Midday News Brief

Written by on April 7, 2021

Batavia Downs is holding a job fair today.
The gaming facility and harness track is looking for servers, dining hosts, cooks, bussers, bartenders and gaming hosts.
No experience is necessary for some positions. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Batavia Downs has full- and part-time positions available with benefits.
The in person job fair is taking place from 2 until 6 p.m. today in the Park Place room at the Downs.

Six flags Darien Lake is looking to fill 1,500 jobs for this summer. Darien Lake is holding a drive-thru hiring event this Saturday, April 10th and again next Saturday, April 17th. Applicants should apply online prior to attending the drive-thru event. You will then be given an interview time.
A variety of positions are available including lifeguards, ride operators, cashiers, front gate ticket takers and sellers as well as positions in Medical Services, Security, Guest Relations, Accommodations, Retail and Food Service. Positions start at $12.50 an hour.

SUNY has announced a plan to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to all students before they leave campus for Summer vacation. Right now, officials are working on distributing over 18,000 doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccine to 34 SUNY campuses in the state. Since the Johnson and Johnson vaccine only requires one dose instead of two, it’ll speed up the vaccination process significantly.

After weeks of negotiations, Governor Cuomo and the state Legislature have finally reached an agreement on the new state budget. The fiscal plan calls for $212-billion dollars in spending, which is roughly 18 billion dollars more than last year. The deal includes a plan to raise taxes on high-income residents, legalization of mobile sports betting and sets aside funds for schools. There will also be comprehensive reforms put in place at nursing homes. Once the Senate and Assembly pass the budget, it’ll head to Governor Cuomo so he can sign it.

For the first time in quite a while, the Buffalo Sabres have won two games in a row. The Sabres beat the New Jersey Devils five-to-three at Prudential Center last night. The same two teams will meet again tomorrow in New Jersey.

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