Evening News Brief

Written by on July 7, 2021

Governor Cuomo signed legislation today making municipal space available for restaurants to use for outdoor dining for at least 1 more year.  This means that until July of 2022 restaurants can use sidewalks and parts of streets as outdoor dining.  This is to continue the economic recovery from the covid lockdowns.

Senator Charles Schumer was in Avon Tuesday to announce 11 million dollars being granted from the US Department of agriculture to help increase high speed internet access to rural regions of New York State.  The senator said the pandemic helped reveal the significant digital divides around our area. The funding, he says, will help bridge those divides.  The grant funding will allow for the deployment of fiber-optic internet to reach about 11,000 people, including businesses and farms in Livingston County.

The Alexander Fire Department invites you to the roar and Excitement of a tractor pull Friday and Saturday at the recreation grounds on Alexander Road.  There will be super farm, light super farm, limited pro stock diesel trucks and heavy super stock and modified tractors all pulling away.  The Ladies Auxiliary will be putting on a chicken BBQ Friday at 5pm and Red Creek will be performing Saturday from 9pm to 1am.  Cost to attend is 16 dollars for those over 12, 8 bucks for 6-12 and kids 5 and under are free.

After winning by shutout on Saturday against the Niagara Power, The Muckdogs dropped the next 2 games against the Mansfield destroyers 11 to 9 and the Syracuse Salt cats 1 to 0.  These games don’t count towards their regular season record or individual stats.  The game last night however against Geneva redwings, did count and the Muckdogs gave up that loss to the redwings 3 to 2.  They play against the Power again in Niagara Falls tonight at 6pm.

Batavia Downs announced a change to their Summer Rockin’ the Downs concert series today.  July 23rd instead of Skid Row performing, Slaughter will be taking the stage that Friday.  Slaughter is known for performing such hits as Up all Night, Fly to the Angels, & The Wild Life.  Tickets for Skid Row will be honored, new tickets are on sale right now and refunds can be obtained where you bought your tickets.

O’Lacys is going to be closed from Saturday through next Wednesday to give the staff a chance to rest.  Citing being understaffed and overworked the popular pub on School Street will be taking a few days off.  They say that they are burnt out and that due to labor shortages no one has been able to take a break lately.  O’Lacy’s will be back open Thursday the 15th.


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