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The Batavia City School District has presented two new plans for building consolidation. Parents gathered at Batavia High School last night to hear about the two new options, called 5a and 5b.
The plans are similar. 5a moves half of Batavia’s kindergarten through 4th-grade to Jackson School, and the other half would attend John Kennedy. District administration would move into Robert Morris.
Plan 5b simply switches Jackson and Robert Morris, so that Jackson would house the administration and Robert Morris would have the K-thru-4 students.
In both models, 5th graders would move into Batavia Middle School.
Parents will have one more chance to speak publicly on the issue. The final meeting is next Tuesday night, at Jackson School, beginning at 6pm.

The lockdown at Attica is over.
The lockdown was lifted gradually at the prison yesterday and the department of Corrections tells us operations should be back to normal today.
The department said the lockdown was imposed last week as a precautionary measure following inmate fights.
Tear gas was used to quell the fracas, one inmate was hospitalized.

An Oakfield man pleads guilty to sexually abusing a teenage boy.
55-year-old Anthony Nicosia, Jr. of Oakfield will be sentenced in November.
He faces up to 8 years in prison and 10 more years on parole.
Nicosia remains behind bars until his sentencing.

Family members suing over the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 in Clarence Center won a big legal battle this week. 
A judge ordered Continental to provide documents to the families regarding the training and safety policies of the airline. 
Family members believe the documents will show that inadequate pilot training and meager safety standards played a role in the tragic crash in February, 2009.
50 people died in the crash.

It is now easier to renew your driver’s license. 
The requirement for vision tests is now history. 
The move is expected to make it easier for drivers to renew licenses online or by mail. 
Drivers will "self-certify" that they meet the vision requirement.
First-time drivers must still take an eye exam at a Department of Motor Vehicles office.

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