Midday News Brief

Written by on March 19, 2021

Genesee County making significant progress in the fight against COVID-19. County Manager Matt Landers says just last week, a major milestone was reached

The COVID Positivity rate has also been dropping. Landers says it has now dropped to 2-percent

As for the homebound, shut-ins unable to get to a clinic. Health Director Paul Petit said process is being made on that front

Pettit emphasized that you should not worry about which brand of vaccine you get, just get the vaccination. All are safe and effective.

Batavia Downs has made one change in their Summer Concert Series.
The Grass Roots will replace The Sweet that had been originally scheduled for July 30th.
The Grass Roots originated in the mid 60’s with hits like Midnight Confessions, Temptations Eyes, and others.
The Downs has also announced that American Alternative Rock Band “Puddle of Mud” will return this summer.
Puddle last perform in 2018. They will return on August 20th.

A new poll shows Governor Cuomo’s approval rating has fallen to its lowest level since 2011. Only 39 percent of people surveyed by Quinnipiac University said they think the governor is doing a good job. Even worse for the governor, 58 percent of voters said he’s not honest and trustworthy.

The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester has announced the finalists for enshrinement into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. This year’s nominees include classic games such as Call of Duty, Animal Crossing, Guitar Hero and Microsoft Flight Simulator among others. Voting is already underway and can be done online through March 25th. The Class of 2021 will officially be revealed on May 6th.


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