Evening News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on April 8, 2021
Long Island Republican congressman Lee Zeldin has announced that he is going after the governor’s seat in 2022. He is the first republican to officially announce that he will be running against embattled Cuomo. Zeldin says that this is the last stand to save the state and said he is aiming to stop record numbers of people leaving New York over high taxes and lost jobs, suffocating regulations and rising crime. He says he is ready to bring New York back from the brink and return it to being a leader. After the announcement 2 more republicans joined in the race, Andrew Giuliani and Rob Astorino also threw their hats in the ring.
Governor Cuomo renewed 2 executive orders that were set to expire, one allows restaurants to deliver or serve takeout alcohol and the other requires a food purchase with alcohol.
Rochester police are issuing warnings about carjacking’s in Rochester for all travelers who may go to the Flower City. They warn travelers that someone might rear end you on purpose to get you to stop and get out of your vehicle and then rob you or steal your car at gunpoint. Police say in the case of an accident to lock your doors and stay in your car and call the police. Rocehster has seen a marked increase in crime and homicides this year. In the past week there have been dozens of people shot in the city and a death in an apparent carjacking of a 71 year old man in Gates last night.
Starting today there is a campaign to curb distracted driving throughout New York State running through the 12th. Last year during the campaign over 30 thousand tickets were issued. Governor Cuomo dedicated this years campaign to Trooper Joe Gallagher who died this in March from injuries sustained in 2017 in a distracted driving accident where he was struck by a motorist who was texting on their phone.
If you have old electronics cluttering up your home Ascension Parish wants them to recycle for a fundraiser. They will be collecting used electronics for 13 days starting today and going through April 20th to fundraise for Camp Good Days and Special times on Keuka Lake south of Branchport. Camp Good Days and special times is a camp for kids who have been touched by cancer whether they had it themselves or someone in their family has had or has cancer. They also have programs for those who have or have family with sickle cell anemia.