Midday News Brief

Written by on April 19, 2021

Starting today, bars and restaurants across the state will be able to serve customers for a bit longer.
That’s because curfew at those establishments is being pushed back from 11 p-m until midnight. And, catered events such as weddings must now wrap up by one a-m instead of midnight.
Capacity limits will remain in place and customers still have to follow health and safety protocols. Today’s change comes just a couple of weeks after curfews were lifted at places such as gyms, movie theaters and casinos.

28 year old Andre Roberts was patronizing a bar on School Street well within the curfew limits.
As he got up to leave he allegedly forgot on thing…he didn’t pay.
He’ll be in City Court tomorrow.

Genesee County continues to be in a state of moderate drought. So are Wyoming and Orleans Counties. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 25% of New York is classified in moderate drought while more than 70% of the state is considered abnormally dry.

After rising and falling for weeks, gas prices are remaining pretty consistent in Western New York.
According to Triple A, the average cost for a gallon of regular in Batavia is now $2.85. That’s the same as what drivers were paying last week and is a penny less than this time one month ago.

The COVID-19 positivity rate in Genesee County rate dropped to 2.2%, the lowest since November.
In the Finger Lakes Region as a whole, there are 199 people hospitalized with coronavirus.


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