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The 2024 senior class of Batavia High School held its prom on Saturday at WoodSmith Estates on Creek Road in Batavia.

For more photos or to purchase prints, click here.

Photos by Howard Owens.

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The 2024 senior class of Batavia High School held its prom on Saturday at WoodSmith Estates on Creek Road in Batavia.

For more photos or to purchase prints, click here.

Photos by Howard Owens.

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Photos: BHS seniors turn out like stars on prom night <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-06/bhs-senior-prom-2024.jpg?itok=dK7p0JmG" width="800" height="533" alt="bhs senior prom 2024" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <p>The 2024 senior class of Batavia High School held its prom on Saturday at WoodSmith Estates on Creek Road in Batavia.</p><p>For more photos or to purchase prints, <a href="https://www.howardowensphotography.com/p19356519#h8c75887">click here</a>.</p><p><em>Photos by Howard Owens.</em></p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-06/bhs-senior-prom-2024-2.jpg?itok=ZnM8yU07" width="800" height="533" alt="bhs senior prom 2024" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-06/bhs-senior-prom-2024-3.jpg?itok=1a-56sTm" width="800" height="996" alt="bhs senior prom 2024" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-06/bhs-senior-prom-2024-4.jpg?itok=Nobc14mS" width="800" height="533" alt="bhs senior prom 2024" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-06/bhs-senior-prom-2024-5.jpg?itok=sTDIMoLi" width="800" height="533" alt="bhs senior prom 2024" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-06/bhs-senior-prom-2024-6.jpg?itok=7i5aZp_6" width="800" height="533" alt="bhs senior prom 2024" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-06/bhs-senior-prom-2024-7.jpg?itok=VkEqTF2H" width="800" height="533" alt="bhs senior prom 2024" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-06/bhs-senior-prom-2024-8.jpg?itok=PcWH9NUP" width="800" height="533" alt="bhs senior prom 2024" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-06/bhs-senior-prom-2024-9.jpg?itok=v8zfVAoZ" width="800" height="533" alt="bhs senior prom 2024" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-06/bhs-senior-prom-2024-10.jpg?itok=VEwVDguH" width="800" height="533" alt="bhs senior prom 2024" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-06/bhs-senior-prom-2024-11.jpg?itok=-JFAKbEy" width="800" height="533" alt="bhs senior prom 2024" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-06/bhs-senior-prom-2024-12.jpg?itok=2RlIrr0j" width="800" height="533" alt="bhs senior prom 2024" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div>
Genesee County's oldest manufacturing company celebrates 140 years in business https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/genesee-countys-oldest-manufacturing-company-celebrates-140-years-in-business/639767
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Tim Onello, on TV screen, delivers opening remarks on Saturday during a 140th Anniversary Celebration for Chapin International at the company's headquarters at 400 Ellicott Street, Batavia.
Photo by Howard Owens.

One hundred and forty years ago, homes didn't have electricity, and there were no amateur photographers.

That's right. In 1884, neither General Electric nor Eastman Kodak's founders had launched their history-making companies, nor had Nabisco or Coca-Cola product their game-changing products to market yet.

But a pair of young businessmen in Oakfield, Ralph E. Chapin and brother-in-law Frank Harris, had devised an idea for a better container to store kerosene for lamps and Chapin Manufacturing was born.

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Tim Onello, on TV screen, delivers opening remarks on Saturday during a 140th Anniversary Celebration for Chapin International at the company's headquarters at 400 Ellicott Street, Batavia.
Photo by Howard Owens.

One hundred and forty years ago, homes didn't have electricity, and there were no amateur photographers.

That's right. In 1884, neither General Electric nor Eastman Kodak's founders had launched their history-making companies, nor had Nabisco or Coca-Cola product their game-changing products to market yet.

But a pair of young businessmen in Oakfield, Ralph E. Chapin and brother-in-law Frank Harris, had devised an idea for a better container to store kerosene for lamps and Chapin Manufacturing was born.

