Evening News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on September 2, 2021
The Hundredmark Road Bridge, at the intersection of Spoil Bank Road in Elba will be closing on Sep. 7 for a bridge replacement project. This project is expected to take three months. During this time the road will not be passable to regular traffic or emergency vehicles. A detour will be posted.
Earlier today a building in Batavia was damaged when a vehicle left the road and hit it. The USDA building at 29 Liberty Street has mostly cosmetic damage and one person was treated at the scene. No word yet on the vehicle and its occupants.
The New York State DEC has released new rules for hunting deer and bear this year. The rules include changing the hours when hunters can hunt by extending the time frame by 30 minutes before down and after sunset. A change to the uniform required to hunt. Making the Bear hunting season longer in the Adirondacks and more. To read all the changes follow the link on WBTAi.com.
A former POW in World War 2, air medal, purple heart, bronze star and POW medal recipient was honored at the Batavia VA on Wednesday for his 107th birthday. Sydney Cole was a forward observer for the 776th Field Artillery Battalion when he was shot down behind enemy lines by German anti air fire. As a prisoner, Capt. Cole commanded 150 enlisted prisoners. Despite his ill-treated wounds and diminished body weight of only 95 pounds, Cole was instrumental in maintaining high levels of discipline and morale among the enlisted men and served as an inspiration and an example of American military conduct while in enemy custody.
The Buffalo Bisons announced today that First Responders and members of the armed forces, both active and veteran, will be given 2 free tickets for the game on September 11th. The Bisons say If you are a first responder or active duty/veteran armed forces member you can claim your two free tickets by presenting a valid ID at the Sahlen Field Box Office starting at 12:00 p.m. on September 11. The team also announced on Military & First Responder Appreciation Night 20% of net proceeds from eligible Bisons.com and in-park merchandise sales will be donated to WNY Heroes, Inc. First responders and active duty/veteran armed forces members will also receive 20% off their purchase at the Bisons Team Shop in Sahlen Field.