Morning News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on June 3, 2020
A resident of Genesee County, hospitalized with COVID-19, has died. The individual only identified as over 65 years of age.
This is the fifth Genesee County resident to die from coronavirus since the pandemic began.
The death toll is far greater in Orleans County where another person has died at the Village of Orleans nursing home in Albion.
The Orleans County death toll is 38.
Felony DWI charges have been filed against a Byron woman.
27 year old Taylor Laird was stopped late last week on Pearl Street in the city. She was charged with drunk driving, driving without a license and because there was a child in the car the DWI charge became a felony.
New York State says summer day camps will be allowed to open by the end of the month.
There is no word yet if sleep over camps will also be allowed to re-open.
This announcement comes within hours of the Arc of Genesee Orleans announcing that its popular Camp Rainbow in Ridgeway will not operate this summer.
Camp Rainbow serves children with and without disabilities from Genesee and Orleans counties.
President Trump is again showing his support for state Senator Chris Jacobs in his bid to represent the 27th Congressional District. Trump endorsed his fellow Republican on Twitter yesterday, saying he was strong on the border, military and the second amendment.
Jacobs is a candidate for the seat that has been vacant since former Republican Congressman Chris Collins stepped down after pleading guilty to federal insider trading charges.
Voters in the 27th District – which includes Genesee County – go to the polls June 23rd.
The Buffalo Bills will be preparing for the upcoming season a bit closer to home than usual. The NFL has ordered teams to hold training camps at their home facilities. That means the Bills will stay in Orchard Park and won’t be going to Saint John Fisher College in suburban Rochester, where camp has been held for years.