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The long-delayed North Street Sewer Replacement Project will not be completely finished until next year.
City Manager Jason Molino told city council last night that  while major construction is complete, restoration including sidewalks, right of ways and landscaping has yet to be completed. The $600,000 project has taken twice as long as originally planned.
Asked if the city would seek sanctions from the contractor, Molino declined comment.
The contractor on the job is Tom Greenauer Development from Elma, in Erie County.
The job was to have been  finished in September.

The victim of a vicious attack at Batavia’s Woodstock Gardens could lose his sight in one eye.
Three Batavia men are suspects in the attack that occurred on Saturday.
The unidentified victim is at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
18-year-old Christopher Preedom of Batavia is charged with felony Assault. He’s being held in the county jail in lieu of $40,000 bail. Two other local men have been arrested in connection with the same case.

Authorities still do not know what is causing a number of LeRoy Central School students to suddenly display symptoms similar to Tourette’s Syndrome.
Several students are displaying “tics” – twitches or vocal exclamations that the sufferer cannot control. They are commonly associated with Tourette’s syndrome.
Superintendent Kimberly Cox says it’s possible officials may never know what caused the symptoms. 
In the latest statement on the school’s website, Cox says no apparent connection has been found among the students. 

It has become a major problem for local governments: late contract payments from New York State. 
Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has released a report, showing that 9 out of every 10 big money state contacts with local service providers, are paid out late - sometimes months or even a year past due.
Genesee County Manager Jay Gsell says at one point recently the county was $6.2-million in the red because of late state payments.
He said that the county is looking at borrowing money to bridge the funding gap.

Strong thunderstorms and high winds whipped through parts of the Southern Tier leaving heavy damage.
Tornado warnings were posted yesterday evening in sections of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties.
In the Village of Westfield in the southwest corner of Chautauqua County, at least four buildings were destroyed.
Officials from the National Weather Service will tour the area today to determine if a tornado had touched down.

The City of Batavia is looking for new volunteers to fill vacancies on city boards and committees. 
Volunteers are needed on the Historic Preservation Commission, the City Youth Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Interested residents can pick-up an application at the City Clerk’s office in City Hall or on the city's website HERE.
Applications are due by December 2nd.

The City of Batavia Fire Department will continue to flush fire hydrants tonight beginning around 5:30.  
The flushing will be in the general area of North St., Ross St., Trumbull Pkwy., and Washington Ave.  

Homes and businesses may experience discolored water.   

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