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Batavia High School has a new principal.
He is Scott Wilson of Churchville. 
Most recently, Wilson was the assistant principal at Hilton High School.
He comes to Batavia High School with 21 years experience.
He’ll make $96,000 a year here.
 Scott Wilson, Courtesy Hilton HS
 
 
A unique playground for adults and children of all levels of ability has opened in the Town of Batavia.
Kiwanis Park All-inclusive playground was officially opened last night.
It is a joint venture among the Town of Batavia, The Genesee ARC and the Batavia Kiwanis Club.
 
 
Photo Courtesy: The Batavian
 
 
Lynn Houseknecht is a member of the project committee:
"This is a public facility and it is very unusual. It is very much needed for children to be able to come and play among their peers and have the same experience and opportunities as kids who have not experienced any time in a wheelchair.  Our walkways are readily accessible  to wheelchairs. Everyone will be able to enjoy a park experience." 
Over $73,000 was privately contributed to the project along with 450 man-hours of volunteer labor.
The park is located directly across West Main St. Road from the Batavia Town Hall.
The park is open to everyone.

A Batavia man accused of sexually assaulting a fellow inmate at the Genesee County Jail last year has accepted a plea deal.
55-year-old Raymond Leach Jr. of Montclaire Avenue pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree sexual abuse. 
He was accused of assaulting another inmate with a toothbrush.
He is facing a possible sentence of 2 1/2 to 5 years. 

Two young Batavia men are charged with theft of services and disorderly conduct following a fracas at a Batavia Restaurant.
21-year-old Gregory Cole of Hyde Park and 22-year-old Marquis Saddler of East Main are accused creating a scene at Sport of Kings early Sunday.
Police said they were using offensive language and refused to pay their bill.

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett will be in Western New York today to celebrate job growth at the GEICO service center in Amherst.  GEICO has met it’s 2500 job goal for the facility two years ahead of schedule.  The facility handles New Jersey and New England business for GEICO, which is owned by Berkshire Hathaway.

Imagine going to court against Canada?
Canada is threatening to take the dispute over the Peace Bridge to court.  The Canadian ambassador to the U.S. says the law passed by the New York state legislature to disband the Peace Bridge Authority would delay improvements on the Buffalo side of the bridge.  
The Canadian Ambassador says the bill would lead to a court battle that Canada is prepared to fight, but they would prefer a "cooperative approach."
 
 

 

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