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It was a cold day in the Genesee Country yesterday with a high only of 38 and a low at the freezing mark of 32. However there was only a bit of snow flakes in the air with no accumulations. However today is going to be different, Cloudy skies will give way to some steadier lake effect snow this afternoon with accumulations up to 2 inches in the mot persistent snow areas. The high today will be in the mid 30’s. 

A Darien man has been charged with Criminal Mischief and Criminal Trespass following an incident early Saturday morning in the Genesee County portion of Attica. 44 year old Martin Toporczyk of Alleghany Road in Darien was arrested for allegedly entering a residence without permission by kicking in the front door. He’s in the Genesee County jail with bail set at 25 thousand dollars.

20 year old Sara Brown of the Townline Road in Bergen has been charged with Criminal Impersonation. She allegedly contacted the victim’s phone company and under an assumed identity tried to cancel the victims phone service. Arraignment will be in LeRoy Town Court on December 10th.

There is some more good news for residencts of Long Island still recovering from the effects for superstorm Sandy.  Effective today, service on the Long Island Railroad will be nearly 100 percent as electric train service has been restored to hard hit Long Beach.  However some schedules have been cancelled due to on going restoration of the tracks tunneling under the East River between Manhattan and Queens.  Amtrak owner of the tracks used by LIRR trains continue their work on repairing the signal system severely damaged in their two tunnels during the storm. A temporary signal system is now controlling train traffic in the two tunnels that were flooded and that allows for fewer trains per hour to operate into and out of Penn Station. 

Staten Island residents are getting a boost in ferry service to help them get around easier after Hurricane Sandy struck the region.  The New York City Transportation Department says the eight-week service between Great Kills Park and Manhattan will start this Monday.  The boats operated by New York Water Taxi will take passengers near Wall Street and into Midtown for two-dollars. 

PATH service to Lower Manhattan is set to resume for the Monday morning commute.  Trains will run weekdays from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the World Trade Center Line.  The trains will not be running on weekends to allow Port Authority crews to finish necessary repairs after Hurricane Sandy flooded the World Trade Center station.

WBTA Eye on government. 

The Batavia City Council will meet tomorrow night in a Conference Session. Council is expected to discuss proposed fee increases.  One of the fees, a peddler/solicitor permit, is proposed to increase from 25 dollars to 200 dollars.  The clerks office says the fee has not changed in 27 years.  Council will meet at 7PM Monday at City Hall.

 No one managed to match all six numbers to claim Saturday night's 325-million-dollar Powerball jackpot.  That means the jackpot for the next drawing stands at a record 425 million dollars.  The previous record of 365-million was set nearly seven years ago.  The odds of winning the grand prize are roughly one in 175 million.

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