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The most talked about, and perhaps the most expensive dumpster enclosure in the city’s history, will be built after all.
The city has given the go ahead to construct the $35,000 enclosure on the recently repaved School Street parking lot.
That is the same dumpster enclosure that city council rejected earlier this month. A majority of council balked at spending state VLT aid to complete the project.
Now, the board of directors of the Batavia Business Improvement District, or BID, has voted unanimously to fund up to $10,000 to complete the brick faced enclosure.

Genesee County’s unemployment rate continues to improve. The state labor department just released figures for August. The local jobless rate was 5.8 percent, down three-tenths of a point from a month earlier.
Orleans County still has the highest unemployment rate in the region at 8.4 percent.

A Village of Perry man has been arrested on a felony count of drunken driving just hours after he allegedly went to the home of a Castile woman and beat her up.
45-year-old Andrew Kujawski had been ordered by a court to stay away from the woman.
Kujawski has been locked up in lieu of $15,000 bail.

The Westfield-Brocton football team will not be finishing out their season following the death of running back Damon Janes.  
The 16-year-old junior died a few days after suffering a severe head injury in a game earlier this month. 

The schools have decided to cancel the remainder of the team's games. 

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