Evening News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on January 14, 2021
Governor Cuomo, now in his 4th day of the state of the state address, talked about New York Infrastructure which he says is getting 306 billion dollars of investments including finishing the 390/490 interchange this year and pulling down the buffalo skyway. He also said that airports will be getting big overhauls and rebuilds to bring them up to modern standards.
COVID Update: Genesee county has 49 new cases and 47 people have recovered. 16 people are hospitalized. 4 of the new cases are at Premiere Genesee and 6 are at the Leroy Village Green. Orleans county has 39 new cases and 26 people have recovered. 14 people are hospitalized. 1 of the new cases is at Orchard Rehab and Nursing. 1 more person in Orleans county has passed away. There are 227 active cases in Genesee county and 254 in Orleans. There was a COVID positive person at Batavia’s Original on January 9th from noon to 1pm. If you were at this restaurant at this time monitor yourself for COVID symptoms.
Rochester Regional Health opened a drive through covid vaccination clinic at the Jerome Center today. This clinic is just for people 75 and over and only for patients of Rochester regional health. They are calling patients to schedule appointments, which is the only way to take advantage of this new clinic. Rochester Regional Health will expand this process to include patients age 65 years and older beginning next week.
Perhaps don’t commit crimes in the sheriff’s office? 34 year old Chad Johnston of Washington avenue in Batavia was arrested after he lit up a crack pipe in the entrance to the sheriffs office on Park road at about 1 am this morning. He was seen on security cameras and a deputy caught him with 7 baggies of crack cocaine and a glass pipe. He was arrested and charged with Criminal possession of a controlled substance. Johnston was arraigned at 9 am this morning.