Afternoon News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on July 30, 2021
Today is senior citizen day at the county fair. The schedule this afternoon is: Midway open for unlimited rides for 10 dollars for kids 16 and under form 1-5. The Genesee County fair talent show is at 2. 3:30 show up for the small fry tractor pull. At 6 there is NIOGA Dairy Showmanship in the Main show ring. The Demolition Derby starts at 7 with fireworks to follow. Fair closes when the band stops playing in the Entertainment tent although the exhibits and buildings will be closed at 10.
Governor Cuomo has announced the launch of New York State’s $35 million Restaurant Return-to-Work Tax Credit program, designed to help expand employment opportunities for workers and provide relief to COVID-impacted restaurants. The program offers a tax credit for the rapid hiring of restaurant workers. Qualifying restaurants could receive a $5,000 tax credit per new hire, totaling up to $50,000 in tax credits per business. Critics of the program say that the problem isn’t getting restaurants to hire people, its getting people to apply, show up to interviews or even show up after being hired. Proponents say that this allows restaurants to pay workers more per hour and will incentivize people to want to work. Bars, taverns, nightclubs, and certain breweries, wineries, and distilleries with tasting rooms are also eligible for this new tax credit. To apply follow the link on wbtai.com. https://esd.ny.gov/restaurant-return-work-tax-credit
The Buffalo Sabres have made two signing decisions. Defenseman Ethan Prow has signed a 1 year contract and Forward John Hayden has also signed for a year. Hayden was a third-round draft pick by the Coyotes in 2013 and previously played for Sabres head coach Don Granato with the U.S. National Team Development Program from 2011 to 2013 earning a silver medal at the 2013 U-18 World Championship. The 28-year-old Prow has appeared in 215 career AHL games tallying 116 points. He was selected to the AHL All-Star Game in 2018-19. He played in 26 games last season with EHC Munchen in Germany and had 20 points. The Sabres also announced that Jason Christie, Matt Ellis and Marty Wilford have been hired as assistant coaches.