Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on November 22, 2021
The price of a barrel of crude oil has dropped below $80.
Experts say we could soon see some relief at the pump…but not quite yet.
In Batavia, the average price of a gallon of regular is now $3.47, up 2-cents from last week. A year ago, gasoline in Batavia was selling for $2.21 a gallon.
Governor Kathy Hochul is urging New Yorkers to get vaccinated as COVID hospitalizations begin to rise again in the state. The governor said this is “no time to let our guard down” with colder months and the holiday travel quickly approaching. Hochul said to get the shot if you haven’t already, and to get the booster to add another layer of defense.
Classes will be online in the Dansville Central School District for the rest of the month. The district announced last Thursday that all campuses will move to remote learning because of an increase in COVID cases among students and employees.
High School Football Far West Regionals this past weekend, one local team moves on to the state tournament and for another, a great season comes to an end.
On Friday night in Class D the Oakfield-Alabama-Elba “Aggies” beat the Randolph Cardinals 28 to 22.
The Aggies will advance to the state semi-finals at Cicero North near Syracuse this Friday.
The Aggies will meet a tough opponent in Section 4’s Tioga. Game time Friday is 3pm, live coverage on WBTA begins at 2:45.
On Saturday afternoon the Section 5 Class B champions Batavia Blue Devils were defeated by Western New York Maritime 22-14. Batavia’s season ended with an impressive 10 and 2 record.
The Bills are now in second place in the AFC East after a loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Buffalo fell 41-to-15 yesterday in a game dominated by Colts running back Jonathan Taylor.
The Bills play the Saints Thanksgiving night.