor application from their website here.

For vendor information, call Penny at 356-3413 or email [email protected] or visit online at www.pcdkiwanis.com

August 17, 2019 - 6:24pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, indian falls, news, pembroke, corfu.

A person has reportedly fallen from Indian Falls off of Gilmore Road, Indian Falls.

The victim may have suffered a head injury.

Pembroke Fire, Indian Falls Fire, Emergency Management Services, and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 6:29 p.m.: East Pembroke is on standby. It sounds like first responders will try to bring the female patient up along a trail. 

UPDATE 6:31 p.m.: The patient is "top side" and East Pembroke and Emergency Management have been put back in service. The injuries do not appear to be serious.

August 16, 2019 - 3:32pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, bergen, crime, news, notify, corfu.

Robert James Barnes, 29, of West Main Street, Corfu, is due in Corfu Village Court at 1 p.m. on Sept. 10 on charges of: falsifying business records in the first degree, a Class E felony; and attempted criminal contempt in the second degree, a Class B misdemeanor. On Aug. 6, the Genesee County Sheriff's Office was notified by the FBI that the defendant allegedly tried to purchase a firearm on West Main Street in the Village of Corfu at 4:47 p.m. on Aug. 2 while there was an active order of protection against him. Further investigation revealed that the defendant allegedly put false information on the background form that was submitted to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Alan R. Price, 24, of Chili Avenue, Chili, is charged with: second-degree strangulation; first-degree criminal contempt; and endangering the welfare of a child. Price was arrested on the felony and misdemeanor charges and arraigned in Bergen Town Court on Aug. 14. The charges stem from a domestic dispute that occurred at 8 a.m. on April 11 on the eastbound Route 490 at mile marker 3.3 in Bergen. Price is accused of strangling the driver of the vehicle while it was being driven on Route 490. There was a 1-year-old in the back seat and the time and an active order of protection in place. Following arraignment, he was released under supervision of Genesee Justice. The case was investigated by Genesee County Sheriff's Office Investigator Howard Carlson, assisted by Batavia Police Detective Matthew Wojtaszczyk.

Wesley Thigpen, 38, of Ellicott Street, Batavia, is charged with second-degree criminal contempt. He was arrested after a domestic incident at 7:18 p.m. Aug. 13 on Hall Street in Batavia when there was an order of protection against him. He was arraigned in Batavia City Court and put in Genesee County Jail; bail status not provided. He is due back in city court on Aug. 22. The case was handled by Batavia Police Officer Mitchell Cowen, assisted by Officer Felicia DeGroot.

August 6, 2019 - 4:47pm

Submitted photos and press release:

Thirteen students successfully completed the Apparatus Operator – Pump program on June 15 at the Genesee County Fire Training Center.  

Building on the knowledge and skills obtained through the Basic Exterior Firefighter Operations (BEFO) program (photo above), the 24-hour Apparatus Operator – Pump course (photo below) offers fire service personnel the knowledge and skills essential for pump operations, hydraulics and friction loss, pump control and accessories, fire streams, pumper practices, pumping from draft and pump evolutions and using the fire pump at the fire hydrant. 

Genesee County participants included:  

TOWN OF BATAVIA

  • William J. Allen Jr. 
  • Josh K. Boyle
  • Thomas M. Garlock 
  • Clayton A. Gorski 
  • Thomas E. Marlowe 
  • Bryan A. Moscicki

EAST PEMBROKE

  • Matthew N. Allen 
  • Samantha M. Cavalieri

One of five modules required to earn  the Fire Officer 1 certification, the Company Training & Community Risk Reduction course covers the basic responsibilities of the fire officer as they relate to community relations, company-level building inspections and community risk reduction.

Additionally, this course provides potential fire officers with the basic knowledge of how to determine company-level training needs, teaching from a lesson plan, documentation of training activities, and different methods to conduct company-level training. 

Twenty-two students recently completed the 12-hour Company Training & Community Risk Reduction module offered at the Genesee County Fire Training Center on June 19 (photo below).

