Weekend News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on October 24, 2020
Ready for some pricey popcorn with extra butter? Movie theaters are back open across New York State. Theaters are only open at 25 percent and many have not opened yet but legally they can open now. Many theaters have completely online or app based ticketing, refreshment ordering, socially distanced seating and check in. Find out what’s playing near you.
An audit of waterways across new York state put together by the comptrollers office found that 83 water treatment or sewer systems do not report overflows which is illegal. What this means to the people living in those areas is that there is no report when sewage backs up into the groundwater or even the drinking water. They didn’t release which municipalities are not signed up but said that the public can get alerts on water issues if you sign up for NY Alerts. Get the link to sign up on wbtai.com.
COVID Update: From Friday afternoon, Genesee county has 2 new cases and 5 new people are on travel quarantine. Orleans county has 3 new cases and 14 new people are on travel quarantine. There are 7 active cases in Genesee county and 23 in Orleans.
The Batavia police collaborative advisory stakeholder group met for the third time to talk about the topics restorative justice Genesee Justice, implicit bias training, the juvenile diversion program, and procedural justice standards of conduct, community relations, and biases in policing. Experts on each of these subjects addressed the committee and talked about how they are already being addressed in the Batavia police department.
Congressman Chris Jacobs penned a press release praising the USDA on releasing another 500 million dollars to support the farmers to families food box program. This is the fourth round of purchases for the program that will award contracts for deliveries between Nov. 1st and Dec. 31st. The program was launched on May 15 in response to COVID-19 and to date has delivered more than 110 million boxes to American families.
Governor Cuomo praised the Liberty Square 14.5 million dollar construction project on east main st in Batavia as an “exciting new project in the City of Batavia that will help our veterans who have given so much for our nation. Providing them and other area residents with new housing will provide comfort and financial security during a difficult time.” The new building will have 55 apartments and 28 of them are set aside for formerly homeless veterans