Midday News Brief

Written by on October 4, 2021

Western New York drivers still aren’t noticing much of a change when it comes time to fill up their vehicles. According to Triple A, the average price of a gallon of regular in Batavia is $3.25, a penny less than last week and $1.04 more than a year ago.


The county’s Economic Development Center is expected to take final action this week on a $1.7-million project in Pembroke.
J and R Fancher Property Holdings is proposing to build a 14,000 sq.ft. two-story building with commercial space on the first floor and six market rate apartments on the second floor.
The building will be adjacent to Yancy’s Fancy on Brickhouse Drive.
The developers are seeking $254,000 dollars in tax incentives from the county.


Governor Kathy Hochul says she believes the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy for health care workers is largely a success, even though some hospitals around the state have had to shut down some Urgent Care centers due to a staffing shortage. Hospitals say ongoing staffing shortages are made worse by the governor’s mandate that all hospital employees get vaccinated or lose their jobs. The governor says she is waiting on hospitals to reach out for help in staffing urgent care centers as the state has identified student nurses, retired practitioners and out of state and out of country professionals who are ready to step in.

The Buffalo Bills have extended their winning streak to three games following another victory in front of their home crowd. The Bills beat the Houston Texans 40 to nothing at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park yesterday. Buffalo’s defense has now shut out opponents in two of the last three games while the offense has scored 118 points in the last three weeks. The Bills will be on the road this coming weekend when they take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Sunday Night Football.

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