Midday News Brief

Written by on January 20, 2021

Coronavirus vaccinations are being given today on the Batavia Campus of GCC.
The group being vaccinated today is Group 1-A, high risk medical professionals.
On Friday, the first community vaccination clinic will be held at GCC for any person in Group 1-B and any person over 65.
Here’s the problem: all available appointments are filled.
Genesee County has received 16-hundred doses of vaccine to be distributed this week – and again, they are all spoken for.

Governor Cuomo says it’ll be up to the federal government to help New York fix its budget crunch. The Empire State is currently billions of dollars in the red, in part due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The governor released two budget proposals yesterday, with one calling for education spending to be cut and taxes to increase while the other would lower taxes on the middle class and help businesses. He says the fiscal plan that ends up being put in place will depend on how much money the state gets from the federal government.

The search continues for two young children taken from their foster home in Greece Monday night. Three-year-old Shekeria Cash and five-year-old Dimitri Cash Jr. were taken under circumstances that led police to believe they are in imminent danger of serious harm. The abduction happened at 805 English Road around 8:40 p.m. Monday at a foster home where the children were staying. A total of seven children under the age of 10 were living in the foster home; Shekeria and Dimitri have been living in the home for the last two years

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