Weekend News Aug 21 & 22
Written by Dan Fischer on August 21, 2021
Genesee and Orleans Counties report 99 active cases of COVID-19.
Health Director Paul Pettit says of the 99 cases, 11 persons are hospitalized – eight in Genesee County and three in Orleans.
Pettit said of those reported cases none are nursing home residents and they are from across the age spectrum.
The majority of the cases are in individuals who have not been vaccinated.
Per CDC guidance, Pettit said the local health department urges everyone – vaccinated and un-vaccinated – to wear masks indoors in public and at crowed outdoor settings.
LeRoy’s hopes of landing a $500-million cheese processing plan within its borders have been dashed. LeRoy Town Supervisor Jim Farnholz confirms that Great Lakes Cheese will likely build their new facility in Cattaraugus County.
Putting a positive spin on the loss Farnholz said much of the work done to lure Great Lakes to LeRoy will be useful in the next attempt to land a major development.
That 4-and-a-half-foot monitor lizard that has been roaming through the Village of Attica is dead.
Attica police tell us the animal was apparently struck and killed by a car on Main Street.
The lizard escaped from its owner on July 29th.
Police said the lizard slithered out of his cage when a resident was moving out of his apartment.
The animal was venomous but not considered deadly to humans.
New York City’s homecoming week of concerts are winding down with a big concert in Central Park tomorrow. Hudson Valley resident, musician Rob Thomas, is thrilled to be participating. Thomas will be performing with Carlos Santa. Other artists include Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Jennifer Hudson and LL Cool J.
If you would like to stay closer to home, we have two suggestions for you. Hogs for Paws will be held at Stan’s Harley Davidson until 3pm Saturday. It is a benefit for the Genesee County Animal Shelter and Volunteers for animals. If you miss that one, the Home-to-Home concert series will be held in Elba Town Park on Sunday afternoon starting at 3.p.m.