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The weather couldn’t better for an Easter Parade.
The forecast is calling for Mostly sunny skies today and tomorrow with highs in the low to mid 80’s.
We hit an unofficial 81 yesterday in Batavia.
Easter Sunday will be cooler, the high in the mid 60’s.

Governor David Paterson is asking New York State employees give up a four-percent raise that is scheduled to take effect later this month. More than 120-thousand state workers would have to accept a wage freeze under the governor’s proposal.
But union leaders plan to sue if the governor implements a pay freeze. 
The governor has also raised the possibly of laying off workers. 

Businesses from small Mom and Pop operations to corporate giants have had to adjust to the economic reality of recession.
Profits have taken a nosedive.
But what about those organizations structured not to show a profit.
These are tough times for them too.

WBTA’s Geoff Redick looks at how some local charities are dealing with the downturn:  (Run time: 1:20)

Some not-for-profit agencies and organizations have stepped up their marketing.
United Memorial Medical Center, UMMC, has announced that all inpatients will receive free television and telephone service, including free long distance calls.
The hospital says the new services are in response to patient satisfaction surveys which indicated that the old television and telephone service caused "a great deal" of frustration to patients.

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