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Batavia has been selected as one of 30 sites across New York State to exhibit artifacts from the 9-11 terrorist attack.Governor Cuomo said many of the artifacts being exhibited have never been seen by the public.The exhibit will be in Batavia from August 29th until the end of September. It will be open for daily viewing inside the mall near City Hall.

The century old Elks Lodge on Main Street in Batavia, has been sold to UMMC.
The site will likely become a parking lot and maybe a small park.
No purchase price was disclosed.
The Elks closed over a year ago when the Grand Lodge revoked the charter of the local club.
Asbestos from the building has been removed and it will be torn down.

Burglaries are an all too common crime, but a burglary in broad daylight is rare, according to police.
One was reported however on Monday afternoon of a home on Creek Road in Bethany.
No one was home when the house was entered and theives and made off with jewelry, liquor and a flat screen TV.
Chief Deputy Jerome Brewster with the Geensee County Sheriff's Office said several daylight burglaries have recently been reported in Wyoming County. Brewster says lawmen are looking into a possible connection.

The Sheriff’s office reports only four arrests made at last night’s Journey concert at Darien Lake…two of those for underage drinking.

A note for Batavia motorists:
Beginning this morning, crews are repaving Chestnut Street in the city. 
Chestnut is on the city’s south side, it’s an extension of Jackson Street near the creek.
The project will close Chestnut all day. 

No further action on the LeRoy Village Pool at last night’s Village Board meeting.
The pool has been closed for two years, and some Village Board members have proposed closing for good, breaking it up and filling it in.
The other option is to let a group of village volunteers fix it up. But board members say there’s too much red tape from the state regarding volunteer labor.
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