Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on June 10, 2021
New York State is inching ever closer to having a 70-percent coronavirus vaccination rate among people 18 and older. Right now, that number is at 69-point-one percent.
70-percent is the benchmark where most COVID-19 restrictions are going to be lifted.
Governor Cuomo says this continued progress is quite a turnaround from when New York had one of the highest coronavirus infection rates in the country.
The Canadian government has made a very slight change to its existing border crossing rules. Starting in early July, anyone who is already allowed to enter the country can do so without having to quarantine for two weeks after arriving. However, they’ll have to be vaccinated against coronavirus and also pass two COVID-19 tests.
An application has been filed with the state to build a huge solar energy farm in the Towns of Elba and Oakfield.
If actually constructed, the Cider Solar project would become the largest solar farm ever built in New York State.
The project is estimated to cost $500-million and create 500construction jobs.
The developer is Heckate energy headquartered in Chicago.
Baseball fans who haven’t had the chance to buy tickets to see the Toronto Blue Jays at Sahlen Field will get another chance today. Seats for games taking place between June 24th and July 21st went on sale beginning at 10am today. When the first round of tickets became available last month, they sold out quickly and that’s expected to happen again this time.