Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on June 23, 2021
Rochester will have a brand-new leader after City Councilman Malik Evans defeats incumbent Mayor Lovely Warren in the Democratic primary.
To the west of us, Community activist India Walton is declaring victory in Buffalo’s Democratic mayoral primary. Right now, she’s ahead of four-term incumbent Mayor Byron Brown, but absentee ballots will need to be counted for a winner is declared.
Here in Genesee County: Joseph Nowakowski and Jeff Wolak are the apparent winners for Town of Bethany Justice. Peter Yasses has a ten-vote lead for Byron Town Supervisor and Barbara Radly has a commanding lead for Town of Stafford Clerk.
BPD continues to probe a car-pedestrian accident on West Main Street. Police say the pedestrian was crossing West Main yesterday afternoon when he was struck by an east bound SUV. The victim was flown to Strong Hospital. His name has not been released.
If you live in the area of number-10 Vernon Avenue this is for you.
The Water Department is repairing a water line. The street will be closed until mid-afternoon.
Continued good news on New York’s COVID-19 positivity rate.
The latest numbers show the state’s 7-day rate has dropped to .36-percent.
That’s another record low.
On the vaccination front: the state’s rate has gone to 71.1 percent.
The Buffalo Sabres are mourning the loss of one of the most popular players in franchise history.
Rene Robert has passed away at the age of 72 after suffering a heart attack in Florida last week.
Robert was part of Buffalo’s “French Connection” line and played several seasons for the Sabres in the 1970s.