Evening News Brief

Written by on January 13, 2021

Gov. Andrew Cuomo

In Governor Cuomo’s third day of delivering the State of the State Speech he focused on advancing green technology in New York State.  In addition to addressing climate change, the governor said transitioning to a green economy will also provide crucial economic benefits for the state in a post-COVID world.  Cuomo said that New York will focus on creating the green technologies instead of getting them from other countries, increase transmission capacities to connect energy to locations that need it, and train and educate and employ a workforce to meet the needs of new energy systems. Cuomo proposed the largest wind project in the country and the creation of a 20 million dollar offshore wind training institute.  He said he hopes that green technology will bring 11 million jobs to New York State.

COVID Update: Genesee county has 79 new cases and 35 people have recovered.  3 of the new cases are at Genesee Senior Living, 2 are at the Batavia VA medical center, 2 are at the veterans home.  2 residents at Genesee senior living have passed from COVID.  Orleans county has 100 new cases since Friday and 114 people have recovered.  1 new case is at Orchard Rehab and nursing.  There are 252 active cases in Genesee county and 243 in Orleans.

Section 6 officials announced that low and moderate risk sports can begin practicing and having competitions on Monday.  The list of low risk sports includes bowling, swimming, rifle and downhill skiing.  Basketball, hockey, wrestling and cheerleading are still on hold.

Testing for the next Bills playoff game starts today with fanes going through the drive through rapid COVID-19 testing in the parking lot at the Bills stadium in Orchard Park.  Out of the 6700 fans who tested to go into the stadium last week 137 tested positive.

The US-Canada border will remain closed to non essential travel till at least February 21st announced Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.  Non essential travel has been banned since march of 2020.

Do you want a free calendar?  The TSA is giving away a calendar that gives you 12 months of awwwwww as you gaze into the eyes of hard working canines that help keep “transportation systems safe across the United States.”  You can download a copy of the calendar at wbtai.com.


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