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June 8, 2018 - 2:37pm

State Street Animal Hospital is hosting "The Bark-arrific Saturday Ice Cream Social" from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 23, at the hospital, located at 7950 State Street Road, Batavia.

Just show up with your friendly K9 friend and join the State Street crew for this special event.

All dogs must be leashed to attend. Dog-safe ice cream will be served, and there will be ice cream for human companions as well.

While this social is specifically for dogs, they love your feline friends, too, and treats will be provided for owners to take home to their kitty comrades.

Parasols, gloves and hats, strictly optional. Wet Wipes probably aren't.

June 8, 2018 - 2:27pm
posted by Billie Owens in art, news, Announcements, batavia, GO ART!.
Press release:
Four new exhibits are coming to GO ART! this summer and there will be a reception for each one and the bar will be open at historic Seymour Place, located at 201 E. Main St. in Downtown Batavia.
  • Ty's Painted Poles by Ty Dickey -- June 14 -- Aug. 4  /  Reception: June 21 6-8 p.m. 
Ty Dickey resides in Detroit, Mich. His works have been well received, in exhibitions at the Carr Cultural Center and the Baltimore Gallery in Detroit.

Dickey creates his works from a strong African-centered viewpoint, drawing inspiration from his surroundings. His latest works are decorative fabric spools, a mixed media form that incorporates recycled cardboard paper and acrylic paint. 

Each piece is elegant and unique; the same design is never painted twice. 

Several of the pieces incorporate Ghanaian adinkra symbols. Other pieces are freeform, with geometric shapes and doodles that are created in the moment.

  • Peru Children by Daniel Cotrina Rowe -- June 14 -- Aug. 4  /  Reception: June 21, 6-8 p.m. 

Daniel Cotrina Rowe is a native of  Cajamarca, Peru. He studied at the Fine Arts School of "Mario Urteaga." Rowe's artwork is included in the Latin American Artists Registry of the prestigious Latin American Museum of Long Beach, Calif. (MOLAA).

Rowe currently directs the Art Center called Archikwayra, in which he shares his experience as a painter with talented children from the community of Otuzco in Cajamarca. Because art is not taught in schools in the area this program is extremely important to bring art to children in their community.  All of the artwork is done by children who attend the programs at the Art Center and all pieces are for sale.

The sales from Rowe's show will be used to purchase supplies for the Archikwayra so the children can continue to learn and enjoy art!

  • "UNWORLDLY" Members' Challenge Show -- June 7 -- Sept. 8  /  Reception June 21, 6-8 p.m.


  • Framed by Lyn Kang -- July 12 -- Sept. 8  /  Reception: July 19, 6-8 p.m.
Lyn Kang is a painter, born in Seoul, South Korea, and currently resides and works in Western New York. Her artwork has been featured in Vienna, Virginia, New Zealand, and South Korea.
She says "I experience frames all over. The relationship between various elements in a frame is tolerated. They are interwoven within the frame. They are entrapped in colors, but do not find a way to feel sympathy. They are placed to live under one frame. No way out. What frame do you live under?"
343- 9313
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June 8, 2018 - 2:03pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, business, batavia, START-UP Genesee.

If you are thinking about starting a busimess or have a great idea, or maybe you'd just like to see what entrepreneurship is all about, then take a tour of Downtown Batavia businesses on Thursday, June 21, and hear local stories about starting and operating a small business.

You're invited to a START-UP Genesee "Think & Drink" Entrepreneurial Series Event. Meet at Eli Fish Brewing Company. Walking tour is free. Food and drink will be provided.

Time is 4 to 6 p.m.

RSVP by contacting Rahcel Tabelski at 343-4866 or at  [email protected]

This event is hosted by the START-UP Genesee Business Assistance Team.

Great opportunity to network and take your ideas and business to the next level!

June 7, 2018 - 2:25pm
posted by Billie Owens in crime, batavia, Grand Jury, news, notify.

