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Written by on April 12, 2019

Hunting accident in Darien with reported gunshot wound.
Dispatchers received report of an adult male who suffered a gunshot wound to the leg while hunting in Darien yesterday morning.
The incident was reported at around 10:40 a.m. with the man initially said to be in a field near Broadway Road, between Darien-Alexander Townline Road and Smithley Road.
The man was reportedly conscious and alert, and was making his way toward a house.
A dispatcher said it sounded like the wound was from bird shot ammunition.
Mercy Flight was put on ground standby while Darien Fire Department responded along with its ambulance.
According to a first responder the man suffered wounds in both legs describing it as a scattered shotgun pattern, probably a dozen pellets with minor bleeding.

City seeks cooperation with household survey to support a grant application.
The City is considering applying for Federal grant assistance to help income eligible owner-occupied single-family homeowners with essential home improvements.
Grant funds would enable homeowners to make home repairs with grant and deferred-loan funding.
Any single-family homeowner is encouraged to apply. The City of Batavia is requesting your full cooperation to help obtain housing rehabilitation grant funding.
If you own a single-family home in need of repairs please download the survey from the City’s website at
Click on Residential Rehabilitation Survey or pick up a survey in the City Manager’s office at City Hall.
Please complete and mail in or drop off the surveys to the City Manager’s Office at One Batavia City Centre.
The deadline to submit surveys to the City Manager is April 19.

Voters overwhelmingly vote against Darien Water District Proposal.
The result of Wednesday’s mandatory referendum on the establishment of Water District No. 6 in the Town of Darien was a resounding no from Darien residents.
684 votes were counted against and 183 were in favor with one Affidavit vote still pending validation.
According to Supervisor David Hagelberger, while the vote count remains unofficial, the result of the referendum will not change and the Town is proceeding to file the required documents to close out this action.

It looks like the worst of the flu season may finally be over.
The state health department says there were only 4,500 reported cases of the virus during the week ending April 6th.
That’s a nearly 14 percent decline from the week before. Nearly 100,000 New Yorkers have battled the flu this season.

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