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School districts and local governments are set to receive full funding from New York State, just one month after that funding was partially withheld. Batavia could receive as much as 643-thousand dollars in this round of payments.

Scott Rozanski is the Business Administrator for Batavia City Schools. He says the pay-out makes the budget process easier, and could eventually lighten the load for taxpayers.

The district is currently carrying a good-sized reserve fund.
Rozanski says the district is well-positioned to absorb any major funding cuts Paterson may have in mind.
 

Return plans remain uncertain for the pair of Batavians in Haiti.

Reverend Allen Werk of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Batavia says congregation members Sharon Wolf and Zach Ashley flew into Port Au Prince on Monday – but now commercial flights are suspended.

Werk says the group continues to help out at a hospital in Les Cayes while they remain in Haiti.

 

A Caledonia woman has been let out of jail to give birth.

23-year-old Nicole Green had pleaded guilty last year to burglary charges. She was sent to jail in November to await sentencing. Green was 4 months pregnant back then.

Now she is 7 months pregnant.

Green was scheduled to be sentenced today, but at the hearing, that sentencing was delayed by Judge Robert Noonan, until Green gives birth to her child.

She is now out of jail under the supervision of her parents.

 

Genesee County could see a new campground – but not if some neighbors have anything to say about it.

Mike Dilcherhas proposed a project for an over 250-site campground in Oakfield. Last night, the town took the first phase of that proposal to the Genesee County Planning Board. Phase One only includes 73 campsites.

County Planner Jim Duval says local businesses are all for the idea, but Oakfield residents are in staunch opposition of a potentially loud and disruptive business in their backyards.

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