Midday News Brief

Written by on June 14, 2021

Fire destroyed a large barn on a horse farm in LeRoy early this morning.
The structure was located at the Garry Wilson farm on Warsaw Road in LeRoy.
What initially concerned fire fighters was the location of the home – it was attached to the barn.
The LeRoy Fire Chief is Josh Pfendler, he was in charge of the scene …

(Photo & Audio Courtesy of The Batavian)

Witnesses said smoke from the fire was visible from Route 33 and Prole Road.

New York State’s COVID stats remain encouraging. The statewide positivity rate has declined to 0.35%. It remains the lowest in the nation.

Early voting in Genesee County has been a big disappointment.
This according to the County Board of Elections.
Early voting started on Saturday.
GOP Election Commissioner Richard Seibert tells us about the turnout – or lack of it…

Seibert says they are just three primaries, all Republican: One in Stafford for Town Clerk, one in Byron for Town Supervisor and it Bethany, where five candidates are vying for the GOP endorsement for Town Justice. five in Bethany for Town Justice.
Total cost of the early voting: about $6,000 that gets split among the towns holding the primaries.
If you are eligible to vote in any one of the three and wish to cast a ballot, you can do so at the ARC Community Center on Woodrow Road in Batavia.

It appears the border between the United States and Canada is going to remain closed for the foreseeable future. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters over the weekend that he spoke with President Biden about a reopening plan during the G-7 summit but they weren’t able to reach a deal


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