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Batavia "Wine Walk" Kicks Off Tonight 

It’s an event that’s just for adults. Tonight, over 500 people are expected to be in Downtown Batavia for the annual taste of fall “Wine Walk.” The event for those over 21 years of age will bring a variety of wines for everyone to taste.

The Business Improvement District or the BID is sponsoring the event. Executive Director Don Burkel said it’s a great chance for local vendors and wineries to come together.

“Wine seemed like something both couples can do and individuals. People are anxious are to do these types of things and I think the other thing is too is that it’s different from your beer fests or October fests and things like that there’s benefits to New York State. We do have some New YorkState wines in there and of course we really like to promote them as much as we can,” said Burkel.

New YorkState is the second largest wine producing State in the Country next to California. Burkel said knowing we’re in a big wine State and in an agricultural County they decided an event focused on wine only made sense.

“Some of the wineries of course do produce fruit wines and various related types of thing. There’s one (Winery) that’s actually going to have cider there as-well,” said Burkel.

Burkel reminds everyone to drink responsibly. He says for people to get home safely there is Designated Driver tickets available at the BID located on 200 Main Street in Batavia.

The “Wine Walk” will kick off at 5p.m. tonight.

EPA Begins Testing in Attica

The Environmental Protection Agency began testing air samples near a village of Attica glass factory. The Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed that they called the EPA to assist in taking air samples near Hillcrest Industries.

The EPA set up a monitoring device at Attica High School to search for possible harmful chemicals within the air.

The testing was urged by local residents after they complained a foul smell was coming from a large pile of recycled glass at Hillcrest Industries. Residents have also voiced concerns about particulates in the air coming from the facility burning the recycled glass.

The EPA expects to have testing wrapped up by this Tuesday.

NHL Season Still Uncertain

There is still no movement in the NHL labor talks. Players Association head Donald Fehr said negotiations have yielded no results.

The league and union remain at odds over how to split hockey-related revenue. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said there will be no hockey without a new labor deal.

The current CBA is set to expire at 12:01 a.m. Sunday. A league-imposed lockout will go into effect without a new labor contract. The last work stoppage cost the NHL the entire 2004-05 season.

Man Charged in LeRoy for Petit Larceny

Jason A. Klinkbeil, of no known address, was arrested by LeRoy Police on charges of Petit Larceny.

The police responded to call at Save-A-Lot on Main Street in LeRoy after employees saw the 24-year old putting frozen food and cans of beer into his backpack before attempting to leave without paying for the items.

Klinkbeil had been released from Genesee County Jail the day before for unrelated charges. He was again arraigned in LeRoy Town Court for the new alleged Petit Larceny charge and was remanded to Genesee County Jail on $1,000 bail.

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