Evening News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on April 1, 2021
New Allegations that Governor Cuomo used his Governor’s office staff to type and edit his book, “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic” have surfaced in a New York Times article. According to the article Cuomo made more than 4 million dollars off the book deal. Production has been paused since the allegations against Governor Cuomo started coming last month.
New Yorkers who travel out of state no longer have to quarantine when they return home as long as they didn’t leave the States. International travelers still have to quarantine.
An Allegany county man has been charged with sexual assault and rape of minors stretching back to the mid eighties in Livingston county. 75 year old Frank Wright was charged with 5 counts of first degree rape stemming from the rape in 1987 and 88 of a child who was 12 at the time, 5 counts of first degree sodomy against a victim who was 5 years old in 1992. 2 counts of sexual abuse of a 4 year old in Avon in 1998. More victims are coming forward and allege a history of abuse spanning over 60 years. Wright is held in Livingston County Jail and any other victims are encouraged to come forward by calling 585 243 7100.
The family that lost their home to the fire on Maple street earlier this week is getting some help form an unlikely source. The Easter Bunny is raising money in an event on Saturday in Leroy by having people make a donation to the family to get a picture with the furry holiday mascot from 9 to 11:30 at the gazebo on Wolcott Street. The fundraiser is being organized by Jenna Read and Ally Scofield and all proceeds go to helping the family. The Store in Batavia, Junk Drawer is also accepting donations of clothes and personal items such as shampoo and soap. See Our News Partner The Batavian for details.
Chipotle may be coming to Batavia. The national chain has submitted a special use permit application for the building that used to house Metro Mattress next to GameStop in the Batavia Towne Center Plaza. If approved the location would be altered to include a drive through and outdoor dining.