Evening News Briefing

Written by on August 19, 2019

A $23-million contract has been awarded for the first phase of construction on the Western New York National Veterans Cemetery in Pembroke.
This first 65-acre phase will result in 4,000 gravesites and could be ready for the first burial late next year.
The contract has been awarded to Global Union Enterprises of Ontario County. The cemetery will be located along Indian Falls Road.

There is a Republican hat in the ring for the 27th Congressional District seat now held by Chris Collins.
New York State Senator Robert Ortt announced over the weekend he wants the job and took immediate aim at any Democratic Party opponent:

Photo: NYS Senator Robert Ortt (R-Lockport)

Democrat Nate McMurray has announced he’s is taking a second run at the 27th district seat. Incumbent Collins says he hasn’t decided yet.

The start of the next legislative session in Albany is still months away, but Democrats are already looking at what gun control measures they may want to introduce.
The Buffalo News reports there are several options on the table including bans on some big caliber weapons and microstamping identification on ammunition.

Summer is starting to wind down, but Western New York drivers can still save on their final road trips.
According to Triple A, the average cost for a gallon of regular gas is $2.79. That’s down 2-cents in the last week and 7-cents in the last month.
Gas Buddy.com reports the average cash price in Batavia is $2.76.

The Batavia Muckdogs are on the road tonight.
They take on Mahoning Valley.
The Dogs return home against State College Thursday night following two days off.

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