Evening News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on June 11, 2021
Fantasy Island has an official new owner, Gene Staples, CEO of IB Parks and Entertainment, now has control of the property and is moving forward with new plans for the closed down park. Staples says that he is pushing to open the water park this summer and have the full park ready by next summer. Staples had previously bought and refurbished the Indiana Beach Amusement and Water Park.
The New York State Legislature has passed the Jose Webster Untraceable Firearms Act which requires all firearms to have serial numbers and bans all so called “ghost guns.” Ghost guns are firearms built from pieces which do not have serial numbers. Gun owners can purchase a kit that allows them to build the guns. Under previous laws these types of guns were legal for personal purchase and use but were illegal to sell. The new law bans them completely. The new law does not say what gun owners can do to make their ghost guns legal but says that all gunsmiths must serialize and register all guns they own.
Governor Cuomo announced the 15 locations in New York state that have ben recognized this year as historical landmarks in the national registry of historic places and one local landmark is on that list. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and Cemetery in Leroy, Constructed in 1869 and designed by prominent Rochester architect Andrew Jackson Warner, this Gothic Revival church is built from locally quarried limestone and retains nearly all its original features. The property includes a cemetery that dates to 1826.