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Genesee County's oldest manufacturing company celebrates 140 years in business <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="chapin 140th anniversary" class="image-style-large" height="533" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-06/chapin-140th-anniversary.jpg?itok=GG8NS0HE" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>Tim Onello, on TV screen, delivers opening remarks on Saturday during a 140th Anniversary Celebration for Chapin International at the company's headquarters at 400 Ellicott Street, Batavia.</em><br><em>Photo by Howard Owens.</em></figcaption> </figure> <p>One hundred and forty years ago, homes didn't have electricity, and there were no amateur photographers.</p><p>That's right. In 1884, neither General Electric nor Eastman Kodak's founders had launched their history-making companies, nor had Nabisco or Coca-Cola product their game-changing products to market yet.</p><p>But a pair of young businessmen in Oakfield, <span>Ralph E. Chapin and brother-in-law Frank Harris, </span>had devised an idea for a better container to store kerosene for lamps and Chapin Manufacturing was born.</p>
Photos: Community gathers to celebrate freedom in recognition of Juneteenth https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/photos-community-gathers-to-celebrate-freedom-in-recognition-of-juneteenth/639766
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A Juneteenth Celebration was held in Williams Park on Saturday afternoon.

The event included food, live music, and vendor booths.

It was organized by Just Kings, a Batavia-based community group.

Juneteenth falls on Wednesday this year. On June 19, 1865, the last slaves still being held in bondage in Texas were freed, bringing to an end an ugly chapter of United States history.

Photos by Howard Owens.

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Jhensy Etienme displays a guitar-inspired purse on sale on Saturday in her vendor booth at the Juneteenth celebration in Williams Park. Etienme started her business, Unique Haitian Vybez, about a month ago. Born in Haiti, Etienme was raised in Batavia. She sells, like the business name suggests, unique items made in Haiti, such as jewelry and accessories.  She is also planning on a booth at the Genesee County Fair in July.
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Batavia PD officers were on hand for the event with a patrol car on display, which 2-year-old King James thoroughly enjoyed.
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NYS Attorney General Letitia James speaks with a group of local Democrats.
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A Juneteenth Celebration was held in Williams Park on Saturday afternoon.

The event included food, live music, and vendor booths.

It was organized by Just Kings, a Batavia-based community group.

Juneteenth falls on Wednesday this year. On June 19, 1865, the last slaves still being held in bondage in Texas were freed, bringing to an end an ugly chapter of United States history.

Photos by Howard Owens.

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Jhensy Etienme displays a guitar-inspired purse on sale on Saturday in her vendor booth at the Juneteenth celebration in Williams Park. Etienme started her business, Unique Haitian Vybez, about a month ago. Born in Haiti, Etienme was raised in Batavia. She sells, like the business name suggests, unique items made in Haiti, such as jewelry and accessories.  She is also planning on a booth at the Genesee County Fair in July.
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Batavia PD officers were on hand for the event with a patrol car on display, which 2-year-old King James thoroughly enjoyed.
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NYS Attorney General Letitia James speaks with a group of local Democrats.
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Photos: Community gathers to celebrate freedom in recognition of Juneteenth <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-06/batavia-juneteenth.jpg?itok=vHo8NZ0m" width="800" height="632" alt="batavia juneteenth 2024" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <p>A Juneteenth Celebration was held in Williams Park on Saturday afternoon.</p><p>The event included food, live music, and vendor booths.</p><p>It was organized by Just Kings, a Batavia-based community group.</p><p>Juneteenth falls on Wednesday this year. On June 19, 1865, the last slaves still being held in bondage in</p>
TV actor, comedian, and Batavia resident Hiram Kasten passes away at 71 https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/tv-actor-comedian-and-batavia-resident-hiram-kasten-passes-away-at-71/639770
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Hiram Kasten as Joey Bishop in the Las Vegas production of The Rat Pack.
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Comedian, stage and TV actor, and Batavia resident for more than a decade, Hiram Kasten, passed away Sunday morning at Crossroads House. He was 71.

Kasten's TV roles included a recurring part of Seinfeld, the character Michael, a co-worker of Elaine Benes (played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus). He had guest starring roles in “Mad About You,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Some of his other TV credits included “7th Heaven”, “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” “Saved by the Bell,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Cybill,” and “L.A. Law.” 

One of his proudest roles was playing Joey Bishop in the hit Las Vegas review The Rat Pack. 

While working in New York, Kasten met his future wife, a young lady from Batavia, Diana Kisiel.  They married on June 15, 1986.  They later relocated to Los Angeles, where they lived for 25 years before moving to Batavia.

