Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on August 25, 2022
Governor Hochul announced Wednesday that there have been over 6000 illegal guns seized in New York State since January. She says that is 20 percent higher than last year. The state seized 76 ghost guns in July, which is more than what was seized in all of 2021. Hochul said the key to their success is collaboration with other state governments. She used the example of gun shows where people purchase guns in Pennsylvania and then traffic them to New York where they are illegal.
A fire in Silver Springs at a home on Maple street Tuesday morning had several fire departments responding and a daring roof escape. 3 people, 2 adults and a baby, were forced to climb onto the roof of the home by the rising flames and smoke. They went out the second story window and a neighbor helped get them safely to the ground with a ladder. The fire happened at around 6:45 am. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
The man responsible for the beautiful murals in Jackson square and Oakfield’s historical mural as well as many others passed away Monday due to complications from Diabetes. Vincent “Vincenzo” Delplato was 65 at the time of his death. He is described as being a talented artist who saw the beauty in God’s creation and tried to capture that beauty with his paints and brushes. Vincent’s wishes were to have his body donated to science at the University of Buffalo. He will be entombed in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
According to a new Siena College Poll only 27 percent of New Yorkers say they are more satisfied with their lives than they were a year ago. For reference, from 2017 to 2018 the number was 44 percent. The poll also found that over 70% are satisfied with family and friends, spiritual life, where they live, their community and their health. Most dissatisfaction among New Yorkers was with personal financial conditions and the direction of the world. Only 12% of New Yorkers were completely satisfied with their financial condition, and 75% are not very or not at all satisfied with the world. This includes political, economic, social, and environmental issues/trends, and the direction that the world is going. Less New Yorkers are also satisfied with their work, with only 24% completely satisfied with work, and 26% satisfied with what they do for recreation.