posted on May 19, 2010 07:15
School budgets throughout Genesee County are approved – all of them.
In Batavia, a budget of nearly 40-million dollars, that raises the tax rate just over one-percent, passed by a 2 to 1 margin.
Steve Mountain and Patrick Burke were re-elected to the Board of Education. Voters also decided to keep a student seat on the Board of Education, although the student cannot vote.
School budgets were passed in the remaining seven public school districts in Genesee County.
In LeRoy Central, incumbent Board of Ed member Mark Boylan was defeated.
Barb Loftus and Tom Dambra were elected to the LeRoy Board.
In Elba, Alison Riner won a board seat. In Oakfield-Alabama: Robert Klos and Sarah Klotzbach were elected to the school board.
See complete results of school budget votes and Board of Education elections:
The defense has rested in the murder trial of Scott Doll. Doll himself was the final witness, denying he killed Joseph Benaquist. Doll said Benequist was his friend. Under cross-examination by District Attorney Lawrence Friedman, Doll responded to detailed questions about the night of murder by saying he could not recall.
Closing arguments are expected this morning. The jury could get the case this afternoon.
A Rochester mother and son have struck it rich. The two will collect more than 22-million dollar jackpot today form the New York State Lottery. The family, whose name has not yet been released, came up winners on the March 27th lotto drawing Meantime, a Webster man has won at least one-million dollars after hitting the instant game, a thousand dollars a week for life.
Schools are going to have to find a chemical free way to keep athletic fields and playgrounds free from pests soon. On Tuesday Governor Paterson signed a bill that bans the use of pesticides on school playing fields and day care playgrounds. Under the bill schools will still be allowed to use pesticides inside schools to combat rats and other pests. The bill was already approved by the Senate last month.