Morning News Brief

Written by on January 11, 2022

 

Wyoming and Livingston Counties are under a Wind Chill advisory till 10am today.  Wind chill may reach down to -15 degrees Fahrenheit.  Frostbite may appear on uncovered skin within 30 minutes at those temperatures.  Make sure to cover up, stay inside if possible and limit time outside if you have to go out.

A NewsRelease from the Department of Public Works:  The City Water Department is making repairs to a water line on the corner of Liberty and Ellicott Street today.  Expect the water to be turned off on Liberty from Main to Ellicott Streets. Due to the uncertainty of the repair water may also be turned off or experience low pressure in adjacent areas.  Traffic will not be allowed through the southern side of the intersection of Ellicott and Liberty, while repairs are being made.

Former Corfu Fire Chief and a police officer save man from fiery building.  Brian Schollard saw heavy smoke coming from a home at 13 East Main St in Corfu at about 2:30 Monday, and also a man hanging from a window.  He describes jumping into action.  The fire was knocked down by Corfu Firefighters quickly.  The man, who has not been identified, was taken to the hospital for treatment for cuts on his feet and smoke inhalation.

Starting January 15th the New York State eviction moratorium will expire.  If you haven’t paid your rent landlords will be able to evict you legally.  Advocacy groups such as PUSH in Buffalo are expecting Governor Hochul to extend the moratorium again.  She already extended it in September.  Democrats and Republicans in the State assembly and Senate have complained about the moratorium and what it does to landlords who are forced to house people for no pay.  Advocates for renters say housing should be a right and they shouldn’t have to pay landlords or the state should pay.

The registration is open for the Parks and Trails annual Cycle the Erie Canal tour which will run form July 10th through the 17th.  In 2020 the tour was moved online due to COVID but this year, starting at Buffalo and ending in Albany, cyclers will have the chance to go the full 750 mile distance in a group.  The cost for 8 days of meals, lodging, entertainment, historical presentations and baggage transportation is 975 for adults and 535 for ages 6-17.


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