Evening News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on September 8, 2021
Parents are showing up to school board meetings and demanding that their children be allowed to attend without masks. In Hamburg parents stood up and demanded masks be optional saying that the masks do more harm than good. A Williamsville School, The Christian Central Academy, has filed a lawsuit against the State and against Erie County, for a rescinding of the mask mandate. Superintendents fielding these complaints across the state say that their hands are tied by the state mandate.
The Buffalo Bills will play their first game on Sunday, and fans are being urged to make sure they’re at Highmark Stadium early. Due to staffing shortages, stadium officials say people should arrive at the gates no later than noon if they want to avoid a long wait to get to their seats. The gates will open at 11 a-m which is half an hour earlier than usual and, as a reminder, masks will have to be worn by everyone in indoor areas of the stadium, even if they’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Kickoff for Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers is scheduled for 1pm.
Splash World on Grand Island announced it will remain open on weekends for the rest of September. Officials say guests can continue to enjoy limited water park attractions, weather permitting. Splash World says as a thank you it will extend the preview ticket price of $9.99 and those 36″ and under are free when accompanied by an adult.
Habitat for Humanity of Genesee County was given almost 4000 dollars thanks to a fundraising golf tournament and basket fundraiser by smartDesign Architecture. The tournament raised 3,420 and the baskets sold for 390. Habitat for Humanity provides housing to those in need by partnering with families to provide a hand up, not a handout. The mission of Habitat cannot be fulfilled without the support and generosity of local community members.