Morning News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on May 13, 2020
A tractor-trailer flips on its side along West Main Street Road in the Town of Batavia after colliding with a car.
The mishap occurred just before midnight last night.
The driver of the big rig was trapped inside his heavily laden vehicle.
He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Early indications are that a mid-sized SUV collided with the semi causing the truck driver to lose control.
A heavy duty tow truck was needed to upright the vehicle.
Further information is expected later today.
Just one new case of COVID-19 reported in Genesee County over the past 24 hours. In Orleans County, there have been eight new cases of the virus while another resident dies at the Villages of Orleans.
Of the eight new cases, all have been in state regulated facilities: including
Two from the Village of Orleans, five from a state run group home for developmentally disabled and one from a Medina nursing home.
Members of the state Legislature will be back in Albany today for a public hearing on the impact of the coronavirus crisis.
Lawmakers are expected to focus on the effect the pandemic has had on the agriculture industry and small businesses.
The State Capitol building has been essentially empty for weeks after lawmakers passed the state budget.
The Arc of Genesee Orleans Transfer Station is replacing hours cut back during COVID-19.
Managers said lines at the West Main Street transfer station were getting too long.
The transfer station will now resume operations on Fridays from 8 until 2 and extend Wednesday operations until 6pm.
As voters are receiving their absentee applications in the mail for the June 23rd Primary and Special Election, the Board of Elections has some advice.
If you wish to vote absentee, fill out the form you received in the mail.
Check “temporary illness or physical disability” in box 1 … and check “Primary Election only” and “Special Election only” in box 2.
Fill out the rest of the application and mail it back in the self-addressed, prepaid envelope.
Your ballot or ballots will be mailed to you after your application has been received and processed.