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Monday, December 23, 2013 at 10:38 am

Photos: Law Street and Route 98 still closed

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Law Street, Walnut Street, weather

Law Street (above, from the western end), and Route 98 (below, from the northern end) remain closed, though the floodwaters have receded significantly since last night.

Friday, May 10, 2013 at 9:25 am

Law Street closed until 2 p.m.

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, infrastructure, Law Street

Law Street, City of Batavia, is closed until 2 p.m. today for resurfacing.

Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11:07 am

Photo: Traffic checkpoint on Law Street, Batavia

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Law Street

Officers Jamie Givens and Kevin DeFelice set up an impromptu check point on Law Street just east of the curve this morning. DeFelice said with all the accidents on that stretch of Law it seemed like a good place set up and hopefully remind people to slow down. The officers were checking for compliance with registration, inspection and seat belts.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Early spring fishing off of Law Street

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Law Street, outdoors, Tonawanda Creek


Zach Walsh casts his lure into an inlet of the Tonawanda Creek by Law Street, near where he lives. The 16-year-old said the inlet is one of his regular springtime fishing holes. Last spring, he said, he caught a pretty good pike there. Zach was kind enough to fill me in on a few other good spots right in the neighborhood.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 8:57 am

Ferrando calls for more tickets to be issued to overweight vehicles on Law Street

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Frank Ferrando, Law Street

Trucks weighing more than five tons are supposed to drive down Law Street, but according to City Councilman Frank Ferrando, over the past eight years complaints from Law Street residents have continued, and he's skeptical that enough is being done to correct the situation.

It's time to get tough, he said at the end of last night's council meeting.

"If there are police there and there is an overweight vehicle, my feeling is, that overweight vehicle ought to be ticketed. Period," Ferrando said. "It ought to be ticketed and ticketed until word gets around that you better stay off the street or you’re going to get a ticket."

According to Chief of Police Randy Baker, however, that's the job his department has been doing.

"There have been numerous special details and zone cars assigned to the area," Baker said in an email this morning. "Several tickets have been issued."

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 4:42 pm

Police announces results of check point on Law Street

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, Law Street

The Batavia Police Department conducted a check point on Law Street from 10 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday and released details on the enforcement action today.

Two people were arrested for alleged DWI, one person for alleged operation of a vheicle while under the influence of drugs and another person for alleged unlawful possession of marijuana.

The following arrests were made:

Julian J. Matla Jr. 46, of 35 Church St., Le Roy, charged with DWI.

Christopher Herman, 30, of 39 Citation Drive, Henrietta, charged with DWI and endangering the welfare of a child.

Shaun P. Murray, 52, of 117 Friar Drive, Rochester, charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs.

Ellen A. Murray, 52, of 117 Friar Drive, Rochester, charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

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