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National Grid reports 210 customers are without power this morning in the Bethany and East Bethany area. The utility said power was lost at 7:51p.m. Monday night. No reason for the outage was given. National Grid estimates power will be restored by 10a.m. this morning.

Some property tax relief is in sight for Batavia homeowners who improve their property.
The City Council last night agreed to move ahead with a plan that spreads out increased property tax assessments, caused by improvements, over an 8-year period.
The homeowner must make an improvement of at least $3,000 to qualify for the credit.
City Manager Jason Molino said a public hearing on the measure will be held in September with adoption of the credit expected at the council's October meeting.

The former Oakfield-Alabama High School Band teacher who admitted to an inappropriate relationship with a student, has been sentenced.
Kerry Hoffman will serve 60-days working for the county jail on weekends, three years probation and must surrender his teaching license.
Hoffman plead guilty to a relationship with the female student, but did not admit to any sexual contact with the girl.

The man killed in a weekend motorcycle crash in Rochester was from Livingston County. Authorities say 22-year-old Andrew Santiago of Lima, was apparently speeding on Park Avenue Sunday morning.
Investigators say Santiago failed to negotiate a turn and crashed into a tree.

Paychex is looking for a new CEO. 
Founder Tom Golisano says Jonathan Judge turned in his resignation during a brief phone call last week. 
Judge will call it quits at the end of the month. Golisano did not reveal what the motive was for the sudden move. He says a number of executives will work together to run the company while the search for a new CEO gets underway.

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