Their daughter, Millicent Jade Kastenbaum, now lives in Manhattan and is an assistant district attorney.

Hiram is the son of Samuel Kastenbaum and Mildred Polansky Kastenbaum. He was born in the Bronx on Oct. 30, 1952.

For his full obituary, click here.

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File photo: Hiram Kasten after throwing out the first pitch at a Batavia Muckdogs game in 2013.
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Hiram Kasten as Joey Bishop in the Las Vegas production of The Rat Pack.
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Comedian, stage and TV actor, and Batavia resident for more than a decade, Hiram Kasten, passed away Sunday morning at Crossroads House. He was 71.

Kasten's TV roles included a recurring part of Seinfeld, the character Michael, a co-worker of Elaine Benes (played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus). He had guest starring roles in “Mad About You,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Some of his other TV credits included “7th Heaven”, “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” “Saved by the Bell,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Cybill,” and “L.A. Law.” 

One of his proudest roles was playing Joey Bishop in the hit Las Vegas review The Rat Pack. 

While working in New York, Kasten met his future wife, a young lady from Batavia, Diana Kisiel.  They married on June 15, 1986.  They later relocated to Los Angeles, where they lived for 25 years before moving to Batavia.

Their daughter, Millicent Jade Kastenbaum, now lives in Manhattan and is an assistant district attorney.

Hiram is the son of Samuel Kastenbaum and Mildred Polansky Kastenbaum. He was born in the Bronx on Oct. 30, 1952.

For his full obituary, click here.

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File photo: Hiram Kasten after throwing out the first pitch at a Batavia Muckdogs game in 2013.
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TV actor, comedian, and Batavia resident Hiram Kasten passes away at 71 <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="hiram kasten" class="image-style-large" height="659" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-06/hiram-kasten-the-rat-pack-2.jpg?itok=yUmofJnS" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>Hiram Kasten as Joey Bishop in the Las Vegas production of The Rat Pack.</em><br><em>Submitted photo.</em></figcaption> </figure> <p>Comedian, stage and TV actor, and Batavia resident for more than a decade, Hiram Kasten, passed away Sunday morning at Crossroads House. He was 71.</p><p>Kasten's TV roles included a recurring part of Seinfeld, the character Michael, a co-worker of Elaine Benes (played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus). <span>He had guest</span></p>
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Photos: Back the Blue 4K cornhole tournament honors Sgt. Thomas Sanfratello, raises funds to support family https://www.thebatavian.com/sognibene/photos-back-the-blue-4k-cornhole-tournament-honors-sgt-thomas-sanfratello-raises-funds-to
Family members Rachel Diehl, Ian and Kyla Sanfratello, of SGT. Thomas Sanfratello toss out the first throw of the cornhole tournament in his honor  Photo by Steve Ognibene
Family members (left to right) Rachel Diehl, Ian and Kyla Sanfratello, of Sergeant Thomas Sanfratello, toss out the first throw of the cornhole tournament Saturday in his honor. 
Photo by Steve Ognibene

A cornhole tournament was hosted by the David M. McCarthy Memorial Ice Arena on Saturday.  Proceeds from the Back the Blue Tournament benefit the family of Sgt. Thomas A. Sanfratello. The Sheriff's Office veteran died in the line of duty on March 10.,

Genesee County Sheriff honorguard colors during the national anthem.  Photo by Steve Ognibene
Genesee County Sheriff honor guard colors during the National Anthem.  
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Photo by Steve Ognibene
Photo by Steve Ognibene

 

Mike Borrelli owner of Cornyfellas, cornhole tournament organizer running todays fundraiser event for the family of Sgt. Thomas Sanfratello  Photo by Steve Ognibene
Mike Borrelli, owner of Cornyfellas, cornhole tournament organizer of Saturday’s fundraiser event for the family of Sgt. Thomas Sanfratello. 
Photo by Steve Ognibene
Photo by Steve Ognibene
Photo by Steve Ognibene
Over 75 teams participated in todays event.  Photo by Steve Ognibene
More than 75 teams participated in Saturday’s event.
Photo by Steve Ognibene
A cornhole participant prepares for todays event.  Photo by Steve Ognibene
A cornhole participant prepares for the event.
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Family members Rachel Diehl, Ian and Kyla Sanfratello, of SGT. Thomas Sanfratello toss out the first throw of the cornhole tournament in his honor  Photo by Steve Ognibene
Family members (left to right) Rachel Diehl, Ian and Kyla Sanfratello, of Sergeant Thomas Sanfratello, toss out the first throw of the cornhole tournament Saturday in his honor. 
Photo by Steve Ognibene