Genesee County participants included:  

ALEXANDER

  • Anthony R. Johnston 
  • Sean McPhee

TOWN OF BATAVIA

  • Josh K. Boyle
  • Thomas M. Garlock
  • Clayton A. Gorski
  • Conor P. Wilkes

BETHANY

  • Peggy Johnson 
  • Gregory Johnson
  • Richard Klunder III
  • Christopher M. Page
  • Corrie A. Rombaut
  • Kyle L. Rombaut

BYRON

  • Victor  L. Flanagan

CORFU

  • Dean T. Eck
  • Tyler G. Lang
  • Lori Ann Santini
  • Daniel P. Smith

ELBA

  • Bradley R. Chaddock
  • Michael J. Pfendler
  • Michael Schad Jr.

LE ROY

  • Thomas E. Feeley

One of five modules required to earn  the Fire Officer 1 certification, the Leadership & Supervisory Module was offered at the Genesee County Fire Training Center earlier this year. 

This module, consisting of 15 hours of instruction, provided current and potential fire officers with a fundamental knowledge of the duties, responsibilities and leadership required to be successful as a fire officer.

Students were presented the basic responsibilities of the fire officer as they relate to human resource management as well as common administrative functions.

Twenty-eight students completed the 12-hour Company Training & Community Risk program representing nine county fire companies.  

Genesee County participants included:  

ALABAMA

  • David J. Kinney 

ALEXANDER 

  • Anthony R. Johnston 
  • Sean McPhee

TOWN OF BATAVIA

  • Josh K. Boyle
  • Thomas M. Garlock 
  • Clayton A. Gorski
  • Scott T. Maloy
  • Conor P. Wilkes 

BETHANY

  • Gregory W. Johnson 
  • Richard, Klunder III
  • Timothy J. McCabe
  • Christopher M. Page
  • Kyle L. Rombaut

BYRON

  • Victor L. Flanagan

CORFU

  • Dean T. Eck
  • Gregory S. Lang 
  • Tyler G. Lang
  • Lori Ann Santini
  • Daniel P. Smith 

DARIEN

  • Aaron Elliott

ELBA

  • Jennifer A. Cardinalli 
  • Nicholas J. Esten
  • Timothy Hoffarth 
  • Christopher P. Lane 
  • Michael J. Pfendler 
  • Michael Schad Jr. 
  • George M. Underhill 

LE ROY

  • Thomas E. Feeley
July 25, 2019 - 4:53pm
posted by Billie Owens in corfu, news, Gardening.

Reader Ross Kenyon sent us this picture of his spectacular daylily garden on the grounds of his home at 580 Cohocton Road in Corfu.

He says the posies are in the peak of bloom right now and "quite a great sight."

The garden shown here is one of five on his property.

Daylillies are Eurasian perennial herbs (genus Hemerocallis) of the lily family that have short-lived flowers resembling lilies and are widespread in cultivation and landscaping.

July 18, 2019 - 1:14pm
posted by Billie Owens in NY Army National Guard, Milestones, corfu, byron.

Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.

  • Peter Saxman, from Corfu, and assigned to the 222nd Military Police Company received a promotion to the rank of Private First Class.
  • Zachary Cratsley, from Byron, and assigned to the Company A, 2-108th Infantry received a promotion to the rank of Specialist.
  • Travis Lambert, from Byron, and assigned to the Headquarters Service Company, 642nd Support Battalion received a promotion to the rank of Private.

Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential.

These promotions additionally recognize the best qualified Soldiers and attract and retain the highest caliber Citizen Soldiers for a career in the New York Army National Guard.

For more information about the New York Army National Guard, visit www.dmna.ny.gov or www.1800goguard.com

The New York National Guard (New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs) is the state's executive agency responsible to the Governor for managing New York's Military Forces, which consists of nearly 20,000 members of the New York Army National Guard, the New York Air National Guard, the New York Naval Militia and the New York Guard.

July 5, 2019 - 12:34pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in corfu, accident, news.

A two-vehicle accident is reported at Main Road and Alleghany Road, Pembroke.

There are potentially as many as five patients and there is entrapment. 

Corfu fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 12:38 p.m.: Pembroke fire and Indian Falls fire also responding. The intersection is blocked.

