Afternoon News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on December 4, 2020
Friday Afternoon COVID-19 Update: Genesee County has 50 new cases and 29 people have recovered. 15 of the new cases are at the Grand rehab and Nursing Facility. 15 people are hospitalized. Orleans county has 24 new cases and 6 people have recovered. 8 people are hospitalized. We are saddened to report that 3 people at the Grand have passed away from COVID. There are 183 active cases in Genesee county and 77 in Orleans.
A person who tested COVID positive was at Eli Fish on Wednesday November 25th from 6-845pm. Also a person who was COVID-19 positive was at Mariachi De Oro in Medina Wednesday between 3pm and 8pm and Thursday between 11am and 12pm. If you were at these businesses during any of these times please monitor yourself for symptoms for 14 days.
The results of the STOP DWI work over the thanksgiving holiday where Police were out in force to catch people who drove while intoxicated have been released for New York state. 155 people were arrested and over 14 thousand tickets were handed out. 757 crashes happened over the 4 day holiday but only 3 deaths. The stop DWI program lowers traffic fatalities by over 20 percent each year.
38 year old Matthew Maniace of Fargo Rd in Bethany was arrested December 2nd for driving with ability impaired by drugs with a prior conviction, criminal possession of a controlled substance, obstruction of government administration, moving from a lane unsafely and petit larceny. He was in an accident on Prole Rd Extension in Stafford, he attempted to flee from police and toxicology results showed he had drugs in his system. He was also found in possession of drugs and had allegedly stolen keys and a tow hitch from a truck after saying he would fix it.
Project Stork, a non profit organization that helps mothers of newborns with diapers, and baby care items in Oakfield has received a grant form the east Hill Foundation to provide diapers once a month to over 200 families. Nearly one in three families nationwide struggle to afford diapers for their babies. The COVID-19 pandemic has made the problem worse, with diapers sometimes out of stock in stores. Project Stork appreciates donations as well as drop offs of diapers, baby wipes, baby soap and lotion. For more information, go to www.projectstorkinc.org or call Project Stork at (585) 590 – 6626. Follow on Facebook.
Genesee county 4-h is accepting registrations for the 2021 4h tractor safety program. The program is open to people 14 years and up and covers farm safety, tractor safety, tractor operation and other related topics. The program is scheduled to run Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., January through April at farm machinery dealerships throughout Genesee County. All New York health and safety guidelines that are in place at the time of the program will be followed.