posted on September 11, 2012 07:20
Neighbors along South Swan Street in Batavia were alarmed when notified that a level three sex offender has moved into their neighborhood.
That anger turned to outrage when they learned he had moved into a house owned by their city council woman, Rose Mary Christian.
She says it’s not true:
"This guy does not live and will never live in any thing that I own," Christian insisted.
It is not clear whether the sex offender involved mistakenly or deliberately listed Christian’s building as his residence.
Police routinely send out letters to notify persons in a neighborhood that a convicted sex offender has moved in.
Christian said police have up to 90 days to verify a sex offender’s address. She said that is too long.
A young Oakfield man has been ticketed in connection with an accident involving an Oakfield-Alabama school bus.
18-year-old Alec Seppala of Drake Street was eastbound on the Batavia-Elba Townline Road yesterday morning when he told deputies he was blinded by the glare of the sun and crashed into rear of a car in front of him. That vehicle went off the road and Seppala continued into the back end of the school bus.
Seppala was charged with following too closely.
There were 15 students on board, ranging in age from 12 to 17. None of them were injured. The driver of the first vehicle struck was taken to UMMC with a minor injury.
Genesee County has a new director of veteran’s services. He is William Joyce of Pembroke.
Joyce’s appointment was approved by the county legislature last night.
Joyce is a Vietnam War veteran. He will earn $40,000 a year in his new job.
He replaces former veteran services director Hal Kreter who retired.
United Memorial’s Urgent Care and Diagnostic Center in LeRoy will be closed today.
The center is moving from its Tountas Avenue location to a new site on Lake Road.
The LeRoy Urgent Care will open in its new location tomorrow.
More layoffs are coming to financially troubled Eastman Kodak. The Rochester-based company has announced it plans to eliminate an additional 1,000 jobs by the end of 2012 following 2,700 job cuts earlier this year. Kodak continues to go through Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and is in the midst of a massive restructuring along with attempts to sell many business lines.