Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on December 20, 2021
Governor Hochul talked about her plans to bring a vaccine mandate for all school age children to New York State this coming September over the weekend. Hochul said she is constrained by her lack of emergency powers which Cuomo had but she does not. She also said she has to bring it before the State Legislature which states like California do not have to do. The governor says she has the goal of making the mandate a reality in schools come September.
Wreaths Across America honored veterans at the Western New York National Cemetery in Pembroke Saturday with a ceremony and wreath laying. Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavia who grew up in Orleans county and graduated Lyndonville High spoke about the meaning of sacrifice and being part of the family of service. Wreaths Across America celebrated 3,136 locations across the country on Saturday.
Interested in a guided hike through the Genesee County Park and Forest? Or maybe you want to see the snow covered trees under the stars? Join a hike on January 8th or February 12th from either 1 to 3 or 7 to 9. Snowshoes can be provided with a lesson included in the price of admission. Price for the hikes is 5 dollars an individual or 15 for a family. Pre-registration is required, call 585 344 1122 to get a spot.
GO Art has a new library dedicated to the family of Jim Owen, who, himself not being an artist, had a family of artists and contributors to the arts. The Owen Library features art books, a white baby grand piano, a fireplace and table games. Stop into GO Art at Seymour Place and relax with a book or game.
The Buffalo Bills slew the North Carolina Panthers Sunday afternoon 31-14. The Bills approached the game at Highmark Stadium with 5 players out. 2 were on COVID reserve and the other 3 had injuries. Allen recovered from his sprained foot last week to play and after a lackluster 1st quarter the Bills and Panthers both started racking up points on the board. The game ended with an interception and the Bills kneeling to win. The Bills are set to play the Patriots in Foxborough the day after Christmas for the AFC East champion spot.