Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on December 31, 2021
A good neighbor helped save a woman from a fire in Bergen late Thursday night. Bergen Fire received a report of a fire at 84 Woodside Lane in the Hidden Valley Meadow Park just before 8pm and arrived to find a working structure fire. A neighbor said he thought the owner was in the home and had tried to kick the door in unsuccessfully because he believed the woman was laying against the inside of the door. Bergen Assistant Chief Garrett Dean was able, with the help of the neighbor to push in the door and reach around it to grab the woman and drag her out. At first, the woman wasn’t breathing, Dean said. With the assistance of the neighbor, he used first-aid techniques to get her breathing again. The resident, whose name has not been released, was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital but Dean said he’s been informed she may be transferred to Syracuse for a higher level of treatment for her smoke inhalation. The fire is under investigation.
It may be a long way off but a new regulation will significantly affect the trucking industry in New York. The Advanced Clean Trucks or ACT regulation requires all trucks over 8500 pounds sold or leased for registration in the Empire state to be zero emissions by 2045. Starting in 2025 manufacturers will be hit with penalties if they sell non-zero emission trucks in New York but will get incentives if they offer zero emission vehicles. This complements the rule saying all cars and personal motor vehicles sold in New York must be electric in the next 15 years as the state tries to go green as laid out in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent by 2050.
Are you an aspiring young film maker? The Tobacco Free Genesee Orleans and Wyoming and Reality Check organizations are inviting anyone ages 13-18 to make a 1 minute film about how the tobacco industry has been manipulating kids into starting smoking through the entertainment industry, specifically movies and tv. Video submissions are due by February 9th. One video will be recognized as the state wide winner and 4 will be regional winners. All participants will get a Reality Check Swag Bag. Check out www.realitycheckofny.com for full details.
The Sabres fell before the Islanders Thursday night 4 to 1 in their third straight loss. Sabres goalie Malcolm Subban made 28 saves on 32 shots faced and Kyle Okposo scored the lone goal for the Buffalo team. Buffalo’s next chance to turn their losing streak around will be against the Boston Bruins in Boston. Puck drop is at 1:00 p.m. on New Year’s Day.