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WASHINGTON (TNS) — The Senate passed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package Saturday, scaling back unemployment benefits approved by the House and narrowing the number of Americans who receive $1,400 payments in an effort to mollify centrist Democrats and get a bill to President Joe Biden a…

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Nearly a dozen school spelling bee champions from around western New York and the GLOW region are logging in to computers today for the 2021 Scripps Western New York Regional Spelling Bee.This is the fourth consecutive year for the bee, which is presented by The (Batavia N.Y.) Daily News and…

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BATAVIA — An unattended portable propane heater is being cited as the cause of a Saturday morning garage fire that destroyed the building, a mid-size car parked inside and several tools, according to City Fire Department Captain Marty Hinz.

BATAVIA — Label Shopper, a new clothing store in BJ’s Plaza on Lewiston Road, hosted a grand opening ribbon cutting on Saturday afternoon.

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ALBANY — State lawmakers changed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sweeping broadened authority granted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic by passing a bill late Friday afternoon, after legislators clashed for hours in a special session and said the governor lied this week about helping to negotiate th…