Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on July 8, 2022
Does your organization give out free diapers, rides to OBGYN offices, clothes, continuing education and even housing? If you don’t also offer abortions, New York is concerned. The State of New York will be investigating Crisis Pregnancy Centers to determine if they are misleading women to get them to keep their children instead of aborting them according to a bill Governor Hochul signed into law in the middle of June. The bill Authorizes a Study to Examine Unmet Health and Resource Needs and Impact of Limited Service Pregnancy Centers. Locally All Babies Cherished and Care-Net operate to support, educate and supply mothers. The state investigation into pregnancy centers is expected to begin in about six months, once a task force is put together and it will take 18 months to complete. It is unclear whether there will be any action based on the results, but they will be published online.
Sheriffs from across the state say that New York’s new gun control laws are unconstitutional and also impossible to implement. The NYS Sheriff’s Association is behind a letter that alleges Governor Kathy Hochul and the state legislature violated citizens’ rights by passing new gun bills “without waiting the constitutionally required three days.” Also, they say that the new laws infringe on New Yorkers 2nd Amendment rights by requiring businesses to post signs if guns are allowed. Sheriffs say there should be an assumption under the constitution guns are allowed unless explicitly prohibited.
Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Joseph Morelle announced that the Frederick Douglas Greater Rochester International Airport will be getting an update. 5 million dollars of the Bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs Law will be going to modernize the terminals of the airport. This is on top of the 27 million the airport will also receive and the 5.4 million going to other finger lakes airports. The boarding bridges in Rochester’s airport are over 30 years old and 5 of them will be replaced.
Let’s go out to the ballpark! The Genesee County STOP-DWI and Youth Bureau invite all youth to the July 14th Muckdogs game at Dwyer Stadium. The first 200 youth through the gates will receive a t-shirt or Muck Bucks. Brooke Jarkiewicz and Grace Shepard, participants in the STOP-DWI poster contest and Byron Berger Graduates, are throwing out the first pitch. The Genesee County Youth Bureau has 500 free tickets available for youth and their families. Get your tickets by calling 585-344-3960. Any remaining tickets will be available the night of the event at the STOP-DWI booth outside the main gate.
The Buffalo Sabres have selected several new players in the draft. In the 28th overall pick the team selected Jiri Kulich. In the 16th overall pick they got Noah Ostlund from Sweden. And in the 9th overall pick the Sabres grabbed Matthew Savoie. All three will be new centers able to leap into the forward position.