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HAMLIN — A trailer filled with 350 Christmas trees that was stolen from a western New York farm has been recovered.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office told local media that a passer-by spotted the pickup truck and trailer Wednesday afternoon at St. Leo’s Church in Hamlin, on the Lake Ontario shore 18 miles west of Rochester.

The truck and trailer had been stolen earlier that morning from a farm in Hamlin. The farmer called police after he discovered the pickup truck he had backed into a driveway was gone and so was the 28-foot trailer behind it.

Inside the trailer were 350 Douglas fir trees worth about $12,000. It’s not known if all the trees were recovered.

No suspects were in custody.

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Postcard mailed during WWII arrives at home

ELMIRA — A postcard mailed nearly 70 years ago finally arrived at the former upstate New York home of the couple who sent it.

The postcard was sent July 4, 1943, from Rockford, Ill., to sisters Pauline and Theresa Leisenring in Elmira.

Their brother, George Leisenring, was stationed at Rockford’s Medical Center Barracks at Camp Grant, an Army post during World War II. Their parents were visiting him when they mailed the postcard home.

The postcard reads in part, “Dear Pauline and Theresa, We arrived safe, had a good trip, but we were good and tired.”

Elmira’s Star-Gazette newspaper reported the postcard arrived last week at the family’s former home, where a different family now lives.

A postal official says the postcard may have been found by someone outside the Postal Service and placed in the mail.

• From wire dispatches and staff reports

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