Evening News Brief

Written by on May 10, 2021

Governor Cuomo announced today that all SUNY and CUNY schools will require all students to be vaccinated for the fall semester.  Cuomo also encouraged all private colleges to do the same.  He said that the federal government needs to give full approval to the COVID vaccines before this mandate can go into effect.

There is a frost advisory in effect from midnight tonight through 8am Tuesday morning.  Temperatures are expected to drop to the low to mid 30s which could damage sensitive plants.

Congressman Chris Jacobs announced an FCC program to make internet cheaper and more accessible to Americans.  The Emergency Broadband Benefit will start up May 12th.  Applicants can apply to get 50 dollars a month towards broadband service.  People on tribal land can apply to get up to 75 dollars a month.  You can also get up to 100 towards the purchase of a home pc or laptop.  Eligibility starts at 135 percent the federal poverty level or participants in SNAP or some other assistance programs.

The price of gas in Batavia and most of the eastern half of the US went up this week after a cyberattack reportedly stopped the use of the Colonial Pipeline which runs from Texas to New Jersey and supplies about half of all fuel to the Eastern US.  Gas in Batavia rose 5 cents to 2.94 a gallon.  The New York State average is 3 dollars.  Last year the price was 1.84.

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month in Genesee county.  Over the weekend ABATE held a ride for motorcycle safety awareness from Stan’s Harley through the county.  Assemblyman Steve Hawley also spoke briefly about the legislation in Albany that affects motorcycle safety and his support for motorcycle safety.

The Sabres saw off the last game of the season in the fashion they played the rest of the season, being shut out by the Pittsburg Penguins.  The Penguins beat the Sabres 1 to 0 on Saturday afternoon for Buffalo’s 34th loss this season.  There are hopes that interim head coach Don Granato will be made full head coach for next season.

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