Midday News Brief

Written by on February 25, 2021

Western Region OTB, owner of Batavia Downs, has purchased at adjacent Hotel at Batavia Downs for $8-million.
The hotel was owned and developed by ADK Hospitality of Buffalo. It opened in November of 2016.

OTB President Henry Wojtaszek told WBTA this morning:

PHOTO: OTB President Henry Wojtaszek

Wojtaszek says the Downs will be better able to market the hotel with tie-ins to the casino such as weddings, tradeshows and overnight dinner packages.


NY Gov Andrew Cuomo

A former staff member of Governor Cuomo has published an article detailing alleged incidents of sexual harassment against her.
Lindsey Boylan, who previously accused the governor of misconduct, claims he kissed her without consent and asked her to play strip poker on a private jet.
Boylan used to work for Empire State Development and is currently running for Manhattan borough president.
The governor denied her allegations saying they simply aren’t true.


Congressional Republicans are calling for Governor Cuomo to be subpoenaed so he can testify about his administration’s handling of home residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
GOP members of the Committee on Oversight and Reform want to look into any connection between the number of deaths at those facilities and the governor’s directive that they take in people from hospitals who tested positive for COVID-19

An almost $11-million project to rehabilitate the Erie Canal in Orleans County has been completed.
Assemblyman Steve Hawley says the project included the repair of seven 100-year old bridge trusses over the canal.
The project will allow the safe passage of trucks, farm equipment and commercial and emergency vehicles to pass safely due to the replacement of the steel flooring on the bridges, which raises their legal weight limit.

After a brief road trip, the Buffalo Sabres will be back on home ice in hopes of securing a second straight win. They’ll be hosting the New Jersey Devils at KeyBank Center tonight.

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