Midday News Brief

Written by on August 9, 2021

A new report says Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul is preparing for the possibility of Governor Cuomo either resigning or being removed from office.
The Wall Street Journal says Hochul has been seeking advice on several issues, including who from the current administration could be asked to stay.
Hochul has reportedly told people close to her that she might have to take over running the state within the next several weeks.
If that happens, Hochul would become the first female governor in New York history.

PHOTO: Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul

The spread of COVID-19 is continuing to worsen across the Finger Lakes and there are no signs of it slowing down. The seven-day average COVID-19 positivity rate is now three-point-five-four percent which is the fourth highest of any region in the Empire State. Genesee County is part of the Finger Lakes Region. The county’s 7-day rate is 2.0 percent.

Fully vaccinated Americans and permanent residents will be allowed to enter Canada for non-essential travel beginning today. The border will reopen to Americans who have been fully vaccinated for at least 14 days.

A Heat Advisory is in effect for the rest of this afternoon.
The National Weather Service warns of heat index values of between 95 and 100…that’s a combination of temperature and humidity.
The Weather Service says hot temperatures and high humidity can cause heat illnesses to occur.
They advise you to brink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun, check up on neighbors and never leave pets unattended in vehicles.

The price of gasoline seems to have been moving in one direction: up.
Over the past week, the average cost of a gallon of regular in Batavia has risen 2-cents from last week to $3.21 – and a dollar more than a year ago.

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