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The Darien Lake concert season is back.
The Dave Mathews Band took to the stage last night. 
The band was accompanied, off stage, by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office.
A total of 15 people were arrested. One aged 17, went to jail for criminal impersonation. – 14 others were given tickets for various violations.
A 38 year old man from Chili was arrested for urinating on another person’s leg.
In all, 15 arrests were considered low for a Darien Lake concert.

The LeRoy Police Department is warning residents to be aware of scams over the phone and computer.
Officers have received two reports of calls recently from people pretending to be a relative out of state who landed in jail and need money to get out.
The department says the scammers will steal as much money as the victim is willing to give.
Police say once the money is sent there is little chance of getting it back or identifying the scammer.

The Cost of Freedom Tribute to honor our nation’s veterans visits Pembroke this week.
The traveling wall is an 80 percent replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. and the entire tribute is a 190-foot display honoring veterans of all wars, as well as law enforcement and first responders.
A huge escort of motorcycles and police and fire department vehicles transported the tribute from the Batavia Home Depot on Wednesday
Opening ceremonies take place Thursday at noon off of Route 77 near the high school. Officials expect at least 50,000 people to view the tribute.
The event is free and available for viewing 24 hours a day until closing ceremonies Sunday.
Read our complete story HERE

The school rankings by the publication Buffalo Business First continue this week and it’s out with middle schools.
Test data from 7th and 8th graders in the 8 counties of Western New York, indicates St. Joseph’s School as the best in Genesee County.
It came in at No. 67 overall out of 205 schools evaluated. Pavilion and Elba followed close behind.
Batavia Middle School ranked No. 137.

Congressman Chris Collins is firing back at the Food and Drug Administration about a policy change that could have a big effect on Yancy’s Fancey and other artisan cheese makers.
Collins’s office writes today that the FDA is looking to ban “commonplace” aging process that cures cheese on wood.
About a fifth of Yancey’s Fancey’s cheese is aged on wooden boards.
The news comes as the company is undergoing an expansion to its Pembroke location.

Yogurt is the official state snack.
Well, almost. The governor still has to approve the measure, but the bill initiated by the precocious Byron-Bergen fourth graders passed the state assembly by a vote of 85 to 1.
There was much less fanfare in the assembly session. When the bill was in the senate, the debate was long and absurd enough to catch the attention of late night television.

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