press release https://www.thebatavian.com/ en https://www.thebatavian.com/themes/barrio_batavian/images/thebatavian_logo.png press release https://www.thebatavian.com/ Local Matters © 2008-2023 The Batavian. All Rights Reserved. Mon, 27 May 2024 16:10:04 -0400 https://www.thebatavian.com/themes/barrio_batavian/images/thebatavian_logo.png Tue, 05 Apr 2022 17:11:00 -0400 Town of Byron solar project is subject of NYS Siting Board webcast meeting on Wednesday https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/town-of-byron-solar-project-is-subject-of-nys-siting-board-webcast-meeting-on Press release from the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment:

ALBANY – The New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment (Siting Board) will meet on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at 1:00 P.M. To reduce the potential community spread of COVID-19, members of the public will only be allowed to view and listen to the meeting via webcast.

THE MEETING WILL BE BROADCAST ON THE INTERNET AT: http://www.dps.ny.gov/Webcasts.html.

The Siting Board agenda is as follows: To view documents related to the Siting Board cases below, visit: http://www.dps.ny.gov/New_Search.html

Siting Board Case: 19-F-0299 Application of Excelsior Energy Center, LLC for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need Pursuant to Article 10 of the Public Service Law for Construction of a Solar Electric Generating Facility in the Town of Byron, Genesee County.

The webcast can be accessed on the Internet at http://www.dps.ny.gov/Webcasts.html. The listening quality of a live webcast can be adversely affected by various factors including, but not limited to, Internet bandwidth limitations, Internet network congestion, and the configurations and settings on a computer used to view the webcast. If you experience problems listening to a live webcast, you may subsequently access an archived copy of the webcast.

Archives are available on the Department Web site two business days after the meeting.

Persons with disabilities who require a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations should call the Department of Public Service's Human Resources Management office at 518-474- 2520. TTD users may call this number through the New York Relay Service at 1-800-662-1220 or have a representative call directly to the office.

All public documents that have been filed or issued before today’s date may be obtained by going to www.dps.ny.gov, clicking on “Search” then searching using the appropriate case number.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/town-of-byron-solar-project-is-subject-of-nys-siting-board-webcast-meeting-on#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/town-of-byron-solar-project-is-subject-of-nys-siting-board-webcast-meeting-on Apr 5, 2022, 5:11pm press release Town of Byron solar project is subject of NYS Siting Board webcast meeting on Wednesday Press Release <p><em>Press release from the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment:</em></p> <blockquote> <p>ALBANY – The New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment (Siting Board) will meet on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at 1:00 P.M. To reduce the potential community spread of COVID-19, members</p></blockquote>
Museum Quilt Guild is hosting a members quilt exhibit https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/museum-quilt-guild-is-hosting-a-members-quilt-exhibit/592434 Press Release:

Museum Quilt Guild is hosting a members quilt exhibit at Richmond Library in the gallery room for the month of February 2022. Twenty-one small quilts with various interpretations of this year's annual challenge theme feature a variety of techniques and subjects for "Rock, Paper, Scissors". 
 
Rock signifies traditional quilt block or quilting technique. Paper indicates paper piecing, foundation or English paper-pieced. Scissors represents traditional needle turn, or modern fusible or raw edged applique. Members were asked to choose a category for their quilt when submitted. So far, Scissors is winning with 9 entries, but members will be able to vote for their favorites in several categories on blue ballots. The public can vote for their favorite "Viewer's Choice" on white ballots. The categories of the quilts which get the most overall votes, will help determine the answer to the ultimate game of Rock, Paper, Scissors!
 
Some of the quilters who have entries in our challenge show will be available at the library after our monthly meeting on Saturday February 19, 2022 from noon until 2pm for an informal "meet and greet". Stop by and see the quilts, ask questions of the quilters and vote for your favorites!
 
Museum Quilt Guild has survived the challenges of covid with Zoom meetings and meetings at a local park this summer, and is happy to be once again at the VA every third Saturday of the month at 9:30am. Masking and social distancing are required for the meetings. Guests are welcomed to visit for a short business meeting, information on local quilt-related activities and community service. Presentations about quilting and fiber arts and "show and tell" are favorites with our members. Dues are $20.00 a year for guild members. Additional information is available as a hand out at our show.
 
Escape the winter doldrums and see our show at the Richmond Library in Batavia, and vote for your favorites! Will Rock, Paper, or Scissors be the ultimate winner? You help us decide!