A cornhole tournament was hosted by the David M. McCarthy Memorial Ice Arena on Saturday.  Proceeds from the Back the Blue Tournament benefit the family of Sgt. Thomas A. Sanfratello. The Sheriff's Office veteran died in the line of duty on March 10.,

Genesee County Sheriff honorguard colors during the national anthem.  Photo by Steve Ognibene
Genesee County Sheriff honor guard colors during the National Anthem.  
Photo by Steve Ognibene
Photo by Steve Ognibene
Photo by Steve Ognibene

 

Mike Borrelli owner of Cornyfellas, cornhole tournament organizer running todays fundraiser event for the family of Sgt. Thomas Sanfratello  Photo by Steve Ognibene
Mike Borrelli, owner of Cornyfellas, cornhole tournament organizer of Saturday’s fundraiser event for the family of Sgt. Thomas Sanfratello. 
Photo by Steve Ognibene
Photo by Steve Ognibene
Photo by Steve Ognibene
Over 75 teams participated in todays event.  Photo by Steve Ognibene
More than 75 teams participated in Saturday’s event.
Photo by Steve Ognibene
A cornhole participant prepares for todays event.  Photo by Steve Ognibene
A cornhole participant prepares for the event.
Photo by Steve Ognibene
Photo by Steve Ognibene
Photo by Steve Ognibene
Photo by Steve Ognibene
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Photos: Back the Blue 4K cornhole tournament honors Sgt. Thomas Sanfratello, raises funds to support family <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Family members Rachel Diehl, Ian and Kyla Sanfratello, of SGT. Thomas Sanfratello toss out the first throw of the cornhole tournament in his honor Photo by Steve Ognibene" class="image-style-large" height="533" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-06/a76y7660.JPG?itok=N9a5V7lD" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>Family members (left to right) Rachel Diehl, Ian and Kyla Sanfratello, of Sergeant Thomas Sanfratello, toss out the first throw of the cornhole tournament Saturday in his honor.&nbsp;</em><br><em>Photo by Steve Ognibene</em></figcaption> </figure> <p>A cornhole tournament was hosted by the David M. McCarthy Memorial Ice Arena on Saturday. &nbsp;Proceeds from the Back the Blue Tournament benefit the family of Sgt. Thomas A. Sanfratello. The Sheriff's Office veteran died in the line of duty on March 10.,</p><figure role="group" class="caption caption-div"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Genesee County Sheriff honorguard colors during the national anthem. Photo by Steve Ognibene" class="image-style-large" height="1200" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-06/a76y7651.JPG?itok=6cdaD325" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>Genesee County Sheriff honor guard colors during the National Anthem. &nbsp;</em><br><em>Photo by Steve Ognibene</em></figcaption> </figure> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Photo by Steve Ognibene" class="image-style-large" height="1200" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-06/a76y7654.JPG?itok=T91TjrYO" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>Photo by Steve Ognibene</em></figcaption> </figure> <p>&nbsp;</p><figure role="group" class="caption caption-div"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Mike Borrelli owner of Cornyfellas, cornhole tournament organizer running todays fundraiser event for the family of Sgt. Thomas Sanfratello Photo by Steve Ognibene" class="image-style-large" height="533" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-06/a76y7647.JPG?itok=aaVWdnm9" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>Mike Borrelli, owner of Cornyfellas, cornhole tournament organizer of Saturday’s fundraiser event for the family of Sgt. Thomas Sanfratello.&nbsp;</em><br><em>Photo by Steve Ognibene</em></figcaption> </figure> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Photo by Steve Ognibene" class="image-style-large" height="533" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-06/a76y7645.JPG?itok=DytwTpeA" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>Photo by Steve Ognibene</em></figcaption> </figure> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Over 75 teams participated in todays event. Photo by Steve Ognibene" class="image-style-large" height="533" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-06/a76y7641.JPG?itok=odfp2tx3" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>More than 75 teams participated in Saturday’s event.</em><br><em>Photo by Steve Ognibene</em></figcaption> </figure> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="A cornhole participant prepares for todays event. Photo by Steve Ognibene" class="image-style-large" height="1200" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-06/a76y7634.JPG?itok=sPEdr2Qk" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>A cornhole participant prepares for the event.</em><br><em>Photo by Steve Ognibene</em></figcaption> </figure> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Photo by Steve Ognibene" class="image-style-large" height="1200" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-06/a76y7635.JPG?itok=hAgeG9xg" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>Photo by Steve Ognibene</em></figcaption> </figure> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Photo by Steve Ognibene" class="image-style-large" height="1200" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-06/a76y7639.JPG?itok=Am1Omixi" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>Photo by Steve Ognibene</em></figcaption> </figure>
Independent Living to host youth support groups starting June 27 https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/independent-living-to-host-youth-support-groups-starting-june-27/639761 Press Release:

