Evening News Update
Written by Tom Tharp on April 22, 2021
All schools in New York may resume section 6 wrestling according to the state health department on May 3rd. The only sport that is not allowed to return to schools thus far is indoor track and field. Section 6 President Brett Banker says that Section 6 has proven that we are committed to providing opportunities for our athletes within the guidelines set forth to us by local health departments. Erie County will not be resuming wrestling.
Genesee counties unemployment rate for March has been released and it is 6.1 percent. Last march it was 5.2 percent with the pandemic and shutdowns coming in at halfway through the month. In April of 2020 it was 15.9 percent. March of 2019 was the lowest unemployment in Genesee county for the last 30 years at 4.6 percent.
The Lilac festival will happen this year in Rochester’s Highland Park but there are some changes. The festival will be held in May over 3 weekends starting May 7th instead of over 10 days. There will be no live music on the lawn instead ticketed music under a tent will be offered for 20 dollars a ticket. Beer, wine and food tastings will also happen under that tent. The flowers and vendors will be mostly unchanged.