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The Genesee County Health Department has clarified the recent Boil Water Advisory for a small portion of the Towns of Batavia and Oakfield.
The health department says there are fewer than 25 residential properties subject to the advisory and all are within a half-mile radius of the intersection of Batavia-Oakfield Townline Road and Lewiston Rd.
Health department officials admitted there was a communication miscue on Friday when some TV stations reported the boil water advisory was county wide.
Only one property has tested positive for Bacteria and manure contamination can not be traced as the exact source.

The Batavia City School District has been disqualified from the New York Lottery singing contest for not following the rules.
The city schools have been touting their entry in the contest that featured the schools' Grade 4 through 12 Chorus.
The school entered a video into the contest and had been ranking well in the online voting.
But late yesterday, the Lottery informed the Batavia City School District that they had violated two provisions of the contest by using a third-party template to produce the video.
The city schools called it, "an honest mistake."

The county highway department has already used up its supply of road salt for the entire season.
The supply included both salt and budget left over from two previous mild seasons.
Highway Superintendent Tim Hens briefed the county legislature’s Public Service Committee yesterday afternoon.
Hens said his department’s road salt budget is $25,000 in the red for 2014.

A Livingston County mother has been charged with driving drunk while her three children were in the car.
44-year-old Molly Low of Avon is facing three felony charges under Leandra’s Law for allegedly driving with a Blood Alcohol Count of  0.25.
Authorities say Low’s three children, aged 9, 12 and 15 were in the vehicle at the time of her arrest.
Low is in the Livingston County Jail. A family friend took the children.

Buffalo city officials say they are ready for the arrival of the NCAA Tournament this week.  Visit Buffalo Niagara officials say they have worked for months to make sure the experience is top notch for visiting basketball fans.  Mayor Byron Brown says city police staffing will be increased, and public works crews will be standing by to clear trash and make any repairs.


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