4th of July Weekend News
Written by Dan Fischer on July 2, 2022
Despite some rain early Saturday morning, a water conservation notice remains in effect for Genesee County.
Although there is plenty of water throughout the year on average days, without conservation efforts, keeping up with demands during hot dry stretches becomes difficult. The County is asking everyone to pitch in on water conservation efforts through the peak of summer heat.
The forecast through the July 4th Holiday weekend calls for mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 70’s to low 80’s.
The woman who stole $105,000 from the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce will spend the next seven years in state prison.
45-year-old Kelly Ashcraft will serve concurrent sentences for grand larceny, forgery and falsifying business records.
Ashcraft admitted to taking the money while she worked as the director of member services for the chamber. As part of her sentence, she also has to pay restitution.
With a lot of people expected to be on the roads for the Independence Day weekend, members of law enforcement across New York State will be keeping a close eye out for drunk drivers.
Travelers can expect to see increased police patrols as part of a STOP-DWI campaign that runs from today through July 5th.
The state Health Department is issuing a reminder to all New Yorkers about the dangers of fireworks. The agency says in order to prevent serious injury leave the use of fireworks to professionals.
There were over 15-thousand fireworks-related injuries that required emergency department treatment in 2020, with most happening around July 4th.
A note for drivers who use Richmond Avenue in Batavia. Construction on Richmond is scheduled to begin this Wednesday, July 6th.
Milling and paving as well as work on the sidewalk on the north side of the street will start the $2.6 million project from Oak Street to State Street. No street closures are anticipated but delays should be expected.
The Genesee County Office for Aging tells us that the Farmer’s Market Coupons will not be available until sometime next week.
The coupons will be good for free produce at any certified Farmer’s Market in Genesee County. They expect to have coupons available sometime this coming week.