Midday News Brief

Written by on December 7, 2021

Governor Kathy Hochul has announced $539-million in federal funding for a new state-based Homeowner Assistance Fund.
This is the first such program in the United States and that it’s intended to help those struggling amid the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Officials say they expect to receive more claims than what the fund can pay-out, so applications will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For more information follow this link.

Just in case you haven’t heard: the Buffalo Bills have come up short in their effort to regain first place in the AFC East after a tough loss at home. Quarterback Josh Allen completed 15-of-30 passes for 145 yards and a touchdown but Buffalo fell to the New England Patriots 14-to-10 at Highmark Stadium last night.
Up next for the Bills is a road contest against the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers who are led by former Patriots QB Tom Brady. Kickoff for that game is set for 4:25 Sunday afternoon.

A revolver once owned by Batavia native Emory Upton has sold at auction for $345,000.
The Colt Single Action Army revolver sold last Friday at the Rock Island Auction company in Illinois.
It was the same gun Upton used to take his own life in 1881.
Holland Land Office President Don Burkel said the local museum would have loved to add the Upton revolver to its collection but at $345,000 it was a bit out of its price range.

Batavia’s leaf collection has ended for the year.
If you still have leaves you want to get rid of you will have to take them to the city’s Yard Waste Station on Law Street by the end of this week.
The Yard Waste Station will close for the season on Saturday.


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