Evening News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on September 7, 2021
On Labor Day Governor Hochul signed the Hero act among several other legislations. All New York State employers, now need to have plans in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. If a problem is reported with the plan employers have 30 days to fix the problem, if no action is taken, they could be looking at a law suit.
A reminder: school is back in session across most of New York States school districts. This means kids crossing the street and busses stopping to pick kids up. Remember to pay attention to the road while driving, do not pass busses when the stop sign is out, and slow down in school zones. Failure to do any of these things could lead to fines and even arrests.
A vehicle rolled over the retaining wall at the Crosby’s in Corfu on Saturday early in the morning. First responders were called to assist a person in a car who had driven the car over the retaining wall and was in the passenger seat. When Mercy EMS and Corfu Fire arrived the man ran off but was caught by sheriffs deputies. They had an active warrant in Montgomery County.
A rash of flag thefts? Assemblyman Steve Hawley reported that his US flag had been stolen sometime around August 28th. He replaced it and put out a call for the original to be returned. Around the same time another flag was stolen on Bank Street Road in Batavia. Then Hawley’s new flag was stolen on or around September 3rd or 4th. The state police are looking into the incidents and have leads. If you have any information about the flag thefts you can call NYS Police Troop A at 585 344 6200.
The Aquarium of Niagara is shifting to its fall hours on September 7th. The new hours are 9am to 5pm. They’re also dropping the price of admission for children to $10 for the rest of September. The aquarium recommends buying tickets online ahead of time so you don’t have to wait at the door. Admission is always free for Aquarium members, and members do not need to reserve timed tickets online ahead of their visit.