Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on June 1, 2021
A $345-million utility scale solar project has been proposed in the Town of Byron.
NextEra Energy is proposing the solar farm to be located on multiple agricultural properties.
NextEra is seeking a host of tax incentives through the Genesee County Economic Development Center amounting to about $33-million.
The GCEDC Board will consider final approval for the incentives at its meeting this Thursday.
A six-year-old Batavia girl continues to recover after she was accidentally run over by a pickup near her home. The incident happened late yesterday afternoon on Otis StreetPolice said the driver of the pick-up that struck the girl did not realize where the child was until she started to scream. The girl was airlifted to Strong Memorial and is in serious but stable condition.
Police say there will be no charges.
State officials now say that New York’s 7-day average COVID positivity rate has dropped to 0.67 percent, a new low.
It marks the eighth consecutive week of decline.
Hospitalizations have also dipped to the lowest figure since October 24th.
Starting tonight, the Toronto Blue Jays will once again be calling Sahlen Field in Buffalo their home. The team currently isn’t allowed in Canada due to border restrictions that are still in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Blue Jays also played in Buffalo last year, but this time fans will be able to watch them in-person.
It’s a go for the Genesee County Fair. The event will run from July 24-31. Events will be posted at gcfair.com.