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It is the Memorial Day weekend and the weather looks pretty good for today, Sunday, and the Monday Holiday. Here is Batavia there will be a Memorial Day parade from the Eastown Plaza to  Summit Street.  The parade kicks off at 10AM.   The day begins at 7AM with the laying of a wreath at the Vietnam Veterans  Memorial in the County Park in Bethany.  Then there will be a wreath placement  at the World War I veteran’s memorial in Williams Park at 8AM. This will be followed by ceremonies at the VA Medical Center at 8:30, at the  Veterans Nursing Home at 9AM, at the flag pole outside the Jerome Center at  9:30, at the Upton monument at 10:30, and finally at the Veterans Plot on  Harvester Avenue at 10:45. Memorial Day is the day to honor the men and women whose sacrifices kept  Americans free. 

Genesee County’s servicemen who were killed in action in foreign wars, will  receive a new monument in their memory. The Joint Veterans Council of Genesee  County is heading up the project.
An old monument in front of United Memorial Medical Center was torn down and 
could not be salvaged.
Now, county veterans will raise 150-thousand dollars to place the new monument 
at the forefront of UMMC’s facelift.  Veteran Ron Konieczny says it will be bigger and better than before.The Joint Veterans council will kick-off a fundraising effort at the Jerome  Center on Monday at 9:30 a.m.To support the new monument, you can mail a check to “War Memorial Fund” at P.O.  Box 1433, Batavia NY, 14201.

37-year-old Keith Lyman of High Street in Brockport has been charged with Harassment.  He was arrested after he allegedly attempted to kick a Corrections Officer at the Genesee County Jail. He was being booked on another charge at the time. 

19-year-old Michael Tobias of State Street in Batavia has been charged with petit Larceny.  He was arrested after he was caught shoplifting at Tops Market.19-year-old Markeda Starks of Wood Street in Batavia has been charged with Criminal Contempt.  City Police say that Starks violated a “Stay Away From” Order of Protection by Batavia City Court.  She will appear in City  Court on Tuesday.

37-year-old Jonathan Sisk of Chili-Riga Center Road in Churchville has been charged with Petit Larceny.  He allegedly took a BB gun from Wal-Mart without paying for it.

16-year-old Zachary Ayres of West Main Street Road in Batavia has been charged with trespassing.  He allegedly entered a building on West Main Street Road in the Town of Batavia with out permission from the property owner.New Yorkers can enjoy the outdoors at state parks over the Memorial Day weekend.

 The state Senate is approving an eleven-million-dollar deal to keep 55 state parks and historic sties open.  Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says reopening the parks is the right call. The state Parks Department closed the parks in the state's budget crisis.  New York faces a nine-point-two-billion-dollar budget deficit.A federal judge deals a blow to Governor Paterson's plan to impose furloughs on tens of thousands of state workers.  A federal judge, in a strongly worded rebuke, hands a legal victory to government workers.  Governor Paterson was seeking a one day a week furloughs and foregoing pay hikes to close New York's nine-point-two-billion-dollar budget gap.The governor may turn to layoffs workers with state public unions unwilling to agree to concessions.

A drug bust in Gainesville nets over 400-thousand dollars worth of drugs, guns, and money.35-year-old Jeremy Korczak of Shearing Road has been arrested on felony drug possession charges. This after the Wyoming County Drug Task Force raided his home on Thursday. Invesetigators say Korczak was growing marijuana in his home. They discovered 252 of the plants there. They also found over 15 pounds of ready-to-use pot.
The raid also turned up 18 hydrocodone pills, 16 long guns, and a surveillance camera trained on the driveway of the home. Korczak has been jailed on 25-thousand dollars bail. He returns to court on June7th.





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