Weekend News Brief

Written by on October 22, 2021

Governor Hochul signed new criminal justice reform legislation Friday which grants more freedoms to previously incarcerated individuals.  The 4 pieces of legislation give convicted felons the ability to be executors of estates, allow parolees to work overnights and overtime shifts without violating parole, allows those under supervised release to protest working conditions and grants official certificates to those who are being released with good behavior.  From the governor’s press release about this legislation: These pieces of legislation build on Governor Hochul’s vision of a balanced approach to public safety that strengthens fairness in the criminal justice system while ensuring that New York State’s streets are kept safe. 

Early voting is underway this weekend for Batavia and Genesee County and will run through Sunday October 31st.  The only local site for early voting for the City of Batavia and all Genesee County towns is the Arc GLOW Community Center on Woodrow Road in Batavia.  Voting continues, at various times, daily until October 31st.  Check wbtai.com for the list of times.  County wide, voters will elect a county court judge and the only candidate is Republican Melissa Cianfrini (sin-free-nee) a former Assistant District Attorney.  The lone candidate for Genesee County District Attorney is Kevin Finnell.  All nine members of the Genesee County legislature are running for re-election and all are Republicans running unopposed.  Election Day is Tuesday, November 2nd.

Aspen Dental in Batavia is offering free dental care for Military veterans November 6th in honor of Veterans Day.  Appointments are required.  Call 8442773646 to schedule.  

Just because he used to be a Sabre doesn’t mean Linus Ullmark has to be nice to them.  In the matchup Friday night the Bruins beat the Sabres for their first loss in the regular season.  Ullmark blocked a lot of shots for the Bruins and helped them go to a 4 to 1 victory over his former team.  The Sabres had 36 shots on goal compared to the Bruins 26.  The lone goal for the Sabres was scored by Victor Olofsson. 

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