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A second suspect has been charged with growing marijuana at his home in LeRoy.
33-year-old Michael Penvose is charged with the unlawful growing of cannabis, a Class A Misdemeanor.
Lawmen raided the house last Friday.
At the time they arrested 23-year-old Sara Schimley.
During the raid, police ordered that the nearby Wolcott Street school take shelter in place, an order that kept anyone from going into  of the school building.

A Batavia man is in trouble over drugs.
27-year-old Lamar Randall was stopped on Clinton Street Road in Stafford last night.
Deputies charged Randall with possession of a controlled substance, criminal impersonation, driving without a license and, doing 71 in a 55 mile per hour zone.

Lawmen in Livingston County say that got the guy who tried to hold up the CVS Store in Avon earlier this week.
32-year-old John Rauchbauer of Avon has been charged with first degree attempted burglary. Police say he handed the pharmacist a note demanding drugs or else he would start shooting. Rauchbauer fled the store empty handed and no shots were fired.

Property taxes are too high for New York farmers.
That’s the message from the New York Farm Bureau and a bipartisan group of state legislators who are promoting tax relief for family farms.
Assemblyman Steve Hawley detailed a bill that calls for capping agricultural land assessments at two percent to mirror the relief afforded to other property owners. 
"Family farms are the core of our economy in the state of New York – still the No. 1 industry – and we need to do all we can to (a) keep those who are farming here in New York profitable and able to continue to the next generation can follow suit and (b) we need to make it as easy as we can to, for those who actually want to start in agriculture, to move into New York State.”
The current cap is 10 percent and is the second highest in the nation. 
Hawley has been a member of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture since his election in 2006 and is a co-sponsor of of this new bill.

Congressman Chris Collins will join local farmers and others tomorrow afternoon in Elba.
Collins is supporting a bill in congress called the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act. The measure is designed to break down barriers for young people looking to get into farming and other agri-businesses.
The meeting tomorrow  be held at 3 p.m. at the Post Dairy Farms on the Batavia Elba Townline Road.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is raising the stakes in the battle with the Seneca Nation over casino revenue.  The governor is proposing a measure that would allow one Las Vegas style casino resort and two slot machine facilities in Western New York.  
The new gambling facilities would only be allowed to proceed if it's determined that the state's compact with the Senecas is not in good standing.  
The Senecas are withholding $600-million in gambling revenue from the state and their host cities in a dispute over their exclusive territory.
 

 

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