Afternoon News Brief

Written by on December 1, 2020

The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has a new Bishop, Michael W Fisher.  He is the 15th bishop of Buffalo and was appointed to the position by Pope Francis.  Fisher comes into a tough situation as many lawsuits over sexual abuse by clergy over several decades have caused the Diocese to declare bankruptcy.  The Movement to Restore Trust, a catholic organization that is working to rebuild the Catholic Church in Buffalo says that Fisher must work to bring healing and reconciliation to the church and community.

COVID update: Genesee county had 127 new cases spread out over 6 days and Orleans county had 36.  15 of the new cases in Genesee county are residents at the Grand rehab and nursing center.  37 people in Orleans county have recovered.  1 person in Genesee county over the age of 65 passed away form the virus.  More number are expected later today as the Health departments process the information from the long holiday weekend.

Governor Cuomo signed legislation on Monday that makes it so the descendants of people who have passed away have the right to control the publicity of their deceased relatives.  This means that the images and video of the deceased cannot be used in public ads or media unless they get the say so from their descendants.  It also creates penalties for explicit images and false media using images of the dead.

The Batavia city council is looking for a new part time judge for a 6 year term starting January 1st.  If you are an attorney who can practice in New York state and have been for at least 5 years you can submit a letter of interest to City Council President Eugene Jankowski by December 9th.

Ready for some Monday night football?  The Buffalo Bills will be playing against the San Francisco 49ers, a team without a home at the moment, in Arizona at the State Farm Field on Monday at 8:15pm.  There is a ban on Santa Clara County, where the 49ers hail from, on all professional and collegiate sports where there is physical contact.

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