Weekend News Brief

Written by on April 10, 2021

Genesee and Orleans counties will host a moderna vaccine clinic on Monday in Medina.  The clinic will take place at Ridgeway Fire hall on rt 104 from 9am to 6pm.  The clinic will target Genesee Orleans county residents but the clinic is open to all eligible New Yorkers.  You can register for the clinic by following the link on wbtai.com.


The New York State Department of Health has released new guidance for schools reducing the social distancing from 6 feet to 3 feet as long as they are wearing appropriate face coverings.  This followed the CDC making this recommendation on March 19th and schools calling on the state health department to allow them to do the same.

As marijuana is made legal towns and villages have to decide whether they want it to be sold in their areas and some towns are saying no.  The town of Marilla says it is optin out while Tonowanda isn’t so sure.  The arguments for banning  dispensaries include worries over marijuana use being a gateway drug, increased accidents and health problems.  The arguments for include tax revenue, people going out of town to buy and then coming back anyway, and public support.

The House ethics committee in Washington DC is investigating Representative Tom Reed over the sexual misconduct allegations brought up after Reed said he was thinking about running against Governor Cuomo.  Reed has announced that he will not seek reelection or run for any office in 2022 and said that he has been struggling with alcoholism.

The New York State Empire Trail and Utica’s Boilermaker Race are coming together to sponsor the Empire State Trail Challenge.  Over 4 months participants can join in and virtually ride the trail as part of the race.  Participants are expected to register and each entry costs 25 dollars, registrants receive a t shirt, to ride one leg of the trail, New York City to Albany, Albany to Buffalo, or Albany to the Canada Border at Rouses Point.

The Buffalo Sabres lost last night to the Washington Capitals 4 to 3.  Casey Mittelstadt, Tage Thompson and Henry Jokiharju scored for Buffalo.  The Sabres will be facing off against the Philadelphia flyers in Philly Sunday at 2pm.

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