Midday News Brief

Written by on August 6, 2021

Liberty Pumps of Bergen is planning a major expansion.
The company has filed for various tax incentives from the county’s Economic Development Center amounting to about  $1.4-million.
The project would add about 107,000 square feet of warehouse and manufacturing space.
The total investment by Liberty Pumps amounts to nearly $14-million and would create 30 new jobs over the next three years.
Liberty Pumps currently employs 280 people.

A Genesee County bridge is deemed unsafe and has been closed effective immediately. County officials say a recent inspection of the Colby Road bridge over Murder Creek in the Town of Pembroke revealed the span was unsafe. That bridge is located just south if the CSX Railroad tracks that run alongside Route 33.
The county will be assessing the condition of the bridge and will re-open it when it’s safe.

It will be up to schools to determine what protocols will be in place to protect students and staff from COVID-19.
Doctor Howard Zucker, the State Health Commissioner, is recommending that schools follow local health department and federal guidance as they try and keep students and staff from getting sick.
Zucker says because there’s no longer a state of emergency in effect, schools are responsible for creating their own rules regarding masks, social distancing and COVID-19 testing.

Tomorrow, fans of the Buffalo Bills will once again have the opportunity to see their team get ready for the upcoming season. For the second Saturday in a row, the Bills are opening up training camp practice at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park to the public.
Tickets are required – problem is, … it’s already sold out.

This weekend at Williams Park it’s the “Seats and Feet” Back to School Drive…collecting new underwear and socks for local kids
It’s being held tomorrow and Sunday and Noon to 2 at the Williams Park Playground. All donations will benefit and Batavia City Schools Community Closet – all sizes are appreciated.


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