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Written by on March 29, 2019

Five people arrested in a Liberty Street drug bust.
Authorities tell WBTA the arrests came as a result of an investigation by the Probation Department and Child Protection Services.
Three of the five collared were from Batavia: 46 year old Angela Bateman, 30 year old Nikki Stonebraker, and 25 year old Joseph Burr.
Two other men were from Rochester.
Police say a probation officer found 56 bags of cocaine in the home, as well as drug paraphernalia, pills and cash.

A Swan Street man in double trouble.
19 year old Kevin Howard was accused of having drugs as he was being processed into the county jail.
Howard was charged with Promoting Prison Contraband.

For the second year in a row the Batavia City School District has been named one of the best places to work in the region.
The ranking was again compiled by the Democrat and Chronicle.
The newspaper also gave the school district an “I Love My Job” award based on the results of an employee satisfaction survey.

It’s time to break out the reusable bags. New York state lawmakers have reportedly reached a deal that will ban plastic bags and charge five cents for paper bags. The ban would exempt certain types of plastic bags for restaurants, deli or meat counter products, garments and trash bags. If approved as part of the budget due April 1st, the measure would go into effect next March.

News Release:

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) today recognized Vietnam Veterans Day (March 29) by passing an official Assembly Resolution in Albany honoring the event.
Hawley, a veteran and member of the Assembly Veterans’ Affairs Committee, offered his gratitude and best wishes to New York’s veterans of the Vietnam War and urged constituents to thank a family member or friend who served in Vietnam.
“Vietnam was one of the longest and most violent conflicts in American history with many brave young men, not long out of high school, answering the call of duty for their nation,” Hawley said.

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