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Holland Land Office Museum February Events https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/holland-land-office-museum-february-events/592432 Press Release: 

The Holland Land Office Museum will be hosting its next edition of Trivia Night @ the Museum on Thursday, February 10 at 7 pm. This month's topic is Thomas Edison as we celebrate the famous inventor's birthday. Admission is $3 per person or $2 for museum members. All in attendance are required to wear face coverings. Please contact the museum if you would like to attend at 585-343-4727 or hollandlandoffice@gmail.com. You can also join us via Zoom, links are available at the museum’s website, www.hollandlandoffice.com, or Facebook page.

The Holland Land Office Museum will be hosting the next edition of its Java with Joe E. morning presentation event on Thursday, February 24th at 9 am. Genesee County Historian Michael Eula will be sharing his presentation, "Too Often Forgotten: Female Slaves and Poor Women in Genesee County" It details the lives and hardships of freed slaves and poor women during the history of Genesee County. The event is free to the public. Masks are required. You can also join via Zoom, links are available at the museum’s website, www.hollandlandoffice.com, or Facebook page.

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City of Batavia seeks residents to fill boards and committees https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/city-of-batavia-seeks-residents-to-fill-boards-and-committees/580240 Press Release:

The City of Batavia is looking for residents of the City of Batavia to fill seats on various boards and committees.  There are several openings on boards and committees within the City and we are seeking interested candidates to join these decision-making and advisory bodies.

Signing up for boards and committees is a great way to help the community and to develop your personal leadership skills.  Volunteering will also build your personal self-confidence and skill set in team building.  

Current openings include:

Board of Assessment Review

Positions with the BAR are available for volunteers. These members will preside over grievance day and hear formal grievance complaints from businesses and residents of the city regarding their assessments.

Community Garden 

Members of the Community Garden meet to plan activities related to the upkeep and maintenance of the community garden. 

Historic Preservation Commission

The Historic Preservation Commission is responsible for the protection, enhancement and perpetuation of landmarks and historic districts.  

Plumbing Board

Oversees all aspects of city plumbers and participates in formulating a code of rules regulating the work of plumbing and drainage in the City.  Applicant must be a Master Plumber.

Youth Board

The Youth Board provides leadership development programs for youth, increases youth outcomes by providing a variety of programs, services and activities.  

Zoning Board of Appeals

Hear appeals when a person believes a variance should be made for their property.  

Applications are available at the City Clerk’s Office or online at https://www.batavianewyork.com – Find It Fast – Committee / Board Volunteer Application    

 

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Albion Road Bridge to be closed for repairs starting Nov. 3 https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/albion-road-bridge-to-be-closed-for-repairs-starting-nov-3/575317 Press release:

The Albion Rd Bridge, north of Lockport Rd will be closed beginning November 3, 2021, for bridge repairs. The project is expected to take 4 weeks and the road will not be passable to regular traffic or emergency vehicles during this time.

This bridge was red-flagged in 2021 by NYSDOT as needing repairs to the bridge seat at both the beginning and end of the bridge.  The County has hired BVR Construction to complete the repairs, which will consist of lifting the timber bridge deck and girders to replace the steel seat beam and connections below. The total cost of the project is $92,500.00.

 

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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/albion-road-bridge-to-be-closed-for-repairs-starting-nov-3/575317#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/albion-road-bridge-to-be-closed-for-repairs-starting-nov-3/575317 Oct 28, 2021, 3:09pm press release Albion Road Bridge to be closed for repairs starting Nov. 3 Press Release <p>Press release:</p> <blockquote> <p>The Albion Rd Bridge, north of Lockport Rd will be closed beginning November 3, 2021, for bridge repairs. The project is expected to take 4 weeks and the road will not be passable to regular traffic or emergency vehicles during this time.</p> <p>This bridge was red-flagged in 2021</p></blockquote>
Ed Rath declares victory in 61st State Senate race https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/ed-rath-declares-victory-in-61st-state-senate-race/561856 Press release:

“Thank you to everyone who has supported me and my State Senate campaign!"  Running this year was a vastly different experience but I am proud of our effort and humbled by this victory," said Ed Rath, of his victorious bid for the 61 State Senate seat. "I would also like to wish my opponent well following a spirited campaign.

"It has been an honor getting to know the residents of the 61st District and I am deeply grateful for the trust they are placing in me. I am looking forward to bringing our Upstate values to Albany and providing a strong voice for families, taxpayers and businesses throughout the 61st District. You have my word that I will tirelessly fight to continue our strong representation of WNY!”