Pierre M. Humphrey and Asia N. Fedrick are indicted for the crime of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony. It is alleged that on Jan. 16 in the area of Park Road, Batavia, that they knowingly and unlawfully possessed a narcotic drug -- cocaine -- with the intent to sell it. In count two, they are accused of the same crime, except the drug was heroin. In count three, they are accused of the same crime as in count one, except the drug was tablets containing codeine and acetaminophen (such as hydrocodone). In count four, they are accused of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class C felony, for allegedly possessing preparations, compounds, mixtures and substances containing cocaine and the aggregate weight of them was one-eighth ounce or more. In count five, the duo is accused of unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. In count six, Humphrey alone is accused of criminal impersonation in the second degree, a Class A misdemeanor. It is alleged in count six that Humphrey "did impersonate another and did an act in such assumed character with intent to obtain a benefit or to injure or defraud another."

June 7, 2018 - 1:56pm
posted by Billie Owens in business, Fontrick Door, batavia.

Press release:

National Grid has approved an economic development grant for Fontrick Door Inc., a Batavia-based custom window and hardwood door manufacturer that is undertaking a major expansion.

National Grid will provide up to $158,000 toward upgrades of Fontrick Door’s electric infrastructure.

The grant was made through National Grid’s Electrical Capital Investment Incentive program, which provides financial incentives to qualifying commercial and industrial customers who are expanding operations and need to upgrade electric infrastructures.

“We’ve been working closely with Fontrick Door on this project, which includes a major re- organization of manufacturing space, and will lead to increased production and efficiencies,” said National Grid Regional Manager Ken Kujawa.

The Electrical Capital Investment Incentive program is among a suite of economic development programs offered by National Grid.

More information about the programs can be found at www.shovelready.com.

June 7, 2018 - 1:49pm
posted by Billie Owens in paolo busti foundation, Italian Americans, news, batavia.

Submitted photos and press release:

The Paolo Busti Cultural Foundation of Genesee County will honor two “Outstanding Italian-Americans” and annual scholarships will be awarded on Wednesday, June 13th, at Terry Hills in Batavia.

This year's honorees are Lucille DiSanto and Larry Hale. Candidates for scholarships are: Lauren Leone, Jacob Gualtieri and Carli Piazza.

Tickets for the dinner are available at Ben’s Appliance, V.J. Gautieri Construction or from any board member.

Guests will be served a fabulous deluxe “Italian Plate” with dessert, and the works for $30 per person. This is the one of foundation’s only fundraisers and all proceeds go to our scholarship program.

Please come out and enjoy a wonderful evening and celebrate the contributions Italian-Americans have made right here in Genesee County and our scholarship recipients.

Any questions and for reserved seating contact Michele Fuller (585) 768-7016.

About the Honorees

Lucille DiSanto

Lucille DiSanto is married to Gary DiSanto, and they are the proud parents of four children.

Andrea (Jeremy Layton), Lisa LaFornara, Vincent and Joseph DiSanto. Her grandchildren Madison and Ethan always make her smile!

While growing up in Batavia, she attended St. Mary's Elementary School, Notre Dame High School, and Genesee Community College. While going to school, she worked for her father, Paul Messina, at the Buccaneer Restaurant. She calls those years the "School of Hard Knocks."

"That is where I honed my work ethic and learned the benefit of hard work and dedication," she said.

She is extremely proud of her Italian heritage. Her father's family came from Velalunga, Sicily. Her mother, Gilda Ruffalo Messina, was born in Regio, Calabria. Her father's family settled in Batavia and managed muck land in Elba for many years.

Lucille received her teaching degree at Oneonta College, a master's degree in Special Education at Binghampton University, and an administrative degree at Canisius College. She taught elementary school in Unadilla and Sidney, NY.

She returned to Batavia in 1998 and began teaching for the Batavia City Schools, where she remained for 20 years. She became an adjunct instructor for Genesee Community College and received the NISOD Award for Excellence in Teaching. (NISOD stands for the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development.)

A member of the Zonta Club, she began a teenage service group called the Z-Club. It is an organization that provides opportunities for youth to develop leadership skills, explore career alternatives and to improve international understanding through projects and advocacy.

