Morning News Brief

Written by on September 30, 2021

Governor Hochul has appointed Dr. Mary Bassett as Commissioner of the New York State Department of Health, effective December 1st.  Bassett will replace Howard Zucker as health commissioner.  Bassett is the director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University and FXB Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights in the department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  Bassett says she will work to make New York State more equitable and fight structural racism.

The Genesee Orleans Health department is offering 2 Pfizer Vaccine booster shot clinics October 6th and 7th.  Wednesday the 6th the clinic is at the Genesee County Health Department Building and Thursday the 7tyh it is at the Orleans county Health Department Building.  Both clinics are by appointment only.  Booster shots are recommended or those who are 65 and up, residents in long term care facilities, and 50 and up who are immunocompromised.

The Asbury Rd bridge, north of Harris Rd in the Town of LeRoy will be closed beginning Monday 10/4/2021 for bridge repairs. This project is expected to take six weeks. During this time the road will not be passable to regular traffic or emergency vehicles.

Students from every high school in Genesee county joined more than 700 students from throughout the GLOW region Tuesday at GLOW With Your Hands at the Genesee County Fairgrounds.  The event gave students a chance to experience a variety of trades including, bricklaying, carpentry, electrical, mechanical, and forms of manufacturing.  Among the 40 companies participating were Oxbow, Liberty Pumps, and O-AT-KA Milk.

Do you have antiques and you want to know what they are worth? Antiques Home Show is coming to Buffalo starting October 24th at the WNED PBS studios.  Full vaccination is needed to attend, tickets are 14 dollars and the show runs from 9AM to 3:45pm

Highmark stadium is hiring for gameday employees.  The Bills stadium is looking for guest service ambassadors, ushers and ticket takers.  If you are interested you can apply at BuffaloBills.com/stadium/employment.

New York State is contracting with 2 organizations to look into a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills.  Empire State Development has entered into a 500 thousand dollar contract with O’Melveny and Myers for them to provide legal services related to negotiations for the state related to the Bills Stadium.  The second contract is with real estate/infrastructure consulting firm AECOM for a contract around $150,000.  AECOM will be looking into locations, size amenities and the cost of renovating the current Highmark Stadium vs building a new one.


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