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The City of Batavia wants to end its obligation over an environmentally contaminated site on Bank Street.
It is a 6.8-acre parcel at 303-305 Bank St. once owned by Batavia Iron and Metals.
Studies so far have shown significant contamination at the site: PCB’s, pesticides and lead contamination.
Much of it has been cleaned up.
The city owes $90,000 its part in the investigation of the site. City Manager Jason Molino has suggested using state VLT money to satisfy the debt. Any additional money needed for clean-up would come from the state’s environmental superfund.
Read the entire story HERE.

It is government at its grass roots, village elections.
In Genesee County, four villages are holding elections today.
The outcomes of those elections hold little doubt.
None of the races in today’s village elections are contested.
Elections will be held in the villages of Bergen, Corfu, Elba and Oakfield.
Polls are open from Noon to 9p.m.

An Orleans County Doctor is accused of stealing vaccines from a state program intended to help people who could not pay for the medications on their own.
The State Attorney General’s office said Doctor Ghulam Mustafa then took the vaccines and sold them to people who were ineligible to get them for free.
Mustafa pleaded guilty to a charge of Grand Larceny and agreed to pay the state 179-thousand dollars.
Mustafa is employed at Extended Hours Medical Care which has offices in Albion and Medina.

A traffic stop in Batavia leads to jail for a Trumbull Parkway man.
43-year-old David Showler was stopped near his home last night.
Deputies say Showler was driving with a revoked license and had a quantity cocaine in the car. He was hauled off to county jail in lieu of 2-thosuand dollars bail.

An Attica inmate, released last Friday after serving 25 years for rape, assault and burglary, was arrested for striking two corrections officers as he left prison. 53-year-old Anthony Rivera is back behind bars on two felony assault charges. Rivera was originally jailed for crimes committed in Montgomery County.

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