Midday News Brief

Written by on September 16, 2021

The Batavia Town Board has taken several procedurals steps toward the eventual re-construction of Park Rd.
The $4.3-million dollar will rebuild Park Road from Lewiston Road, Route 63 to Oak Street, Route 98.
The Town board approved borrowing $3-million to cover the town’s portion of the project cost.

Retired City of Batavia Chief of Police Mark L. Robinson has passed away unexpectedly.
Mr. Robinson died last week in his hometown of LeRoy. He was with the Batavia Police Department for 30-years.

Governor Hochul’s mandated COVID vaccinations for health care workers has brought local opponents to the streets.
About two dozen sign carrying health care workers protested the order at Ellicott and Main during yesterday’s afternoon commute.
Hochul’s mandate requires unvaccinated health care workers to get at least one shot of the COVID vaccine by September 27th or risk losing their jobs.

Governor Hochul has issued another COVID order. The governor says that children over the age of two and employees at day care centers will have to wear masks.
Hochul says kids are at high risk of contracting the virus since there currently isn’t a vaccine available for anyone under the age of 12.

Visitors are again allowed at the Genesee County Jail.
Visitation of inmates had been halted as COVID cases went on the rise.

The Arc of Genesee-Orleans and the Arc of Livingston-Wyoming are holding job fairs next Thursday, a week from today. The two agencies will soon be merged into one called GLOW-Arc. The job fair will be held in Mount Morris and Batavia They are looking for direct support professionals to work in the day programs and residential settings.

Some legendary toys and games have been announced as finalists for enshrinement into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester. The list includes American Girl Dolls, Battleship, billiards, Cabbage Patch Kids and the Fisher-Price Corn Popper.
The inductees will be announced on November 4th.


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