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The Le Roy school district is unhappy with recent national news reports regarding the medical mystery that has affected more than a dozen students. 

School officials are accusing unspecified national media for quote: "irresponsible tactics and reporting" surrounding the illness that has left up to 15 students with unexplained, Tourette's-like symptoms.  School Superintendent Kim Cox says community members are getting confused from erroneous information being reported regarding the students' afflictions and what may have triggered them.  
Cox says environmental and infectious agents have been ruled out as causes of the symptoms, and reports to the contrary fly in the face of lengthy research.

An accident last month in Bethany has claimed a life..
70-year-old Gene Kelsey of Oakfield has died of injuries he suffered in the January 20th crash of his pick-up truck and a tractor trailer. Deputies say Mr. Kelsey was southbound on Fargo Road when he apparently ran a stop sign and turned in the path of an oncoming tractor-trailer.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says school districts need to get their act together regarding teacher evaluations.  
Yesterday Cuomo reiterated his threat to enact his own evaluation system for New York teachers if the teachers’ unions and school districts continue to be unable to come to an agreement on their own.  He wants arrangements in place by the middle of the month.

A major public employees union has taken to the airwaves to attack Governor Andrew Cuomo's budget proposal.  The Civil Service Employees Association [] CSEA [] has introduced new ads condemning Cuomo's budget proposal for what they say is a lack of transparency.  
The CSEA and other public employee unions already aren't happy with Cuomo's proposal of revamping the pension system for state workers.

Good news has been hard to find lately for the LeRoy Central School District, but here’s an item we picked up.
LeRoy’s Wolcott Street Elementary School has been named a “State School of Character” by the Academy for Character Education.
The non-profit agency says the Wolcott Street School demonstrates outstanding academic performance and a good learning climate.
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