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A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of the Colby and Sumner Roads in the town of Darien late Friday afternoon has resulted in 3 injuries and an arrest under Leandra’s Law. Genesee County Sheriffs Deputies say that a vehicle driven by 46 year old Margret Bliemeister  of Town Line Road in Alden failed to yield the right of way to another vehicle.  Three persons were taken to United Memorial Medical Center for treatment. Including Bliemeister and her 16-year-old passenger Edwin Bliemeister, and a five-month-old baby girl who was a passenger in the other vehicle driven by 23 year old Hayley Heidebricht of Seabrook Drive in Alden. Both drivers were charged in the accident.  Bliemeister was charged with failure to yield the right of way and Heidebrict was charged with DWI and additionally given a felony DWI under Leandra’s law for driving while intoxicated with a child in the vehicle, Heidebrict is scheduled to appear in Town of Darien Court on July 20th.

The city of Batavia is looking for a few good men and women.  It’s part of their annual recognition awards.  The City is seeking nominations for Community Volunteer of the Year, Homeowner of the Year, Business of the Year, and Employee of the Year.  These recognition awards will be presented by City Council on August 9th at the regular City Council Meeting.  Nomination forms are available on the City website, under the “What’s New” section of the website or may be picked up at the City Manager’s Office or requested by phone (at 585-345-6333.)  Nominations are being accepted through June 30th.

Speaking of City Council, there will be a regular business meeting and a special conference meeting this Monday at 7PM in the Council Board Room on the second floor of Batavia City Centre.  The public may speak at the meeting by signing in with the City Clerk prior to the start of the meeting.

The Genesee County Nursing Home located on Bank Street will be flushing their fire hydrant on Tuesday morning.  As a result there may be some slight discoloration of water in the Bank and Chandler Street areas on Tuesday. 

New York inches closer towards its first government shut down.  Governor David Paterson is releasing his latest emergency spending package, calling for 327-million-dollars in mental health and social service program cuts.  But Bronx state Senator Ruben Diaz is threatening to vote down the spending package, leading to the closing of government agencies.  Democrats need all 32 votes in the Senate to pass legislation.  But Governor Paterson is not backing down.
A vote on the emergency budget package is set for Monday.  The governor and state Legislative leaders have yet to agree on a way to close the state's nine-billion-dollar deficit.  The state budget is more than two-months late and a budget extender is needed to keep government running.

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