Evening News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on January 12, 2021
The new team in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League will be called the Muckdogs continuing the 26 year tradition of having a team called the Muckdogs at Dwyer Stadium. They plan on having the season start Memorial Day weekend for a 60 game season, 30 home and 30 away. Currently there is a manager, Jose Martinez and the team is looking for players and host families for them.
The governor announced this morning that Group 1B will now include people 65 and up as the CDC is expected to revise its recommendations on who should be vaccinated first. This will make about a third of New Yorkers eligible to receive the vaccine. The CDC and New York’s department of health are still working on what constitutes a comorbidity to open up vaccines for that group as well.
Governor Cuomo did the second part of the state of the state address which is usually a one speech deal but is being spread out over the whole week this week. Cuomo said that New York must open up restaurants and business’s smartly and safely. He advocated for the rapid testing that was used at the Bills game to test fans. Cuomo said that he hopes to open up arts venues before the summer and has a new initiative targeted at New York City. Cuomo also said that he is working to get broadband internet to all New Yorkers for 15 dollars a month or less because more people are working from home.
Take some care on the roads this evening, until at least 7pm the national weather service is warning of freezing drizzle that could make roads and sidewalks slippery.
COVID Update: Over the weekend Genesee County had 170 new cases and 155 people have recovered. 21 people are hospitalized. 8 of the new cases are at Leroy Village Green, 7 are at Premier Genesee and 2 are at the VA Medical Center. Orleans county has 100 new cases but released no more information. There was a COVID positive person at Tully’s in Batavia on January 3rd between 7 and 8:30pm. If you were there at that time please monitor yourself for symptoms.
The Buffalo Bills will be playing against the Baltimore ravens on Saturday at 8:15pm. The Ravens are 11 and 5 while the Bills are 13 and 3 this season. The ravens are coming off a win against the Tennessee Titans. The last time the Ravens came to Orchard Park, Baltimore came away with a 24-17 victory on December 8, 2019.
The City of Batavia Water Department is going to be repairing a water main break in front of 142 Pearl St. on Wednesday January 13, 2021. Work will begin at 8:00 am and should be completed by 3:00 pm. The water will be turned off on Pearl St. from 100 Pearl to the western City line. This could result in low water pressure condition for some residents.