Weekend News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on February 5, 2022
Our state congressional district is going away. The 27th district which includes Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, and Livingston Counties as well as parts of Erie, Monroe, Niagara, and Ontario Counties will be eliminated. The district in the new map will be absorbed into district 24 which extends from Niagara Falls all the way to Watertown in Jefferson county. District lines will remain the same until the end of this year when new or re-elected officials take office, that’s when they will officially change for the next ten years.
41 Year old Brooke Tubbins plead guilty Monday to petit larceny for failing to report income on 2 different SNAP benefits forms. Tubbins received 6215 in SNAP benefits she was not entitled to. Full restitution has been made. Sentencing was adjourned to a later date.
GO! Art is inviting artists to submit their work for the 5th annual Art of the Rural Juried Show. Any media no larger than 36 by 48 will be accepted from February 23rd through March 4th. They will be displayed at the Bank of Castile Main, Olivers, and Batavia Club galleries. All must be original work by the person who submits the work. An entry form and fee must be submitted with the art.
2022 is shaping up to be the best year for snowmobilers in the past 10 years says the treasurer of the Northern Erie Sno-Seekers Rich McNamara. The fresh snow on Martin Luther King Jr Day and over Thursday and Friday of this past week have opened up hundreds of trails. Snowmobiles are sold out in many locations across Western and Northern NY. Stores are taking orders to get sleds for next years season.
The Buffalo Bills have hired former Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady to replace Ken Dorsey at the position of Quarterbacks Coach. 32 year old Brady was offensive assistant under Sean Peyton with the New Orleans Saints in 2017 and 18. He was LSU passing game coordinator and wide receiver Coach in 2019.