Evening News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on February 16, 2022
The relationship between the City of Batavia and Oatka Milk Products turned sour late last year when wastewater from the plant contaminated the city’s sewer system.
At one point the city obtained a cease and desist order requiring Oatka to stop the contamination.
But now, Oatka has completed a $5.5-million dollar pre-treatment plant that appears to have resolved the issue. The city has rescinded its cease and desist order. Both city hall and Oatka representatives says the relationship has entered into a spirit of cooperation.
There’s a push to make “alcohol to-go” permanent in New York state.
The proposal was made by Governor Hochul in her State of the State Address last month.
The take-out drinks became very popular during the height of the pandemic, helping many bars and restaurants to stay financially afloat.
But now, restaurant owners want to-go alcoholic beverages to become a permanent fixture on their menus and hope the state legislature passes the
State Police have released the results of their Super Bowl Weekend STOP-DWI campaign.
Troopers say between Friday and Monday, they handed out 9,978 tickets which is an increase of just over one-thousand from last year.
Many of the violations were for speeding, but 180 people were also arrested for DWI. Police also investigated 64 personal injury accidents but no fatalities.
Batavia Assemblyman Steve Hawley jumping on his party’s band-wagon to stop state agencies from mandating masks.
Hawley has called for the state mask mandate to be terminated in all public settings, including schools. He believes that the authority to implement mask mandates and similar public health policies should rest with local governments and health departments
The Buffalo Sabres have won their second straight game following a third-period rally in front of their home crowd. The Sabres scored three times in the final frame on their way to a six-to-three victory over the New York Islanders at KeyBank Center last night.
Up next for the Sabres is a home game against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.