Evening News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on October 4, 2021
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren is resigning from office after accepting a plea deal.
The mayor was facing two felony counts related to allegations of her campaign finances being mishandled during the 2017 mayoral election in Rochester.
Under the deal, Mayor Warren pled guilty to an election law violation admitting to “knowingly and willfully contributed, accepted campaign donations in an amount more than the maximum amount specified.”
The plea deal will also satisfy the gun and child endangerment charges against her that stem from the New York State Police raid of her house back in May.
The Genesee County Economic Development Center is expected to take final action this week on a 1.7-million-dollar project in Pembroke.
J and R Fancher Property Holdings is proposing to build a 14-thousand sq ft two-story building with commercial space on the first floor and six market rate apartments on the second floor.
The building will be adjacent to Yancy’s Fancy on Brickhouse Drive.
The developers are seeking over 250-thosuand dollars in tax incentives from the county.
Governor Kathy Hochul says she believes the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy for health care workers is largely a success. Hospitals say ongoing staffing shortages- especially in urgent care centers – are made worse by the governor’s mandate that all hospital employees get vaccinated or lose their jobs. The governor says she is waiting on hospitals to reach out for help in staffing urgent care centers as the state has identified student nurses, retired practitioners and out of state and out of country professionals who are ready to step in.
Western New York drivers still aren’t noticing much of a change when it comes time to fill up their vehicles. According to Triple A, the average price of a gallon of regular in Batavia is $3.25, a penny less than last week and $1.04 more than a year ago.