Midday News Brief

Written by on October 20, 2021

Governor Kathy Hochul is visiting Genesee County’s STAMP project this afternoon. Her office says she will make announcement about so-called “green jobs.”
Plug Power is building a green hydrogen fuel facility at the site.
The governor was here for the official ground-breaking for the project that is expected to employ about 65 people.

Governor Hochul says parents of young children should start planning to get their kids vaccinated against COVID-19. While FDA approval of a vaccine for children five to 11-years-old is likely still a few weeks away, the governor is urging parents to make an appointment with their child’s pediatrician now instead of waiting for that to happen. The governor says the state will depend mostly on pediatricians to distribute vaccine doses. But she also says she’s looking into reopening mass-vaccination sites and working with schools in order to get kids immunized.

A proposed housing development in LeRoy the hot topic for tonight’s LeRoy Village Board meeting. The development, proposed by Batavia businessman Eric Biscaro, has drawn criticism from nearby property owners. Biscaro is planning to build 30-duplex units for persons 50 and over on land just off East Ave in the village.
Previous meetings have had property owners express concerns over traffic and storm water run-off from the project.
Tonight’s meeting will be held in Memorial Auditorium on Trigon Park.

The Buffalo Sabres have extended their winning streak to three games and are off to their best start since the 2008. The Sabres beat the Vancouver Canucks by a final score of five-to-two at KeyBank Center last night. Sabres goalie Craig Anderson picked up his second victory of the year by stopping 32 of the 34 shots he faced. The Sabres will finish up their homestand on Friday when they host the Boston Bruins.

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