Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on March 29, 2021
The Genesee County Health Departments says it has a supply of both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.
And, they have appointments available in both Genesee and Orleans Counties.
The vaccine is now available for people 50 and over. Both the Pfizer and Moderna is a 2-series dose.
In Genesee County, the vaccination clinic is held at the GCC Athletic Center and in Orleans County shots are available at the Ridgeway Fire Hall in Medina.
You still need an appointment. This is the link to make an appointment: https://bit.ly/GOHealthVaccine
Village of Oakfield residents: This one is for you. A public Hearing is scheduled for the proposed Village Budget and Proposed increases in water and sewer rates. There are no increases in salaries for the mayor and village trustees. The hearing will take place on Monday, April 12 at 6:30p.m.
Our weekly gasoline price report:
Batavia: the average prices for a gallon regular is down a penny from last week…but still up 40-cents from a year ago.
The numbers are according to Triple-A.
By the end of the week, New York could become the 15th state in the country to legalize recreational marijuana. The law would allow people 21 and older to possess a small amount of the drug, however retail sales likely wouldn’t begin for up to two years. It’s projected marijuana legalization could bring in an additional $350-million in tax revenue to the state each year. The Legislature is expected to vote on the measure in the coming days and if passed it would likely be signed by Governor Cuomo shortly after.
The Buffalo Sabres will be back at home tonight following their recent road trip and they’ll be trying to avoid tying an NHL record. Buffalo is set to host their fellow East Division rivals the Philadelphia Flyers at KeyBank Center. Should the Sabres lose, they’d tie the mark set by the 2003-2004 Pittsburgh Penguins with 18 consecutive losses. The last time Buffalo won a game was February 23rd against the New Jersey Devils.