Independent Living of the Genesee Region (ILGR) in Batavia, will soon begin a six-week late afternoon Youth Support Group for teens between 14 and 18 years old with a disability. 

It will take place from 4 - 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays from June 27 to August 8 (with a week off on July 4) at the Independent Living office in the Crickler Executive Business Center, 319 West Main Street Batavia (look for the green awning). It is a free program, and a light dinner will be provided. Transportation may be available with registration.

It is designed to provide a SAFE space for youth to: socialize with peers; work in a group and independently; learn tools for working through difficult emotions; and gain resources for support.

A novel aspect of this program is that we will be using the “Express It” journal to work through different topics such as feelings and emotions each week.

Please note that this is not “therapy”, it is a self-directed group that allows the use of artistic expression with a group of peers; however participants do not have to be “artistic” to attend; we encourage all to participate and find your own tools.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, Space is limited. Please contact: April Fearby, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program Specialist at 585-815-8501, ext. 401, or via email afearby@wnyil.org.

Along with ILGR our co-sponsors are the Young Leaders and Advocates Network and the Genesse & Orleans County Health Departments.

Independent Living of the Genesee Region (ILGR) is a member of the Western New York Independent Living, Inc. family of agencies that offers an expanding array of services to aid individuals with disabilities to take control of their own lives.

The Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs program is funded by the New York State Department of Health using federal Health Resources and Services Administration Title V funding. The opinions, results, findings and/or interpretations of content contained herein are the responsibility of the Contractor and do not necessarily represent the opinions, interpretations, or policy of the State or Federal funding agency.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/independent-living-to-host-youth-support-groups-starting-june-27/639761#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/independent-living-to-host-youth-support-groups-starting-june-27/639761 Jun 16, 2024, 9:25am The Batavian - Local Matters Press Release:

Independent Living of the Genesee Region (ILGR) in Batavia, will soon begin a six-week late afternoon Youth Support Group for teens between 14 and 18 years old with a disability. 

It will take place from 4 - 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays from June 27 to August 8 (with a week off on July 4) at the Independent Living office in the Crickler Executive Business Center, 319 West Main Street Batavia (look for the green awning). It is a free program, and a light dinner will be provided. Transportation may be available with registration.

It is designed to provide a SAFE space for youth to: socialize with peers; work in a group and independently; learn tools for working through difficult emotions; and gain resources for support.

A novel aspect of this program is that we will be using the “Express It” journal to work through different topics such as feelings and emotions each week.

Please note that this is not “therapy”, it is a self-directed group that allows the use of artistic expression with a group of peers; however participants do not have to be “artistic” to attend; we encourage all to participate and find your own tools.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, Space is limited. Please contact: April Fearby, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program Specialist at 585-815-8501, ext. 401, or via email afearby@wnyil.org.

Along with ILGR our co-sponsors are the Young Leaders and Advocates Network and the Genesse & Orleans County Health Departments.

Independent Living of the Genesee Region (ILGR) is a member of the Western New York Independent Living, Inc. family of agencies that offers an expanding array of services to aid individuals with disabilities to take control of their own lives.

The Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs program is funded by the New York State Department of Health using federal Health Resources and Services Administration Title V funding. The opinions, results, findings and/or interpretations of content contained herein are the responsibility of the Contractor and do not necessarily represent the opinions, interpretations, or policy of the State or Federal funding agency.

