Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on August 19, 2021
Dozens of people turn out for a public hearing in LeRoy to express their opinions on a new housing development.
The project has been proposed by Eric Biscaro of Batavia. He is planning to build 30 duplex units and space for six single family homes at the end of East Avenue in the Village of LeRoy. The housing is intended for persons over the age of 50.
Most who spoke at the hearing – which at times became heated – are worried about an increase of traffic and potential water runoff from the 20-acre site.
Biscaro said his proposal is good for LeRoy and create housing opportunities for older people.
The Village Board took no final action on the project last night and will continue the hearing at is September 15th meeting.
One name on today’s Bad Boys report: 53-year-old Richard Augugliaro facing a charge of Grand Larceny. Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies say Augugliaro, from Munford, was found in possession of a wallet reported stolen from LeRoy. That wallet contained a debit card allegedly used by the suspect, who was issued a court appearance ticket.
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 two weeks 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.
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 next Friday.