Wbta Evening Update
Written by Tom Tharp on March 19, 2021
The Genesee County Sheriffs office has found another body that was turned over to Tomaszewski Funeral Home and Internment center that was not properly disposed of. No more information such as where the body was found or the identity or condition of the remains. There is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released if charges are filed.
COVID Friday Update: On the last official day of winter Genesee county has a big bump in cases with 36 new cases and 9 people recovered. Orleans county has 6 new cases and 7 people have recovered. There are 83 active cases in Genesee county and 41 in Orleans. 72 hundred people have had both doses of the vaccine in Genesee county and 36 hundred have been fully dosed in Orleans county.
Representative Tom reed of New York’s 23 district has been accused of sexual misconduct by a former insurance company lobbyist. Nicolette Davis said that in 2017 Reed put his hand on her back and unhooked her bra before rubbing her thigh in a bar in Minneapolis before another patron kicked Reed out of the restaurant. Reed, who said he was mulling a run at the governors office and has been a vocal critic of governor Cuomo especially since the allegations of misconduct and sexual harassment came out against the governor has said “This account of my actions is not accurate.”
Maple Weekends was slated to start Saturday but was canceled by the NYS Maple Association for the second year in a row due to COVID 19. Concerns that maple production locations were too small and hard to properly socially distance along with farmers being focused on getting their crop processed and ready for consumption lead the association to pull the plug. Several maple producers including Merle Maple south of Attica are still having activities such as wagon rides, tours, and concessions not to mention maple syrup and candy sales. Also Congressman Chris Jacobs is set to be at Merle Maple at 11am Saturday morning to tap a tree.