Midday News Brief

Written by on December 1, 2021

Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel has announced the lineup for their fifth Rockin’ the Downs concert series which will take place outside on the racetrack, with ten Friday dates, starting in June and running into August.
Among the acts: Performing on Friday, July 15th a double bill of great music, this time with Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone. Peter Noone is a multi-talented entertainer, who achieved international fame as Herman, lead singer of the legendary Sixties pop band Herman’s Hermits.
Earlier that evening The Grass Roots will take the stage having originated in the Mid-60’s and charted with such hits as; Midnight Confessions, Let’s Live for Today. See the entire line-up HERE.

 

The Elba Town Hall has moved.
Town offices are now located in the old M and T Bank building on Oak Orchard Road.
Town Hall was located on Maple Street in the village.
The Elba Town Clerk, Town Supervisor and Town Assessor are in the new location.
Hours of operation remain the same: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., with extra hours on Friday during tax season.

Governor Hochul has signed off on a new piece of legislation aimed at protecting New Yorkers from potentially dangerous holiday decorations. Under the measure, a warning label must be placed on certain products that use lead-based electrical cord casings. Studies have shown some decorative and seasonal holiday lighting products contain an unsafe level of lead, which could put people at risk for serious health issues such as heart and kidney disease and central nervous system problems. Any manufacturer who breaks the law will face a fine.

Frontier Airlines is planning to add nonstop flights from Buffalo to a pair of popular vacation destinations.
Soon, people will be able head directly to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and also Cancun.
The airline is offering fares starting at just 19-dollars, but those tickets must be bought by 11-59 p.m. on December 6th.
Advanced seating assignments will also be available for an additional charge. More information is available on the airline’s website.

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren is going to be spending her final day today in a position she’s had since 2014. Warren will be stepping down as mayor as part of her guilty plea to campaign finance fraud. Warren, who is the city’s first female mayor, says she’s focused on spending time with her family but isn’t ruling out a return to politics in the future.


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