Midday News Brief

Written by on December 16, 2021

The Batavia Town board has opted out of allowing cannabis retail dispensaries in the town.
The vote last night was 3 to 2. Town Supervisor Greg Post and councilmembers Patti Michalak and Sharon White all voted to opt out.
Councilmen Chad Zambito and Dan Underhill voted to opt in.
But…by opting out, the town can later put the issue to a public referendum.
If they had opted in, the town would lose the option of putting the issue to a vote.

From Genesee County Court: Plush Dozier has been sentenced to 25 years to life for setting girlfriend on fire in a Maple Street apartment more than three years ago.
Dozier was charged with arson and attempted murder. He was found guilty following a jury trial.

Also from County Court:

Jason Sponaugle has been sentenced to two 15-year terms in state prison for his role in the in a gun deal gone bad.
Sponaugle was charged with the attempted murder of Jason Whitehead at the Days in Batavia in July of 2020.
Sponaugle will serve the two terms consecutively, and then be put on probation for five years.

A wind Advisory remains in effect until 1 AM Friday morning.
The advisory covers all of Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties and most of Western New York.
Winds are forecast out of the Southwest at 25 to 35 miles per hour with gusts as high as 55.

After picking up their first victory since late November on Tuesday, the Buffalo Sabres will try and win their second straight game tonight.
The Sabres are set to take on the Minnesota Wild.
he Sabres are currently in sixth place in the Atlantic Division.


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