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Byron-Bergen Elementary School ranks as the number one elementary school in Genesee County, at least according to Business First.
The business newspaper is out with its annual rankings of elementary schools across the eight-county Western New York Region. Byron-Bergen, while the top ranked in Genesee County, comes in at 48th overall.
St. Paul Lutheran School in Batavia ranked 52nd overall.
Jackson School in Batavia came in at number 220.

Leaders of the East Pembroke Fire Department say they need to replace their 80 year old fire hall.
They are asking residents in the East Pembroke fire district to approve 3-million dollars for a new building.
Fire District Commissioner Bill Lawrence says a new facility is critical:

“By no means is this a castle, Lawrence said of the proposed hall, “it is just a basic building with what we need and things that we should have had.”

The fire district tax would almost double under the proposal to just under 2-dollars per thousand.
A public meeting on the project will be held next Wednesday., June 17, at St. Mary’s.

Two Wyoming County men had to be pulled from Conesus Lake after their boat took on water and capsized.
Nearby residents on West Lake Road heard a distress signal Monday from off shore and called 9-1-1.
Rescuers found the two men in the water clinging to floating debris. Only the bow of the boat was above the water surface.
The men were identified as Thomas McIntyre and Randy Knowles, both of Perry.
The sheriff’s marine patrol reminds boaters to wear life preservers.

A bill that would establish a special 9/11 Commemorative License Plate has passed the New York State Senate.  Portions of the fee for the plate would help fund scholarships for the families of September 11th victims.  The bill now goes to the Assembly.

The Buffalo Bills are looking to the state legislature to help their boost beer sales.  The team is lobbying for a measure that would allow beer sales to begin at an hour earlier on game days. 
The current law does not allow beer sales at the stadium until noon Buffalo Assemblyman Sean Ryan says the goal of the bill is to take some of the emphasis off tailgating by getting fans to head inside the stadium earlier.

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