Midday News Brief

Written by on March 31, 2021

Batavia Downs will be extending its hours beginning Monday.
Effective April 5th, the Downs will be open from 8am until 1am Sunday through Thursday and until 3am Friday and Saturday.
Patrons of the Down will must still undergo a temperature check at the door and will be required to wear a mask at all times.

A bill that would make New York the 15th state in the country to legalize recreational marijuana is on its way to Governor Cuomo’s desk.
Members of the state Senate and Assembly passed the bill late last night following several hours of debate.
The legislation allows New Yorkers over the age of 21 to legally possess under three ounces of pot and clears the way for retail sales of the drug to happen in about 18 months.

This should come as no surprise to those of us who live here but New York State leads the country with the overall number one tax burden
The personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2021 Tax Burden by State report.
New York also leads the nation with the number one individual income tax burden.
Alaska has the lowest tax burden.

The Buffalo Sabres will be looking to keep their name out of the NHL’s record books tonight. They’ll be hosting the Philadelphia Flyers at KeyBank Center. When Buffalo lost to the Flyers in overtime Monday, they tied the 2003-2004 Pittsburgh Penguins with their 18th consecutive loss. Should they lose again, they’d set a brand new record of 19 straight defeats. Face-off for tonight’s game is set for seven-30 p-m.
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