Evening News Briefing

Written by on March 7, 2019

New York State lawmakers are thinking about increasing the legal age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21.
The law – which has already passed the State Assembly – applies to tobacco and e-cigarettes. The measure now goes to the State Senate.
The governor has pledged to sign it, part of his campaign to reduce the number of smokers in New York State.

Goart! is doing better financially.
Exec Director Gregory Hallock, says new programs and fundraisers put the organization 40-thousand dollars in the black for last year. The Celebrity Bartender program was a big hit and was credited with bringing younger people into Goart!
Hallock spoke to the county legislature’s Human Services Committee.

Wegman’s is once again topping a national quality list.
This time Wegman’s has been singled out for having one of the best corporate reputations in the country.
Wegman’s ranked number one in the ranking by the Harris Poll, beating out runner up Amazon.

A big Saturday afternoon for high school girls basketball.
The Elba Lady Lancers take on Franklinville at 1pm this Saturday at Buff State College.
At 3pm, Oakfield-Alabama Hornets play Section 6 Maple Grove.
John Vazquez calls all the action for both games this Saturday afternoon on WBTA FM and AM and WBTAi.com.

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