The club has raised enough money to have four water towers built at schools in Uganda, educate women in Madagascar, and conduct a Salvation Army Food Drive as well as a Toy Drive for YWCA. Club members also run the Z-Closet at Batavia High School and they help various organizations in Batavia. They were recognized by the Batavia City Council for their work in the community.

Lucille also organized the Zonta Holiday Festival and is organizing a carnival at Batavia Downs that will benefit a variety of organizations that are seeking to raise money.

In proud honor of her Italian heritage, she volunteered at St. Anthony's, in the making of the St. Joseph's Table, an Italian tradition. The Paulo Busti Foundation is delighted to name Lucille an "Outstanding Italian American."

Larry Hale

Lawrence (Larry) Hale was born and raised in Batavia. He began working at 16 at the family business.

It was at Ficarella’s Pizzeria that he learned the value of family and hard work. He is a graduate of Batavia High School where he met his childhood sweetheart, Diane (Mazur) Hale; they’ve been married 27 years. They have five sons! Zachary, Alex, Dillon, and twins Tyler and Jacob.

His grandmother was an immigrant from Sicily. He credits his Italian roots for his work ethic and determination. He has had to work hard to raise his large family.

Larry graduated from the New York State Corrections Academy in Albany. It was there he began his career in corrections. After three years they moved back to Batavia, where they wanted to raise their family. He currently works at Attica Correctional Facility, where he will retire from, after 25 years.

In 2000 Larry began volunteering as a coach. Over the past 18 years he has coached teams at every age level. There were seasons when he coached three teams simultaneously! This included All Stars, Travel and Fall Ball. He served as Treasurer of the Batavia Minor League Board and Vice President and President of the Batavia Little League Board.

On a Saturday morning at 6 a.m. you could find him preparing the fields to play. He has a passion for coaching, and believes sports are important both mentally and physically. He said, “Sports are not about winning, they are about respect, overcoming hardships, discipline, hard work and camaraderie.”

Since its inception in 2007, Larry has volunteered for the Michael Napoleone Foundation. This foundation holds a special place in his heart. Michael was a classmate and special friend to his twin sons. His wife serves on the Board of Directors. Larry is instrumental in coordinating the annual Michael Napoleone Foundation Memorial Day Baseball Tournament, which is a huge success.

Larry is an excellent role model to the hundreds of children he has coached, and it is our honor to name him an “Outstanding Italian American.”

About the Student Scholarship Candidates

Lauren Leone, above, is a senior at Batavia High School, and the daughter of David and Lisa Leone.

Through all of high school Lauren has been very active in student government: serving as class president for three years; student government executive secretary for one year; lead attorney for the mock trial team for three years; hostess of the Mr. Batavia charity event in 2018; president of the National Honor Society in 2017; Link Crew leader for two years; and a student contributor to the A+ Batavia Communicator (school district newsletter) in 2017.

She has been on the varsity tennis team for three years, String Sensations for four years, Batavia High School Orchestra for four years, and GWMEA county and state solo festival participant for three years.

Lauren has received awards for perfect attendance from 2016 through 2018, varsity tennis scholar athlete for three years, Monroe County All-League Athlete award twice, Scholastic Bowl Rookie of the Year in 2017, American Chemical Society Achievement in 2016 and 2017 and the NSYEO Seal of Biliteracy in English and Spanish in 2018.

Lauren has also been a lector at Ascension Parish in Batavia once a month since 2014. She has volunteered for Linda Bartlett’s summer writing program, at the Holland Land Office Museum’s History Heroes program and for Crossroads House.

Lauren intends to major in both Journalism and Political Science at either Ithaca College or Syracuse University.

Jacob Gualtieri, above, is a senior at Notre Dame High School in Batavia, and the son of Michael and Deborah Gualtieri, of Le Roy.

He is a past member of Science Club and Junior National Honor Society and a current member of National Honor Society.

For all four years of high school Jacob has participated in varsity track and field, varsity cross country and the school chorus. He has also participated in his school’s productions of "Godspell" and "Beauty and the Beast."

He is very active in his church and has been an altar servant for the last six years, gone on a mission trip to help organize a refugee center and assist the elderly, and caroled at elderly living facilities during the holidays.

