Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on January 24, 2022
The New York State Eviction Moratorium has expired leaving many residents to wonder and worry about what they can do if they owe their landlords money. Attorney General Letitia James issued guidance for New Yorkers who are struggling. She advises residents to apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program which will both stay any eviction proceeding and can help pay back rent. James also advises that landlords have to go through a court process to evict tenants and cannot charge late fees for overdue rent from March 2020 to January 2022. Find more information about ERAP by following the link at wbtai.com.
Governor Hochul signed legislation over the weekend extending New York’s absentee mail in ballot program through the end of 2022. She said that no one should have to choose between their health and being able to exercise their right to vote. You can follow the link at wbtai.com to register for an absentee ballot.
Genesee county has received 2580 free COVID testing kits and is giving them away this week to residents. The kits will be available at town, village and city municipal buildings during regular business hours until they are all given away. Only 2 kits with 2 tests per kit can be given to each family. You must show proof of residency to receive a kit.
The Bills hopes for a long awaited shot at the Super Bowl were dashed Sunday night as the Chiefs came away with a win in overtime of 42 to 36. It was definitely a nailbiter of a game with the Bills coming from behind to score a touchdown with 12 seconds left to go and then the Chiefs tying the game up with a fast drive and field goal. 25 points were scored in the last 2 minutes of the game. Mahomes won the coin flip and the Bills were unable to stop the Chiefs offense as they scored a touchdown on the only possession in overtime. Gabriel Davis scored 4 touchdowns for the Bills. And in a repeat of the challenge last year, Buffalo City Mayor Byron Brown now has to send Buffalo wings to the Mayor of Kansas City.
The Buffalo Sabres had a win over the Philadelphia Flyers Saturday afternoon 6 to 3 at Keybank Arena. Peyton Krebs, Tage Thompson and Jeff Skinner all scored twice for the Sabres and Michael Houser blocked 30 shots on goal. The Sabres next game is Tuesday in Ottawa against the Senators.