Midday News Brief

Written by on January 7, 2021

Some positive news for Baseball in Batavia.
City Hall confirms that it has received a proposal to place a collegiate on the Dwyer Stadium field this summer.
The proposal comes from Robbie Nichols who pursued a team associated with the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League.
Nichols, a former National Hockey League player, owns a team in Elmira that’s part of the league.


WBTA asked him today, why Batavia?

 Robbie Nichols PHOTO: WETM

The Batavia City Council will be asked to approve a Dwyer Stadium lease agreement with Nichols this Monday night.
So what level of baseball can be expected?

Nichols tells us he will have more to say about the team during a news conference on Tuesday, following Monday’s council meeting.
He said three names for the Batavia team are under consideration – one of them, is the Muckdogs.

Governor Cuomo has deployed one-thousand members of the New York National Guard to Washington, DC.
In a statement, the governor says they’ll be in the nation’s capital for up to two weeks to ensure a peaceful transition of presidential power.
The governor called the capitol demonstrations yesterday a failed attempt at a coup.

When the governor gives his State of the State address Monday, part of the speech will focus on recreational marijuana legalization. One part of his plan would create the Office of Cannabis Management which would oversee both medical and recreational use of the drug. Since 2019, the governor has pushed the Legislature to legalize recreational marijuana but those efforts have fallen short. He says making it happen now will generate much-needed revenue for the Empire State.

While there will be over six-thousand fans at Bills Stadium this weekend, Governor Cuomo won’t be among them. He’s decided to skip the contest and give his ticket a nurse working at Erie County Medical Center. The governor says the gesture is a way to show support for people who have been on the frontlines of the coronavirus crisis. Instead of being at the game, the governor will be working on his State of the State Address.

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