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1990’s hit rock band The Goo Goo Dolls playing a Friday evening concert at Darien Lake. You know what that means – more arrests for underage drinking.
14 people arrested in all, accused with possession of alcohol under 21 years of age. And yet again, none of the offenders from Genesee County – all were from neighboring Erie County.
In addition, 22-year-old Robert Pekarski of Getzville was arrested after allegedly punching another patron in the mouth, cutting their lip. Pekarski will appear in Darien Town Court on Thursday.

The City of Batavia’s online citizen survey hasn’t seen many citizens.
At least 1,200 more city residents are needed in order to gather adequate results from the survey.


The survey is 8 questions and takes approximately 8 minutes to complete.

On today’s Bad Boys & Girls report:
18-year-old Adam Bond of Ellicott Street in Batavia has been arrested on warrant. A probation officer allegedly spotted Bond in the parking of the County Social Services building, knew he was a wanted man. Bond is locked up on $500 cash bail.
18-year-old Melissa Kent of State Street was cuffed in connection to a crime all the way back on Memorial Day weekend. County Sheriff’s Deputies say Kent stole items from vehicles at a party in LeRoy. Kent is charged with petit larceny, due in court next month.
And from Wyoming County, 32-year-old Shaun Schroeder of Kenmore is charged with Grand Larceny. Schroeder allegedly raided a house in the Town of Sheldon and stole jewelry. He’ll appear in Town Court at a later date.

Governor David Paterson is ordering state lawmakers back to Albany for a rare special session to finish the state budget.
The budget now nearly four months late. The revenue portion of the bill reportedly remains unfinished. Governor Paterson is calling for a session this Wednesday to try to work to close a nine-point-two-billion-dollar deficit.  The governor may also bring lawmakers back on Thursday if an agreement is not reached.

From WBTA’s Eye on Government:
The Batavia City School District Board of Education Audit Committee will meet at 5pm on Monday at the Administration Building on Washington Avenue. Also, the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education is scheduled to follow at 7pm, same location. The public is welcome to attend both meetings.

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