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Written by on November 29, 2018

Alexander School taxpayers hear capital improvement project proposal.
Taxpayers in the Alexander Central School District are being asked to approve spending $12.6 million on a new capital improvement project.
Residents were presented the project in a public forum last night in the school auditorium.
The largest and most expensive aspect included in the proposal would be construction of a new bus garage to the tune of nearly $6.9 million.
The proposal also calls for funds to light the football field and for classroom improvements.
The district proposed borrowing over $10 million and spending $1.9 million from the capital reserve fund for the project.
School district residents will be able to vote on the capital improvement package Monday.

The superintendent of Alexander Central, Dr. Catherine Huber, happens to be one of two finalists vying for the District Superintendent position at Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES.
Huber has been at Alexander Central for two years.

State Troopers take a Batavia man in for alleged rape in Stafford.
Following investigation into a suspected incident in Stafford earlier this month, 22 year old Guillermo Torres-Acevedo of Batavia was apprehended by State Police.
Torres-Acevedo is facing felony counts of Rape and Criminal Sexual Act along with a Class A misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child.
He was ordered to be held in lieu of bail as the investigation remains on-going.

Bergen student faces harassment charge following an incident with his teacher.
Genesee County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 16 year old Bergen high school student after being accused of grabbing and shaking his teachers head during class two weeks ago.
The teen was arraigned on the charge and issued an order of protection to stay away from the teacher.
WBTA is with-holding the students name because of his possible youthful offender status.

Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly is recovering from what doctors’ hope is his final surgery.
Kelly has been battling cancer in his jaw for the last few years.
In an Instagram message, Kelly’s wife said the procedure went as planned and thanked everyone for their prayers.
Kelly was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

The Buffalo Sabres are heading south in search of their 11th straight win. They’ll be in Tampa Bay tonight to take on the Lightning.
The teams are currently separated by one point in the Atlantic Division.
If Buffalo is successful, it’ll be the first eleven game win streak in franchise history.
Face off tonight is set for seven-30.

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