UPDATE 12:43 p.m.: Injuries to the person trapped in the vehicle do not appear to be serious, according to a first responder on scene.

UPDATE 12:44 p.m.: Darien's ambulance requested to the scene.

UPDATE 12:46 p.m.: A young child has bruises, abrasions and cuts.

UPDATE 12:58 p.m.: The patient has been extricated.

UPDATE 1:13 p.m.: The road has reopened.

July 4, 2019 - 2:31pm
posted by Billie Owens in corfu, Milestones.

OSWEGO -- Catherine McMullen, of Corfu, a senior majoring in Creative Writing, has been named to the President's List for the spring 2019 semester at SUNY Oswego.

McMullen was among SUNY Oswego students who achieved a grade point average of 3.80 and above on the 4.00 scale. Those achieving a GPA of 3.30 to 3.79 earned dean's list recognition.

Admission to SUNY Oswego is competitive. U.S. News Media Group counts SUNY Oswego among the top public regional universities in the North for 2019, and the Princeton Review includes Oswego in its 2019 college guidebook "The Best Northeastern Colleges" and in its national list of "Green Colleges."

A 158-year-old comprehensive college in the State University of New York system, Oswego enrolls about 8,000 students in its College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education.

Visit oswego.edu for more information.

July 1, 2019 - 4:14pm
posted by Billie Owens in Milestones, batavia, corfu, Stafford.

The following students have been selected for inclusion on the dean's list for academic achievement during the Spring 2019 semester at St. Lawrence University.

  • Quinn D. Audsley, of Corfu. Audsley is a member of the Class of 2020 and is majoring in Sociology. Audsley attended Pembroke Central School.
  • Margaret M. Graney, of Stafford. Graney is a member of the Class of 2022. Graney attended Byron-Bergen High School.
  • John W. Sutherland, of Batavia. Sutherland is a member of the Class of 2020 and is majoring in Mathematics. Sutherland attended Notre Dame High School.

To be eligible for the dean's list, a student must have completed at least four courses and have an academic average of 3.6 based on a 4.0 scale for the semester.

About St. Lawrence University

Founded in 1856, St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,500 students located in Canton. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global. Visit www.stlawu.edu.

June 26, 2019 - 4:52pm
posted by Billie Owens in Milestones, batavia, alexander, corfu, south byron, Oakfield.

BUFFALO -- Buffalo State College is pleased to recognize the following students who have been named to the Spring 2019 dean's list:

Kaylee Cassidy, of Batavia (14020)

Hannah Dunlap, of Batavia (14020)

Holly Grayson, of Oakfield (14125)

Brendon Kendall, of South Byron (14557)

Dylah Pantlin, of Batavia (14020)

Miranda Schiller, of Alexander (14005)

Matthew Stroka, of Corfu (14036)

In general, students who have completed at least 12 credit hours and who have attained a GPA of 3.5 or higher qualify for the Buffalo State dean's list.

Full criteria and grade-type exceptions can be found in the undergraduate catalog.

Buffalo State is a State University of New York (SUNY) college located in Buffalo. The college offers 79 undergraduate majors as well as many minors and certificate programs. Every year, thousands of students benefit from Buffalo State's community engagement, hands-on learning opportunities, and affordable SUNY tuition. Buffalo State also offers more than 60 graduate programs.

June 19, 2019 - 4:35pm
posted by Billie Owens in Milestones, alexander, batavia, corfu, Stafford, bergen, byron, Le Roy, Pavilion, bosom.

A total of 247 students from Genesee Community College were named to the dean's list for the Spring 2019 semester, and 41 of them live in Genesee County. Students honored on the dean's list have maintained full or part-time enrollment and earned a quality point index of 3.50 to 3.74.

