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It will be a pretty good weather day today in the Genesee Country. For the most part its expected to be humid with clouds and sunshine. The only negative is a fifty percent chance of an afternoon shower or thundershower. The high today is expected to be 85.

Yesterday the temperature hit the 88 degree mark for the second time this month. 88 is the warmest temperature so far this year and was attained on June 17th and yesterday. The low temperature on Saturday in Batavia was 67 degrees.

The Buffalo business magazine, Business First is out with its rankings of the most affluent communities in Upstate New York. The Rochester suburbs of Pittsford and Mendon rank 1st and 2nd. Clarence ranks seventh on the list.

Here in Genesee County, Byron is most affluent and ranks 183rd in upstate New York. In order here are how the Genesee Counties rank against each other….Byron, Stafford, Elba, LeRoy, Pembroke, Bethany, Bergen, Town of Batavia, Darien, Pavilion, Alabama, Oakfield, and the City of Batavia. Overall the City of Batavia is ranked 739 out of 861 cities and towns in Upstate New York when it comes to being affluent. 

A Local flower shop is closing their doors
Flowers by Dick Burton are closing their doors this Monday evening.
Bates and Benjamin Harrison started the business out of a greenhouse back in the 1940s.
The company was then bought by Dick and Mary Burton and brought to Batavia.
John and Shelia Hamel have owned the flower shop for the last 34 years, keeping the original name.
They say it has become difficult to compete with internet business

A Western New York solider injured in the Fort Hood, Texas shooting earlier this year, has returned home for a visit. Army Major Patrick Miller of Allegany arrived in Buffalo Friday afternoon to dozens of family and friends who were waiting for him at the airport. Miller was shot in the abdomen during the April rampage, but was still able to lead seven people to safety by herding them into an office and locking the doors. Miller was the Grand Marshall in Allegany's annual parade last evening.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has officially kicked off New York State's summer tourism season. Cuomo traveled Saturday to Watkins Glen, where he unveiled a new television advertisement, featuring New Yorker Robert DeNiro. The ad encourages New Yorkers and visitors to hit the road and take the "Ultimate Road Trip" to experience many of the state's attractions. Cuomo also announced the launch of a new social media campaign that features New Yorkers and tourists explaining in short video messages why they love New York.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray will march in the New York City Pride March today. Governor Andrew Cuomo will also attend. The march kicks off at noon at 36th Street and Fifth Avenue and wraps up at Christopher and Greenwich Streets. The annual event, which is expected to attract thousands of viewers, is celebrating its 44th year.

Gates Police have identified the man who drowned in the Erie Canal on Thursday. Investigators say a group of teens were swimming in the canal off of Chili Avenue when Christopher James, 21, of Rochester jumped in the water. He did not resurface. It took the fire department about 40 minutes to recover James' body. He was found in about 10 feet of water. Police say James jumped off a wooden bridge. Witnesses say that it is a common area for kids to go.


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