Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on November 29, 2021
Lawyers for both the Village and Town of Oakfield have agreed to extend the November 30th deadline in their dispute over fire services.
There is one fire department in Oakfield and it is owned by the village. For years, the town has paid a fee to the village for fire protection.
The village says it is owed $78,000 for the 2020-21 fiscal year.
There appears to be a compromise over a new agreement but the two sides are not saying what it is or when the new deadline is.
Gasoline prices continues their downward trend in Batavia, although they are still high.
The average prices of a gallon of regular in Batavia fell 2-cents last week to $3.45. The Triple-A says a year ago the average prices of a gallon in Batavia was $2.19
Some new data shows the COVID-19 infection rate in the Finger Lakes is still the second-highest of any region in the Empire State. The seven-day average positivity rate is now nine-point-six percent which is up from just under eight-point-six percent last week. Genesee County – which is part of the Finger Lakes Region – has a positivity rate of 13.1 percent
New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced Saturday the state is requiring nursing homes and adult care facilities to make COVID-19 booster doses available to all residents. The state sent a letter to nursing home and adult care facility operators and administrators Wednesday with information on the requirement.
Cyber Monday is underway and the Better Business Bureau is sharing tips with shoppers to help them avoid getting scammed online. The agency says to beware of false advertising and phony websites and make sure each site has legitimate contact information and a customer service number.