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A new superintendent has been selected for Oakfield-Alabama Schools and the district did not have to look far.

The new super is Mark Alexander who has been principal of Oakfield-Alabama Elementary for the past four years.
The school board noted that Alexander graduated from Oakfield-Alabama and has deep roots in the community.

Batavia’s Graham Corporation has announced it has won five-million dollars worth of orders from China.
The work includes supplying equipment to a Chinese Nuclear Power Plant.
The orders are expected to be delivered by the end of March next year.

A Flint, Michigan man has been arrested for suspected crack cocaine sales in and around Batavia.
33-year-old John Sumlin the Third, known on the street as “Solo” is facing four felony charges. 
Solo was busted following a month long investigation by the Genesee County Local Drug Task Force.
He’s locked up without bail.

A Town of Darien man has been jailed for alleged gunplay.
Deputies said 54-year-old David Wiepert is facing two felony charges for shooting a gun inside a home causing $1,500 damage.  

One of the region’s largest shopping malls is now completely smoke free.
The Walden Galleria Mall in Erie County is completely tobacco free inside and outside, including its parking lots. 
Kevin Keenan is the Program Coordinator of Smoke Free Now, part of CGASA.  
He says limiting the places for people to smoke is a positive step especially for young people.
Keenan says when smoking is out of sight its out of mind. 
The Eastview Mall near Rochester is also a smoke-free facility. 

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is touting an upgrade to a government website aimed at promoting transparency.  Schneiderman says work has been finished on the NYOpenGovernment website that will make it easier for users to search for public records and also expands the number of records available.  The revamped website includes information on campaign contributions, lobbying expenses and state contracts.
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