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A Town of Bergen man has been killed in a snowmobile accident.
The 37-year-old, whose name has not yet been released, was killed last night along Buffalo Road in the Monroe County Town of Riga.
Police tell us the Bergen man was operating his snowmobile along the shoulder of the highway when a car approached from behind and veered off the highway, striking the snowmobile. The driver of the car was not hurt.

A Buffalo man has been charged with a rape that allegedly occurred at the troubled plagued College Village apartments in Batavia. 
18-year-old Tornubari Gbaraba has been charged with rape in the First Degree.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies said Gbaraba had forcible intercourse with an 18-year-old female. He’s been locked up in lieu of $50,000 bail.

The offices of former Congressman Chris Lee remain open.
The Clerk of the House of Representatives will supervise Lee’s offices in Washington, Williamsville and Greece.
Senator George Maziarz may have his eye on running for Congress. Maziarz said he would like to be considered to replace Lee once a special election is called.  GOP leaders say Maziarz would be a strong candidate, but if elected Maziarz would leave Republicans one vote short of their 32-vote majority in the State Senate. 
Batavia Republican Assemblyman Steve Hawley has also said that he would be interested in running for Congress.

The Batavia City School District has scheduled a public informational meeting into a proposed 3.9 million capital improvement project.
The meeting is scheduled for this coming Tuesday night at 7:15 in Batavia High School Auditorium.
This program note: School Superintendent Margaret Puzio will appear this morning on WBTA’s Main and Center program to discuss the project, which includes major renovations to the school district’s athletic facilities.

Former New York Governor David Paterson has announced that he'll be trading the podium for the lectern at New York University.  Paterson said that he accepted a teaching position with NYU.  He also said he's been doing work for the National Federation of the Blind.

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