Weekend News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on March 20, 2021
An 8th woman has come forward with allegations against Governor Cuomo. This time it’s a current aide to the governor. According to the New York Times, Alyssa Mcgrath said that Cuomo would “ogle her body, make remarks on her looks, and make suggestive comments to her and another executive aide.” So far those making the accusations have been former employees, aides and reporters and this is the first woman to be a current employee of the governor to come forward.
Taxes are due a little later this year due to COVID. The department of Tax and Finance has moved the filing deadline to May 17th instead of April 15th. The Federal and State tax dates have both been pushed back 30 days.
The Buffalo Sabres game that was supposed to be played against the Boston Bruins on Saturday has been postponed as 4 Boston players were added to the COVID protocol list on Friday afternoon. This was supposed to be the first game where fans were allowed back in the stands for the Sabres. According to the Sabres’ FAQ on their website, tickets and related expenses will be refunded and fans can receive a free ticket to a game next season. The team can’t directly refund the costs for the COVID tests required by New York State.
The Genesee Symphony Orchestra is having a livestreamed memorial concert to honor late musician and educator Bob Knipe. In a note to friends and supporters about the concert, Music Director and Conductor S. Shade Zajac, says Bob was truly a “force for the arts,” one who “worked tirelessly to make our GSO a vibrant part of our GLOW region.” Knipe played in the Orchestra and served on the board for many years. The concert is set for Friday March 26th at 7:30pm. The link on the GSO website will go live at 7:20. The GSO is also establishing a Memorial scholarship fund in Knipe’s name to help students advance their music education through camps, festivals and Area All State festivals.