Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on September 10, 2021
Batavia Republican Assemblyman Steve Hawley wants the state to reverse its COVID vaccination mandate for health care workers. Hawley tells WBTA today that the mandate could have unintended consequences
Former Governor Andrew Cuomo put the mandate in place. It requires health care workers to have at least the first dose of vaccine by September 27th.
A school bus maintenance facility gets the acceptance of the Genseee County Economic Development Center. The project would create 24 full time employee positions with an average salary range of $30,000 – $75,000 annually plus benefits. The project is requesting approximately $430,000 in sales, mortgage and property tax exemptions. The project is estimated to generate $50 into the Genesee County economy for every $1 of requested incentives. Construction for the project is expected to begin next month on West Saile Dr. in the Town of Batavia.
VFW Post 1602 in Batavia is holding a 9-11 remembrance ceremony tomorrow morning. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 8am at the post at 25 Edwards Street. Civic leaders, first responders and veterans pay respects to those who gave all 20 years ago. The post is also sponsoring an appreciation jamboree to honor first responders. This will run from 11am to 4pm.
The Buffalo Bills will kick off their 2021 season this weekend as one of the favored teams to make it to the Super Bowl in February. The defending AFC East champions are taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park. Last season, the Bills made it all the way to the AFC Championship game before falling to the Kansas City Chiefs. Due to staffing shortages, Bills fans are urged to arrive at the stadium early so they don’t miss the start of the game. Kickoff for Sunday’s contest is set for one p-m.