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Hawley delivers valentines from Jackson students to veterans

By Press Release


Press release:

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) today delivered nearly 100 valentines handcrafted by students from Jackson Primary School to residents of the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia. Hawley, having served as a member of the military himself, as well as on the Assembly Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, has for many years facilitated the delivery of these valentines. The occasion provides local students an opportunity to express their gratitude to veterans of the area for what they’ve done to protect America and its freedoms.

“This event is always one of my favorite ones to coordinate throughout the year because of how heartwarming it is to read the appreciation our students have for those who’ve served in our military,” said Hawley. “The patriotic messages written by the children have brought a smile to my face and the faces of hundreds of veterans every time we’ve delivered them. I’m always heartened to see the respect and gratitude young people have held toward our veterans each and every year.”

Kitchen fire in Ontario Cottage of NYS Vets Home

By Billie Owens

A kitchen fire is reported at the New York State Veterans Home located at 220 Richmond Ave. City of Batavia fire is responding. It's in the Ontario Cottage.

UPDATE 2:26 p.m.: The fire is out.

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