Genesee County Spring 2019 dean's list students at GCC:

Caylin Walton of Alexander, NY (14005)

Ryli Crego of Alexander, NY (14005)

Scott Logan of Basom, NY (14013)

Thomas Claffey of Batavia, NY (14020)

Conner Schmit of Batavia, NY (14020)

Amanda Rodriguez of Batavia, NY (14020)

Rachel Flint of Batavia, NY (14020)

Madison Schady of Batavia, NY (14020)

Adam Dixson of Batavia, NY (14020)

Kelly Butler of Batavia, NY (14020)

Daysha Mast of Batavia, NY (14020)

Ashley Schiefer of Batavia, NY (14020)

Evan Bellavia of Batavia, NY (14020)

Amber Snyder of Batavia, NY (14020)

Danielle Joyce of Batavia, NY (14020)

Tyler Prospero of Batavia, NY (14020)

Austin Davis of Batavia, NY (14020)

Jessica Newton of Batavia, NY (14020)

Micheal Van Dorn of Batavia, NY (14020)

Kristen Saeva of Batavia, NY (14020)

Bailey Gavenda of Batavia, NY (14020)

Kitana Maher of Bergen, NY (14416)

Hayley Hoehn of Bergen, NY (14416)

Julia Menzie of Bergen, NY (14416)

Grace Campbell of Byron, NY (14422)

Kaeli LaFrance of Byron, NY (14422)

Jamie Maskell of Byron, NY (14422)

Brandon Kowalski of Corfu, NY (14036)

Ashlee Gilchrist of Corfu, NY (14036)

Jenna Salim of Corfu, NY (14036)

Mackenzie Simpson of Le Roy, NY (14482)

Morgan Luce of Le Roy, NY (14482)

Magnum Kibler of Le Roy, NY (14482)

Eva Rhoads of Le Roy, NY (14482)

Madison Brandes of Le Roy, NY (14482)

Sarah Glor of Oakfield, NY (14125)

Katelyn Barnes of Pavilion, NY (14525)

Kirsten Edwards of Pavilion, NY (14525)

Josilynn Russo of Pavilion, NY (14525)

Caleb Busch of Stafford, NY (14143)

Julie Carasone of Stafford, NY (14143)

Genesee Community College serves approximately 6,000 students per semester through more than 70 academic programs and certificates, including the Marketing and Social Media concentration within the Business Administration program, and the new Nanotechnology degree with ECC. On a microscopic scale, nanotech focuses on careers in biology, chemistry, electrical engineering, medicine and photovoltaics. 

GCC's Student Success Center makes admissions, financial aid and enrollment a simple and efficient process. The college has earned three national sports titles The athletics program, housed in the state-of-the-art Richard C. Call Arena hosts more than a dozen intercollegiate men's and women's teams.

Highly convenient, GCC operates seven campus locations throughout Western New York, as well as a significant online learning program. College housing is available at College Village, just a three minute walk from the Batavia Campus. With small class sizes and state-of-the-art technology both inside and out of the classroom, Genesee Community College is known for being "high tech" and "high touch."

June 18, 2019 - 3:06pm

A total of 223 students from Genesee Community College are named to Provost's List for the Spring 2019 semester; 41 live in Genesee County.

Students honored on the Provost's List have maintained part-time enrollment and earned a quality point index of 3.75 (roughly equivalent to an A) or better.

The 41 Genesee County students named to the Provost's List are (in their community's alphabetic order):

Cassandra Koepp of Alexander, NY (14005)

Naomi LaDuke of Alexander, NY (14005)

Jessica Lennon of Alexander, NY (14005)

Jennamarie Schiller of Alexander, NY (14005)

Alexis Balduf of Batavia, NY (14020)

JoAnne Clemm of Batavia, NY (14020)

Mallory Gilbraith of Batavia, NY (14020)

Tammy Kingdollar of Batavia, NY (14020)

Tessa Lynn of Batavia, NY (14020)

Kali Nichols of Batavia, NY (14020)

Jessica O'Neil of Batavia, NY (14020)

Cleghon Rolle of Batavia, NY (14020)

Cameron Sanzo of Batavia, NY (14020)

Margaret Smith of Batavia, NY (14020)

Ashley Stone of Batavia, NY (14020)

Julia Streeter of Batavia, NY (14020)

Robert Tripp of Batavia, NY (14020)

Megan West of Batavia, NY (14020)

Stephanie Wolfe of Batavia, NY (14020)

