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Council Cured, School Board Worsens

The Batavia City Council has recovered its sensibilities. In a 11-3 vote, they decided to find a final $150,000 to cut from the budget so they wouldn’t have to raise taxes. However, the Batavia School Board has become more deaf. … Continue reading

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An Effective City Council?

Tuesday night the Batavia City Council did something amazing: they listened to the people, they asked questions, they thought for themselves, they pushed back against Staff (and the Mayor), and they did good. They did their jobs representing the citizens … Continue reading

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Houston St. Streetscape Goes Psychedelic

Just when you thought the River Street arch monstrosity was one-of-a-kind, I’ve got news for you: if the City Administrator has his way, Houston St. will be….well,….I can’t really describe it……you just have to see it. Go to the 1/20/15 … Continue reading

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A Ray of Hope

An exciting 3-person team will be on the ballot April 7, 2015 for election to the Batavia School Board:  William “Bill” Gabriel, Ron Rechenmacher, and Michelle Olache. Three seats are up on a board of 7. Eight candidates have filed. … Continue reading

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Batavia Residents to See 10-16% Electric Rate Increase

Because of the imprudent 28-year electricity contract agreed to by the Batavia City Council in 2006, residents of Batavia will be facing a 10-16% rate increase, plus a $4/month increase to the base rate, beginning in May. If the City … Continue reading

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