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The fire in the recycling pile at Hillcrest Industries in Attica may be out but questions continue to smolder.

The State Department of Environmental Conservation hopes to answer many of the questions Attica residents have during a session next week.

The DEC will be available this Thursday night, November 1st at Attica High School.

Residents will be able to speak with DEC staff individually or in small groups.

The session is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 in the evening.

Residents had complained for months about the foul odor that that had wafted through the community from a huge pile of recycling material at the Hillcrest facility. A fire started deep inside that pile.

The fire was finally snuffed out earlier this month.

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The man accused of killing his girlfriend in her College at Brockport dorm room has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.

Clayton Whittemore is accused of killing 18-year-old Alexandra Kogut last month.

Whittemore is charged with one count of second degree murder. If convicted, he faces 25 years to life in prison.

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The PembrokeCentralSchool district leads the way in academics in GeneseeCounty.

This is the latest in a series of rankings released this week from the Buffalo business publican Business First.

The paper evaluated 430 Upstate districts based on criteria from third grade testing to Regents exams for high school students.

Pembroke ranked number 77 based on the research, followed by LeRoy at spot 110. No GeneseeCountySchool ranked lower than Batavia at number 195.

The Pittsford District in MonroeCounty was ranked at the top spot for academics.

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Despite the unseasonably warm weather today, it is that time of year again. Leaf pick-up in Batavia is starting Monday.

One City crew will begin on River St. and head east across the south side of the City.

A second City crew will start on Grandview Terrace and head west across the north side of the City.

Oak St., Main St. and Ellicott St. residents should put their leaves in the parkway…but everyone else is asked to place their leaves in the street near the curb.

Leaf pickup will continue as weather permits or through November 21. 

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