He is a scholar athlete, won the Computing Medal Award in 2017 and holds a black belt in Isshyn-Ryu Karate which he achieved in 2014. Jacob plans on attending Rochester Institute of Technology to major in Computer Engineering.

Carli Piazza, above, is a senior at Le Roy High School, and the daughter of John and Joele Piazza.

She has belonged to Rotary Club since 2017 and the Ecology Club since 2016. She has been on the honor roll for all four years of high school.

Carli played basketball for four years and has been on the soccer team since seventh grade.

She has volunteered for several events and organizations -- from helping teachers at Open House, to working an alumni basketball game, to a children’s roller-skating party, to the Hope Center of Le Roy.

She plans on attending either Monroe Community College or Genesee Community College to major in Interior Design.

June 7, 2018 - 11:40am
posted by Howard B. Owens in animals, news, batavia.


Jenn Martino-West shared this picture from early this morning of a deer helping herself to birdseed on South Pearl Street.

June 6, 2018 - 4:21pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in St. Anthony's, batavia, news, notify.


On a Tuesday night, there is probably no place in Batavia with more positive energy flowing than St. Anthony's on Liberty Street.

The former Catholic Church property is now owned an operated by City Church and for more than a year, church leaders have been opening up the gym and community rooms for basketball, games, an art class, and dance lessons.

And everybody -- white, black, rich, poor, young, old -- is having a good time.

"We're just showing the love of Christ and reaching out in care and love," said Ryan Macdonald, who was running the events last night. 

Ryan is the son of Pastor Marty Macdonald of City Church.

When the doors open on Tuesday night, they're open to everybody, Macdonald said.

He's mindful of some of the issues faced by Southside residents, and some of the negative news about the community recently, including a recent murder on Central Avenue, just a block away, and he said that's why he and other volunteers are there.

"When you create a relationship with an open hand instead of a fist you can get a whole lot more done in a community," Macdonald said. "I think that we could all benefit from reaching out instead of demanding a certain set of rules, so that’s what we’re doing here."

At 7 p.m., all of the activities stop and everybody participating enters the gym for a short message and a prayer before food is served -- in this case, six giant sheet pizzas from Batavia's Original paid for by donations from local businesses.

After reading a Bible verse, MacDonald said, "Somebody asked me not long ago why do you do what you do on a Tuesday night. Here's my answer. The Lord said to those people who asked, 'we never fed you, we never clothed you, we never loved you.' He answered and said these similar words. 'When you did it for those other people, you did it for me.'

"That’s why we’re here tonight because I believe when I honor you, every person in this room, from the greatest among us to the least among us, when I’m honoring you, I honor God himself. That’s why I’m here tonight."

At that point, everybody in the room applauded.












June 6, 2018 - 3:08pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in news, crime, Le Roy, batavia, notify, Darien.

Kelly Lyn Widzinski, 35, of Reddick Lane, Rochester, is charged with criminal possession of stolen property, 4th, criminal using drug paraphernalia, 2nd, criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th, and petit larceny. Widzinski is accused of trying to steal a vacuum cleaner from Target. During the investigation, she was allegedly found in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Widzinksi was allegedly found in possession of stolen property unrelated to Target. She was jailed on $2,000 bail or $4,000 bond.

David W. Weadon, 31, of Telephone Road, Le Roy, is charged with: driving while ability impaired by drugs; driving while ability impaired by the combined influence of drugs; reckless driving; criminal possession of a weapon, 4th; unlawful possession of marijuana; consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle; tailgating; failure to keep right; unsecured license plate; and unlawful stickers in windshield. Weadon was stopped by a Wyoming County deputy on Route 19, Covington, following a complaint about a vehicle being driven in an unsafe manner in the Town of Warsaw. Following the complaint and the deputy intercepted the vehicle and followed it. The deputy reported the driver was still operating in the same "aggressive" manner. During the traffic stop, Weadon was allegedly found to be drinking alcohol in the vehicle and in possession of an unlawful billy club. He reportedly failed a field sobriety test. He was evaluated for drug use and allegedly found to be impaired by multiple categories of drugs. 

