Bethany https://www.thebatavian.com/ en https://www.thebatavian.com/themes/barrio_batavian/images/thebatavian_logo.png Bethany https://www.thebatavian.com/ Local Matters © 2008-2023 The Batavian. All Rights Reserved. Sun, 26 May 2024 20:36:34 -0400 https://www.thebatavian.com/themes/barrio_batavian/images/thebatavian_logo.png Tue, 14 May 2024 08:00:00 -0400 Law and Order: Le Roy police arrest 22-year-old on strangulation, assault charges https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-le-roy-police-arrest-22-year-old-on-strangulation-assault-charges/639362
Austin Malek
Austin Malek

Austin Malek, 22, of North Street, Le Roy, is charged with strangulation 2nd, assault 3rd, unlawful imprisonment, and obstructing governmental administration 2nd. Malek is accused of assaulting a female victim at about 2 a.m. on May 2 at a location on North Street in the village of Le Roy.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-le-roy-police-arrest-22-year-old-on-strangulation-assault-charges/639362#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-le-roy-police-arrest-22-year-old-on-strangulation-assault-charges/639362 May 14, 2024, 8:00am Bethany Law and Order: Le Roy police arrest 22-year-old on strangulation, assault charges Howard Owens <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div align-right"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Austin Malek" class="image-style-large" height="280" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-05/malek-mug-austin.jpg?itok=ZLl6-8Ia" width="200"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>Austin Malek</em></figcaption> </figure> <p><strong>Austin Malek</strong>, 22, of North Street, Le Roy, is charged with strangulation 2nd, assault 3rd, unlawful imprisonment, and obstructing governmental administration 2nd. Malek is accused of assaulting a female victim at about 2 a.m. on May 2 at a location on North Street in the village of Le Roy.</p>
Photos: Eclipse watching at Genesee County Park and Forest https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/photos-eclipse-watching-at-genesee-county-park-and-forest/638965
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Photos by Philip Casper.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/photos-eclipse-watching-at-genesee-county-park-and-forest/638965#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/photos-eclipse-watching-at-genesee-county-park-and-forest/638965 Apr 9, 2024, 10:55am Bethany Photos: Eclipse watching at Genesee County Park and Forest Howard Owens <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/2024-04/zf1_8049.jpg?itok=jOGPS2eA" width="800" height="533" alt="eclipse genesee county park" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <p><em>Photos by Philip Casper.</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/2024-04/zf1_8019.jpg?itok=U3NxpMkA" width="800" height="1200" alt="eclipse genesee county park" 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/2024-04/zf1_8061.jpg?itok=ZRnZFwbh" width="800" height="533" alt="eclipse genesee county park" 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/2024-04/zf1_8051.jpg?itok=_bP6ST_a" width="800" height="533" alt="eclipse genesee county park" 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/2024-04/zf1_8066.jpg?itok=Mfu-WXCf" width="800" height="533" alt="eclipse genesee county park" 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/2024-04/zf1_8071.jpg?itok=PsY2mKrn" width="800" height="533" alt="eclipse genesee county park" 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/2024-04/zf1_8073.jpg?itok=vcoe4LZd" width="800" height="533" alt="eclipse genesee county park" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div>
University of Mississippi celebrates December 2023 graduate Zachery Greer https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/university-of-mississippi-celebrates-december-2023-graduate-zachery-greer/638384 Press Release:

Zachery Greer, of East Bethany, is among the more than 670 students who graduated from the University of Mississippi in December 2023.

Greer, who majored in Criminal Justice, received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree in the School of Applied Sciences.

"Congratulations to our December 2023 graduates who are distinguished by their dedication to academic success," UM Chancellor Glenn Boyce said. "They accomplished so much during their years at the university. I applaud them and can't wait to see all the ways they will continue building their legacies that began here."

December 2023 graduates are invited to walk across the stage at the University of Mississippi 2024 Commencement exercises, which will be held May 8-12. Morning Convocation will be held on Saturday, May 11 at 9 a.m. in the Grove. In the case of inclement weather, Morning Convocation will be held at 9 a.m. in the Sandy and John Black Pavilion at Ole Miss.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/university-of-mississippi-celebrates-december-2023-graduate-zachery-greer/638384#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/university-of-mississippi-celebrates-december-2023-graduate-zachery-greer/638384 Feb 23, 2024, 10:45am Bethany University of Mississippi celebrates December 2023 graduate Zachery Greer Press Release <p>Press Release:</p><blockquote><p>Zachery Greer, of East Bethany, is among the more than 670 students who graduated from the University of Mississippi in December 2023.</p><p>Greer, who majored in Criminal Justice, received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree in the School of Applied Sciences.</p><p>"Congratulations to our December 2023</p></blockquote>
Preparing for eclipse visitors with ramped up staffing, new parking fee at county park https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/preparing-for-eclipse-visitors-with-ramped-up-staffing-new-parking-fee-at-county
Paul Osborn and Laura Wadhams
Genesee County Deputy Highway Superintendent Paul Osborn and Assistant Engineer Laura Wadhams discuss plans to deal with an expected surge in traffic and visitors for the April 8 eclipse. 
Photo by Joanne Beck

If you’re planning to visit Genesee County Park  to see the total solar eclipse on April 8, you might want to take some refreshments, a blanket, and for certain — Alexander Hamilton.

County Highway officials have suggested charging $10 per vehicle for parking that day due to the expected surge in visitors and the need for additional staffing, overtime, traffic control, and related additional expenses. 

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https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/preparing-for-eclipse-visitors-with-ramped-up-staffing-new-parking-fee-at-county#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/preparing-for-eclipse-visitors-with-ramped-up-staffing-new-parking-fee-at-county Feb 21, 2024, 4:00pm Bethany Preparing for eclipse visitors with ramped up staffing, new parking fee at county park jfbeck_99_272012 <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="Paul Osborn and Laura Wadhams" class="image-style-large" height="822" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-02/paul-osborn-and-laura-wadhams.jpg?itok=0kIOVwbq" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption>Genesee County Deputy Highway Superintendent Paul Osborn and Assistant Engineer Laura Wadhams discuss plans to deal with an expected surge in traffic and visitors for the April 8 eclipse.&nbsp;<br>Photo by Joanne Beck</figcaption> </figure> <p>If you’re planning to visit Genesee County Park<span>&nbsp; </span>to see the total solar eclipse on April 8, you might want to take some refreshments, a blanket, and for certain — Alexander Hamilton.</p><p><span>County Highway officials have suggested charging $10 per vehicle for parking that day due to the expected surge in visitors and the need for additional staffing, overtime, traffic control, and related additional expenses.&nbsp;</span></p>
Law and Order: Bliss man accused of attacking a cop in ER https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-bliss-man-accused-of-attacking-a-cop-in-er/638328
Dylan Jordan
Dylan Jordan

Dylan T. Jordan, 22, of Bliss, was arrested on a warrant on Jan. 29.  The arrest stems from an incident reported on Jan. 15. Jordan is accused of engaging in a fight with police officers in the emergency room at UMMC. Jordan allegedly placed an officer in a headlock and attempted to strangle him. Jordan was charged with attempted assault 2nd, attempted strangulation 2nd, criminal obstruction of breathing, obstructing governmental administration 2nd, and harassment 2nd. Jordan was arraigned in City Court and released under supervision.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-bliss-man-accused-of-attacking-a-cop-in-er/638328#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-bliss-man-accused-of-attacking-a-cop-in-er/638328 Feb 17, 2024, 7:30am Bethany Law and Order: Bliss man accused of attacking a cop in ER Howard Owens <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div align-right"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Dylan Jordan" class="image-style-large" height="279" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-02/dylan_jordan.jpg?itok=e1VieP31" width="200"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>Dylan Jordan</em></figcaption> </figure> <p><span><strong>Dylan T. Jordan</strong>, 22, of Bliss, was arrested on a warrant on Jan. 29. &nbsp;The arrest stems from an incident reported on Jan. 15. Jordan is accused of engaging in a fight with police officers in the emergency room at UMMC. Jordan allegedly placed an officer in a headlock and attempted to strangle him. Jordan was charged with attempted assault 2nd, attempted strangulation 2nd, criminal obstruction of breathing, obstructing governmental administration 2nd, and harassment 2nd. Jordan was arraigned in City Court and released under supervision.</span></p>
Bethany drought creates support for Water District 5, dairy farm closure, future uncertainty https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/bethany-drought-creates-support-for-water-district-5-dairy-farm-closure-future
bethany water district 5 meeting

