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So far it has been a chilly Memorial Day week-end in Western New York. Friday’s high was only 52 and yesterday the mercury zoomed to 58 degrees. The low both Friday and Saturday was around 40. As a result both days were ten or more degrees below normal for May 24th and 25th…but the weather is expected to get warmer today and even warmer tomorrow on the holiday. The high today is expected to be 63 degrees and tomorrow 69 with sunshine both days.

Monday marks the official observance of Memorial Day. It is a federal holiday and therefore all schools, banks and government offices will be closed and there will be no mail delivery.

There will be a number of parades and Memorial Day observances in Genesee County.

The Batavia parade kicks off a 10am from Eastown Plaza and moves west along Main Street to Summit Street. There will also be parades in Alexander, Bergen, Byron, Corfu, Oakfield, Pavilion and LeRoy.

A full schedule of Memorial Day Ceremonies will begin at 7AM at the Genesee County Park and continue through noon with a ceremony at the Hansen Brothers Grave in Grandview Cemetery.

We have a complete list of parades and ceremonies on the local new page of our website, It is labeled “Memorial Day Parades and Observances Listed.”

An Arizona man has been arrested following an accident Friday in the village of Attica. Police in Attica say a car driven by 29 year old Joshua Stoffer of Holbrook Arizona swerved to miss a pedestrian, sideswiped another vehicle and went into a ditch and turned over. Stoffer was arrested for DWI, failure to take a blood test, speed not reasonable and prudent, and for failure to keep right. Stoffer was taken to Wyoming county Community Hospital where he was treated for head and should injuries and released. He’s in the Wyoming County Jail with bail set at 500 dollars. Both vehicles were damaged in the accident. The accident happened at the intersection of West Main and Bunnell Street in Attica.

In case you missed it which most probably did, there was another earthquake relatively near by on Friday evening. It occurred at 7:48 PM near Alymer Quebec and was centered about 232 miles from Buffalo. The quake measured 3.0 on the Richter scale. This is the 2nd earthquake in that general area in the last week and a half.

Genesee County Sherriff’s Deputies have arrested a Batavia man on Petit Larceny charges.  37 year old Woodrow Horseman of State Street allegedly took merchandise from K-Mart in Batavia.  He will be back in Batavia Town Court on June 13th.

The search continues today for the missing pilot of a volunteer Angel Flight that crashed in Eastern New York on Friday night, killing two people. The plane crashed in Ephratah west of Albany after taking off from Bedford, Massachusetts and heading for Rome, New York. The FAA lost contact with the flight around 5:45 p.m. Friday and deputies in Fulton County reported an aircraft down a short time later. Angel Flight is a non-profit organization offering free air transportation for patients seeking medical care.



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