Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on December 8, 2021
Former Batavia Funeral Director Michael Tomaszewski has COVID.
Showing proof of his infection, Tomaszewski’s sentencing has been delayed again.
His sentencing has been put off until an undetermined date.
Tomaszewski pled guilty to grand larceny, scheming to defraud, filing false instruments and untimely burials.
Prosecutors say Tomaszewski bilked local families out of nearly a half-million dollars in pre-paid funerals.
Elective and same day surgeries at Batavia’s United Memorial Medical Center will continue, for now.
UMMC’s parent group, Rochester Regional Health, has put off elective surgeries for at least two weeks at Rochester General and Unity Hospital.
The reason: COVID and saving staff to treat those patients infected with the virus.
Over the past week, two more people have died from Coronavirus in Genesee County, one was under the age of 65.
Since the start of the pandemic the county’s death toll stands at 302.
As of last week, just 56 percent of Genesee County residents are fully vaccinated.
The losing streak of the Buffalo Sabres has now reached four games following a shutout loss on home ice.
The Anaheim Ducks beat Buffalo 2-0 at KeyBank Center last night.
Up next for the Sabres is a home game on Friday night against the New York Rangers.