Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on November 9, 2021
One of a slew of bills signed by Governor Hochul yesterday was aimed at combatting the plague of robocalls in New York State. One part of the legislation implements a program that tracks whether a call is coming from the number it says it is by using the Stir/Shaken framework. Another allows telecom companies to block calls that they deem to be from spammers or illegitimate numbers. Hochul says that these bills will let the authorities take action against bad actors and stop annoying calls targeting New Yorkers.
Former Greece Police Chief Forsythe has been charged with misdemeanor drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and 3 officers have been suspended. Forsythe resigned following an investigation into an accident where he totaled his police vehicle late at night after a State Police event. He said he swerved to avoid a deer and then drove 6 miles with a busted wheel and major damage to the vehicle. The DA says Forsythe drank 6 drinks at the event just before driving and that there is an investigation into how officers handled the crash.
Catholic Health and the striking nurses and other workers have reached an agreement which will end the strike. The Communication Workers of America overwhelmingly voted to ratify six new contracts to cover the over 2500 workers at Mercy Hospital, Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Sisters of Charity. All agreements are retroactive back to July 1st and workers return to their jobs on Wednesday.
Six Flags Darien Lake will start their Magic of Lights drive through light display November 18th. It will run through January 2nd and be from 5 to 9pm. All guests are required to purchase tickets in advance and admission is free to all current members and season pass holders. Six Flags said season passes for the 2022 season are now available and includes admission to this event.
The Sabres continue their losing streak as they fell to the Capitals last night. It was their fifth straight loss. Washington made 5 goals to Buffalo’s 3. The Sabres are now at 5 and 5 and 2. They will be hosting the Edmonton Oilers at Keybank Arena Friday night at 7.