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Officials of P.W. Minor remain silent this morning over reports that the 150 year old Batavia company is closing.
Word began to circulate late on Friday that the company would close by July 31st, putting about 70 employees out of work.
P.W. Minor makes men’s and women’s shoes including footwear for some types of medical conditions.
The company was founded in 1868 by two civil war veterans who originally named the company Minor Brothers Boots and Shoes.

From the police blotter this morning:

27 year old Justin Wotherspoon: he is facing a charge of criminal contempt for allegedly having contact with someone he was ordered by the court to stay away from. Wotherspoon is in the county jail, no bail.

37 year old Danielle Stevens of Ford Rd., Elba: she is in the county jail on 10-thosuand dollars bail charged with Grand Larceny. Batavia Police say Stevens was arrested after stealing a wallet from an employee at the WIC office.

New York is recommending 28 sites be added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
In Genesee County the First Presbyterian Church, Le Roy – built in 1825 - has been named as one of the sites.

More than 80-percent of upstate New York residents feel that implementation of the Common Core education standards was rushed.  A Siena College poll shows 58-percent of residents feel there is too much testing and it should be slowed down. 

New York Senator Charles Schumer says he supports drone strikes to combat sectarian violence in Iraq.  Schumer says drones have the ability to figure out who the terrorists are and what they're doing without putting American boots on the ground again in Iraq.  In 2003, the Democratic senator voted to send U.S. troops to Iraq.

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