Weekend News Brief

Written by on April 24, 2021

Michael Tomaszewski is being ordered to repay 19 more victims of his mishandling deposits and defrauding his funeral home customers.  Under NY State Law, even though he declared bankruptcy he still must repay any money he took in fraudulently.  Victims receive priority for the first 3025 dollars owed to them.  As part of his plea deal, he agreed to pay restitution to his victims. The exact amount of restitution has yet to be determined but it was revealed during his last court appearance that he has already reimbursed some of his victims.

COVID Update: Genesee county has 21 new cases and 19 people have recovered.  We are saddened to report another death of a person over the age of 65 in the community.  Orleans county has 16 new cases and 11 people have recovered.  There are 84 active cases in Genesee county and 101 in Orleans.  Almost 16500 people have been fully vaccinated in Genesee County.  In Orleans nearly 10 thousand people have been vaccinated.  A third of New Yorkers have completed their vaccine series making New York 11th in the country for percentage of population vaccinated.

There are planting beds available for green thumbed individuals who want to grow their own vegetables this summer at the City of Batavia Community Garden at Macarthur Park.  There is a fee for using the planters, 20 for a 4 by 4 planter, 30 for a 4 by 8 planter, and 25 for a 10 by 2 raised trough bed.  There are also plants that will be shared, seeds and tools are provided. For information call the city of Batavia Office of Public Works Administration at 585-345-6325.

April 24th to May 1st is national infant immunization week.  This week is meant to highlight the importance of getting kids 2 years old and younger immunized against a range of deadly diseases.  Doctors and health officials say that the vaccines against 14 diseases are the most successful and cost effective public health tool available.  Many children have missed getting their shots because of COVID and the shutdowns.  Health officials are urging all parents to call their healthcare provider and make sure their children get their shots.

The Buffalo Sabres scored another win Friday night against the Boston Bruins.  In the 6 to 4 victory the Sabres Sam Reinhart scored 3 goals, Rasmus Dahlin, Casey Mittelstadt, and Arttu Routalainen score 1 each.  The Sabres will be back on the ice Sunday when they play the New York Rangers at 6pm.


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