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A reminder from Batavia’s Chief of Police: parents can be held responsible for the actions of their kids.
Sonya Alwardt is the mother of a six year old. She appeared before City Council last night complaining that bad behavior by older kids spoiled the park for her son.
She called the police, but wasn’t satisfied with response.
Police Chief Shawn Heubusch is aware of the problems:

"Austin Park is in the center of the city and it is most utilized especially with the spray park.  it brings alot more people down here. The park also backs up to the neighborhoods - they flock to this park.  We ask parents to watch their children."

City Council asked the chief to beef up patrols at Austin Park.

Communities along the Lake Ontario shore are bracing for more flooding. The National Weather Service has issued a Lakeshore Flood Watch in Orleans and Niagara counties from tonight through tomorrow afternoon. Forecasts are calling for strong northeast winds that will increase already high water levels.
Shoreline erosion and flooding are expected to be the biggest problems along the south shore.

Lawmakers are pushing again to legalize recreational marijuana in New York. 
Two state lawmakers have reintroduced a bill to regulate and tax weed much like the state does with alcohol.  
New Yorkers are said to spend $3-billion a year on marijuana.
The bill is not expected to pass and even if it did Governor Cuomo said he wasn't ready to support recreational marijuana.

A note for Batavia motorists:

East Avenue will be closed at Elm Street tomorrow due to the sewer project.
It is expected that the closure will be in place at 7:30 tomorrow morning and continue until mid-afternoon.

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