Morning News Briefing

Written by on June 17, 2020

For proponents of funding public education it was a good day at the polls.
Although voting took place last week results were not tabulated until late last night.
Budgets were approved by substantial margins in all eight public school districts in Genesee County.
Batavia City Schools saw its 51.4-million dollar budget approved by nearly a 2 to 1 margin.
The playground and restroom project at Jackson school was also approved.
All three incumbents were returned to the board of education.
LeRoy approved its budget by a margin almost 3 to 1.

New York State has the lowest coronavirus infection rate in the nation.
Governor says since things are continuing to improve, people are going to be able to visit their loved ones in hospitals so long as they follow the proper health protocols.
Visits to nursing homes, however, remain on hold.

The most current stats from Genesee County: four new positive cases of COVID-19 reported.
One case each in the City of Batavia and the towns of Alabama, Alexander and Elba.
One person is under 20, two are in their 20s and one in their 30s.

Shopping Malls across New York State are still waiting to find out when they’ll be allowed to welcome shoppers again.
Health officials say their biggest concern isn’t whether the malls can create safe plans to reopen, instead they’re worried people won’t follow the rules.
In the Batavia City Centre Mall, one big concern is keeping people dry.

The Buffalo Sabres have made a big shake-up to the team’s front office by firing Jason Botterill from the general manager position.
Botterill was let go yesterday after three seasons and has been replaced by Kevyn Adams.
He’s the third GM for the franchise since owner Terry Pegula bought the team back in 2011.
The Sabres are currently in the midst of a nine season playoff drought, the longest in the NHL.
The general manager and head coach of the Rochester Americans have also been relieved of their duties.


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