All but a few of about 200 residents were on board with creating Water District #5 in the Town of Bethany, and after the Town Board approved a resolution for a revised water district Wednesday evening, those property owners have 30 days to challenge the move or let it ride into the next phase of development, Supervisor Carl Hyde Jr. says.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/bethany-drought-creates-support-for-water-district-5-dairy-farm-closure-future#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/bethany-drought-creates-support-for-water-district-5-dairy-farm-closure-future Feb 9, 2024, 7:15am Bethany Bethany drought creates support for Water District 5, dairy farm closure, future uncertainty jfbeck_99_272012 <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/2024-02/bethany-water-district-5-meeting.jpg?itok=8Sl2g0oR" width="800" height="532" alt="bethany water district 5 meeting" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <p>All but a few of about 200 residents were on board with creating Water District #5 in the Town of Bethany, and after the Town Board approved a resolution for a revised water district Wednesday evening, those property owners have 30 days to challenge the move or let it ride into the next phase of development, Supervisor Carl Hyde Jr. says.</p>
First the paperwork, then the footwork and eventually Water District 5 https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/first-the-paperwork-then-the-footwork-and-eventually-water-district-5/637792
bethany water tanker nov. 2023

Declaring a State of Emergency hasn’t produced a miracle in terms of water for the dehydrated town of Bethany, Supervisor Carl Hyde Jr. says, but it has established the seriousness of what town residents are facing for their future needs.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/first-the-paperwork-then-the-footwork-and-eventually-water-district-5/637792#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/first-the-paperwork-then-the-footwork-and-eventually-water-district-5/637792 Jan 5, 2024, 8:15am Bethany First the paperwork, then the footwork and eventually Water District 5 jfbeck_99_272012 <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/2023-11/bethany-water-tanker-nov.-2023-6.jpg?itok=jvc0YuTM" width="800" height="533" alt="bethany water tanker nov. 2023" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <p>Declaring a <a href="https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/bethany-issues-state-of-emergency-for-water-shortage/637737">State of Emergency</a> hasn’t produced a miracle in terms of water for the dehydrated town of Bethany, Supervisor Carl Hyde Jr. says, but it has established the seriousness of what town residents are facing for their future needs.</p>
In the midst of drought, Bethany gets a splash of good news with $5M grant https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/in-the-midst-of-drought-bethany-gets-a-splash-of-good-news-with-5m-grant/637563
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2023 File Photo of Bethany Town Supervisor Carl Hyde Jr. reviewing the town's water districts, including the latest Water District 5, which will be a go, thanks to the $5 million WIIA grant awarded to the town. 
Photo by Howard Owens

Tuesday afternoon was unexpectedly busy and gleeful for Bethany Town Supervisor Carl Hyde Jr.

And while still being embroiled in town residents’ plight of dry wells and being in need of daily water supplies, he found something to smile about, he says.

“We’re on the list,” he said about the town’s placement on the state’s Water Infrastructure Improvement Award approvals. “My phone’s been ringing off the hook. I heard from Steve Hawley and J.W. Cook from the governor’s office. He called to say congratulations, you got your grant. I’m very happy.”

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https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/in-the-midst-of-drought-bethany-gets-a-splash-of-good-news-with-5m-grant/637563#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/in-the-midst-of-drought-bethany-gets-a-splash-of-good-news-with-5m-grant/637563 Dec 12, 2023, 6:00pm Bethany In the midst of drought, Bethany gets a splash of good news with $5M grant jfbeck_99_272012 <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="bethany water tanker nov. 2023" class="image-style-large" height="533" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-11/bethany-water-tanker-nov.-2023-2.jpg?itok=fRFkp1lh" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption>2023 File Photo of Bethany Town Supervisor Carl Hyde Jr. reviewing the town's water districts, including the latest Water District 5, which will be a go, thanks to the $5 million WIIA grant awarded to the town.&nbsp;<br>Photo by Howard Owens</figcaption> </figure> <p>Tuesday afternoon was unexpectedly busy and gleeful for Bethany Town Supervisor Carl Hyde Jr.</p><p>And while still being embroiled in town residents’ plight of dry wells and being in need of daily water supplies, he found something to smile about, he says.</p><p>“We’re on <a href="https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-announces-transformative-479-million-investment-156-local-water-infrastructure#:~:text=Governor%20Kathy%20Hochul%20today%20announced,pushed%20to%20increase%20the%20total">the list</a>,” he said about the town’s placement on the state’s Water Infrastructure Improvement Award approvals. “My phone’s been ringing off the hook. I heard from Steve Hawley and J.W. Cook from the governor’s office. He called to say congratulations, you got your grant. I’m very happy.”</p>
Santa visits Bethany Friday morning, in the form of a water donation, as officials wait for word on district funding https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/santa-visits-bethany-friday-morning-in-the-form-of-a-water-donation-as-officials
Water donation in Bethany
A donation of four pallets of drinking water by Eric Santos, second from left, of Casella Waste Systems, arrives at Bethany Town Hall Friday morning for residents who have been struggling without water.
Submitted Photo

As town officials and residents work through a water shortage brought on by drought, all of them have said it has been the worst they have ever seen since living in Bethany, many of them for decades. Fill dates are being scheduled week by week from a tanker that was provided by the state Office of Emergency Management.

