Midday News Brief

Written by on August 19, 2021

Over 80 people turned out for a public hearing in LeRoy – most of them opposed to plans to building a housing development for persons over 50.
The developer of the proposed project is Eric Biscaro, the owner of Armor Building Supply in Batavia.
He is proposing a 30-unit -duplex development on a 20-acre site off of East Avenue in the village of Leroy.
Voices were raised in opposition to the development which Biscaro said would be good for LeRoy. Opponents said they were concerned over the potential increase in traffic and water runoff from the development.
The hearing lasted an hour and a half before it was adjourned by Mayor Greg Rogers. He said the hearing would continue at the board’s next meeting in September.

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul is hinting that a mask mandate for schools across New York State may be coming when she takes over as governor next week.
For now, the state has left it up to individual school districts to decide on coronavirus-related rules. Hochul takes over as governor next Tuesday

One longtime Wyoming County furniture retailer is buying another. Harding’s Attica Furniture V.P. Luke Harding tells WBTA his family has purchased Mount Morris Furniture. The Mount Morris location closed last Friday for renovation. It will re-open on August 27th.

The New York State Department of Health has released new data on the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccine. Researchers found that people who aren’t vaccinated are 11 times more likely to be hospitalized if they contract coronavirus. They’re also eight times more likely to be diagnosed with the illness than people who are immunized. The health department says this data is clear proof of how important it is for people to protect themselves from the virus.

A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be taking to the stage at KeyBank Center in Buffalo later this year. Legendary singer and songwriter James Taylor is performing at the arena on Monday, December 13th. Taylor will be joined by his All-Star band and fellow artist Jackson Browne. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday August 27th

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