Afternoon News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on December 8, 2020
New York will limit indoor dining if the hospitalization rate does not stabilize. Hospitalization rates in Upstate New York regions have been on the rise, with a higher percentage of the population than in regions downstate. The Finger Lakes region leads in hospitalizations with 545 people. The governor said if the hospitalization rate in regions outside of New York City does not stabilize, indoor dining will be limited to 25 percent. The New York Restaurant association says that “With the looming limits on indoor dining and outdoor dining no longer practical, many of our members will be forced to shut their doors, and for some it may be their final service.”
29 year old Aaron Romani of Milestrip Rd in Blasdell was arrested on December 3rd and charged with driving while intoxicated, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He was arrested for an incident on August 2nd where he was found pulled over to the side of the road on Byron Elba Rd at 2:48am.
The American Heart Association held an online rally on Monday and called on Governor Cuomo to increase taxes on Tobacco products. It has been 10 years since a tax increase on tobacco in New York State. They are calling for a 1 dollar increase on cigarettes and equal taxes on all other tobacco products. The hope is that a higher tax will make tens of thousands of people quit smoking and chewing.
The Bills just keep on winning. In last nights contest against the San Francisco 49ers the Buffalo Bills beat their opponents by 10 points for a final score of 34 to 24 for the first Monday night football win the Bills have had for 21 years. The Bills hold a one win lead in the AFC East. The Bills return home to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers who are 11 and 1 in a Sunday night match-up. Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m.