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Saturday, July 3, 2021

Saturday July 3 2021:
News Briefs

62° at 9:55 am Saturday 7/3/21. High today: 70°.

'GETTING TO KNOW OUR INSTITUTE' at 10:30 am this morning is moving its location from the Gazebo in the Park over to indoors at Stoody Hall. This is because of the heavy rain last night that has left the ground saturated this morning. Photos of today's and tomorrow's events will be readily accepted and appreciated via email to greg.franklin.perry.ny@gmail.com.

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE  LIVONIA — People wanting to watch fireworks in Vitale Park in Lakeville the evening of July 3 will have to find another spot because town officials have closed the park for part of the holiday weekend. The park usually attracts large crowds during the Fourth of July holiday period and is a popular spot for observing the Ring of Fire and fireworks display on Conesus Lake. At the park entrance and around the area are signs telling people that the park would be closed on July 3, though the park will remain open July 2 and 4. Livonia Town Supervisor Eric Gott declined to comment on the matter Thursday.

'ON PAUSE' — KENDALL — An employee shortage is forcing Lures Restaurant and Bar to close for the foreseeable future. The popular establishment announced earlier this week that due to a persistent staffing shortage in the face of an upswing in business, it will be taking a “pause” until further notice on July 4. It’s among numerous area businesses to feel the bite.

SEVEN OFFICERS INJURED BY INMATE AT ATTICA — An out-of-control inmate injured seven correction officers during a melee at Attica Correctional Facility two weeks ago, union officials said. It was the latest inmate attack on officers at regional prisons, including Collins and Grove-land. Mark Deburgomaster, regional vice president of NYS Correction Officers and Police Benevolent Association, said the attack[s] happened June 18 as an officer was conducting a medical escort in a cell block.
The Violence Continues ...

He said the officer noticed an inmate at his cell door who appeared to be high or intoxicated.

The officer approached the cell door to check on the inmate. He had quickly turned his head to alert medical staff when the inmate reached through the cell bars and poked the officer in the eye.

The officer called for backup and more officers arrived and opened the cell door.

The inmate immediately attempted to punch several officers but was unsuccessful. He was contained and placed in handcuffs and escorted to the infirmary for evaluation.

At the infirmary, he was placed in a wheelchair as he continued to refuse staff orders. In the wheelchair and still combative, he attempted to kick a nurse and lunged at staff, Deburgomaster said.

Staff escorted him to a hospital room at the infirmary. In the room, he kicked an officer in the groin. Still fighting with staff, he was placed in a hospital bed where he bit another officer on the calf.

After a brief struggle in the hospital room, the inmate became compliant and was secured in the room.

All injured staff were initially treated by medical staff at the facility.

One officer sustained hip pain, knee swelling with limited range of motion and shoulder pain with limited range of motion. He was transported to Erie County Medical Center for further treatment.

The sergeant was transported to the medical center for a possible thumb fracture. Six officers sustained a variety of minor injuries while subduing the inmate.

The inmate, 29, is serving a seven year sentence after being convicted in Westchester County for second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

He was placed in a Special Housing Unit after being treated at the infirmary. He faces disciplinary charges in the attack.

“Another day, another assault on staff,” Deburgo-master said. “The narrative doesn’t change one bit, and will continue until DOCCs and our elected officials make the necessary policy changes to protect staff. Provide staff with meaningful tools that will deter these violent unprovoked attacks, many of which occur when staff are simply attempting to provide assistance to inmates.

“Our members deserve much more protection than they are currently receiving.”

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