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The company has been in operation for less than a year in Batavia and it wants more room for future expansion.

Alpina Foods, in the Genesee Valley Agri-business park, wants 10 more acres.
The half-million dollar deal was approved by the Genesee County Economic Development Center yesterday.
Alpina’s specific plans fore the additional room were not disclosed.
The Bogota, Colombia based company employs about 50 people at its local yogurt making plant.

The county’s economic development agency is pledging $500,000 to help development projects in the city of Batavia and the business districts of towns and villages.
It will be a revolving loan fund getting its seed cash from the county’s success with the agri-business park.
Marianne Clattenburg is a former city council president and now a Genesee County Legislator representing the city.. 
She’s been critical in the past that the EDC hasn’t done enough for the city. She said of this latest program, "it's a start."
Loans under the program can range from $25,000 to $100,000.

The Genesee Community College Board of Trustees reelects three board officers.
Maureen Marshall of Elba was reelected as board chair.
Marshall is the owner and operator of Torrey Farms.
Also reelected were Diane Torcello as vice-chair and Laura Bohm as secretary.
The ten-member volunteer Board of Trustees is the governing body for GCC.

Disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer says he has the green light to make his official return to state politics.  Spitzer says he's got seven times the nearly four-thousand petition signatures required to officially run for office of New York City Comptroller.  Five years ago Spitzer's career was derailed seemingly forever amidst a prostitution scandal.  Said Spitzer, "This is a demonstration of popular support for a candidacy."
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