Midday News Brief

Written by on November 3, 2021

A new study is recommending that a brand-new stadium be built for the Buffalo Bills instead of renovating their current stadium in Orchard Park.
A private consulting firm hired by the state said the cost of building a new stadium would be over one-billion dollars compared to the 862-million-dollars in repairs and upgrades that are needed at Highmark Stadium. While the price of fixing up the current stadium is cheaper, it’s considered cost prohibitive.
The study didn’t say whether the stadium should be built in Orchard Park or possibly downtown Buffalo. Negotiations on a new stadium are continuing and the hope is a deal can be reached by the end of the year.

The election brings no changes to Genesee County Government…all nine members of the county legislature were incumbents running unopposed, all are republicans. The same is true for the Batavia City Council, the three incumbent Republican at-large council members easily won re-election over the lone Democrat.

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Due to a lack of entries, live racing this Friday and next will be canceled at Batavia Downs.
All top trot classes that normally race on Friday will be moved to Saturday and the remainder of the Friday classes will be moved to Wednesday, and both moves are for the remainder of the meet.

UPS is offering people in the Western New York area the opportunity to make some extra money during the holiday season. The company is looking to add hundreds of local workers during its annual “UPS Brown Friday” hiring event which runs from Thursday through Saturday. There are several positions that need to be filled including package delivery drivers, tractor-trailer drivers, warehouse workers and package handlers.

The San Jose Sharks beat the Sabres 5 to 3 last night in San Jose.
Buffalo is now 5 and 3 and 1 on the season.
The Sabres meet the Seattle Kraken tomorrow night, 10pm ET.


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