Midday News Brief

Written by on July 16, 2021

The 51st Annual Genesee County 4-H Market Animal Auction will be held Thursday, July 29, at the Genesee County Fair. The auction will feature chickens, goats, lamb, beef steers, dairy steers and hogs raised by local 4-H members.
For the first time ever the 4-H Market Animal Auction will offer online and in-person bidding.
On-line bidding begins on Tuesday, July 27th, the live auction will be held at 7PM on the 29th in the Main Show Ring at the Fair.
Access the online auction here.


A suspected welfare cheat is caught. 42-year-old Valerie Marucci of Attica is accused of receiving $2,700 in benefits she was not untitled to. She’s been charged with grand larceny and offering a false instrument.
Deputies say Marucci failed to report income on two separate applications for benefits.

The concrete stairs and sidewalks in front of the Batavia post Office are being re-built. Officials are asking postal patrons to park behind the post office between the building and the police station and then walk around the west side of the building.
This way you can avoid walking in Main Street traffic.

Governor Cuomo is going to be interviewed this weekend as part of the state’s sexual harassment probe. The interview will be conducted by outside lawyers hired by state Attorney General Letitia James.
The move may signal the investigation looking into allegations he sexually harassed current and former aides may be entering its final stages. Cuomo’s office is not commenting.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says some Americans could be allowed back into that country very soon. During a phone call with provincial leaders, Trudeau announced that discussions are ongoing with the United States that may lead to fully-vaccinated U.S. citizens re-entering Canada for non-essential travel by the middle of August.

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