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Muckdogs Could Be Leaving Batavia

The publication Baseball America is reporting that a New York-Penn League team -- likely Batavia Muckdogs -- is an official announcement away from moving to Binghamton. The deal has yet to be finalized, it says.

The magazine sites sources that say Ottawa is eyeing the Binghamton Mets franchise to move to Canada and Binghamton officials are looking for a New-York Penn League team as a replacement.

Rochester Red Wings CEO Naomi Silver acknowledges “preliminary, basic discussions as to whether it is something the Batavia ballclub would consider," in the article.

The Muckdogs just signed on with the Miami Marlins for the 2013 season. They have been operated by the Red Wings since 2008.

Here is a link to the Baseball America story.

Part of Lake Ontario State Parkway to Close for Winter

A portion of the Lake Ontario State Parkway in Orleans County is being shut down for the winter months.

State Department of Transportation officials say the closure of a two-mile section of the parkway between Lakeside Beach State Park and Route 98 in Carlton will save the agency about 70-thousand dollars in plowing costs. Officials plan to shut down the roadway on November 28 and reopen it when the weather gets warmer.

'Cyber Monday' Brings a Unique Gift Idea

Cyber Monday is the online equivalent of Black Friday. Those looking for a unique idea can give the gift of the outdoors.

The State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites is discounting the cost of a $65 Empire Passport for $40.

That means recipients can get unlimited access to any New York State park, all year long. The 2013 passport is valid now through March 2014 and grants access to upwards of 250 parks, recreation areas, arboretums, and forest preserve sites.

To get the deal, go to, from midnight to 11:59 p.m. Monday.



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