Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on June 7, 2021
Gasoline prices in Batavia are up 2-cents from a week ago, this according to Triple A.
The Batavia average is now at $3.02 a gallon.
Nationally, the average is at 3:05.
One year ago the national average was $2.02 a gallon.
A water main break at the corner of South Swan and Summer Streets has caused service to be cut off. Repairs started around 8 this morning and should be completed by mid-afternoon.
Students and staff at schools across New York State will still have to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The state Education Department says despite a letter from state Health Commissioner Doctor Howard Zucker saying the state intended to waive the mandate today, it’ll stay in place.
This week, members of the state Legislature are expected to approve a bill to fund the impeachment investigation involving Governor Cuomo. The measure would cover both the cost of the probe and also any trial that may be held. The Assembly Judiciary Committee is looking into allegations the governor sexually harassed several women, claims he has denied repeatedly.
Wyoming County deputies say the death of an Orchard Park man at Jellystone Campground isn’t being considered suspicious. The body of 41-year-old Michael Nicholoff was found in a pond at the North Java campground yesterday. Officials are still waiting on autopsy results to find out Nicholoff’s cause of death.
The new Batavia Muckdogs have yet to win a home game. The dogs lost yesterday against Geneva 4 to 2. On Saturday, the Muckdogs were slaughtered by Jamestown 12 to nothing…the home opener on Friday went the wrong way to Elmira 9 – 7.
The Dogs only win came on the road against Elmira last week.