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The resignation of long time Genesee County Attorney John Rizzo created two vacancies in county government. Both were filled last night.
Elba Legislator Charles Zambito was appointed to the part-time position of County Attorney, a job that pays $90,000 a year.
Zambito’s appointment left a legislature seat vacant in District 2.
That seat was filled by the appointment of Robert Bausch from Bergen.
Bausch did not attend the meeting last night due to a family obligation in California.
In regular business, county lawmakers awarded a $360,000 contract to A.D. Call of Stafford for construction of a new taxiway apron at the county airport.

Batavia Police have arrested a second teen-ager in connection with the theft of an MP3 player from a 15-year-old, who was just taking a walk in the park.
19-year-old Elliott Hickman Junior of Hutchins Street has been charged with Robbery. 18-year-old Malik Ayala of Walnut Street was previously charged in connection with the same case.

Batavia police this morning say the driver of an SUV that tore through the roundabout yesterday afternoon, may have suffered a medical episode.
Police say the driver has come forward.
The 66-year-old woman told police she recently changed medication and may had had a bad reaction. Three of those 4ft tall decorative poles were knocked down in the accident.

LeRoy volunteer firemen rescued two canoeists from the swollen and swift moving water of Oatka Creek.
The  two were cold and wet yesterday afternoon, but otherwise not hurt. Authorities said the canoe apparently became marooned on a submerged tree.
There was another pair of canoeists in the creek at the same time, but they managed to get to shore and call for help.
Firemen used the departments ladder truck to reach out into the creek and pluck the pair from their canoe.

Governor David Paterson declares New York will not pass an on-time state budget. Assembly Democrats are calling for borrowing two-billion-dollars and increasing the cigarette tax to restore millions of dollars to state public schools and homeless shelters.
The governor is drawing up an emergency measure to keep state government running after April 1st.  Both Senate and Assembly Democrats put out budget plans this week that reject the governor's tax on soda and other sugary drinks and sale of wine in grocery stores.  New York faces a nine-billion-dollar deficit.


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