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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Annual membership meeting of Stafford Historical Society, plus 'History of the County Home'

post by Billie Owens in Event, Stafford

The annual membership meeting for the Stafford Historical Society will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, at the Town Hall located at 8903 Route 237. After the business meeting and the election of members to the Board of Trustees, our featured speaker will Sue Conklin, Genesee County Historian. Her presentation will be on the "History of the County Home."

Event Date and Time

April 23, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, April 7, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Genesee Cancer Assistance Spaghetti Dinner

Serving from 4:00 PM through 7:00 PM at the Stafford Fire Hall on Rte. 5 in Stafford, NY!

Takeouts available!

Spaghetti dinner includes beverage and dessert!

Adult dinner $9, children (5-12) $4.

All proceeds benefit Genesee Cancer Assistance programs.

Takeouts available!

For information or tickets contact Gerace's Hair Care at 585-343-5553 or Genesee Cancer Assistance at 585-345-0417.

Event Sponsors:

Francesco Rinaldi
Tops Market of Batavia 
Batavia Downs Gaming 
WBTA Radio

Event Date and Time

April 24, 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday, March 28, 2014 at 12:56 am

More than 600 customers without power in Stafford

post by Howard Owens in Stafford

More than 600 National Grid customers are without power in Stafford between the Thruway and Route 63 on both sides of Transit and Morganville roads.

Emergency dispatchers do not know the reason for the outage.

Power is expected to be out until at least 2 a.m.

Stafford fire has been dispatched to a residence for a lift assist because a woman can't get out of her powered wheelchair.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 11:21 am

Law and Order: Woman accused of hitting person's head with a brick

post by Howard Owens in batavia, corfu, crime, Le Roy, Stafford

Rose H. Chiauzzi, 22, of 154 W. Court St., Warsaw, is charged with felony assault and criminal mischief, 4th. Chiauzzi allegedly grabbed a brick during an argument in the Village of Le Roy and struck the victim on the back of the head causing an injury that required an ambulance transport to an area hospital. Chiauzzi also allegedly damaged the windshield and sunroof of the victim's vehicle. Chiauzzi was jailed on $5,000 bail.

Jeffrey W. Scott, 31, of 14 Lake St., Apt. #3, Le Roy, is charged with issuing a bad check. Scott allegedly wrote a check based on insufficient funds at a business in the Village of Le Roy and then failed to make payment for the check.

Heather K. Wilcox-Villa, 43, of 9624 Clipnock Road, Stafford, is charged with petit larceny. Wilcox-Villa is accused of shoplifting at a business in the Village of Le Roy. She allegedly concealed a bottle of perfume in her purse and left the store without paying for it.

Marcus Allen Ciociola, 18, of West Main Street, Corfu, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Ciociola allegedly kicked another person during at dispute. He was jailed on $800 bail.

Andrei Peter Sliker, 23, of Hutchins Street, Batavia, is charged with criminal contempt, 1st. Sliker allegedly violated an order of protection. He was jailed on $5,000 bail.

Todd Patrick Gately, 22, of Long Pond Road, Rochester, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, uninspected motor vehicle and failure to obey traffic device. Gately was stopped at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday on Townline Road, Bergen, by Deputy Joseph Corona.

Judith E. Peterson, 53, of Lancaster, is charged with DWI. State Police responded to a report at 11:18 p.m., March 23, on Bernd Road, Le Roy, of one vehicle striking a car parked in a driveway following a report of a domestic dispute. Troopers located Peterson walking on Bernd Road. State Police alleged Peterson was driving the vehicle that struck the parked car and then tried to leave the scene on foot. She allegedly failed field sobriety tests and had a BAC of .17.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 8:52 am

Sponsored Post: Stafford Painters would like to wish you a Happy Easter!

Now is the time to get your spring estimates. Stafford painters is offering $400 Off of your 2014 complete exterior house estimate if accepted before April 30th. Get your spot secured on this year's schedule!
For a free estimate please call 585-343-2390 or visit us at http://www.staffordpainters.com/
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 9:40 am

Law and Order: Stafford resident arrested in Attica for alleged larceny and drug possession

post by Howard Owens in batavia, crime, Stafford
Corey Snyder

Corey S. Snyder, of Route 33, Stafford, is charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument, 2nd, grand larceny, 4th, criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, unlawful possession of marijuana and operating with no front bumper. Snyder's vehicle was stopped by Village of Attica PD on Route 99, Attica, at 10 p.m. Monday for an alleged traffic violation. He was allegedly found in possession of a controlled substance, hypodermic instruments and marijuana paraphernalia. He was also charged in connection to an allegation that he cashed a check that had been reported stolen. Snyder was arraigned and jailed in Wyoming County Jail on $10,000 bail or $20,000 bond.

Gregory Allan Merritt, 27, of Rose Road, Batavia, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and unsafe starting. Merritt is accused of striking another vehicle in the T.F. Brown's parking lot at 1:49 a.m. Tuesday and leaving the scene of the accident. The incident was investigated by Deputy Joseph Corona.

Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 9:15 am

Law and Order: Driver involved in accident last month charged with DWI

post by Howard Owens in batavia, crime, Stafford

Douglas James Hanley, 23, of Batavia Stafford Townline Road, Batavia, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, failure to stop at stop sign and aggravated unlicensed operation. Hanley, while driving a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze, was reportedly involved in a motor-vehicle accident at 10:59 p.m. Feb. 1 on Prole Road, Stafford. Hanley's vehicle reportedly hit a tree. Hanley was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released. The accident was investigated by Deputy Frank Bordonaro.

Adam Matthew Shultz, 31, of Fargo Road, Batavia, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater and speeding. Shultz was stopped at 3:01 a.m. Tuesday on Main Street, Batavia, by Officer Matthew Lutey.

Bonnie S. Oleandi, 44, of Montclair Avenue, Batavia, was arrested on a bench warrant. The reason for the warrant was not released. Oleandi was jailed on $100,000 bail.

A 17-year-old from Batavia was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th. The youth was allegedly found with a controlled substance for which he didn't have a prescription following an investigation by school personnel at Batavia High School.

Charles P. Mitchell, 34, of Sanders Road, Stafford, is charged with criminal contempt. Mitchell allegedly violated an order of protection by sending text messages to the protected person.

Monday, March 10, 2014 at 6:48 am

Portrayal of Susan B. Anthony featured at Stafford Historical Society meeting

post by Billie Owens in events, Stafford

At our Wednesday, March 26 Stafford Historical Society monthly meeting, we will be having a special guest in the person of Ms. Susan B. Anthony, portrayed by Gretchen Murray Sepik, who is a well-known actress, storyteller and playwright.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m.. at the Stafford Town Hall, 8903 Route 237.

As you may remember, Ms. Anthony was a well-known activist of the 1800s; not only active in the Women's Rights Movement, but in anti-slavery, the Temperance Movement and helped organize women's labor unions.

Event Date and Time

March 26, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, March 10, 2014 at 6:15 am

Smoke coming from basement on Bethany Center Road

post by Billie Owens in Bethany, fire, Stafford

Smoke in the basement is reported at 10423 Bethany Center Road. The location is between Cackner and Jerico roads. Bethany Fire Department is responding along with mutual aid from Stafford.

UPDATE 6:26 a.m.: Stafford is told to stand down.

UPDATE 6:36 a.m.: Issue resolved. Bethany is back in service.

Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Chickens found in ditch on Transit Road in Stafford

post by Alecia Kaus in abandoned chickens, Stafford

The temperature in Stafford early Tuesday morning was about 4 degrees.

Crista Boldt was on her way to work when she spotted four red birds in a ditch off Transit Road near East Bethany Le Roy Road.

"I thought they were pheasants," Boldt says.

When Boldt returned an hour later to see if they were still there, she found four domestic Red Star chickens huddled together and not moving. Boldt could tell they were suffering from hypothermia. She immediately placed the chickens in her van and transported them to her barn.

Boldt owns a horse farm in Stafford and she has eight horses. One of her horses is currently being boarded elsewhere for training. The one empty stall in her barn is now home to four lucky Red Star chickens.

"I was very upset when I spotted them," Boldt said. "I had to go back and get them, it just wasn't fair. They were left out in extreme temperatures and with no survival skills since they are domestic."

This morning Boldt noticed one the chickens has developed labored breathing and it might have pneumonia.

Dr. Catherine Homrig, a veterinarian at Pumpkin Hill Veterinarian Clinic in Byron says, "These domestic chickens are used for laying eggs and are usually found living in a coop. To ask them to fend for themselves in subzero weather in deep snow on the side of the road is beyond their ability."

Homrig says sometimes pet owners find themselves in financial trouble, having to move, or unable to care for their animal any longer.

"There are lots of situations," she says. "There are better ways and people need to be more compassionate about their animals."

The Genesee County Animal Shelter on West Main Street in Batavia does not accept chickens since they are considered a farm animal. 

According to Ann Marie Bradley, an Animal Control Officer with Genesee County, there are other options.

Abandoning your farm animal or pet along side a road is a misdemeanor charge under the the Ag and Markets law. Animal owners who are found guilty of dumping their pets or farm animals can face up to a year in jail and or a $1,000 fine or both.

Bradley says, people with farm animals can re-home the animal, process them for meat, euthanize the animal or take them to Lollypop Farm, a Humane Society in the Rochester area which is equipped to take in farm animal such as geese, ducks, chickens and horses.

Crista Boldt says her almost 7-year-old son Alex has become quite attached to the four chickens in her horse barn over the last few days.

"He already has names for each of them, Carla, from the 'Tractor Mac' book series, Chloe, Cluck and Claira."

Boldt will keep the rescued chickens at her horse farm until April 1.

After that a friend in the Pavilion area who is set up to take care of chickens, will be welcoming the four Red Stars to "Cluckingham Palace" where they will be cared for very well each day.

"We are always willing to give people advice by giving them information on other agencies that might be able to help," Bradley said.

Anyone who might need help or advice on what to do with an unwanted pet or farm animal can call the Genesee County Animal Shelter at 585-343-6410.

(Above picture provided by Crista Boldt.)


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