When it comes to getting news out first, The Batavian doesn't always beat the competition, but we beat them more often than they beat us.
We work hard to bring you the news of our community quickly, thoroughly and accurately.
We do a lot of original reporting and break a lot of important stories, but our format also allows us to publish all of the press releases we receive, which helps us lead all other news sources in bringing you the most local news.
Here is a list of stories published over the past seven days, excluding press releases and scanner reports (just original reporting) where we beat the competition. These are also stories in the vast majority of cases, the competition hasn't even covered yet.
And speaking of exclusive coverage of important community news, The Batavian broke the story earlier this year of the change in maximum income requirement for the apartments at Ellicott Station (perhaps one of the most important stories of the year) and the competition has barely covered anything about the issue.
And as for the biggest story of the past week, the changes at Batavia Downs, The Batavian not only broke the story locally but provided the most thorough and in-depth coverage.
When you support The Batavian, this is the kind of dedication to covering the community you are supporting.
- Former Le Roy resident shares memories and experience as Broadway actor, by Joanne Beck
- County health puts in request for OD analyzer, by Joanne Beck
- Residents who lost home to sinkhole in Pembroke file a lawsuit, by Chris Butler
- Fix digs into assistant city manager role to add value, by Joanne Beck
- Enter through the coffee shop for art and music @ The Harve, by Joanne Beck
- State budget provision drastically changes structure, voting format of WROTB board of directors, by Mike Pettinella
- County legislature chair on WROTB changes: 'Completely unfair, totally unnecessary', by Mike Pettinella
- Siebert steps down as WROTB director, calls Albany action 'a blatant move to take over jobs', by Mike Pettinella
- Sweet Betty's reopens with new owners and ready to please, by Joanne Beck
- Walk this way: task force seeks to use grant for cross-'walkability' study, by Joanne Beck
- New trophy, same hard ball excitement on tap for annual Rotary Tournament on Saturday, by Howard Owens
- Unusual Discovery Made on Vacant Property in Pembroke, by Chris Butler
- Medications to treat substance use disorder are proven 'tools' in recovery, panelists say, by Joanne Beck
- Wings Over Batavia in good shape so far, volunteers and sponsorships sought, by Joanne Beck
- Lottery drawing selects 55 tenants for Ellicott Station, Savarino says, by Joanne Beck
- Down early, Batavia bounces back to remain undefeated in Flag Football, by Steve Ognibene
- Corey the Dribbler steals the show on Reading Night at Jackson Primary, by Howard Owens
- Batavia Kiwanis recognizes outstanding service in criminal justice, photos by Howard Owens
- GC Fair organizers promise more to come this year after record 2022, by Joanne Beck
- Bank Streetscape enhancements part of total package beginning this fall, by Joanne Beck
- Medicare rule change could add $8.5M to UMMC yearly budget, by Chris Butler
- Apartment complex with 80 units proposed across the road from GCC, by Howard Owens
- Second trial on Monday for suspect in shooting on Elm Street last summer, by Howard Owens
- Le Roy man in 'shots fired' case sent to prison for 10 years on multiple criminal charges, by Howard Owens
- New director praises Richmond Memorial Library, sees it as a community center where all are welcome, by Howard Owens
- Photos: Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher performs at the Richmond Memorial Library, by Howard Owens
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