Evening News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on September 14, 2021
Hundreds showed up in front of Strong Hospital today for a ‘Freedom Rally.’ They say they are rallying for the “freedom of choice, and mutual respect regardless of vaccination status.” Worried about the looming vaccine mandates, healthcare workers could face losing their jobs because of choosing not the receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Many nurses are frustrated after being on the frontlines during the pandemic. Protesters say they will be out in front of Strong Hospital every Monday for the foreseeable future, rallying for the freedom to choose.
The US Department of Education has awarded GCC 2.2 million dollars to help unemployed workers, low wage workers, and returning high school and college students get a higher education. This grant will help support programming and outreach efforts from the 2021-2022 through the 2025-2026 academic years. The national Educational Opportunity Center program began in 1972 and is part of a set of federal educational opportunity outreach programs known as “TRIO,” which is authorized by the Higher Education Act to help low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities succeed in higher education
There was a tornado in Livingston county Monday morning. The 110 mile per hour EF1 tornado touched down near Conesus and Springwater and uprooted some trees and ripped the tops off others. The tornado was only on the ground for 1 mile and traveled East to Webster Crossing before dissipating.
Two Genesee county youth have placed in the 4-H Dairy Bowl held at Cornell University on September 11th. Bing Zuber and Ian Keberle Both placed 8th in the State, Zuber in the Junior division and Keberle in the Senior division. The contest was held in a quiz bowl format and tested youth’s knowledge of dairy cattle, environmental stewardship, nutrition and the dairy industry. Youth qualified to participate in the event by scoring well in their 4-H regional competition.
There is a new book out about the Attica Prison Riots of 50 years ago written by the daughter of one of the guards killed in the riots and police response. Deanne Quinn Miller, who was in the first grade when the riots happened, titled the book The Prison Guards Daughter, My Journey Through the Ashes of Attica. Her father, Billy Quinn, worked in the Times Square area of the prison and was beaten by prisoners, it was also prisoners who tried to save him. He was 28 when he died.
The Trans Siberian Orchestra will be playing at KeyBank Center on December 21st. They will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of their album “Christmas Eve and Other Stories.” Tickets go on sale Friday at 10am. A portion of sales go to benefit the Oishei Children’s Hospital.