Weekend News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on May 22, 2021
Community Action of Genesee and Orleans counties has decided to downsize the Community Action Transportation System or CATS for short because too few people are using it. Community Action Executive Director Renee Hungerford says that “Fuel and bus maintenance is costly, while ridership is low due to COVID and new conveniences such as remote work, grocery delivery, and telehealth,” and that the system was often making transports of just 1 or 2 people. The CATS program has been providing for residents, bus transportation service for established routes and for “on-demand” rides year-round, five days per week. Destinations included community health centers, doctor and hospital visits, treatment centers, clinics, dialysis, and retail store shopping.
The Muckdogs released their schedule Thursday with the first home game being June 4th. They also released which promotions they will be doing throughout the season. The Muckdogs are bringing back many of the old ways including: Meet the Team; Postgame Fireworks; Free Posters; Thirsty Thursdays; Sahlen’s Dollar Dog Nights; Free T-shirt Night; O’Lacy’s Irish Night; 716 Night; Free Face Masks; and more. For a full schedule and list of promotions go to canusamuckdogs.com.
North Bergen Rd between Merrill Rd and Bird Rd has been reopened. The next road closure will start Monday and be between Townline Road and Galloway Road on Macomber rd. It will be closed for about 2 weeks.
COVID Update: Since Tuesday there are 22 new cases in Genesee county and 25 people have recovered. In Orleans county there are 13 new cases and 17 people have recovered. There are 50 active cases in Genesee county and 44 in Orleans. Genesee county has 22 thousand five hundred people fully vaccinated and Orleans county has just over 13 and a half thousand people vaccinated. New York is in 10th place nationally with 43.8 percent of residents fully vaccinated. Maine is in first place with over 50 percent and Mississippi is in last place with just over a quarter of it’s population fully vaccinated.
The Genesee Orleans county Health department will have pop up clinics for everyone 12 and up from Tuesday through Thursday this week. Walk ins are welcome. The locations are Tuesday: Ridgeway Fire Hall in Medina from 10am to noon, Wednesday, the GCC Athletic Arena from 1:30 to 3pm. Thursday Holley American Legion from 11AM to 12:30, And Thursday the Kendall Fire Department 2 through 3:30pm.