Midday News Brief

Written by on July 9, 2021

A Byron man is behind bars charged with possessing a pipe bomb.
49-year-old Donald Ray Read of Mill Pond Road was arrested on three counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
Read had previously been convicted on a weapons charge.
The case was investigated by the local drug task force, the ATF and FBI.
Read will be back in court on July 12th.

Congressman Chris Jacobs announces a grant of $9-million in rural water funding for the Town of Pembroke. The cash will help the town to bring municipal water to every resident in the Pembroke.

New York State will allow restaurants to utilize municipal spaces like sidewalks and streets for outdoor dining. First granted under an executive order by the Governor, this law allows restaurants to continue using these public spaces for another year as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

General Motors has announced a job fair in Lockport that the automaker hopes will help fill dozens of positions.
The hiring event will take place July 14th from 10am to 2pm and July 15th from 1pm to 5pm at a GM facility on Upper Mountain Road.
The company will conduct interviews and drug testing on-site so hiring decisions can be made quickly.

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