Evening News Brief

Written by on April 26, 2021

Cuomo announced today that the NY state fair will be back this August from the 20th to September 6th.  A few changes being made for COVID: the fair can only operate at 50 percent capacity and it will be spilt into 4 quarters to help with crowd size.  The 4 areas will be: food and beverage, amusements and rides, concerts, and agriculture.  More regulations may be announced before August.

Governor Cuomo announced today that gyms, offices, casinos, and outdoor stadiums may up their capacities in a couple of weeks.  Starting the 15th of May, gyms can have 50 percent capacity, offices can have 75 percent and casinos can have 50 percent.  Outdoor stadiums and venues can have up to 33 percent capacity.

Congressman Chris Jacobs was in Batavia Sunday morning to announce the winners of the Congressional Art Competition.  The first place winner, Isabella Houseknecht of Batavia, will have her piece hung in the US Capitol and be flown to DC.  The second place winner, Molly Regan of Holland will have her piece hung in Jacobs DC office and the third place winner, Madison Dugan of Albion will have her piece hung in Jacobs Clarence office.  Jacobs said “Congratulations to our winners. I look forward to hanging these pieces in each of my offices and having a constant reminder of the exceptional talent in our district.”

Upton Road between Route 33 and Rose Road in the Town of Batavia will be closed beginning May 3 through approximately Sept. 15th for a bridge replacement project.  The road will not be passable to regular traffic or emergency vehicles. A detour will be posted.


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