Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on April 22, 2021
COVID-19 has claimed another life in Genesee County.
The health department reports a person over the age of 65 has succumbed to the virus.
Just four new positive cases were confirmed on Wednesday.
Seven of the current positive cases are hospitalized.
In Orleans County, 20 new cases were reported; Seven additional cases were confirmed in Wyoming County.
A grand jury has indicted the principal of Northwood Elementary School on 25 charges.
Prosecutors say Kirk Ashton sexually abused multiple boys at the Hilton school over a period of several years.
It was also announced yesterday that two more alleged victims have come forward in the case.
Ashton has been on administrative leave from his job since April 8th. Anyone with information is asked to call State Police.
Starting tomorrow, New Yorkers 60 and older won’t need an appointment if they want to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
That’s because they’ll be able to walk-in and get vaccinated at 16 mass-vaccination sites run by the state, including ones at the Rochester Dome Arena and former Kodak Hawkeye parking lot. Folks will still need to bring identification and be able to provide health insurance information. Wait times at each location are going to vary depending on how many people show up.
The Town of Batavia Planning Board will be adding a “public comments” segment to its meetings. In response to Planning Board Member Don Partridge’s inquiry into the procedure for conducting an annual review of Area 51 Motocross, the board has agreed to give residents time at the beginning of each meeting to bring up pertinent issues.
The Buffalo Sabres will be back on home ice tonight as they look to rebound from a tough loss. Buffalo was held scoreless for the eighth time this season in their two-to-nothing defeat at the hands of the Boston Bruins Tuesday night.
The Sabres have already been eliminated from playoff contention,