Santa came early again for a visit Friday morning in the form of a donation of four pallets of bottled water all ready to be distributed to residents, Supervisor Carl Hyde Jr. said. Operations Manager Eric Santos of Casella Waste Systems had heard about Bethany's plight and showed up with his crew and the much-welcomed donation of water at town hall, Hyde said.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/santa-visits-bethany-friday-morning-in-the-form-of-a-water-donation-as-officials#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/santa-visits-bethany-friday-morning-in-the-form-of-a-water-donation-as-officials Dec 1, 2023, 10:22am Bethany Santa visits Bethany Friday morning, in the form of a water donation, as officials wait for word on district funding jfbeck_99_272012 <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="Water donation in Bethany" class="image-style-large" height="601" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-12/eric-santos-casella-donation-large.jpeg?itok=jYz9_S0i" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>A donation of four pallets of drinking water by Eric Santos, second from left, of Casella Waste Systems, arrives at Bethany Town Hall Friday morning for residents who have been struggling without water.</em><br><em>Submitted Photo</em></figcaption> </figure> <p>As town officials and residents work through a water shortage brought on by drought, all of them have said it has been the worst they have ever seen since living in Bethany, many of them for decades. Fill dates are being scheduled week by week from a <a href="https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/no-thanksgiving-at-community-center-but-water-on-the-way-bethany-supervisor-says">tanker that was provided by the state Office of Emergency Management</a>.</p><p>Santa came early again for a visit Friday morning in the form of a donation of four pallets of bottled water all ready to be distributed to residents, Supervisor Carl Hyde Jr. said. Operations Manager Eric Santos of Casella Waste Systems had heard about Bethany's plight and showed up with his crew and the much-welcomed donation of water at town hall, Hyde said.</p>
Getting their fill: Few residents show to first-time call to fill water totes, more dates set https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/getting-their-fill-few-residents-show-to-first-time-call-to-fill-water-totes-more
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Bethany Town Board member Timothy Embt helps out at the water tanker on Saturday at the town hall parking lot.
Photo by Howard Owens

Jerry Kujawski had no trouble with Saturday’s rule of first-come, first-served to fill up his 300-gallon water tote. In fact, he made a return trip to fill it up a second time to help out a neighbor, and he was only the third or fourth person who had been at Bethany Town Hall to do so for the two-hour fill-up period.

When it seemed as though there would have been dozens of people clamoring for a go at the pump connected to a tanker of water to shore up their dried-up wells, the parking lot was empty most of the time. 

Town Supervisor Carl Hyde Jr. had put out the notice that anyone with no water could get their totes filled between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at the town hall, and he and members of the Bethany town board and fire department stood at the tanker ready and waiting.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/getting-their-fill-few-residents-show-to-first-time-call-to-fill-water-totes-more#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/getting-their-fill-few-residents-show-to-first-time-call-to-fill-water-totes-more Nov 27, 2023, 7:55am Bethany Getting their fill: Few residents show to first-time call to fill water totes, more dates set jfbeck_99_272012 <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="bethany water tanker nov. 2023" class="image-style-large" height="533" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-11/bethany-water-tanker-nov.-2023.jpg?itok=yHSFy7XT" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>Bethany Town Board member Timothy Embt helps out at the water tanker on Saturday at the town hall parking lot.</em><br><em>Photo by Howard Owens</em></figcaption> </figure> <p>Jerry Kujawski had no trouble with Saturday’s rule of first-come, first-served to fill up his 300-gallon water tote. In fact, he made a return trip to fill it up a second time to help out a neighbor, and he was only the third or fourth person who had been at Bethany Town Hall to do so for the two-hour fill-up period.</p><p>When it seemed as though there would have been dozens of people clamoring for a go at the pump connected to a tanker of water to shore up their dried-up wells, the parking lot was empty most of the time.<span>&nbsp;</span></p><p>Town Supervisor Carl Hyde Jr. had put out the notice that anyone with no water could get their totes filled between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at the town hall, and he and members of the Bethany town board and fire department stood at the tanker ready and waiting.</p>