Midday News Brief

Written by on April 30, 2021

Donna Saskowski

Donna Saskowski, the Executive Director of the Arc of Genesee Orleans, is retiring.
Donna has 32 years with the agency which serves individuals with intellectual and development disabilities.
It was also announced today that the Arc of Genesee Orleans has been given conditional approval to merge with the Arc of Livingston Wyoming.
Reached this morning, Donna tells WBTA that working with the disabled has its own rewards

Saskowski listed the transformation of the former St. Mary’s School into a Community Center for the Arc as a highlight of her career.
So what will the merger with Livingston-Wyoming mean..?

Donna’s retirement will become effective the end of June.

Genesee County reports seven new COVID cases and nine new hospitalizations. Thirteen more cases have been confirmed in Orleans County with three more people admitted to the hospital. Meanwhile, in Wyoming County, a dozen more cases were confirmed.

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office is warning of seasonal asphalt paving and sealing scams.
As the weather warms, paving projects will soon begin. Residents should be cautious if they are solicited by who appears to be a contractor offering to pave or seal a driveway. The Sheriff’s Office has already fielded one recent complaint in the county.

A former Buffalo Sabres player is retiring. Goaltender Ryan Miller says he will retire after the 2020-2021 season, which he has played with the Anaheim Ducks. He currently holds the franchise record for Sabres games played by a goaltender.


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