Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on August 20, 2021
Genesee County’s representative on the Western Region OTB board says there’s no merit to the lawsuit filed against the corporation by former COO Michael Nolan.
Nolan is seeking $14-million from the owners of Batavia Downs claiming he was improperly terminated from his post last December.
Board member Richard Seibert says there is no basis for Nolan’s lawsuit.
For the first time since 2019, visitors will be filing through the turnstiles today at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. Last year’s fair was canceled due to COVID-19 and with infections rising again, there will be health and safety rules in place to protect people from the virus.
Masks are going to be required indoors for most people and all tickets must be bought online since they won’t be available at the gates. Admission is three bucks for adults while seniors 65 and over and kids 12 and under get in for free.
The fair runs through Labor Day which is Monday, September 6th.
An Alden company is the apparent low bidder for the $4.3-million reconstruction of Park Road.
Catco Construction submitted the low bid for the project that will reconstruction Park Road from Lewiston Road – Route 63 to Route 98 – Oak Street.
Most of the cost is covered by New York State.
The number one pick in this year’s NHL Draft has reportedly decided against joining the lineup of the Buffalo Sabres this season. Instead, The Buffalo News says Owen Power has chosen to return to the University of Michigan for his sophomore year.
For the second week in a row, the Buffalo Bills will be on the road as they continue to prepare for their upcoming season. The defending AFC East champions will be at Soldier’s Field tomorrow to take on the Chicago Bears. Once again, Bills quarterback Josh Allen will watch from the sidelines while Buffalo is led by former Bears QB Mitch Trubisky. Kickoff for tomorrow’s preseason game is set for 1 p.m.