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A Buffalo man has been indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in connection with four bank robberies in 2007, one of which was at the Bank of America on Main Street in Batavia on November 7th, 2007.
The Grand Jury indicted 30-year-old Michael Makolinski of Buffalo with four counts of Illegally Entering a Bank with Intent to Commit a Larceny While Armed with a Dangerous Weapon or Device, and four counts of Armed Bank Larceny.
All four robberies occurred in November and December of 2007.
In addition to the Bank of America in Batavia, Makolinski is charged with robberies at banks in Lewiston, Irondequoit, and Buffalo. He could get 25 years in prison on each count and a $250,000 fine.

For the fourth-straight quarter, Genesee County has increased its sales tax collections. Genesee County Treasurer Scott German made the announcement yesterday. German tells WBTA News that sales tax collections are up 8.19% when compared with the first quarter last year.
German says sales tax receipts in excess of the budget make up for shortfalls in other parts of the budget, or help build the budget surplus.

There will be a Patriot Trip 4.
Assemblyman Steve Hawley made the announcement yesterday. This year’s trip will be September 22nd through the 25th. It will include tours of the World War II, Vietnam, Korean, and FDR memorials as well as Arlington Cemetery and the Aerospace Museum.
The cost for the four-day trip is about $300 and includes lodging at the Quantico Marine Base in Virginia and most meals.
For more information about the trip or to sign-up, you may call Assemblyman Hawley’s office at 589-5780.

22-year-old Charles Fuller of Burke Hill Road in Wyoming County has been charged with Operating a Vehicle with Suspended Registration.
He was stopped by Wyoming County Sheriff’s Deputies on Tuesday night for Operating Without Headlights After Dark and for a License Plate Not Properly Affixed.

This year’s Rotary Club show will be the Broadway hit The Producers. The 63rd-annual Rotary Show will be presented at Batavia High School November 3rd through the 6th and will be directed by Lynda Hodgins in collaboration with Encore Theatre Arts.
The Producers is comedy based on a book by Mel Brooks.

Genesee Justice has its first formal donation. The Genesee County Bar Association made a $1,000 donation to Genesee Justice. 
The American Baptist Church, Genesee Region, has agreed to act on behalf of Genesee Justice to accept tax-deductible donations, since the non-profit corporation for Genesee Justice has not yet been approved by the IRS. That process is lengthy.
Last year, the Genesee County Legislature slashed $100,000 from the Genesee Justice budget. That resulted in the resignation of Director Ed Minardo.

A resident of the College Village apartments has been arrested for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. 20-year-old Jennifer Fracek was allegedly in possession of a quantity of marijuana during an investigation by College Village Safety Officers.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies were then contacted and the arrest was made.

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