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We will learn the name of Genesee County’s latest lottery millionaire later this morning.
We know she is from Bergen and won $5-million on a $20 scratch off ticket.
State Lottery officials will present the winner with a ceremonial check during a news conference in Rochester at 11 this morning.

Hydrofracking can be done safely.
That’s according to a state Health Department analysis obtained by the New York Times.
The results of this study though are not enough to put opponents at ease. 
The Stafford Town Board’s Hydrofracking Study Committee is holding a meeting tomorrow morning to provide residents with more information. 
Jim Southall is conservation chairman of Genesee County Fish and Game Association. 
He has lived in the Town of Stafford nearly all his life:
“I just don’t think that it’s worth the risk of contaminating the water and the ground with these carcinogenic chemicals for ages to come because our children, our grandchildren and their children are going to suffer from this just for a little economic gain right now" 
Southall says proponents and those on the fence over the hydrofracking issue should attend the meeting. 
The session is scheduled for 10am Saturday morning in the Stafford Town Hall.

An inmate of the state prison in Collins has been charged with burglary and possession of forged checks.
40-year-old Jamie Schlonski has been arrested by LeRoy Police for allegedly breaking into a local home last August, stealing checks and then cashing them.

School districts across New York State are required to submit their plans for evaluating teachers and principals by the middle of this month.
Most schools have already submitted their plans to the State Education department.
Batavia City Schools submitted their plans in November.
Batavia’s new School Superintendent Chris Dailey tells WBTA:
“Our teachers and principals in conjunction with the district,have done a phenomenal job in developing something that is manageable for the principals to do. It allows us to look at what we’re doing everyday and evaluate it and improve. Our goal in the end is to make sure the way we were at the beginning of the year improves to the end of the year." 
School districts that do not submit evaluation plans to the state by January 17th face a loss of a scheduled 4-percent increase in state aid. 

Town of Batavia firefighters are holding a boot drive tomorrow to benefit the West Webster Fire Department and the families and victims of the Christmas Eve ambush that left two volunteer firemen dead.
Residents are asked to drive by the Town of Batavia Fire Hall on Lewiston Road, across from Kmart, tomorrow between 10AM and 2PM and drop donations into a firefighter's boot.


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