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 If your Independence Day plans take you outside, keep an eye on the sky.

The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy rain for us today.
New rainfall amounts could be in the range of a quarter to a half inch.
The rain chance during the day today is 70-percent.
Tonight, the rain chance continues but the odds falkl to an even 50-50.

In spite of the less than ideal forecast, the 35th Annual Go-art Picnic in the Park begins at Noon today in Batavia’s Centennial Park.
The festivities begin at Noon with the Batavia Concert Band performing on the main stage. They are followed by musical groups throughout the day.
The event is free, food will be available.

Law enforcement is out with their annual holiday reminder to be responsible with alcohol.
The Fourth of July DWI Crackdown runs through Monday. 
State and local law enforcement will be out in force, utilizing sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols to deter drunk driving.
They will also be looking for people under the influence of drugs, both illegal and prescription.

Some may not have heeded that warning at the Dave Mathhews Band concert.
One of the most popular shows of the season took the stage at Darien Lake last night.
18 people, between the ages of 17 and 44, were arrested on a variety of charges including drug possession and trespassing.
81 people were ticketed for underage drinking.

Sorry to be thinking about snow but it is inevitable in Genesee County.
The Town of Oakfield wants to be prepared. 
The town just purchased a new snowplow. They replace one every five years. But this time, they were able to buy local.
The purchase was made from Viking-Cives on Judge Road. 
The new Oakfield plow cost $228,000.

The site of the former Batavia Iron and Metal Company near Dwyer Stadium in the City of Batavia has officially been declared an inactive hazardous waste disposal site by the state.
The Department of Environmental Conservation sent out a public notice that chemicals such as PCBs are present in the soil and groundwater nearby. 
City Manager Jason Molino tells WBTA that these findings were known and the announcement had been expected
 
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