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A Memorial Service will be held at Alex's Place Monday morning for Russell Bugbee.  The 31 year old Bugbee was the executive chef at the restaurant and died in a fiery crash last Thursday night on Route 31 in the Orleans County Town of Murray.  Bugbee's SUV slammed into a park tow truck and burst into flames.

The Genesee County Legislature took another step in its efforts to go green.  At its meeting last night, the legislature approved a contract with Wendell Energy services of Amherst.  The two year deal is worth $50,000 and will focus on ways the county can save money through weatherization and lighting upgrades.  Those projects, which could save the county as much as $30,000 a year, would then be bid separately.  The money is being made available via state grant.

A search warrant executed on Church Street in the Town of Alabama led to drug charges for one man.  48 year old Terrance Bauer was charged with Criminal Possession of Marihuana and Criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly possessing an illegal "Billy Club".  Bauer will answer to those charges at a later date.

With the election just five days away, Democrat Andrew Cuomo enjoys a 20 point lead over Republican Challenger Carl Paladino.   55 percent of likely voters are backing Cuomo while just 35 percent plan to vote for Paladino.  The same poll shows Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand also enjoy healthy leads over their Republican opposition.

A Batavia man has written a book that give a fictional account for the disappearance of one time Batavia resident Captain William Morgan.  The Craft, written by former Batavia Middle School Teacher Tom Talbot, provides a fictional explanation for Morgan's disappearance.  Morgan was allegedly kidnapped by the Freemasons after he threatened to write a book exposing the group's secrets.  That book was later published sparking a national anti-mason movement.  The Craft is available locally at Present Tense and the Holland Land Office and is available on

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