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Written by on November 6, 2019

An apparent home invasion ended with a suspected intruder being shot by a Stafford homeowner Tuesday night in Stafford.
The suspect was flown via Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester and law enforcement has declined to give a condition on the man.
Deputies responded to 6731 Clinton Street in Stafford shortly after 9 p.m. last night according to Genesee County Undersheriff Bradley Mazur…

The Undersheriff who spoke with our news partner The Batavian, would not comment on whether the homeowner and intruder were acquainted but did confirm that the homeowner used his registered firearm in the incident.
Mazur said the investigation remains on-going and declined further comment.

According to the unofficial vote tally, Republican Durin Rogers appears to have defeated Democrat Benjamin Bonarigo in the race for Batavia City Court Judge.
The Board of Elections provided Election night results that have given Rogers a victory by 215 votes.
In total Rogers received 1,662 to Bonarigo’s 1,447.
Although the numbers are unofficial until certified by the Board of Elections it’s unlikely to see the tide turn in Bonarigo’s favor.
170 of the 288 absentee ballots that were requested have been returned so far and Bonarigo would need almost all of the absentee ballot votes to turn the race around.
It appears local incumbents were favored as well at the polls.
Incumbent Republican John Canele won back his seat in Batavia’s third ward, with 260 votes over Libertarian Party candidate Deborah Kerr Rosenbeck who received 166.
Democratic candidate Nicholas Russo received 123.
Incumbent Kathy Briggs garnered 210 votes in Ward 5, to 148 for Democratic challenger Sam DiSalvo.
Incumbent Marianne Clattenburg won with 684 votes to 159 for Colin McAlister in the one contested County Legislature race.
Click here for the complete list of results from races around the county.

GCASA, the local substance abuse agency, hopes to have its recovery recreation center open by the end of the year.
The center is being set up as a destination where those dealing with drug and alcohol abuse issues can interact through sober living activities.
The recovery center is located in the former Bohn’s Restaurant. It will feature offices, a meeting room with a riser for live music; an exercise center; a game room and a large commercial kitchen.
An outdoor basketball court is expected to be built by next spring.

Governor Cuomo signed legislation yesterday requiring that death certificates in cases of opioid overdose specify which opioid was involved in the death, if known.
This new law requires that information be recorded so that more data will be available to better address the opioid crisis.
Under current law, if a person dies of an opioid overdose, there is no requirement that the death certificate specify which opioid was involved.
The legislation takes effect immediately.


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