Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on February 19, 2021
Republicans in the New York State Assembly are calling for the creation of an impeachment commission to investigate Governor Cuomo.
GOP lawmakers say they want more details on how the governor’s administration handled nursing home residents during the coronavirus pandemic.
They claim the governor’s office withheld information about the number of people who died at those facilities due to COVID-19. Republicans believe a bi-partisan commission should look into the issue and report its findings to the Legislature.
State Police have released the name of the man who lost his life during a crash in Orleans County. Troopers say 46-year-old Steven Noah was driving on West County House Road in Albion Wednesday when his Jeep slammed into another vehicle head-on. Noah wasn’t wearing a seat belt and died at the scene while the other driver suffered non-life threatening injuries. Police are still looking into the accident.
Voters in the Pembroke school district have approved the reconstruction of the bus garage at the Intermediate School campus. Thursday’s vote was 139 yes and just 35 no. The $1.69-million project will not impact the local tax rate. The project will be funded by state aid and $400,000 from the district’s capital reserve.
Since Monday, the national gas price average has increased seven cents to $2.58. This quick four-day jump is a direct result of all major Gulf Coast refineries being impacted by the recent winter storm, which has caused gas supplies to tighten and pump prices to increase.
Triple-A is reporting a 3-cent a gallon increase in Batavia since yesterday.
The losing streak of the Buffalo Sabres has now reached four games after a disappointing effort on the road. Victor Olofsson had Buffalo’s lone goal as they fell to the Washington Capitals 3-1 Capital One Arena last night. With the defeat, the Sabres remain in last place in the NHL’s East Division, 12 points behind the first place Boston Bruins.