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The Department of Veteran’s Affairs has selected a site in Pembroke for a new National Cemetery in Western New York.
The Buffalo News is reporting that the V-A has selected a 132-acre site at the intersection of Route 77 and Indian Falls Road.
The VA is conducting a required archaeological study of the site.
For now, the site is being labeled as a "preferred site" unless the study reveals archaeological issues.
The VA has also been considering a second site in Pembroke north of the Thruway Exit and a third site in Lancaster.
Veterans Groups had pressed the VA to establish a national cemetery in Western New York. The closet one now is in Bath in Steuben County.
It could take two to three years before burials could be held in the Route 77 site.

New York lawmakers are looking to put a stop to the controversial natural gas drilling process known as hydrofracking.  The state Assembly has passed legislation that extends a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing until May of 2015 and calls for more studies on the environmental impact of fracking.

33-year-old Bradley Broadbent of Batavia, the man convicted of five misdemeanors last summer while high on bath salts, has been sentenced to two consecutive one-year jail terms.
Broadbent was given the maximum sentence because of his history of violating probation and parole. 
Good behavior could help him get out in seven to eight months.

A Pavilion woman who has twice been caught driving drunk with her children in the car has been given a chance to prove she can stay out of trouble over the next 11 months.
Genesee County Court Judge Robert Noonan gave Angela Kruse interim supervision until next Feb. when she will return to County Court for formal sentencing. 
Her behavior over the next 11 months will determine the sentence.
The 40-year-old Kruse was arrested twice within three months for violating Leandra’s Law.

An Albion woman is dead following a one car accident in the Orleans County Town of Barre.
60-year-old Jacqueline Dingle of Albion lost control of her car Tuesday evening on Maple Street and sheared off a fire hydrant.
She was pronounced dead on arrival at medina memorial.
Authorities believe she may have suffered a medical emergency just prior to the crash.
 

 

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