Grace Morrill of Bergen, NY (14416)

Sheena Dilcher of Byron, NY (14422)

Teagan Mathes of Byron, NY (14422)

Nicole Franclemont of Corfu, NY (14036)

Alexandria Tarbell of Corfu, NY (14036)

Edward Foeller of Darien Center, NY (14040)

Jillian Hartwig of Darien Center, NY (14040)

Lewis Ryan of Darien Center, NY (14040)

Dustin Wheeler of Darien Center, NY (14040)

Angelique Newton of East Bethany, NY (14054)

Caroline Pelton of East Bethany, NY (14054)

Bailey Delelys of Elba, NY (14058)

Samantha Nickerson of Elba, NY (14058)

John Boyle of Le Roy, NY (14482)

Kristin Johnston of Le Roy, NY (14482)

Kathryn Krautwurst of Le Roy, NY (14482)

Cheryl McGee of Le Roy, NY (14482)

Zach Sovocool of Le Roy, NY (14482)

Megan Webb of Le Roy, NY (14482)

Colin Graham of Oakfield, NY (14125)

Jacqueline Thompson of Oakfield, NY (14125)

Jessica Ruiz of Pavilion, NY (14525)

Genesee Community College serves approximately 6,000 students per semester through more than 70 academic programs and certificates, including Marketing and Social Media concentration within the Business Administration program, and Nanotechnology degree with ECC. On a microscopic scale, nanotech focuses on careers in biology, chemistry, electrical engineering, medicine and photovoltaics. 

GCC's new Student Success Center makes admissions, financial aid and enrollment a simple and efficient process. The college has earned three national sports titles. The athletics program, housed in the new, state-of-the-art Richard C. Call Arena hosts more than a dozen intercollegiate men's and women's teams.

Highly convenient, GCC operates seven campus locations throughout Western New York, as well as a significant online learning program. Student housing is available at College Village, just a three minute walk from the Batavia Campus. With small class sizes and state-of-the-art technology both inside and out of the classroom, Genesee Community College is known for being "high tech" and "high-touch."

June 14, 2019 - 2:04pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, corfu, news, notify.

Multiple law enforcement units are in pursuit of multiple motorcycles in the area of Corfu and Darien.

The motorcycles broke up in multiple directions with at least one heading north, one south, and one heading west into Erie County.

The riders have been identified as members of a motorcycle club.

One rider sideswiped a truck and took off a mirror.

One rider entering the Village of Corfu was fleeing in excess of 100 mph. The bikes are passing on the right and on the center line.

One westbound rider is described as a black male on a red motorcycle.

UPDATE 2:04 p.m.: The northbound motorcycle turned off of Route 77 and is now west on Route 5 and entering Erie County. Erie County does not have a car close to the chase area.

UPDATE 2:05 p.m.: The deputy in pursuit of the motorcycle on Route 5 in Erie County is breaking off the pursuit. 

UPDATE 2:08 p.m.: A deputy is apparently with one rider who had been part of the group and is running his identification. There is reportedly a rider who is part of the club at the security office at Darien Lakes. One deputy reports, "I had a total of four take off on me." Another says there was a group of five he was behind, and one he stopped.

UPDATE 2:16 p.m.: At least one rider was seen stopping to change clothes and is now wearing a black jacket with an orange shirt. He is described as a black male in his mid-40s. At least one of the plates of the bikes involved is from Maryland.

UPDATE 2:56 p.m.: Another rider was spotted going into Erie County at a high rate of speed -- a black male, black helmet, red bike.

June 9, 2019 - 5:30pm
posted by Billie Owens in Milestones, Oakfield, corfu, alexander.

POTSDAM -- The following local students have been named Presidential Scholars for the spring 2019 semester at Clarkson University:

John Igoe, of Oakfield, majoring in Aeronautical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering.

Samantha Salim, of Corfu, majoring in Chemistry.

Ben Slenker, of Alexander, majoring in Chemical Engineering.

Presidential Scholars must achieve a minimum 3.80 grade-point average and carry at least 14 credit hours.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, New York, Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues.

Through more than 95 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, science, and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations, and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

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