Afternoon News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on November 10, 2020
COVID Update: Genesee county now has more active cases than any time in the pandemic as over the weekend 43 new cases were received. 2 teachers at Jackson primary school have tested positive and Jackson primary will be going to 100 percent virtual learning till Monday, November 30th. Orleans county has 18 new cases and 6 people have recovered. 1 student at Lyndonville high school and 1 student at Medina high school have tested positive. Contact tracing is in progress. 1 person in Orleans county has passed away from COVID 19. The person was over 65 years old. There are now 54 active cases in genesee county, the highest on record before this was 43.
Due to the increase in COVID-19 in the county Genesee county facilities and meeting rooms will be closed to the public. The city clerks office, Department of public works admin and inspection bureau, and yard waste station will remain open. Public meetings will continue to be face to face but all attendees and guests will be subject to screening by the fire department.
The city council meeting Monday night was interrupted when 2 reporters, one Mike Pettinella from our news partner the Batavian, and one unnamed reporter noticed an unusual smell. They informed the firefighters who were taking everyone’s temperature. City fire was dispatched for a smell of natural gas and the meeting was halted. It was determined that the smell was antiseptic from the dentist’s office combined with the smell of burning leaves. Afterwards the meeting was allowed to continue.
Even though no one was able to ride it this season, those who have know it was a bumpy ride. The Predator Wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Darien Lake is getting an update for the 2021 season. The 95 foot tall, 3400 foot long roller coaster that opened in 1990 will be getting a new steel track title the titan track by Great Coasters International which is capable of launches, corkscrews and loops although the plan for what the predator will look like once it is finished has not been released. The new track style is designed with no welds, instead using rivets to provide a smoother ride.
Well that stinks, literally. A 2500 dollar reward is being offered for information into an incident in North Collins involving significant damage to a car. What was the damage? Someone filled the interior of the car with manure. Crime stoppers of western New York are looking for any leads into the foul crime which happened in the early morning of October 15th.