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Written by on January 31, 2018

Genesee County Sheriff’s deputies investigate two attempted break-ins in Bergen. Both were reported last week.
One attempted burglary was of an apartment on Gibson Place, the other was a home on Creamery Road.
Deputies said in both cases the would-be intruders failed to make entry.
Lawmen remind residents to lock their doors and windows and be on the lookout for suspicious activity.

Tracy Ford

It’s been two years since Grace’s Kitchen closed in LeRoy, ending its free community meal service.
Now, the LeRoy Rotary Club, the Masons and other organizations want to re-start the program.

LeRoy Rotarian Tracy Ford says the need right now is manpower:

Organizers say the big need is for volunteers to prepare and serve the meals. They hope to begin serving by the end of March at the Masonic Hall on Bank Street in LeRoy.

A new report indicates a spike in deadly construction accidents throughout New York state. The Committee for Occupational Safety and Health say 71 people died on job sites in 2016, which represents a 14 year high. Fifty-five people had died in accidents the previous year. However, in New York City construction related deaths went down during the same period, decreasing from 25 to 21 between 2015 and 2016. Experts attribute those results to a crackdown on unsafe workplaces.

Some New York politicians are reacting to President Trump’s State of the Union address. Trump called for strength and unity between the parties. Congressman Chris Collins applauded the speech, saying America is on the right track. Governor Cuomo, however, accused Trump of paying lip service to the idea of unity, saying this has been one of the most divisive years in memory.

Three New York Republicans now are trying to run against Governor Cuomo.
State Senator John DeFrancisco of Syracuse has announced his campaign for governor.
DeFrancisco is throwing his hat into the ring with former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra and Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb of Canandaigua.

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