Evening News Brief

Written by on June 2, 2021

The Upstate New York Poison Center is warning people who choose to use marijuana now that it is legal in New York State to keep it out of the hands of kids.  Children are getting into marijuana that looks like cookies or candies and it can cause serious illness or even death especially in kids under 6.  Marijuana edibles can look like gummy bears or brownies or cookies and kids that get access to them usually eat far more than the normal dose.  So far this year cases of calls to the poison center for kids consuming marijuana are on track to be at least twice that of last year.

Republican State Senator Ed Rath has introduced a bill to pay people to go back to work.  He is proposing that workers can be paid 1200 dollars after they return to work and work for at least 4 weeks.  This legislation would repeal the Excluded Workers Fund.  Senator Rath said “Getting New Yorkers back to work is one of my top priorities. Businesses are struggling to find workers as the rate of unemployment in the State remains unsustainable. This incentive would benefit both those looking for work and the employers, a win-win for everyone.”  Other states including Arizona, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oklahoma have offered a form of a return to work bonus.

COVID Update: Genesee county has 3 new cases since Friday and 18 people have recovered.  We are saddened to report the death of a community member from COVID.  Orleans county has 2 new cases.  There are 16 active cases in Genesee county and As of Friday there were 45 active cases in Orleans but due to a computer error we don’t have the count of how many people recovered.

The Western New York Gas and Steam show grounds in Alexander are hosting a Day of Tractor Pulling on June 19th.  The action starts at 9am with deadweight classes 4500-6500.  Stock pull starts at noon.  There will be a 4 wheel drive event as well.  Tickets for Adults are 10 dollars and children 5-12 are 5 dollars.

Amazing race may not be on the air but St Paul Lutheran school is bringing it to Batavia.  For 20 dollars a vehicle you can participate in a family friendly race around the area stopping off at several locations where there will be challenges to complete.  The race will start at 10am on Saturday June 5th.  If you are interested call St Paul Lutheran School at 343 0488.


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