Evening News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on December 20, 2021
Governor Kathy Hochul this morning visited the Wyoming County Community hospital with words of gratitude for healthcare workers and a renewed call for COVID vaccinations…
She called the healthcare workers, “angels on earth” ..
PHOTO: Gov Hochul speaks at WCCH this morning
The governor noted that 14 percent of Wyoming County residents have tested positive for COVID and that does not include those who are testing at home. Hochul predicts that after Christmas the number will go up again.
Batavia gasoline prices are up a penny from last week. The average price of a gallon of regular is now $3.46.
Just one year ago, the average price was $2.22 a gallon.
The annual New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square is on for now but that could change because of the coronavirus surge. All revelers must be fully vaccinated. Officials say a decision will be made before Christmas if changes to ball drop festivities are needed.
With controversy over former Governor Andrew Cuomo’s book, there’s legislation in Albany that would ban state officials from helping their co-workers with side businesses or money-making projects even on their own time. The Joint Commission on Public Ethics accuses Cuomo of using state resources and staffers to help write the book.
The Buffalo Bills have finally put an end to their two-game losing streak.
The Bills bested the Carolina Panthers yesterday 31 to 14.
Up next for Buffalo is a showdown on the road with the Patriots this coming Sunday.
UPDATE: The Buffalo Sabres game scheduled for tonight and Thursday night against Columbus has been cancelled due to COVID.