Evening News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on February 1, 2021
Senator Chuck Schumer announced today that he is including legislation that will help NY brewers, vintners, cider makers and distillers by reducing excise taxes for the industry. Beer gets a reduction on taxes per barrel below 60 thousand barrels. Wine and hard cider gets a new tiered tax credit system and Spirits get a reduced rate for the first 100 thousand proof gallons produced or imported. Schumer says that it will benefit craft beverage alcohol producers, wineries and spirits producers across the state which provide over 200 thousand jobs to New Yorkers and 20 billion dollars to the state GDP.
Senator Chris Jacobs has recognized Margaret Peri of Batavia as the New York 27th Congressional District Veteran of the Month for January of 2021. “Her selfless and dedicated service exemplifies what it truly means to be an American, and I am honored to designate her NY-27’s Veteran of the Month.” Says Jacobs. Peri served in the Army from 1975 through 1978. Throughout her military service, she was a Chapel Activities Specialist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and earned the Army Commendation Medal. After being honorably discharged she served the people of Genesee County for more than 38 years in the Department of Social Services.
Starting February 12th Darien Lake Amusement Park is going to be offering a drive in laser lightshow. The Drive In half hour Rockin’ Laser Light spectacular will be held in the parking lot and is free for current members and season pass holders but reservations are required. Tickets are being sold on the park website for 14.99. The shows go from the 12th to the 21st, and then the 26 through the 28th and March 5 through 7th. There will be three viewings per night.
Seneca Park Zoo will allow kids to come see the animals for free during the month of February. Every Adult who buys a ticket can bring up to 5 kids under12 for no charge. Tickets for adults are 10 dollars. The polar bear, red pandas, and snow leopards are out more frequently in the winter months in Rochester and the Hours at the zoo are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Buffalo Sabres lost to the New Jersey Devils Sunday afternoon 5 to 3. Curtis Lazar, Rasmus Dahlin and Rasmus Ristolainen scored goals in the second and third periods. The Sabres will be at the New York Islanders home ice on Tuesday at 6pm.