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Batavia’s long-awaited Peace Garden is here.
A flag dedication ceremony was held yesterday at the site adjacent to the Holland Land Office museum.
One of the principal organizers of the Peace Garden is Batavian Barb Toal. 
She talked about the significance of the flags from 20 nations that are on display:
"This shows our nation that there are at least 20 countries in the world that are in a peaceful state, which we all want.It's just a wonder, wonderful thing and we have such a way to celebrate and it's a peaceful, peaceful thing, and thats what we're here for." 
The Batavia Peace Garden celebrates the 200 years of peace between the United State and Canada following the War of 1812.

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 fourth president.  In his address, Sunser called on the college and community to, “exceed ordinary 
expectations of innovation and service, and to aspire to excellence.” Sunser has actually been on the job since the start of the School year last fall.

Batavia Police continue to investigate a weekend stabbing.
A man in his early 20’s was slashed in the face by an unknown assailant on Saturday night in a parking lot off of Center Street.
The stabbing grew out of a fight among four people.
No arrests have been made.

A Mount Morris woman was arrested over the weekend in LeRoy on a felony count of drunk driving.
45-year-old Lonnie Fairbanks of Mount Morris was collared on Lake Street in LeRoy on Saturday.
She was remanded to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

A U.S. Army captain from Spencerport died from a gunshot wound last week in Afghanistan, and his shooting was witnessed by his wife during a video chat.  Army medic Bruce Clark died last Monday, and his family says his death occurred during a regular Skype chat with his wife.  The Department of Defense has not released the official cause of death, or any other details about the incident.  Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered flags to half staff today at state government buildings to honor Clark's service to the country.
 

 

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