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On the last full day on the campaign trail, both main candidates for governor in New York were getting their message out one last time.  Democrat Andrew Cuomo was rallying in Queens, Buffalo, and Albany. 
Meanwhile, Republican Carl Paladino made five stops upstate Monday, including a brief stop in Batavia, He brushed off poll numbers that show him down by 25-percentage points. 
Paladino is expected to vote in his hometown of Buffalo while Cuomo will be in Westchester County today.

The same Siena poll giving Cuomo a big lead shows things are much closer in two other statewide races: virtual dead heats in the races for state Comptroller and state Attorney General.  The poll shows that U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand will be celebrating easy victories tonight.

On the ballot locally:
Elections for State Assembly and State Senate, one seat on Batavia City Council, Ward 2 Councilwoman Patti Pacino is unopposed to fill fill the unexpred term she was appointed to … same thing for Robert Bausch, a county legislator representing Elba, Byron and Bergen.

There is one Proposition on today’s ballot that, if approved, would extend the terms of office for Genesee County Legislators from 2 to 4 years.
The measure is given little chance of passage.
The same measure was tried more than 10 years ago, and was soundly defeated by voters.

Only three towns in Genesee County have contests today.
Alabama will elect a supervisor, Alexander will select two justices and Elba will choose a highway superintendent.
The polls remain open until 9 tonight.
Cast your vote and follow the results as they are posted tonight on

The Genesee County Local Drug Task Force nabs five suspects in four separate investigations:
59-year-old Anthony Nigro of Alexander is accused of selling prescription drugs;
49-year-old Michael Meyers of Pavilion charged with growing marihuana;
25-year-old Laura Pacer of Jackson Street, Batavia, charged with pot possession and
A husband and wife, Robie and Kimberly Dersham of Creek Road, Pavilion, both 41, are charged with growing and possessing marihuana.


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