Midday News Brief

Written by on October 5, 2021

The LeRoy Village Board heard nearly three-hours of comment during a public hearing into a proposed senior housing project.
Eric Biscaro has proposed the project arguing there is a need for such housing and it would benefit the community.
About 50 people attended last night’s hearing, most of them opposed to the project citing traffic concerns, storm water runoff and tax incentives.
The project would be eligible for thousands of dollars in tax incentives from the county.
Another issue is the extension of East Avenue to accommodate the project. Biscaro now says that he would foot the bill for the road work saving taxpayer dollars.
The project still must go through environmental studies and final approvals before construction could ever begin.

An Attica man has been sentenced to serve four and a half years in state prison for what had been described as a hate crime.
21-year-old Dillen Powell accepted a plea deal to a charge of second-degree burglary.
Last April Powell was accused of breaking into the home of his neighbor, who is black, brandishing a knife and making racial slurs.
He was originally charged with a first degree hate crime, menacing burglary and other charges.

Inspectors with the Erie County Health Department say 14 people were turned away from Sunday’s Buffalo Bills game at Highmark Stadium. They say those folks couldn’t enter the Orchard Park facility after failing to provide proper proof they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Members of New York State’s Cannabis Control Board are holding their first public meeting today. The panel was recently put together to create guidelines for the state’s cannabis industry and issue applications and licenses to businesses. A law legalizing the use of marijuana by adults for recreational purposes has been in effect for months.


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