Midday News Brief

Written by on August 17, 2021

Germayne Session     Sylvania Perez

A Rochester man and woman arrested for allegedly possessing and selling a variety of illegal drugs in and around the City of Batavia.
27-year-old Germayne Session, known on the street as “Case”, and 60-year-old Sylvania Perez both of Carl Street in Rochester are facing multiple felony and misdemeanor drug charges.
Members of the Genesee County Local Drug Enforcement Task Force say the pair trafficked crack and powdered cocaine and a form of Fentanyl called “Grey Death.”
Session was jailed on $10,000 bail while Perez was released under the supervision of Genesee Justice.


New York legislators are doing an about-face on the Cuomo impeachment investigation. After three days of backlash over the announcement that the inquiry would be suspended after Governor Cuomo announced his resignation, the impeachment probe is on again. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie says the Judiciary Committee will continue to review evidence and issue a final report. But, the New York Times notes that Heastie’s reversal doesn’t mean Cuomo will actually face impeachment since state lawmakers apparently don’t have the authority to impeach a Governor after he’s out of his office.

The Batavia City School District has released some information to parents about the return to class next month.
In a letter to parents, the district says it expects to have students and teachers in school, in-person, full time – similar to how they finished the 2020-21 school year.
The district will have more detailed information soon – specifically related to when students and staff are expected to wear masks.
Officials say While they plan to start the school year in person, they understand that there may be circumstances related to health issues that may warrant a desire for remote learning for certain students and families.

Both Genesee and Orleans Counties have shown an increase in the rate of COVID community transmission. Paul Pettit, Director of the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments said he was not surprised to see the increase. He also reported another COVID-related death involving a Genesee County resident who was under age 65. There are currently no masking mandates that have been issued by either county.

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