Evening News briefing

Written by on February 8, 2018

Ed Flynn, County Consultant

A new government study shows a real need for market-rate housing in Genesee County.
There is also a shortage of housing for families with annual incomes of 100 to 150-thosuand dollars.
Ed Flynn is a consultant hired by the county to do a study of local housing availability and trends

Flynn says what people want in their housing of the future is housing that is ADA-accessible, with sidewalks and trails and access to alternate forms of transportation.

A Pembroke crash ends with arrest of a Batavia man.
Deputies say 48 year old Paul Fields Jr. of Pearl Street Road was driving at an unreasonable speed on Indian Falls and crashed when he attempted to change lanes.
Fields was charged with DWI and criminal possession of drugs.

The city’s plans for that $10-million downtown development award is the topic of a meeting tonight at city hall.
The planning committee for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative is holding the second public open house tonight starting at 7 pm.
A review of the proposed projects will be presented.

Governor Cuomo is directing the New York State Department of Health to authorize emergency funding for counties across the state to help combat the flu. The funding will provide enhanced reimbursement and expand efforts to promote and increase access to flu vaccines.
Genesee County just reported another 100 confirmed cases of the flu bring the total local cases to 250 since the flu season started September 1st,
There were only 53 total cases reported during last years flu season in Genesee count.

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