Evening News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on June 8, 2021
Close to 40 people, mostly mothers of Batavia City School children, rallied at the Upton Monument to protest the need for their kids to continue to wear masks in school. They carried signs during the afternoon commute yesterday questioning the need for the masks…and demanding the right to not wear masks or make their own choice. Michelle Gillard was one of them. The day began with an announcement by Governor Cuomo that students need not wear masks at school while they are outside.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada is planning to reopen their borders now that COVID numbers are starting to come down in the US. He says that the first people to be allowed to cross the border will have to be vaccinated and have a negative COVID test. No date has been announced but Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said in a border mayor meeting that it could begin in late June. Multiple national and New York state politicians have called on Canada to open the borders and complained about Canada allowing citizens to enter the US and receive vaccinations and medical care while blocking US citizens form entering Canada. 45 percent of Americans are fully vaccinated compared to only 8 percent of Canadians.
Main St 56 Theater will be holding Summer Theater Camp in 2 sessions next month. Workshops will include: theater background — monologues; pantomime — improvisation; dancing, singing, skits. For campers ages 5 to 8 will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 19 to 23. For campers age 9 to 12, camp will run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 26 to 30. Camp tuition is $175 per camper.
The Buffalo Bills training camp will not be at the St John fisher College campus again this year. It will instead be held in Orchard park at the ADPRO training center. The team cites COVID concerns for having the training camp not going to Fisher for the second year in a row.