Nicholas Peter Garbarini, 36, of East Main Street, Batavia, is charged with stalking, 4th. Garbarini was charged following a lengthy investigation into a series of incidents at Genesee County Mental Health. Garbarini was held without bail.

Jason Allen McFollins, of Union Street, Batavia, was arrested on a warrant. McFollins turned himself in. He is accused of failing to comply with a court-ordered program by missing a day of that program.

Ricky N. Porter Jr., 27, of Gilbert Street, Le Roy, is charged with aggravated harassment, 2nd. Porter was arrested on a warrant. He is accused of making alarming and threatening statements toward another person over the phone. He was jailed on $2,500 bail.

Raymond J. Radley, 52, of Liberty Street, Batavia, is charged with nine counts of criminal contempt, 1st. Radley is accused of violating a full stay away order of protection between February and May by repeatedly communicating with the protected party. He was jailed without bail.

John M. Carr, 21, of Rochester, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Carr was stopped on the I-490 in Le Roy by State Police at 9:55 p.m. Monday.

Hannah S. Schreiber, 24, of Palmyra, is charged with obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct. Schreiber was arrested in connection with an incident reported at 7:22 p.m. Sunday on Alleghany Road in the Town of Darien by State Police. No further details released.

June 6, 2018 - 2:24pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Genesee Orleans ARC, Special Olympics, news, batavia.


Members of local law enforcement held their annual torch run from Elba to Batavia in support of the Special Olympics today, with a path that took them down Richmond Avenue to the Genesee Orleans Arc Community Center on Woodrow Road, Batavia, on their way to the Arc building on Oak Street, Batavia.


June 6, 2018 - 11:54am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, batavia, news, notify.
    Keith Kendrick

One of two men suspected of setting up drug-dealing operations in a residence at 133 State St., Batavia, entered a guilty plea yesterday and faces a maximum possible prison term of more than five years.

Keith R. "Sosa" Kendrick, 26, of Viola Drive, North Chili, an Army reserve veteran, entered a guilty plea to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, 3rd.

This is his first criminal conviction and he was released under supervision (RUS) of Genesee Justice. If he does well on RUS, he may be eligible for a probationary sentence and avoid prison if he continues to avoid arrests.

Kendrick was arrested along with Denzel T. Hall, 25, of Stenwick Drive, Rochester, and Donna M. Fidanza, 48, of State Street, Batavia, following an investigation by the Local Drug Task Force.

Hall is charged with two counts each of criminal possession of a controlled substance, 3rd. 

Fidanza, the resident on State Street accused of allowing drug sales in her home, is charged with criminal nuisance in the first degree.

June 6, 2018 - 10:48am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, City Schools, schools, education, news.


Yesterday, Batavia fourth-graders got a chance to try out various track and field events and demonstrate their athletic skills.


This is Nolan Ball.  He has a strong arm.  Three times he threw the softball at least 138 feet.








June 6, 2018 - 8:16am


Last week on Memorial Day when she marched in her first parade with a boy lead troop, little did Emma McJury know she would get noticed and that the attention would have an impact on her new cub pack.

The 8-year-old (pictured above) is the first girl to register and join Cub Pack 6069 of Jackson School in Batavia. 

Emma was motivated by her sibling to come to meetings and learn more about Cub Scouts. She saw her brother participated in a meeting learning about police safety, building a pine wood derby car, overnight camping trips and will be attending summer resident camp in a couple months.

She’s really excited to do day camp and resident camp and being able to officially participate in activities, said her mom Justine McJury.

Her favorite activity is camping and outdoor-related activities such as hiking, fishing and nature observation.

Her goals are to introduce more girls to the program so they can enjoy scouts and all the great activities that are offered as much as she does. Since she found out that girls could join scouts, she has been asking her friends if they want to join with her and has been encouraging them to do so.

The pack meets on Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m., meetings run from September through May at Jackson School.

The pack is having a meet-and-greet activity, putt putt / ice cream social on Saturday June 16th at noon at Terry Hills Golf Course, located at 5122 Clinton Street Road, Batavia.

Costs are minimal to attend. If interested in coming to the activity or to join the pack contact, Anthony Merica, cubmaster, at 813-7485.

