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The Batavia Board of Education must face the music.
The Board of Ed held a public hearing last night on their latest proposed budget.
The revised spending plan lowers the tax levy by making several cuts. One calls for not replacing retiring music teacher Cindy Baldwin.
That means that Baldwin’s highly successful string instrument program will be discontinued.
Even if the spending plan is voted down, a contingency budget will contain the same cuts.
The vote on the revised budget will be held on June 21st.

A young Bergen girl was rushed to a Rochester Hospital after she rode her bicycle into the path of car.  12-year-old Jacklyn Stone of Lake Street, Bergen, was taken to Strong Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Deputies say she rode her bicycle into the path of a car along Route 19 around 8:30 last night.

A Genesee County woman is lucky to be alive after she was rescued just moments before a train smashed into her car in Steuben County.  Laurie Eldridge said she was standing outside her home in Cameron Monday night when she saw a car driving across the train tracks and a train headed in the direction of the vehicle.
 Eldridge ran to the car and was able to pull 81-year-old Angeline Pascucci from the vehicle just moments before the train struck the car. 
Authorities said Pascucci, who is from LeRoy, was disoriented before the incident and thought she was pulling into a local shopping mall.

Genesee County schools are moving up in the educational ranks of Western New York.
Business First magazine of Buffalo has released its annual top-to-bottom ratings for 280 Western New York elementary schools.
Six Genesee Region schools ranked in the top 100, up from 4 last year.
See a complete chart for all Genesee Region schools HERE:

A locally-owned business is heading into the golden years, just as sterling as ever.
Valle Jewelers on Jackson Street in Batavia is gearing up for its 60th anniversary celebration on Saturday. The store has been in downtown Batavia since 1951, when Dominic Valle Sr. opened shop on East Main Street.
The store has moved four times in 60 years.
Valle’s will hold a customer appreciation event on Saturday.

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