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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Photo: Classic Chevy on Center Street

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Center Street, classic cars

This is the second classic car I've seen in Batavia this summer with a flat black paint job. It's a nice look, I think.

This Chevy was parked on Center Street late this afternoon.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Photo: New utility pole on Center Street, Batavia

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, business, Center Street

Workers with National Grid installed a new utility pole on Center Street. The road was closed for a portion of the morning during the installation. The pole will help accommodate power upgrades for the new call center for the Tompkins Insurance Company going in at that location.

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Photos: Center and School closed for repaving

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Center Street and School Street (between Center and Liberty) are closed today for repaving.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 8:53 am

Photos: Real Encounter performs bike tricks on Center Street

post by Howard B. Owens in Center Street, religion, sports

A rider performs a trick called "The Superman" during a trick riding event Tuesday evening in a parking lot off Center Street put on by a traveling evangelical group called Real Encounter.

The group, led by Brad Bennett, travels the nation performing stunts on bicycles and motorcycles and preaching the Gospel.

About halfway through the program, Bennett delivered a sermon about salvation, led the group in prayer and then asked all those who accepted Jesus Christ as savior that night to come forward. More than two dozen people gathered around Bennett. The group met briefly with Bennett and received a Bible and instructions on joining a local church.

The group performs again tonight in Pembroke and tomorrow in Attica.

Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Photo: Snow on Center Street

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Center Street, weather

Pretty much right on cue, it started to snow in Batavia this evening. Heavy, water-sodden flakes.

Temperatures are below freezing. The roadways are slick. Since the snow started, there've been four motor-vehicle accidents reported in the county.

Icy road conditions are expected to last through the morning.

Monday, December 2, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Photo: Repairs on water line break on Center Street

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, business, Center Street, downtown, infrastructure

A private contractor is working on a water line on Center Street today. The line broke Saturday afternoon. The line runs into Center Street Smoke House and for most of the day, the city has been able to provide water to the restaurant. The restaurant is expected to be open for business this evening.

UPDATE: Water service was fully restored at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Photos: Opening of Downtown Public Market at Ellicott and Center streets

Abby Saville, working for The Enchanted Florist, holds sunflowers at the Downtown Public Market, located at the corner of Center and Eillicott streets, Batavia.

The Enchanted Florist is one of a few new businesses participating in the market this year.

The market runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Thursday from now through Sept. 27.

It features locally grown produce, handcrafted goods and, of course, flowers.

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