Midday News Brief

Written by on November 8, 2021

Some new data from Governor ‘s office is taking a look at the ongoing spread of COVID-19 across the Finger Lakes. The seven-day average infection rate in the region is six-point-five percent, which is the highest of any region in the state. Genesee County is part of the Finger Lakes Region. The Genesee County passivity rate if 7.7 percent.
The governor’s office is urging everyone who still hasn’t been vaccinated to get their shots soon to prevent a spike in infections during the holiday season.

A great weekend of High School Football playoff action is set up.
On Friday, a section 5 Class D final showdown between the Number One ranked Oakfield-Alabama/Elba Aggies meeting Number 2 Avon. That game will be played at VanDetta Stadium in Batavia. Kick-off is 7pm and will be broadcast over WBTA.

On Saturday afternoon, the Class B sectional match-up between Number 1 Honeoye Falls versus Number 2 Batavia. That game will be played at 6 Saturday night at Pittsford-Sutherlund High School. You can hear all the action of that game on WBTA.

And just in case you haven’t heard: The Buffalo Bills suffered a stunning defeat at the hands of a team with one of the worst records in the National Football League. The Bills offense was only able to muster a pair of field goals as they lost on the road to the Jacksonville Jaguars yesterday by a final score of nine-to-six.

Governor Hochul has signed off on a new bill aimed at protecting drivers who purchase used vehicles. Under the legislation, car dealers are banned from selling used vehicles to if they do not have a working airbag inside.

Following weeks of increases, Batavia drivers are finally seeing consistent prices at the gas pump. According to Triple A, the average cost for a gallon of regular gas is now $3.47, a penny less than last week.


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