A longtime private attorney and current town of Batavia judge has been endorsed by the Genesee County Republican Party as its candidate for Family Court judge for the November elections.

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ALBANY — Unknown facts about the new coronavirus COVID-19 mainly contributed to the thousands of state virus deaths in nursing homes and adult-care facilities, state Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said during a Legislature hearing Monday.

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged school districts Monday to designate a space to speak with parents and answer their specific questions about administrators’ reopening plans amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Health departments in the four-county GLOW region reported seven new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, with three of those cases in Livingston County and two in Orleans County.

GENESEO - The developer proposing to construct a 40-acre, 5-megawatt solar array near the north end of Conesus Lake hopes to start construction by the end of the year so it can be up, running and producing energy by the middle of 2021.

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GENESEO – The intersection of Route 63 and Court Street will close to all traffic next month as part of the ongoing $8.7 million project to replace the bridge over the Genesee River and install a roundabout, the state Department of Transportation has announced.

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ALABAMA — At the STAMP Campus in Genesee County, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer Friday unveiled a plan he said would potentially jolt the U.S. semiconductor industry and the Upstate New York economy into high gear.

HOLLEY — By a little after 10 a.m., Friday, about 250 vehicles had left the parking lot at Holley Jr. Sr. High School in a distribution with boxes of food in a distribution effort by local groups.

WARSAW — A Genesee Falls man who was busted for dealing drugs while awaiting sentencing on drug and gun charges was sentenced to a state prison term Thursday in Wyoming County Court.

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ALBANY — Schools must make parents confident in their reopening plans because parental comfort is the strongest driving force behind New York school districts reopening this fall, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday.

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ELBA - State police have identified the suspect in Wednesday’s stabbing at an Oliver’s Candies factory behind Sweet Life Country Store on South Main Street.

Four schools in the GLOW region will be receiving money for technology upgrades as part of a state-funded Smart Schools Bond Act.

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In the efforts of beating the heat this summer, people sometimes have to go to great lengths to keep cool. Whether they seek out air conditioning or a pool to find some relief from the extreme temperatures this summer, they have many options to choose from.

WASHINGTON — Enhanced unemployment benefits must be extended through the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand urged to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday, as the virus surges in many U.S. states and territories.

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City of Batavia public works crews are on location of a water main break near the Industrial Park this morning.

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BATAVIA — Tammi Ferringer says the transition itself will be the biggest challenge in going from county compliance officer to assistant county manager on Aug. 15, taking the job after Matt Landers officially moves up to the county manager’s chair.

BATAVIA — Assemblymen Steve Hawley, R-Batavia, and David DiPietro, R-East Aurora, will join Sunnking, Inc. to collect electronics residents of Western New York are looking to responsibly dispose of starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

WARSAW — A registered sex offender told investigators that he was “on vacation” for five months in Florida and didn’t believe he had to tell authorities his whereabouts.

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Genesee Speedway, LLC,, at the County Fairgrounds in Batavia, and four other auto racing tracks have sued Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James.