Morning News Brief
Written by Michael Baldwin on July 26, 2021
It’s Veteran’s Day at the Genesee County Fair. The day includes 4-H Auction final weigh-in, the 4-H Skill-a-thon and the 4-H livestock judging contest. The Midway opens Tuesday from 4-10 p.m. The county Fair runs thru Saturday. Alianna Baris, a 2021 graduate of Le Roy High School, is the 2021 Genesee County Fair Queen.
Batavia Downs has announced that with the approval of the New York State Gaming Commission, the special twilight card of live harness racing that was originally scheduled for today has been canceled due to a lack of entries. Racing will resume at the Downs on Wednesday at 5 p.m. as was originally scheduled. That night will feature the New York Sire Stakes 3-year-old colt and filly pacers.
New York’s statewide COVID positivity rate is now 2.23%. Over the weekend there were more hospitalizations and admission to Intensive Care. Additional deaths were also reported. The percentage of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose is 62%.
After investigating an alleged violation of an order of protection in the town of Stafford, state police report the arrest of 36-year-old Lindy Delapenha. He was charged with criminal contempt for allegedly disobeying a court order. He was released on his own recognizance.
Batavia-based Troopers arrested 25-year-old Aaron Hatt of Alexander. He was charged with felony aggravated family offense, felony criminal possession of cocaine and a lesser count of criminal contempt. He was released on his own recognizance.
The Justice Department has announced it will not open a civil rights investigation into New York’s handling of COVID-19 deaths at state-run nursing homes. The decision ends nearly a year of inquiry by the department started under then-President Donald Trump into how COVID deaths and infections swept through the vulnerable populations in nursing homes. In a letter to some Republican members of Congress, the Justice Department said it has decided against opening a civil rights investigation into public nursing homes in New York, Pennsylvania and Michigan, but it still has a probe in two nursing homes in New Jersey.
The Buffalo Bisons announced all single-game tickets for the remaining 23 home games at the downtown ballpark will be just $10. Tickets go on sale this morning at 10 a.m. at Bisons.com and the Sahlen Field box office. All single-game tickets will be general admission. Fans with ticket credits from the 2020 season can apply them to any ticket purchase.
There will be a Special Batavia Town Board Meeting on Wednesday at 5:00 P.M. . The Work Session will be immediately following the Special Meeting.