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The 10th anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks is now just three days away, and the City of Batavia will be holding its 9-11 ceremony today at 2:00pm at the Batavia City Centre. That's moved up from the original Sunday observance.
On hand to speak will be City Council President Marianne Clattenburg, Genesee County Sheriff Gary Maha, and ESD President Ken Adams.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer wants you to fly the American flag this Sunday.
Schumer says we should all fly the flag just like we did the day after the attacks took place. He says it’s something that every American can do to pay tribute to those lost 10 years ago.
And, most people remember vividly the events of September 11, 2001.
95% of those taking part in a new Harris Poll say they "clearly" remember where they were and what they were doing when they first learned about the terrorist attacks against the nation. 68% admit the events of that day sparked a permanent change in them. The terrorist attacks have caused some to be more safety conscious as well.

There’s some good news this morning for Batavia Muckdogs fans.
Rochester Red Wings CEO Naomi Silver has said that the Wings are prepared to operate the Muckdogs next season, if the team is not sold. The Red Wings have operated the Muckdogs for the past four seasons, andthey gain 5% ownership in the club for each year they operate it.
However, the team remains for sale.

20-year-old Michael Elmore of Sumner Road in Darien has been arrested by Wyoming County Sheriff's Deputies, after he allegedly stole some items from a residence on the Royce Road in Orangeville in Wyoming County. The items were recovered after Elmore reportedly pawned them here in Batavia. Store employees were able to give a good description of Elmore. He’s also been connected to another theft in Attica.

Both U.S. Senators from New York State have introduced legislation that would help famers devastated by Tropical Storm Irene. Their legislation would authorize $10-million to support programs that provide emergency services and resources to farm areas after natural disasters. New York Farm Bureau President Dean Norton says if passed, the bill will go a long way to restore fertile soils washed away by Irene’s floods.

City maintenance workers will try once again to re-pave Montclair Avenue. The road is scheduled to be closed until 5:00pm today, weather permitting.
Plans were cancelled yesterday. If it can’t be done today, they will try it again tomorrow.

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