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Public officials from across New York State have condemned the shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and nearly two dozen others in Tucson, Arizona. 
New York Senator Chuck Schumer called the attack “savage” and termed it an “American tragedy.”
Local Congressman Chris Lee called for swift justice for those responsible.

The Batavia City Council to consider refinancing some municipal debt.
The council tonight is expected to give the go-head to city management to refinance debt from downtown improvements and Dwyer Stadium renovations. City Manager Jason Molino says the re-fi could have the city upwards of $46,000 in interest.
Council is also expected to approve a measure urging the state not to impose a property tax cap without relief from mandates on local governments.

Police in Holley today are continuing to investigate a frightening on South Main Street in the village.
A car slammed into a house yesterday afternoon, striking a gas meter sending natural gas into the air.
A 26-year-old woman was driving…there were two children in the car, one six years old – the other just six months.
The six-month old was treated and released for minor injuries.
The driver is being treated for head, back and leg injuries at Strong Memorial. The six year old suffered a head injury and is listed in guarded condition in intensive care.
Names of the injured have not been released pending notification of family.

From the weekend police blotter:
28-year-old Cortney Richardson of Walden Creek Drive, Batavia:
He’s been arrested for Felony DWI after police say he failed to negotiate a curve on Bank Street and struck a fire hydrant and utility pole.
Richardson has been locked up in lieu of $7,500 bail.

19-year-old Christian Carder of Gainsville, Wyoming County:
He was arrested on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child.
Deputies say Carder bought a can of “Clean Safe” dust remover at Wal-Mart in Warsaw and gave it to two kids in the parking lot, who later huffed it.

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