Evening News Brief

Written by on March 25, 2021

The health department has 2 clinics which have appointments available for residents of Orleans and Genesee counties.  They are encouraging anyone eligible who hasn’t received their vaccine yet to sign up.  A reminder that people 50 years old and up are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Did you pay for live sports that didn’t air or even get played during the 2020 pandemic?  Seven cable and satellite companies are now pledging to refund their subscribers in New York a total of 76 million dollars.  The Attorney General’s Office says that 4 million people have already received their refunds or rebates and more are possible in the future.

The City Yard Waste Station on Law Street will open on April 5th and remain open Monday-Saturday 12-6pm until November when the hours will change to 11am to 5pm.  Batavia residents can bring yard waste material (grass, leaves and tree limbs) to the Law Street Yard Waste Station as there is no spring curbside pickup of these materials.  No stumps, building materials, rocks or fill.

We may soon be inundated with red eyed black bugs that will set up quite a racket in the trees.  Billions of Cicadas are set to emerge from the soil across western NY and it will be a bigger emergence than usual.  Periodic cicadas, which emerge every 17 years and are different from the green bodied yellow eyed annual cicadas are set to come out this spring and summer.  This is in addition to the annual cicadas.

The Buffalo Sabres are now holders of an ignominious record.  They have now lost the most games in a row of any team in the NHL since the shootout rule went into effect in the 2005-2006 season.  Their 15th loss straight was to the Pittsburg Penguins on Wednesday night 5-2.  Their next game will be against the Penguins again tonight at 7.


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