Evening News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on March 12, 2021
A smell of natural gas ended the school day for students at Pavilion High School today. At around 10AM students and staff reported smelling gas in the building and students in 6-12th grade were sent home while Pavilion Fire and RG&E attempted to hunt down the source of the odor. The Pavilion girls basketball team is scheduled to play a Section V championship game at home tonight. The status of the game is unknown at this time.
Firefighters across New York state say, check your smoke detectors and change your batteries this weekend. This weekend marks the spring forward of daylight savings time and it is also the standard time to replace smoke detector batteries. If you have ten year batteries then check the alarm on the smoke detector by pushing the test button. It is also important to have a plan to get out of the house if those smoke alarms go off.
The Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge is hosting its annual Spring into Nature celebration on May 1st. The theme for this pared down COVID friendly event will be Sing, Fly, Soar like a Bird. Visitors will get to participate in a variety of nature-related activities. There will be activities for all ages, including sunflower seed feeder construction, track casting, a guided hike, pollinator planting, fisheries discoveries, origami, sun art projects, feather ID, and archery and fishing games. You must register to participate. To register follow the link on wbtai.com
The Buffalo Sabres fell short in their match up with the Pittsburg Penguins last night at home 5 to 2. The Sabres are now in their second longest skid with 9 lost games in a row. Their first place longest losing streak was in 2015 with 14 games. Tage Thompson and Victor Oloffson scored the only goals for Buffalo. Their next match is against the Penguins again at home on Saturday at 7pm.