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A legal opinion over residency restrictions on sex offenders in Batavia is not what one city councilwoman wanted to hear.
Batavia City Attorney George Van Next wrote in a memo to council members advising them of challenges the city would likely face if they pass a law limited where sex offenders could live. Those challenges, Van Nest wrote, could be very expensive to defend.
Ward Six Councilwoman Rose Mary Christian hoped she would have the support of other council members to approve some type of restrictions on how close registered sex offenders could live to schools and playgrounds.
The City Council is expected to discuss the issue and Van Nest’s opinion, during a conference meeting Monday night.

Two suspects have now been busted for burglarizing the Oil Doctor last December.
18-year-old Jesse Reidel of Dodgeson Road is facing a felony burglary count for allegedly breaking into the West Main Road business and stealing state inspection stickers.
He joins 19-year-old Jacob Meinhold, also of Dodgeson Road, who was arrested on the same charge last week in connection with the same case.

A Brockport man has been arrested for allegedly trying to sell his children on the internet site, Craigslist.
24-year-old Joshua Stagnitto of Main Street, Brockport, was charged with falsely reporting an incident.
State Police say a report was made to Monroe County Social Services advising them that children were posted for sale.
Troopers said the investigation revealed that Stagnitto was the source of the report, and the posting.

Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada fires back at the New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.  Cuomo is investigating the Bronx state senator alleging he stole millions from a health center.   Espada has denied he stole money.
On Tuesday, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed a civil lawsuit against Espada, claiming the lawmaker stole millions from the government-funded clinic.

The education loan company Sallie Mae has announced it will cut 2,500 jobs this year and next. The company was shattered earlier this year when the federal government changed how it would process student loans.
Sallie Mae owns Pioneer Credit, the collection agency for Sallie Mae student loans. Pioneer Credit in Wyoming County employs a thousand people. Workers there are holding their breath over the future of their jobs.
The Sallie Mae announcement cut 1,200 jobs in Texas and Florida this year – it did not say where next year’s cuts will be made.

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