GENESEE COUNTY/Down Syndrome Parent Support group continuing the dance

A Summer Dance celebration for those with disabilities rocked the floor at the ARC Genesee/Orleans Community Center on Woodrow road in Batavia on Thursday night. This is the second dance of the year held by the Down Syndrome Parent Support Group of Genesee County which encompasses the GLOW region. The …

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GENESEE COUNTY/Deputy with new calling in life retires after 25 years of service

(Pictured left to right Undersheriff Greg Walker, Deputy Brian Thompson and Sheriff Bill Sheron) “I believe God is calling me to reach people in the community before handcuffs,” says Deputy Brian Thompson during his retirement get together at the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday afternoon. Thompson says watching so many …

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BATAVIA/Genesee Amateur Radio trains for disaster preparedness and competes in yearly event

Genesee Amateur Radio is competing this weekend with other HAM radio operators from Canada and New York at the Genesee County Fairgrounds. David Carlson, President, has been doing this for over 35 years, says that this is part public relations and part disaster preparedness.  “The whole purpose is to prepare …

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GENESEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT/Oakfield man accused of using walking cane to smuggle cigarettes into the jail

Roy D. Hooten, 56, of S. Main St., Oakfield, is charged with promoting prison contraband after he entered the jail with a walking cane that allegedly contained 10 cigarettes on May 16, 2017. Hooten was in the process of being committed to the jail when the cigarettes were discovered. He …

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Batavia High School students recognized at Kiwanis luncheon

Senior Serena Strollo-DiCenso received the Citizenship Award which is presented to a Senior student for outstanding and unselfish citizenship. Strollo-DiCenso was also presented with a check for $500. Serena Strollo-DiCenso is the daughter of past Kiwanian and Kiwanian of the year Anita Strollo and Joseph DiCenso. Strollo-DiCenso has logged hundreds …

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