Evening News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on September 9, 2021
Another well known car dealer from Upstate New York has passed away. 84 year old Bob Johnson died last week at his home in Florida. He founded 3 dealerships near Rochester including one in LeRoy. Johnson retired to Florida about 20 years ago. The Bob Johnson Auto Group still bears his name. Another big name in car dealerships, Billy Fucillo passed away in June.
UPS is hiring over 1000 workers for the holidays in Western New York. These seasonal workers can be part or full time positions. They are currently looking for warehouse workers, package deliver drivers and tractor trailer drivers. Seasonal employees who work for three continuous months are eligible for up to $1,300 towards college expenses as part of the company’s “Earn and Learn” program. UPS also says that about a third of seasonal workers are later hired to permanent positions.
If you are a fan of the Buffalo Bills you can now officially display your Bills pride on you license plate. New York DMV is offering custom Bills, Giants and Jets plates for 60 dollars with an annual renewal of 31.25. You can even have them personalized for a bit more. For details go to the dmv website.
Bills tickets are a bit more expensive this year but they are still well below the national average for NFL tickets. Regular seasons tickets average 414 for the Bills but 40 dollars more for other teams. Bills prices were 159 dollars cheaper in 2019 and that’s not factoring in parking which will run you 40 at the stadium or 5-10 on someone’s lawn nearby. Most Bills fans say its worth it.