Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on November 17, 2021
Batavia’s City Republican Committee is seeking candidates for the Ward Six council seat vacated by Rose Mary Christian.
Christian resigned the seat when she moved out of the ward. She had been on council for nearly 30 years.
To be qualified for the post you must be a resident of the 6th Ward and be a member of the Republican party.
The GOP Committee says interested persons should submit a letter of interest to the committee at P.O. Box 260, Batavia.
The candidate named to the seat will serve through 2022. There will be a special election in November of 2022 to fill the remaining year of the regular four year term.
There has been a water main break on Thomas Avenue just north of Main Street. Water Department crews are on scene making repairs.
Water should be back to normal by 3 this afternoon.
The 20th Wonderland of Trees begins this Friday with an opening Gala at the Holland Land Office Museum.
The gala will feature basket raffles, music by the Genesee Symphony and hors d’oeuvres by D & R Depot. Tickets for this event are on sale at the museum. Tickets are $15 per person/ $10 for museum members and $5 for children under 12.
The Wonderland of Trees continues at the museum through December 17th. It is sponsored by Tompkins Bank of Castile and WBTA Radio.
Governor Hochul says health and safety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 may return if infection numbers keep rising statewide. The governor did not reveal exactly what guidelines would be put in place or when they could go into effect. She’s still urging people who haven’t been vaccinated against the virus to get their shot and says those who have been immunized need to get a booster shot.
The Buffalo Sabres have picked up their second road win of the season thanks in large part to a great performance from their goaltender. Dustin Tokarski had a career high 45 saves as the Sabres defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins two-to-one. Up next for Buffalo is a home game tomorrow night against the Calgary Flames.