posted on May 16, 2011 07:25
It’s nice weather if you’re a duck.
Rain continues to fall on Batavia and Genesee County and it is forecast to continue falling until Thursday – and then it’s only a 50-50 chance it will stop.
The rain caused a Flood watch to be issued over the weekend but it has now been cancelled.
The only advisory for Western New York now is a Flood warning for Black Creek at Churchville.
WBTA News is keeping an eye on the Tonawanda Creek.
At 6:15 this morning, the level of the Tonawanda in Batavia was 5.6 feet. The creek is forecast to crest at 6.2 ft later this morning. That level is well below the 9ft. flood stage.
Byron-Bergen School Superintendent Scott Martzloff is one of the finalists to head up the Williamsville School District in Erie County.
The Buffalo News reports in today’s editions that Martzloff is one of three finalists in the running for the top spot in Williamsville Schools.
The job pays at least $200,000 a year.
Martzloff has been the superintendent at at Byron-Bergen for just two years.
From the weekend police blotter:
Woodrow C. Horseman:
Woodrow is 35 and lists no permanent address.
He was hauled off to the county jail facing a charge of petit larceny for allegedly boosting merchandise at Wilson Farms.
21-year-old Lisa Horn and 26-year-old Kenyon Barnes, both of Clinton Street Road, Batavia, are charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Deputies say Horn and Barnes served alcohol to a 17-year-old girl at their home.
22-year-old Eric Bratcher of North Street, LeRoy was arrested over the weekend on a charge of disorderly conduct,. LeRoy Police said Bratcher was shouting swear words in front of a home on Saturday in ear shot of several other people.
On the political beat:
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has endorsed Kathy Hochul in her bid to win the 26th Congressional District seat.
Schumer went table to table yesterday at an Amherst restaurant talking about what Hochul could do for the district.
State Senator Eric Adams is introducing a bill in Albany to arm Amtrak motormen and conductors with taser guns.
The measure would allow the use of tasers to protect train travelers from possible terrorist activity.
Adams adds that the bill would require that all Amtrak motormen and conductors be thoroughly trained in the use of the taser guns.
Adams has sent a letter to Amtrak management about his idea.