Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on March 26, 2021
A High Wind Warning is in effect for Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties until 4 this afternoon.
The National Weather Service predicts Southwest Winds of 25 to 40 miles per hour, gusting to 60.
The weather service says potentially damaging winds will down trees and power lines. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
National Grid is making preparations for power failures. The electric utility says has increased staffing in Western New York by 13-hundred workers.
The Board of Western Region OTB, owner of Batavia Downs, has approved nearly 400-thousand dollars to fix up Park Road in front the track.
The work will include new street lighting and landscaping.
The project is expected to begin next month.
Western New York restaurateur Russ Salvatore has written a $6,000 dollar check to the Pembroke Varsity Girls basketball team.
The donation to the girls’ annual “Shooting for a Cure” campaign brings the 10 year total fundraising to $200,000 dollars
The proceeds benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Genesee County COVID cases from over the past day:
24 new positive cases reported. Three more inmates at the county jail have tested positive.
Visitor restrictions at all New York nursing homes are being eased.
The State has announced that visitation is now allowed at all times and for all residents. Exceptions include unvaccinated residents in areas of high community spread and residents with confirmed COVID infections.
The Buffalo Sabres have lost 16th consecutive games– a franchise record. They lost to Pittsburgh Wednesday and Thursday nights. Sabres General Manager Kevyn Adams coached the team last night. This came after interim head coach Don Granato was ordered to self-isolate as part of COVID-19 protocols.