posted on May 02, 2013 07:27
Genesee County Legislature Chair Mary Pat Hancock will not seek re-election this fall.
Mrs. Hancock has served on the legislature representing the Towns of Batavia and Stafford for nearly 20 years, half of that time she was served as chairwoman of the legislature.
The GOP has endorsed realtor Andrew Young to run for Hancock’s seat this fall.
The county committee also endorsed Greg Torrey to run for the legislature seat from District 6, that includes the towns of Alexander, Bethany and Pavilion. Incumbent Esther Leadley wanted to run again but was rebuffed by the committee.
And in District 9, City of Batavia Wards 4 and 5, the legislature’s lone democrat will have an opponent. The Republican’s have backed former councilman Bob Bialkowski for the seat.
The remaining endorsements all went to incumbents.
Police in Albion are looking for a 12-year-old girl.
Marina Zeppetella was last seen yesterday afternoon at Albion Middle School.
Marina is described as 5ft 1in tall, 145 pounds, last seen wearing grey cut-off shorts and a black t-shirt.
Authorities say Marina may be with an adult male and may be in the Buffalo area.
Anyone with information is asked to call Albion Police.
Goodwill has re-opened its doors in Batavia.
This new store is twice the size of it’s previous thrift store that closed 10 years ago.
The Goodwill store, located in the VALU Plaza, will be open daily from 8:30am to 8pm, Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday, Noon to 5pm.
From the police blotter:
21-year-old Dakota Smith-Neal of South Main St, Batavia: Police have charged him with arson.
Authorities say Dakota ripped pages from his girlfriend’s personal journal and then burned them in front of their home.
Dakota was jailed in lieu of $1,000 bail.
Daniel Gannon, 52, of 215 Liberty Street and Deborah Monte, 48, 210 Liberty:
Both arrested for Disorderly Conduct.
Batavia Police say the neighbors got into a fracas and verbally threatened each other.
Police told the pair they could pursue charges against each other, "when they sobered up."