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Written by on July 8, 2020

State Assemblyman Steve Hawley of Batavia says he’s signed on to a Republican plan to re-open schools this fall.
Hawley says the GOP plan will explores potential solutions for each level of education and social interactions.
The Cuomo administration has yet to release guidelines for re-opening schools this fall but has directed individual school districts to draft their own contingency plans.

The latest COVID-19 report: No new positive cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours in either Genesee or Orleans Counties.
The health department says no one is hospitalized with COVID-19 illness in Genesee County and only four people are in Mandatory isolation.

Governor Cuomo is asking travelers from three more states to quarantine for two weeks after arriving in New York.
With the number of coronavirus cases growing in Kansas, Oklahoma and Delaware, travelers from there are being asked to isolate themselves.
There are now 19 states covered by the Governor’s quarantine order.
The state Health Department is asking travelers to voluntarily fill out forms revealing details about their trips…but few have.

Day two of the Western New York Heat Advisory. Heat index values will reach into the mid-90’s today…near 100 tomorrow and Friday.
Drink plenty of fluids, try to stay out of the sun. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

The Town of Batavia will be experiencing low-water pressure in the western and northwestern parts of town.
Due to high water demands, the County is obtaining water from alternate connections. This lowers water pressure.
The town says will continue until further notice.

State Police have announced the results of their recent holiday weekend crackdown on illegal fireworks.
Troopers targeted people who were bringing the contraband into New York from Pennsylvania.
Troopers confiscated $27,000 worth of illegal fireworks.

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