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Two Batavia residents on a humanitarian mission to Haiti are reported to be OK following yesterday’s devastating earthquakeSharon Wolf and Zach Ashley were in Les Cayes, Haiti, about 100 miles west of Port au Prince. Sharon and Zach are both members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Batavia. They were due to return home this Monday but those plans are now uncertain given the devastation in the country caused by the quake.

Junior State Senator Hiram Monserrate may be on his way out.

A Senate Committee has recommended his expulsion or censure following his misdemeanor conviction. The Queens Democrat was found guilty last month of assaulting his girlfriend.
Western New York Senator Mike Ranzenhofer, whose district includes Genesee County, says Monserrate should be expelled from the State Senate. 
Monserrate has said he will fight any effort to make him leave office.
The check was in the mail, but where did it go? State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli today called on the House Committee on Oversight to investigate how the U.S. Postal Service "misplaced" tens of thousands of New York State pension checks. 
Still need a flu shot?
Genesee County is holding a flu vaccine clinic today. Both the seasonal flu and H1-N1 vaccines will be available. Today’s clinic will be held at the health department in County Building 2 on West Main Street Road from Noon until 4pm.
Genesee Community College Board of Trustees has approved a two year degree program in Veterinary Technology.
The new program will begin this fall with an initial class of 15 students.
The school calls the field a high demand profession.
It will prepare students to work in partnership with licensed veterinarians at animal hospitals, clinics, research labs and zoos.
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