Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on June 3, 2021
In person visitation resumes next week at the Genesee County Jail.
Sheriff Bill Sheron announcing today that beginning June 12th, you will be able to visit – in person – an inmate in the county jail.
You have to make an appointment at least 24-hours in advance.
In person visitation was halted last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Taxpayers are reportedly forking over two and a half million dollars for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s defense teams.
The New York Post got a hold of documents that show taxpayers are paying 900-dollars an hour to his lead attorney.
Cuomo is fighting charges that he used staff members to help write a book on his handling of coronavirus and also charges he hid the true number of coronavirus nursing home deaths.
Cuomo made $5-million on the book.
Two Western New York students are among the first 10 people to win New York State’s COVID-19 vaccine scholarship raffle. Chase French of Penfield and Jack Lucchesi of Victor will be able to attend any State University of New York, or public community college and have their tuition, room and board all covered. To enter the contest, teens between the ages of 12 and 17 must prove they’ve been vaccinated against coronavirus before July 7th.
More information on the program is available HERE
New York’s 7-day average positivity rate is now the lowest in the nation. After 58 consecutive days of decline, the rate is now just 0.64%. Hospitalizations have also dropped. Genesee County’s positivity rate has fallen again…it is now point-5 percent.
Honors for artwork by an Alexander Central 8th grader. Riley Wall created a flag that depicts a health ear of corn supported by two different color hands in a background of blue sky and green fields.
Her entry received the most votes in the Genesee County flag contest conducted by the county’s planning department.