posted on July 07, 2011 07:21
A Batavia teenager has been arrested for allegedly supplying an unknown pill to two other young people who then reportedly became sick.
Charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child is 16-year-old Ryan DiMartino of 8821 Rollin Circle in Batavia.
Batavia Police say DiMartino gave the pills to two other teenagers in Farrall Park back on May 28th.
Police said the two who took the drugs became ill, but did not require medical treatment.
The arrest of DiMartino followed what police termed a "lengthy investigation."
DiMartino was arraigned in City Court and released. He is due back in court on July 12.
The Batavia City School Board has reorganized.
Board member Gail Stevens was elected board president at the meeting yesterday afternnon. Wayne "Wally" Guenther was elected vice president.
New board member Amy Barone took the oath of office for a three-year term.
The State Department of Environmental Conservation is warning about the potential dangers of Giant Hogweed.
The sap from the Giant Hogweed can cause severe skin and eye irritation, permanent scarring and in some cases, even blindness.
The plants can grow 15 to 20 feet tall and have white flowers the size of umbrellas that look like Queen Anne's Lace.
Some of it has been spotted in southern Genesee County.
The State DEC has a hotline to call and they will remove any Giant Hogweed that is reported to them.
The number is: 845-256-31-11.
The Rochester area has earned more high marks in terms of affordable living. A new ranking of the country's one hundred largest metro areas finds Rochester at the top of the list as the most livable and affordable area in the United States. Officials who put together the rankings noted Rochester's "highly educated population, picturesque scenery, affordable housing and expanding high-tech job base."
Lickity Splits ice cream shop has re-opened after a two year hiatus.
New owner Joe Dickinson spent the last year-and-a-half renovating the shop.
WBTA's Geoff Redick has prepared an exclusive video report on the re-opening.