Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on February 11, 2021
Voters in the LeRoy Central School district have approved a $12-million renovation project involving all district buildings.
Voters rejected, however, a $4.2-million project for a multi-turf field and lights on the present soccer field.
The renovation project will cost the average LeRoy school district home owners another 83-cents on the tax rate.
Voters had overwhelmingly rejected the first attempt to pass the budget last October.
Tops has announced the 3 and a half million dollar renovation to its Batavia store is complete. Tops held a virtual ribbon cutting this morning. Almost everything inside and outside the store has been renovated.
New York State could be in line to get 23 billion dollars if a COVID-19 relief package working its way through Congress is approved. Nearly 13 billion dollars in funding would go towards state government.
Governor Cuomo says the state needs all the help it can get after its finances were devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. He’s calling for New York to receive at least $15-billion so budget cuts can be avoided.
New Yorkers who have been waiting to see a concert or sporting event in-person are about to get that chance again. Starting February 23rd, arenas and stadiums will once again welcome fans back, but spectators will have to follow specific health and safety rules. They include proof of a negative COVID-19 test three days before an event, temperature checks before entering a facility and a requirement everyone wear a mask. The new guidelines apply to venues with a capacity of over 10,000 people.