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GCC Commencement Ceremony to Take Place Tomorrow


Its graduation time once again.

950 students will march into the Anthony T. Zambito Gymnasium at Genesee Community College tomorrow to receive their degrees at the school’s forty-fifth commencement ceremony.

Olean native and New York State Senator Catharine Young will be the commencement speaker. 

The ceremony is open to the public, but gymnasium seating is reserved for family and friends of graduates. Child care services will be provided at no cost during commencement for children eight weeks to five years of age. To register your child, contact the Student Activities Office at 585-343-0055.

The graduation ceremony will begin at 1:00 PM with the Batavia Brass Society providing the music.

Genesee ARC Holds Annual Awards Ceremony

The Genesee ARC held their Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony last night at the Clarion Hotel in Batavia to celebrate and thank those who have made a difference in the past year.

Executive Director Donna Saskowski described the past year as challenging, but she also said that the ARC is “not going anywhere.”

Saskowski also said, “I can say this with conviction because our mission is to provide supports and services to all individuals with disabilities and their families.” 

The ARC also handed out several awards, including to 12-year-old Ashley McCormack, of Darien, who received the Youth Spotlight Award. Ashley raised $875 last year for the Genesee ARC through the Challenger Sports Bowling Party. She also raised $610 in 2010.

Steve Hawley Backs GCEDC Efforts

Assemblyman Steve Hawley has voiced his support for the Genesee Economic Development Center and its successful effort to attract Dick’s Sporting Goods store to Towne Centre Mall in Batavia. 

The group was able to secure the store’s move through pro-business tax incentives, which creates local employment opportunities and increases sales tax revenue to support local services.

“Here in Batavia and across Genesee County, we deserve access to both consumer choice and employment opportunities,” Hawley said. “By attracting Dick’s to Towne Center Mall, GCEDC has helped bolster both.”

Hawley also noted that the GCEDC has played a huge role in attracting job creators to Genesee County and in keeping them here long-term. 

6-year-old Hit by Car

A 6-year-old girl was hit by a car on Galloway Road in Pembroke.

Police now say that the girl was hit just after she had stepped off her school bus.

The girl apparently ran across the street to pick up her family’s mail after the bus pulled away.

Police say that she turned around without looking and a minivan couldn’t stop in time to avoid her.

She was taken to Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Buffalo via Mercy Flight. Her condition is unknown at this time.

The driver of the minivan was not charged.


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