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 For only the third time in its 45 year history, Genesee Community College has installed a new president.  On Saturday, James M. Sunser was installed as the college’s  third president.  Sunser in his address called on the college and community to exceed ordinary expectations of innovation and service, and to aspire to excellence.  The inauguration ceremony was preceded by a colorful march of more than 100 academic dignitaries from the GCC faculty and  the presidents, provosts and noted officials from across the State University of New York system along with other colleges and universities.  Sunser has actually been on the job since the start of the School year last fall.

The long awaited day is here.  The flag dedication ceremony will be held this afternoon at the Batavia Peace Garden.  The ceremony begins at 2pm at the Peace Garden located on West Main Street next to the Holland Land Office Museum.  Assemblyman Steve Hawley will be master of ceremonies.  After comments, proclamations, “Taps” and a 21 gun salute, entertainment will continue until 6PM.  Again the flag dedication ceremony is this afternoon at 2PM at the Batavia Peace Garden.

A stabbing was reported last evening in Downtown Batavia on Center Street.  According to the “Batavian” a male in his early 20’s was taken to UMMC with a cut on his left cheek.  The initial report indicated a fight among three or four persons.  Batavia Police are investigating.

Today’s weather is expected to be a carbon copy of yesterday.In Batavia we reached a high on Saturday of 63 degrees with no precipitation.  Today you can expect mostly sunny skies and a high in the mid 60’s.  Winds will be around 10 miles per hour….a perfect day to attend the Peace Garden flag dedication ceremony.  Monday doesn’t look as good though with a chance of showers in the morning and showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.  

The full moon was yesterday and it  was close to Earth last night which allowed many star gazers to see its craters and basins more closely. The "Super Moon" happens once a year when the moon is 15,000 miles closer than normal when there is a full moon. The moon is typically 238,000 miles from earth but it was only 221,000 away last night. NASA says the moon appears about 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than other full moons.




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