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 A combined town courts building on Park Road is a step closer to construction.

The Town of Batavia has approved the purchase of a 19-acre site next to the sheriff’s office. The idea is to build one facility that would serve the town courts of Batavia, Elba and Oakfield.
In addition to the town courts, the building would also house a tourist center operated by the chamber of commerce.

The Genesee County Local Drug Task Force makes a pair of arrests.
26-year-old Patricia Anderson of South Main St. is facing two felony counts accusing her of selling cocaine.
She’s been jailed without bail.
29-year-old John Butler of State Street, Batavia was stopped while walking along Richmond Avenue.
Police say Butler had some crack cocaine.
He was already on parole for a previous offense. 
He’s now in jail, without bail.

Two people have been arrested in connection with a string of suspicious fires in Brockport this week.  Police say 23-year-old Phillip Ziegler and 19-year-old Adam Bond face arson and other charges for allegedly setting five fires around the village on Tuesday.

Congresswoman Kathy Hochul will be in Batavia today.
At Noon today, Hochul is hosting one of those “Congress on your Corner” events in the community room at city hall.
The public is invited.

The Buffalo Bills' old artificial turf should have no problems finding a new home.  
Roughly 30 applicants had asked Erie County for all or part of the playing surface that was removed from Ralph Wilson Stadium last month.  
County officials had asked nonprofit agencies and other groups to make their pitches for the old turf. It will ultimately be given away for free, but recipients will have to cover the cost of installing it.
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