Evening News Brief

Written by on May 27, 2021

The impeachment investigation into Governor Cuomo met with the Assembly Judiciary Committee yesterday to give an update on the case.  Public was not allowed to be a part of the meeting but the chairman of the committee Charles Lavine said that the attorneys are representing 75 individuals and entities and they have reviewed over 10,000 pages of documents.  Lavine also says the Assembly investigation hotline has received 290 messages.  There was no talk of a timetable for completing the investigation.

Governor Cuomo announced today that if someone misses work because of the COVID 19 vaccine side effects it will be covered by the New York Paid Sick Leave Law.  A study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found 48% of people who were unvaccinated said they were afraid of missing work due to potential side effects from the vaccine.  New York’s positivity rate stands at 0.65% Thursday. That is the lowest point since August 27.

Batavia Downs has just announced that there will be no testing requirement for entry into the Rockin’ The Downs Concert Series.  Those attending who have been vaccinated will not be required to mask up but pairs of seats will be 6 feet apart.  In accordance with CDC regulations, those that are not vaccinated, including minors attending the concerts, are encouraged to wear a mask while indoors but can take off their mask once outside.  If rules or regulations regarding testing or vaccinations within New York State change, then Batavia Downs will adapt to any such modifications.

The Agribusiness Child Development Center on 18 Brooklyn Ave was shut down today due to a gas leak.  The children in the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start program were dismissed for the day.  No one suffered any ill effects due to a small leak in the kitchen natural gas pipeline.  National Fuel And the Batavia Fire Department responded and the line was repaired.

Some Updates on the road work going on about Genesee County: The Tower Hill Rd west of Searls Road in Byron will be closed June 1st for a bridge replacement.  This will take about 3 and a half months.  Swamp Road in Bergen  between West Sweden Road and Village line will have road work June 1 and 2.  The Road will be closed during the day but open at night.  Cook rd. in Pavilion between Rts 63 and 20 will have road work on June 3rd and 4th.  It will be closed during the day and open at night.

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