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The Genesee County legislature has approved next year’s budget for Genesee Community College.
The $39-million spending plan was approved on a vote of 8 to 1.
It’s rare that any vote in the legislature is not unanimous.
Pembroke Legislator Annie Lawrence voted against the school’s budget.
She complained the legislature had only 30 days notice to review the budget.

Residents and vacationers around Canandaigua Lake are experiencing a smelly situation because of another fish die off.  Testing shows that the fish are dying from a bacterial infection that is common for this time of year. 
However, that's no solace those who are finding the shoreline littered with dead fish. 
More than a thousand dead fish have been removed this week from the public beach.

A Batavia man has been found guilty of robbing a 7–11 store in the city.
A jury took less than 2 hours yesterday to convict 34 year old Michael Kraatz of second degree robbery.
He could get up to 15 years in prison. Kraatz will be sentenced next month.

From the police blotter this morning:

24 year old Nicole Cramer of Lehigh Avenue, Batavia – she’s been arrested for allegedly violating the terms and conditions of the Batavia Drug Court program. She was sent to jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.

21 year old Jamie Dutton of Buell St., Batavia is facing three charges of petit larceny.
Batavia Police say Dutton took money from the Wilson Farms Store on East Main Street while he was employed there.

East Pembroke fire officials are holding a special meeting at the fire hall tonight at 7 to review the proposal to build a new $3 million fire hall.
The fire department serves 5,500 residents. The existing fire hall  is too small and is seriously deteriorating.

The Albion village board is moving forward with plans to demolish the Clarendon Street Bridge and block off the street.  Officials say demolishing the bridge would be 95-percent covered by the state and federal governments, and the village had to act fast or risk losing the funding. 

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