June 5, 2018 - 6:30pm

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Roof full tear off 4 years ago, furnace 5 years -- Beautiful cherry cabinetry with granite countertops, all stainless appliances to stay, plus washer/dryer! Nice formal dining/extra-large living room area with cozy gas fireplace – great for entertaining. Upstairs bath fully gutted with super convenient upstairs laundry area and three large bedrooms. All new carpeting throughout as well!

The outside features an extra wide drive and a double lot with a nice back deck...Inexpensive utilities and no flood insurance. What more do you want?

Check it out! Call Lynn Bezon today at Reliant Real Estate or click here for more information on this listing.


June 5, 2018 - 5:35pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, pembroke, batavia, news, notify.

A recent theft of cash, jewelry, and prescriptions from a home on Batavia Elba Townline Road and another attempted similar burglary on Indian Falls Road over the weekend has gotten the attention of the Sheriff's Office and Chief Deputy Jerome Brewster says local residents should be on the watch for Gypsy scammers in their neighborhoods.

In the Townline Road case, a dark-skinned man came to the front door of a 96-year-old resident and said he was there to investigate a problem with a telephone line behind the house.

When the resident and the visitor went behind the house, two other people, who had apparently been hiding in the car, entered the house and stole items.

In the case on Indian Falls Road, a person knocked on the door and said he was there to see about cutting down some trees behind the house.  Somehow, he talked the resident into walking behind the house. At which point, at least one person entered the residence. In that case, nothing was stolen.

In both cases, the visitors arrived in a white Kia. The Kia is missing a front plate and likely has an out-of-state back plate.

Brewster said the operation matches a well-known scam run by Gypsies who pass through the area occasionally. He said they are most likely staying at a motel in a neighboring county. They don't usually stay in the county where they are conducting their scams.

They will approach residents, usually elderly residents, with any number of stories to try and talk the resident into walking to the back of the house so confederates can enter the residence and make off with whatever valuables they can easily grab.

While there have been no reports of similar crimes in the city, he said city residents should be vigilant for people who try to talk their way into basements.

He said he isn't sure how the Gypsies select their victims -- whether they case neighborhoods beforehand to identify elderly residents or if they acquire names and addresses online.

Brewster said residents who observe suspicious activity at a neighbor's house, such as one person going to the door and then going into the backyard, followed by two more people getting out of a car and entering the front door -- call the police.

June 5, 2018 - 2:47pm
Press release:
The Batavia City School District Foundation Inc.'s Board of Directors is excited to unveil the Foundation's new logo.
This logo was designed by JanMarie Deni Gallagher at Visu-ation Graphic Design LLC in Spencerport. Gallagher is a 1988 graduate of Batavia High School.
The logo coincides with the mission of the BCSD Foundation Inc. which is to develop, procure and manage resources, contributions, and educational funding and ensure that these will be used to directly support the City of Batavia School District, its student population, programming, property development and student scholarship funding.
Community members who are interested in joining the Board of Directors of the BCSD Foundation Inc. are asked to email us at [email protected].
You may also check out our page at www.bataviacsd.org and find us under Quick Links.
June 5, 2018 - 2:01pm
posted by Billie Owens in Milestones, batavia.

The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce the Spring 2018 dean's list. The students represent nearly all of Rhode Island's cities and towns, all six New England states, New York and New Jersey, and many other states and countries.

To be included on the dean's list, full-time students must have completed 12 or more credits for letter grades during a semester and achieved at least a 3.30 quality-point average. Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 or more credits for letter grades earning at least a 3.30 quality-point average.

Emily Fischer, of Batavia, was named to the dean's list.

Note: Students who qualified for the Dean's List, but have restricted access to their information under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) guidelines, are not included on this public listing. Students may adjust these restrictions on eCampus.

The University of Rhode Island's pioneering research extends the University's influence well beyond its coastal borders, while its unique interdisciplinary courses provide its 16,637 undergraduate and graduate students with global opportunities in an intimate environment.

In May 2018, more than 3,300 undergraduate and about 700 graduate degrees were awarded. The University now has more than 120,000 alumni worldwide.


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