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Written by on November 27, 2020

It’s Black Friday…although honestly this year, I’m not sure what that means. We have Black Friday, Black Friday week and even Black Friday Month. Whatever you choose to do today, we just ask that you be safe and responsible…something our parents told us years ago!

The Village of LeRoy has selected Greg Kellogg to replace outgoing chief Chris Hayward. Kellogg is expected to grab the reins of the 18-member agency on January 9th. Hayward proudly has more than three decades of service.

Police across New York told us, drink and drive during the holiday…and you’ll have a bad day. That was the case for an Albion man who was pulled over in the Village of Albion. State Police arrested 54-year-old Joseph Koneski of Albion. He was charged with felony DWI, felony first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and a lesser count of circumventing an ignition interlock device. He’ll appear in court at a later date to explain.

The mother of Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren has died after acquiring COVID-19 while being hospitalized for a heart condition. In a statement, Warren said her mother died from complications from congestive heart failure and COVID-19. She said her mother contracted the virus in the hospital. The elder Warren, a native of South Carolina, was 71.

The Genesee County Chamber’s Annual Awards Committee is accepting nominations for the 2020 Annual Awards Ceremony. The Awards Ceremony is the County’s premier event that honors businesses and individuals for their achievements in business, community service and volunteerism. Nominations are now being accepted for Business of the Year-Entrepreneurial Business of the Year-Agricultural Business of the Year-Innovative Enterprise of the Year-Special Service Recognition & Geneseeans of the Year. Business Nominees must be a Chamber Member. Nomination forms are available at the Chamber of Commerce office on Park Road in Batavia and can also be downloaded from the Chamber website. Nominations MUST BE RECEIVED BY Dec. 30 to be eligible for consideration.

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, both Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments were closed yesterday and are closed again today. They will not be updating the COVID websites or the maps today and over the weekend. The next update will be Monday afternoon. As of late Wednesday, 34 new positive cases were recorded in Genesee County and 11 in Orleans County.


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