Midday News Brief

Written by on April 26, 2021

Beginning today, capacity limits are going to be expanding at several businesses and venues statewide.
That means attendance at museums and zoos can increase from 33-percent to 50-percent.
Also, the number of people allowed inside movie theaters will grow from 25-percent to 33-percent.
Health and safety guidelines that have been in place for months to stop the spread of COVID-19 still need to be followed.

Another convenience store is looking to build in Batavia.
Quicklee’s Stores wants to convert the former Bob Evans on Oak Street.
The City’s Planning and Development Committee has looked over the plans and seemed generally agreeable to them.
Quicklee’s has about two dozen stores and gasoline stations in Western and Central New York.

Firefighters located a man who drowned while attempting to rescue a dog Friday night. The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a man and dog in the water in Murray. Multiple fire departments responded with water rescue equipment. A fire search boat later located and recovered the body of 30-year-old Ryan Perkins of Holley.

The Batavia City Council wants to restore some of its emergency services staffing. City Manager Rachael Tabelski is proposing the restoration of a police officer and two firefighter’s positions to the 2021-22 budget.
The proposal could be forwarded to a Special Business Meeting afterward. The Conference Meeting is scheduled for 7p.m. tonight at the City Hall Council Board Room.

The cost of gasoline has gone up a bit in Batavia.
Triple A says the average price of a gallon of regular has risen to $2.87, up two cents from a week ago…and up more than 60-cents from a year ago.

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