Afternoon News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on September 22, 2021
Governor Hochul announced Tuesday that the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Energy research and Development Authority will be working to monitor air quality in minority communities. The readings would be used to develop strategies to reduce pollution. According to the governor’s office, NYSERDA will work within its Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative process to allocate funding to the effort. The DEC’s Environmental Justice Program will also provide up to $500,000 in Community Air Monitoring Capacity Building Grants to ensure community participation.
Police are asking for community help in finding the suspects in the August 28th shooting on South Main street. There is a video of the people they are looking for on our news partner the Batavian. Shots were fired at a home in what police say was a targeted incident.
Because of rain this morning, Allenview Drive and Garden Drive in the City of Batavia won’t be closed today for roadwork. Bureau of Maintenance Superintendent Raymond Tourt said the planned work has been rescheduled for tomorrow.
The Buffalo Sabres and defenseman Rasmus Dahlin have agreed to terms on a three-year contract. The team made the announcement Wednesday, the average annual value of the contract is $6 million. Dahlin was selected first overall by the Sabres in the 2018 NHL Draft and was a finalist for the Calder Memorial Trophy in 2018-19. He has played 197 games in his NHL career tallying 18 goals and 89 assists for 107 points.
The Buffalo Bisons wrap up the 2021 season with a five-game homestand against Lehigh Valley beginning tonight. Since returning to Sahlen Field on August 10, the Bisons have averaged 4,030 fans per game. Total attendance across the 18 home games played between August 10 and the beginning of this final homestand has reached 72,533. Attendance for Bisons games at Sahlen Field is down 49.5% from 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic.