posted on May 23, 2011 07:22
Genesee Community College has graduated its largest class ever.
900 students graduated yesterday.
It was an emotional celebration for long time GCC President Dr. Stuart Steiner. It was the last commencement he will attend as president. Dr. Steiner will retire in a few weeks. He delivered yesterday’s commencement address.
Students return to Byron-Bergen High School this morning without one of their own.
16-year-old junior Eric Wall was killed on Friday afternoon when struck by two trains at the Route 19 crossing in the village of Bergen.
Byron-Bergen school crisis team members will be available today to support students and staff.
The school will also provide buses to take students to and from the funeral service for Eric at 11 Wednesday morning at the Bergen United Methodist Church.
An Albion man is facing a felony drunk driving charge after being pulled over in the Town of Newstead over the weekend. State Police say 29-year-old Christopher Gekowski was stopped on Hake Road. Authorities say the felony count was filed because Gekowski had a previous DWI conviction within the past ten years.
24-year-old Erica Brumstead of E. Bethany and 24-year-old Steven Shaw of Varysburg have been accused of shoplifting.
Both are charged with Petit Larceny for allegedly trying to boost groceries from Tops Market yesterday afternoon.
The Batavia City Council holds a special business meeting tonight.
A special business meeting has been called to approve the sale of 1,900 sq. ft. of property adjacent to the South Beach Restaurant on Main Street.
Restaurant owner Ken Mistler has offered the city a thousand dollars for the land. He plans to turn it into a patio for entertainment and food service.
Democrat Kathleen Hochul has surged into a slight lead just a day before the special election in the 26th Congressional District.
In a Siena College poll released over the weekend, Hochul is now four percentage points ahead of Republican Jane Corwin. Just three weeks ago Corwin held a five percentage point lead in the heavily Republican district.