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The Genesee County Legislature has hired a consultant to study the future of the county owned nursing home.
But the decision to spend $62,000 on the study came with some external opposition.
About two-dozen people…many of them employees of the nursing home – expressed fear that the study would lead to the sale of the facility.
County legislature chair Mary Pat Hancock tried to re-assure the group that the county was keeping an open mind and the sale of the nursing home is not a forgone conclusion.
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An Elba teenager who ran from the law may now be headed for state prison.
17-year-old Christopher Laird pled guilty yesterday to violating his probation.
He had been wanted by local lawmen since January.
Laird was spotted in Batavia on April 2nd and despite a search by ground and air he managed to get away.
He was captured two days later.

If you see an extra police presence today in school zones and around school buses, it’s not by chance. Today has been designated as “Operation Safe Stop,” an effort by police to step up enforcement of the rules requiring drivers to stop for stopped school buses.
Batavia Police Chief Randy Baker said a state grant has made it possible for local lawmen to participate
Baker says it’s even possible that police will be on board school buses on routes with a history of illegal passing complaints.

State Assemblyman Steve Hawley from Batavia will make it official this afternoon – he is seeking another term in Albany. Hawley has held the 139th assembly district seat for the past four years. He has scheduled his announcement for two this afternoon on the steps of the old county courthouse.

While the damage to Eliot Spitzer's political career may be slowly healing, New Yorkers want their disgraced former governor to stay out of statewide politics.  In a new Marist Poll released on Wednesday, 58-percent of New Yorkers do not want Spitzer to run for any statewide office this year.

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