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Independent Living to host youth support groups starting June 27 <p>Press Release:</p><blockquote><p>Independent Living of the Genesee Region (ILGR) in Batavia, will soon begin a six-week late afternoon Youth Support Group for teens between 14 and 18 years old with a disability.&nbsp;</p><p>It will take place from 4 - 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays from June 27 to August 8 (with</p></blockquote>
City of Batavia pursues funds for 3 separate projects addressing water and lead line replacement https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/city-of-batavia-pursues-funds-for-3-separate-projects-addressing-water-and-lead-line Press Release:

The City of Batavia continues to seek funding to address aging water infrastructure and lead service lines across the City.

Currently the City has applied for three separate different water related grants including:

  1. A Water Infrastructure Improvement Act grant for a $4.17 M project to replace two aging water lines including the Cohocton and Walnut.
  2. A Congressional Direct Funding request submitted to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senator Gillibrand, and Congresswoman Tenney for a $3.4 M project to replace aging water lines on Pearl Street.
  3. Filed an Intended Use Plan (IUP) Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) funding request through Federal BIL Funding for the replacement of 900 lead service lines across the City of Batavia.

“The City is dedicated to improving our water system and making necessary repairs on infrastructure to reduce the amount of annual loss of water in the system and remove lead lines from the City. We have had discussions with County, State, and Federal representatives regarding the importance of these projects and look forward to a positive result related to our grant applications,” said Rachael Tabelski, City of Batavia City Manager.

The City of Batavia tracks lost water within our water system and currently in 2023 we lost approximately 23% of water produced at the Batavia Water Plant. This is defined as leakage. Leakage is water lost during transmission between the Batavia Water Plant and the individual meters at customer locations.

“The City conducts leak reports periodically to identify issues with City water transmission lines as a proactive measure to maintaining our water system. The leak report, along with Water Department field work, help the City identify water lines that need repair and replacement,” said Brett Frank, Director of Public Works.

As the City identifies aging and problematic water lines, they are placed into the City’s strategic capital plan and the cost to replace and repair is identified. The City then works to budget for the replacement of water lines through capital reserves and pursues grant funding for these projects.

In the past two years, the City has replaced water lines on Bank St. and Jackson St. which were identified as problematic based on leaks and breaks. Other water line improvements since 2017 include Harvester Ave., Richmond Ave., Union St., South Main St., Brooklyn Ave., and Summit St.

“Batavia is like many industrial North Eastern City’s with aging infrastructure and water loss attributed to aging infrastructure.  We continue to plan for, and execute on projects that will improve the system and reduce the lost water.  We are encouraged from the support we are receiving on grants for these projects to lower the burden on City residents,” said Tabelski.

According to the EPA, National studies indicate that, on average, 14 percent of water treated by water systems is lost to leaks. Some water systems have reported water losses exceeding 60 percent. Accounting for water and minimizing water loss are critical functions for any water utility that wants to be sustainable.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/city-of-batavia-pursues-funds-for-3-separate-projects-addressing-water-and-lead-line#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/city-of-batavia-pursues-funds-for-3-separate-projects-addressing-water-and-lead-line Jun 16, 2024, 9:24am The Batavian - Local Matters Press Release:

The City of Batavia continues to seek funding to address aging water infrastructure and lead service lines across the City.

Currently the City has applied for three separate different water related grants including:

  1. A Water Infrastructure Improvement Act grant for a $4.17 M project to replace two aging water lines including the Cohocton and Walnut.
  2. A Congressional Direct Funding request submitted to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senator Gillibrand, and Congresswoman Tenney for a $3.4 M project to replace aging water lines on Pearl Street.
  3. Filed an Intended Use Plan (IUP) Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) funding request through Federal BIL Funding for the replacement of 900 lead service lines across the City of Batavia.

“The City is dedicated to improving our water system and making necessary repairs on infrastructure to reduce the amount of annual loss of water in the system and remove lead lines from the City. We have had discussions with County, State, and Federal representatives regarding the importance of these projects and look forward to a positive result related to our grant applications,” said Rachael Tabelski, City of Batavia City Manager.

The City of Batavia tracks lost water within our water system and currently in 2023 we lost approximately 23% of water produced at the Batavia Water Plant. This is defined as leakage. Leakage is water lost during transmission between the Batavia Water Plant and the individual meters at customer locations.

