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March 17, 2021 - 5:09pm

Press release:

The Genesee County STOP-DWI coordinator has announced that the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Batavia Police Department and the Village of Le Roy Police Department will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.

The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts started on Tuesday March 16 and ends on Sunday, March 21.

St. Patrick’s Day weekend is a notoriously deadly period for impaired driving due to the number of celebrations and drivers on the road. New York State Police, County Sheriffs and municipal law enforcement agencies will be out in force in this across the board effort to reduce the number of alcohol related injuries and deaths.

While STOP-DWI efforts across New York have made great strides in reducing the numbers of alcohol and drug related fatalities, still too many lives are being lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers. 

“Have a Plan” to find a safe ride because impaired driving is completely preventable – all it takes is a little planning. Visit www.stopdwi.org for more information and may the luck of the Irish be with you.

February 27, 2020 - 12:08pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, St. Patrick's Day, STOP-DWI.

Press release:

Genesee County STOP-DWI coordinator Matt Landers, announced Wednesday (Feb. 26) that the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, City of Batavia Police Department and the Village of Le Roy Police Department will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.

The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on March 13th and will end on March 18th. St. Patrick’s Day Weekend is a notoriously deadly period for impaired driving due to the number of celebrations and drivers on the road.

New York State Police, County Sheriff and municipal law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force in this across the board effort to reduce the number of alcohol-related injuries and deaths.

The STOP-DWI St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by STOP-DWI NY and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.

This partnership has allowed local programs to significantly increase their enforcement and public awareness efforts. The Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign also targets Memorial Day, 4thof July, Labor Day Weekend, Halloween and the national Holiday Season in December.

While STOP-DWI efforts across New York have made great strides in reducing the numbers of alcohol and drug related fatalities, still too many lives are being lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers.

You can do your part to become part of the solution by downloading our FREE mobile app “Have a Plan” at www.stopdwi.org/mobileapp and may the luck of the Irish be with you!

March 17, 2019 - 9:01pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, St. Patrick's Day.
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March 12, 2019 - 4:05pm
posted by Billie Owens in St. Patrick's Day, STOP-DWI, news.

Press release:

Genesee County STOP-DWI Coordinator, Matt Landers, announced today that the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, City of Batavia Police Department and the Village of Le Roy Police Department will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.

The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on March 15th and will end on March 18th. St. Patrick’s Day Weekend is a notoriously deadly period for impaired driving due to the number of celebrations and drivers on the road.

New York State Police, County Sheriff and municipal law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force in this across the board effort to reduce the number of alcohol related injuries and deaths.

The STOP-DWI St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by STOP-DWI NY and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. This partnership has allowed local programs to significantly increase their enforcement and public awareness efforts.

The Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign also targets Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day Weekend, Halloween and the national Holiday Season in December.

While STOP-DWI efforts across New York have made great strides in reducing the numbers of alcohol and drug related fatalities, still too many lives are being lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers.

You can do your part to become part of the solution by downloading our FREE mobile app “Have a Plan” at www.stopdwi.org/mobileappand may the luck of the Irish be with you!

March 18, 2018 - 11:55am
posted by Howard B. Owens in St. Patrick's Day, downtown, batavia, news.

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For St. Patrick's Day, we stopped by Center Street Smokehouse, O'Lacy's, Eli Fish Brewing, Ken's Pits, Bourbon & Burger Co., and T.F. Browns.

To purchase prints of pictures, click here.

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March 13, 2015 - 12:42pm
posted by Billie Owens in crime, law enforcement, dwi, St. Patrick's Day.

Press release:

Genesee County STOP-DWI Coordinator Matt Landers has announced that Genesee County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving from March 13-18 in conjunction with St. Patrick's Day celebrations.

The Sheriff’s Department, City of Batavia Police Department and the Village of Le Roy Police Department are all taking part in the crackdown.

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend is historically a deadly period for impaired driving. New York State Police, County Sheriff and municipal law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force in this across the board effort to reduce the number of alcohol related injuries and deaths.

Genesee County Undersheriff William Sheron said: “We know the history of impaired driving on and around St. Patrick’s Day. With this in mind, we will have extra patrols on duty to help ensure the safety of our highways during this time.”

The STOP-DWI St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Association and funded by local STOP-DWI programs as well as the STOP-DWI Foundation and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. This partnership has allowed local programs to significantly increase their enforcement and public awareness efforts.

The Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign also targets Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day Weekend, Halloween and the national Holiday Season in December.

You can help to make a difference by Having a Plan! Download our new mobile app – “Have a Plan” and you will always be able to find a safe ride home www.stopdwi.org/mobileapp

While STOP-DWI efforts across New York have led to significant reductions in the numbers of alcohol and drug related fatalities, still too many lives are being lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers. Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving.

January 29, 2015 - 4:04pm
posted by Leslie DeLooze in music, irish music, St. Patrick's Day.
Event Date and Time: 
March 10, 2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia presents “No Blarney,” traditional Irish music with Rich Conroy and Don Bouchard, on Tuesday, March 10 from 7:30-8:30 p.m.  This free program is for adults.   More information is available in the library and at www.batavialibrary.org.

March 18, 2014 - 2:10am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, St. Patrick's Day.

Batavia celebrated St. Patrick's Day, of course. I made it by Center Street for the McMahon Irish Dancers and came back later for music by Steve Balesteri with Michael DiSanto on guitar. I also stopped by O'Lacy's, but got to City Slickers (where there was live Irish music) after the party had wrapped up for the evening.

More pictures after the jump (click on the headline):

March 16, 2014 - 1:47pm

The little lasses from the McMahon School of Irish Dance perform on St. Patrick's Day, Monday, March 17, at the following locations:

  • 9 a.m. / Oakfield-Alabama School, 7001 Lewiston Road, Oakfield
  • 10 and 10:40 a.m. / John Kennedy School, 166 Vine St., Batavia
  • 1:15 p.m. / Jackson School, 411 S. Jackson St., Batavia
  • 2:15 p.m. / Manor House, 427 E. Main St., Batavia
  • 6 p.m. / Center Street Smoke House, 20 Center St., Batavia
February 12, 2014 - 11:55am
posted by Leslie DeLooze in concerts, irish music, St. Patrick's Day.
Event Date and Time: 
March 11, 2014 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia presents “No Blarney,” traditional Irish music with Rich Conroy and Don Bouchard, on Tuesday, March 11 from 7:30-8:30 p.m.  This free program is for adults.   More information is available in the library and at www.batavialibrary.org

 

February 7, 2013 - 11:17am
posted by Leslie DeLooze in music, library, concerts, St. Patrick's Day.
Event Date and Time: 
March 12, 2013 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia presents “No Blarney,” traditional Irish music with Rich Conroy and Don Bouchard, on Tuesday, March 12 from 7:30-8:30 p.m.  This free program is for adults.   More information is available in the library and at www.batavialibrary.org

March 18, 2012 - 1:21am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, downtown, St. Patrick's Day.

Downtown Batavia was hoppin' on Saturday night with hundreds of local residents out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. We stopped by Delavan's, T.F. Brown's, Bourbon & Burger, Center Street Smoke House and, of course, O'Lacy's.

If you can't view the slide show below, cick here. To purchase prints of any of these photos, click here.

March 15, 2011 - 4:15pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, St. Patrick's Day.
Event Date and Time: 
March 17, 2011 - 3:00pm to 6:30pm

Local musician Brent Persia will perform at Center Street Smoke House from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17 -- Saint Patrick's Day.

He'll be playing some acoustic Irish tunes and a mix of hits from the '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s.

The venue is located at 20 Center St. in Batavia.

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