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Written by on August 7, 2019

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul unveiled the new GLOW With Your Hands career exploration program for students to engage in activities associated with careers like electrical wiring and advanced manufacturing.
At the Genesee County Fairgrounds today, Hochul commended the program’s benefits for students’ education and the regional economy.

Economic development agencies and education groups in the four counties partnered to plan this day-long, hands-on workforce event on September 24th.

New GCASA Social Center location gains approval.
The Town of Batavia Planning Board approved a permit for the GCASA recovery social center at the former Bohn’s Restaurant location.
Kathleen Miller, a supporter of the project, spoke to the board about the unique features of the space.

In response to concerns about people smoking outside, GCASA’s John Bennett reassured that there will be a designated smoking area on the property.

City Police arrest 21 year old Kaleb Bobzien and 19 year old Michaela Bruce of Dellinger Ave, Batavia, following a reported domestic incident.
Bobzien faces counts of Criminal Contempt and Aggravated Family Offense and was jailed without bail. Bruce was charged with Menacing and Harassment and was ordered held in lieu of $500 bail.

Health insurance companies doing business in New York must now cover the expense of annual mammograms for women 35 and over. The new legislation is known as “Shannon’s Law,” named for Shannon Saturno, a Long Island teacher who passed away in 2016 from breast cancer, when she was just 31 years old. Her father says he has worked hard with so many others to get this bill passed. Governor Cuomo signed the bill into law on Friday. Up until today, most insurance companies were only required to cover annual mammogram screenings for women over the age of 40.

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