Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on April 25, 2022
Around 9:30 on Saturday evening Firefighters were dispatched to a home on Coe Ave in Oakfield for a reported structure fire. They arrived to find a home with fire and smoke coming from the basement. Genesee County Sheriffs said a woman was trapped in the basement and firefighters were able to break in and rescue her. She was sent to Strong Memorial Hospital. Several pets were rescued safely from the home but 2 cats died in the fire. The sheriff’s office said the cause of the fire is unknown and remains under investigation.
Sunday in Rochester was a bit more blocky than usual as the LEGO convention came to town. More than 70 LEGO sets were brought to be displayed with some people spending more than 60 hours setting up individual designs. There were dozens of works that included a seated King Triton. Other highlights featured an 8-foot-high LEGO Model of New York City’s Woolworth Building, a replica of Burj Khalifa, the largest skyscraper in the world, plus the full Westminster Palace in London, and a LEGO’s Star Wars Zone. There is a Rochester-based LEGO group that is open to the public. Members are typically adults and teens. Those interested in joining the group are asked to visit roclug.org.
The New York State DEC announced that the season for Pike, Pickerel, Tiger muskie and walleye is opening on Sunday the 1st of May. Populations of walleyes are at historic highs. Fish hatcheries across New York have had a good season and northern pike are expected to be plentiful through the early spring. The DEC is looking forward to hearing from the anglers about the catches this season to improve their conservation efforts for next season.
The Little League season in Leroy got its official kick off Saturday with a parade and opening game. This is the 70th season for the league. LeRoy is the last league in the WEGO region that is still affiliated with the Williamsport Pennsylvania based Little League.
The Buffalo Sabres notched another win against the New York Islanders Saturday afternoon. The final score was 5 to 3. Casey Mittelstadt made his 5th goal of the season. Rasmus Dahlin got his 13th and Tage Thompson scored his 37th. Vinnie Hinnestroza and Jeff Skinner scored late in the game. The Sabres have just two games left to play this season. They’re in Boston on Thursday before hosting Chicago in their home and season finale on Friday.