Afternoon News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on March 23, 2021
Governor Cuomo is being accused of attempting to manipulate the Attorney General’s investigation into sexual harassment claims that surfaced against him over the last month. Governor Cuomo’s office has been having lawyers meet with staff members before they are interviewed by the AG office. State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi, a Democrat, said that Cuomo’s move is a form of intimidation. “The lawyers the governor is providing do not represent staff questioned by the attorney general’s office. It’s highly inappropriate. New Yorkers should be outraged, and it’s another example of the governor using his position of power to circumvent accountability.” These reports come after ethics concerns were raised over State Vaccine Czar Larry Schwartz making several calls to county executives across NY State asking if they were loyal to Governor Cuomo last week.
President Biden has created a new national day, March 23rd is now National Agriculture Day. Mr. Biden in a press release said that this is to recognize farmers across the country who stepped up to help during COVID 19. Specifically he said that black, indigenous and other farmers of color have faced the harmful effects of systemic racism and National Agriculture Day will address “racial inequities for all to participate in the Great American Enterprise of agriculture.”
The Genesee Orleans County Health Departments have several upcoming vaccination clinics with appointments available for Genesee Orleans county residents. County Health officials are urging all eligible residents to sign up for a vaccine appointment. Links can be found on WBTAi.com
Genesee Clinic at GCC
Orleans Clinic at Ridgeway Fire Hall, Medina
The Buffalo Sabres streak of losses continues with a 5 to 3 loss to the New York Rangers last night. The Sabres are now down 14 games in a row which ties the longest losing streak in NHL history since the shootout rule was implemented. They are tied for most straight losses with themselves in the 2015 season, The Hurricanes in 2011, and the Islanders in 2010. If they lose again to the Penguins on Wednesday night they will have the longest losing streak record.