“The City conducts leak reports periodically to identify issues with City water transmission lines as a proactive measure to maintaining our water system. The leak report, along with Water Department field work, help the City identify water lines that need repair and replacement,” said Brett Frank, Director of Public Works.

As the City identifies aging and problematic water lines, they are placed into the City’s strategic capital plan and the cost to replace and repair is identified. The City then works to budget for the replacement of water lines through capital reserves and pursues grant funding for these projects.

In the past two years, the City has replaced water lines on Bank St. and Jackson St. which were identified as problematic based on leaks and breaks. Other water line improvements since 2017 include Harvester Ave., Richmond Ave., Union St., South Main St., Brooklyn Ave., and Summit St.

“Batavia is like many industrial North Eastern City’s with aging infrastructure and water loss attributed to aging infrastructure.  We continue to plan for, and execute on projects that will improve the system and reduce the lost water.  We are encouraged from the support we are receiving on grants for these projects to lower the burden on City residents,” said Tabelski.

According to the EPA, National studies indicate that, on average, 14 percent of water treated by water systems is lost to leaks. Some water systems have reported water losses exceeding 60 percent. Accounting for water and minimizing water loss are critical functions for any water utility that wants to be sustainable.

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City of Batavia pursues funds for 3 separate projects addressing water and lead line replacement <p>Press Release:</p><blockquote><p>The City of Batavia continues to seek funding to address aging water infrastructure and lead service lines across the City.</p><p>Currently the City has applied for three separate different water related grants including:</p><ol><li>A Water Infrastructure Improvement Act grant for a $4.17 M project to replace two aging</li></ol></blockquote>
Niagara Falls Americans vs. Batavia Muckdogs https://www.thebatavian.com/batavia-muckdogs/niagara-falls-americans-vs-batavia-muckdogs/639765 Two hot teams square off at Dwyer Stadium, as the Americans look to knock off the Muckdogs who are on an 8-game winning streak

 

Capitano (NF) v.s. Misiti (BAT)

 

#GoDogs

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https://www.thebatavian.com/batavia-muckdogs/niagara-falls-americans-vs-batavia-muckdogs/639765#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/batavia-muckdogs/niagara-falls-americans-vs-batavia-muckdogs/639765 Jun 15, 2024, 6:15pm The Batavian - Local Matters Two hot teams square off at Dwyer Stadium, as the Americans look to knock off the Muckdogs who are on an 8-game winning streak

 

Capitano (NF) v.s. Misiti (BAT)

 

#GoDogs

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Niagara Falls Americans vs. Batavia Muckdogs <p>Two hot teams square off at Dwyer Stadium, as the Americans look to knock off the Muckdogs who are on an 8-game winning streak</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Capitano (NF) v.s. Misiti (BAT)</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>#GoDogs</p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-oembed-video field--type-string field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Remote video URL</div> <div class="field__item"><iframe src="https://www.thebatavian.com/media/oembed?url=https%3A//www.youtube.com/live/PHUL0pUSrmk&amp;max_width=800&amp;max_height=450&amp;hash=KNW7661i7uIfKyGUfOwrr94nW0zue9ELgqiPQy8G-Q8" frameborder="0" allowtransparency width="800" height="450" class="media-oembed-content" loading="eager" title="June 15, 2024 - Niagara Falls Americans v.s. Batavia Muckdogs"></iframe> </div> </div> </div>
Accident reported on Main near Oak in Batavia https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/accident-reported-on-main-near-oak-in-batavia/639764 A two-vehicle accident partially blocking is reported on Main Street, Batavia, in front of Dunn Tire.

Fluids leaking.

No word on injuries.

City Fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

 

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/accident-reported-on-main-near-oak-in-batavia/639764#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/accident-reported-on-main-near-oak-in-batavia/639764 Jun 15, 2024, 3:07pm The Batavian - Local Matters A two-vehicle accident partially blocking is reported on Main Street, Batavia, in front of Dunn Tire.

Fluids leaking.

No word on injuries.

City Fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

 

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Accident reported on Main near Oak in Batavia <p>A two-vehicle accident partially blocking is reported on Main Street, Batavia, in front of Dunn Tire.</p><p>Fluids leaking.</p><p>No word on injuries.</p><p>City Fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>