Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on March 2, 2021
More COVID-19 vaccines are available in Genesee County.
Public health officials say the county has received 885 does of the vaccine, that’s more than three times the number of does the county has received over the past several weeks.
Health Director Paul Petit says several community partners have also received more vaccine including Tops Markets in Batavia and LeRoy, UMMC, Oakfield Family Pharmacy.
GCC will hold two clinics this week: Wednesday from 11 until 3 for first does and Friday from 9 until 11 for second doses.
A third woman has now come forward claiming Governor Cuomo made unwanted advances towards her. Anna Ruch says the governor put his hand on her bare back during a 2019 wedding reception and later put his hands on her face asking if he could kiss her. The state Attorney General’s office is investigating those cases and says a report will be issued to the public.
Genesee County reports 30 new positive cases of COVID-19.
Forty-three of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list. Nine of the current positive individuals are hospitalized.
Orleans County received 8 new positive cases of COVID-19. Wyoming County reports 20 new cases.
The Genesee County Economic Development Center Board will consider accepting an initial application for incentives for Plug Power’s proposed $232.7 million green energy project at the STAMP site.
The GCEDC Board meets this Thursday. The project is expected to be under construction this summer creating 68 well-paying jobs.
The Buffalo Sabres are in the midst of a three-game losing streak and they’ll be hoping to snap it tonight. The Sabres will be at Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Rangers. Buffalo’s offense struggled over the weekend during a pair of home shutout losses to the Philadelphia Flyers. Face-off for this evening’s contest in the Big Apple is scheduled for seven p-m.