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Terrific Treasures Sale at First United Methodist Church Friday and Saturday https://www.thebatavian.com/steve-ognibene/terrific-treasures-sale-at-first-united-methodist-church-friday-and-saturday/410078 Press Release:

The Batavia First United Methodist Church at 8221 Lewiston Road, Batavia will be having a "Terrific Treasures Sale" this week on Friday Sept. 29, and Saturday Sept.30th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

There will be a bag sale on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. and lots of various items to choose from -- dishes, small appliances, toys, baby items, clothing, furniture, books and baked goods.  

This fundraiser will help benefit the church and promote programs and lunch will be available!

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Batavia Business and Professional Women’s Club annual Basket Raffle & Live Auction is Oct. 14 https://www.thebatavian.com/steve-ognibene/batavia-business-and-professional-women-s-club-annual-basket-raffle-live-auction-is-0
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Press release:

Please support the next fund-raising efforts of the Batavia Business and Professional Women's Club by joining us on Saturday Oct. 14 for the Basket & Live Auction and Dinner being held at the Ascension Parish Hall at 15 Sumner St. in Batavia. Doors open at 5 p.m. and Dinner will be served at 6. Basket drawings and live auction to follow.   

Tickets are pre-sale only on sale now until Oct. 7th for $20 each or two for $35, which includes an appetizer, dinner, dessert and a sheet of basket raffle tickets. All proceeds from this event will benefit the 2018 Genesee County scholarships and the service organizations awards.

This is sure to be a FUN event! Theme: Black & White. This is not a formal event.  his event is for men, women and is open to the public. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year.

To purchase tickets or if you cannot attend and would like to donate a basket, gift card or other item(s) to the auction, please contact Michelle at 585-297-0779 or send an email to:   bataviabpw@gmail.com

Statement from the BBPW:

The Batavia Business and Professional Women’s Club (BBPW) has been an active part of the community now for 96 years. The group works together to help improve the lives of others. Throughout the year, they raise money through various activities to provide scholarships for local high school seniors, Genesee Valley Educational Partnership (GVEP) students and adult GCC students as well as provide Service Award donations to several local charitable organizations.  

This June 2017 Scholarship Award winners were: Olivia George (Alexander), Paige Hameister (Batavia), Alyssa Juliano (Batavia), Emma Smith (Le Roy), Riley D'Alba (Oakfield-Alabama) and Madison Rogers (Pavilion). Tyler Weaver (GVEP), Owen Thompson (GVEP) and Stacy Daniel (GCC ). The high school Students each received a $750 check to support their educational and career goals. The Genesee Community College (GCC) adult student received a $500 scholarship award and the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership (GVEP) students each received a $250 scholarship award.  

Additionally, BBPW club members awarded four Service Awards to be distributed this year. The $300 awards were given to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Crossroads House, Operation Injured Soldiers, and MS.

Pictured above from left are: Vice President Peggy Johnson, President Vicki Wolak, and Event Chairperson Michelle Gillard.

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Batavia Business and Professional Women’s Club annual Basket Raffle & Live Auction is Oct. 15 https://www.thebatavian.com/steve-ognibene/batavia-business-and-professional-women-s-club-annual-basket-raffle-live-auction-is
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Press release:

Please support the next fund-raising efforts of the Batavia Business and Professional Women's Club by joining us for our Oct. 15 Basket & Live Auction and Dinner. It's being held at the Ascension Parish Hall on Sumner Street in Batavia. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6. Tickets are on sale now for $20 each or two for $35 and include appetizer, dinner, dessert and a sheet of basket raffle tickets. 

This is sure to be a FUN event! Theme:  Mexican Fiesta. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We encourage both men and women  to attend. We have had some amazing donations to date with more coming in each day. 

To purchase tickets or if you cannot attend and would like to donate a basket, gift card or other item(s) to the auction, please contact Michelle at 585-297-0779 or send an email to bataviabpw@gmail.com. Tickets are pre-sale only.

Statement from the BBPW:

The Batavia Business and Professional Women’s Club (BBPW) has been an active part of the community now for 95 years. The group works together to help improve the lives of others. Throughout the year its members raise money through various activities to provide scholarships for local high school seniors, Genesee Valley Educational Partnership (GVEP) students and adult GCC students as well as provide Service Award donations to several local charitable organizations. 

The BBPW chose five high school students to each receive a $750 check to support their educational and career goals, one Genesee Community College (GCC) adult student received a $500 scholarship award and two Genesee Valley Educational Partnership (GVEP) students each received a $250 scholarship award.

Additionally, BBPW club members voted at their May meeting on the Service Awards to be distributed and this year. Four $300 checks were awarded. The awards were given to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Crossroads House, Operation Injured Soldiers and Bethany Volunteer Fire Department.   

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