Morning News Brief

Written by on June 23, 2021

Here are the unofficial winners from Tuesday’s GOP primaries. Joseph Nowakowski and Jeff Wolak are the apparent winners for Town of Bethany Justice. Peter Yasses has a ten vote lead for Byron Town Supervisor and Barbara Radly has a handy lead for Town of Stafford Clerk.

The City of Batavia Water Department is repairing a water line at #10 Vernon Ave. this morning. The repair will require the road to be shut down for through traffic. This will include emergency vehicles. The road should be open by 3:00 PM.

The City of Batavia Police Department is investigating a car/pedestrian personal injury accident that occurred on Tuesday afternoon in front of 229 West Main St, Batavia. A pedestrian was crossing West Main Street and was struck by an SUV that was traveling eastbound. The pedestrian was transported by Mercy Flight to Strong Hospital to be treated for his injuries, which are unknown right now. The investigation is ongoing and police say the names of the individuals involved will not be released at this time.

The rate continues to decline. That’s the COVID-19 positivity rate. The latest numbers show the statewide 7-Day average positivity number has dropped to 0.36%. That’s another record low, for the 25th consecutive day. New York has had declines for 78 consecutive days. Also, good news on the vaccination front…the shot rate has elevated to 71.1%. Sadly, official have reported another eight virus-related deaths.

For the fourth consecutive year, Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse has been selected as one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York. The annual listing of businesses honored through the Best Companies to Work for in New York program was created by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management and Best Companies Group. This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in New York, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses.

New York State’s Parks and Recreation Department announced the first-ever camper reward program for overnight stays at state campgrounds. You can earn points for every dollar spent on overnight accommodations, and redeem the points toward use fees on future stays. Points will be given once the visit is over, so campers can earn them on new or already-booked reservations.

New York Attorney General Letitia James co-led a coalition of 21 attorneys general and two cities in calling on the Postal Regulatory Commission to reject Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s proposal to cut services at the Postal Service, which she said would result in increased delivery times for First-Class Mail and other essential postal services. The proposed changes could impact up to 96 percent of ZIP codes in the United States.

Malik Evans has been a Rochester city school board member and city councilman. Now, he’s poised to become Rochester’s next mayor. Evans defeated Mayor Lovely Warren for the Democratic nomination in Tuesday’s primary. Rochester’s population is heavily Democratic, so it is likely the primary election will determine the winner of the race. Addressing supporters, Evans pledged to “build bridges and stop the bloodshed.”

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