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Written by on December 26, 2019

Kim Hill

Add another hat into the ring for the New York State Senate.
She is Democrat Kim Smith. She is running for the seat to be vacated by Republican State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer.
Smith has been with the Monroe County Health Department for 25 years.
She is the second Democrat to announce for the post.
Earlier this month businesswoman Joan Seamons announced her candidacy.
No Republicans have formally announced for the post.

Batavia’s bravest still looking for the cause of a Christmas Eve fire that heavily damaged a two-story home on Highland Park.
City firemen reached the scene quickly and found flames shooting out of the second floor. Everyone has safely escaped including a dog but two pet reptiles did not.
One fireman suffered a minor injury but remained on duty.

If you’re heading out today for some post-holiday shopping, experts have some simple things you should keep in mind.
First is don’t assume every sale is a good deal, meaning you should compare prices at several stores before making a purchase.
Also, most retailers have a shorter return window for items purchased after the busy shopping period, so make sure you know how long you have bring back something you buy.

Beginning the first of the year a lot of New Yorkers will be earning more money while on the job.
The minimum wage for Upstate New York will increase by 70 cents to $11.80 an hour.
Then in 2021, there will be a similar jump to $12.50 an hour


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