Midday News Brief

Written by on February 5, 2021

Erik Fix

Erik Fix will be the new President of the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce.
Fix will succeed Tom Turnbull who is retiring on March 22nd.
Fix has held a variety of jobs in Genesee County. For many years he worked at the YMCA, he was the Regional Executive Director of the United Way and is currently the manager of the M and T Bank branch in Oakfield.
Fix lives in LeRoy.


A Lake Effect Snow warning has been issued for Genesee, Wyoming and Erie Counties from 4 this afternoon through 10 tomorrow night.
The National Weather Service says we can expect heavy Lake Effect snow accumulating 9 to 18 inches during the most persistent snow.
Winds up to 40 miles per hour will result in considerable blowing and drifting with near white-out conditions.

Western New York Congressman Chris Jacobs was one of only 11 republican members of the house to support ousting Congresswoman Marjorie Green from her committee assignments.
Jacobs, who represents Genesee County in congress, said he was … quote “very troubled by a number of Green’s statements and assertions.
Green, among other outrageous claims, said the California wild fires were started by a space laser triggered by Israel.

Southern tier Congressman Tom Reed is hinting that he could mount a challenge to Governor Cuomo in 2022.
The 23rd District Republican said the governor’s days are numbered and real leadership would be coming to Albany soon.
A spokesman for the governor responded to Reed’s remarks, claiming he didn’t stand up to the Trump administration.

The head coach of the Buffalo Sabres is the latest member of the NHL community to test positive for coronavirus. The team says Ralph Krueger has contracted the illness while multiple Sabres have also been added to the league’s COVID-19 protocol list. Buffalo’s season is on hold for at least a few more days with their next game set to be against the Washington Capitals.

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