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Written by on December 4, 2018

Taxpayers in Alexander School District vote against capital improvement proposition.
The more than $12.6 million capital improvement project proposed by the Alexander Central School District was shot down by residents in a vote on the proposal.
The final tally from yesterday’s vote was 117 in favor and 183 against.
The district was planning on taking $1.9 million in existing capital reserve funds while borrowing around $10 million to pay for the project.
The proposition written by the school mentioned plans to implement a tax levy in annual installments to pay for the millions that they would need to borrow, however the amount was not clearly defined in the proposal.
The improvement project included the construction of a new bus garage, athletic field and classroom improvements.

Convict in Batavia accused of dealing drugs a year after completing parole.
40 year old Adam McGill has served three prior prison terms for various crimes including burglary and drug dealing.
He was released from parole in February 2017 after his latest 3 and half year stint in prison, however today he is back behind bars for allegedly selling narcotics in February.
McGill appeared in Genesee County Court yesterday morning on a sealed grand jury indictment for criminal possession and criminal sale of a controlled substance.
While discussing bail for McGill, District Attorney Kevin Finnell said he has 19 total arrests, including 15 felony counts, and three failures to appear on prior court cases, including one that required an arrest on a warrant.
His bail was set at $25,000.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.

The Diocese of Buffalo is reportedly offering victims of sexual abuse money to settle their claims.
Lawyers for some of those affected tell The Buffalo News their clients have received settlement offers ranging from $10,000 to $360,000.
Victims have 60 days to decide if they’ll accept an offer or reject it.
Anyone who takes the money will give up their right to sue the diocese.

Buffalo businessman Louis Ciminelli is heading to federal prison.
Yesterday, a judge sentenced him to over two years behind bars for steering state funds toward his company.
Ciminelli will also have to pay back the money he stole, but the exact amount hasn’t been decided yet.
He will remain free on a suspended sentence pending the outcome of his appeal.

After winning ten straight games, the Buffalo Sabres are now dealing with a losing streak.
They dropped their third consecutive contest last night, falling on the road to Nashville 2 to 1.
Sam Reinhart scored the lone goal for Buffalo.
The Sabres are back in action tonight when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs at KeyBank Center.

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