Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on March 8, 2022
40 Percent of New Yorkers say they are planning to leave the state according to a poll from Unite NY and John Zogby Strategies. According to the poll, “high taxes and a broken political system” are the primary reasons cited for 40% of New Yorkers considering leaving the state. The poll checked with 1000 people including 451 Democrats and 291 Republicans and the rest being independent or third party. Nearly half the people surveyed said that New York is heading in the wrong direction. If you want to check out the raw survey data you can follow the link at WBTAi.com.
The Batavia Muckdogs have been selected as the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce “Entrepreneurial Business of the Year” and team owner Robbie Nichols says it is the icing on the cake. Nichols is enthusiastic about how well the team has been doing in Batavia with increased attendance, lots of fun events for the game days, sales of season tickets, and how the community has responded to the team. He and his family bought a home not far from the ballpark even though his main address remains in Elmira. Nichols says that the games for 2022 are nearly sold out already.
There are about 100 days left till summer vacation, do you know how you’re going to spent it? How about as a lifeguard? Western NY has been experiencing a lifeguard shortage for several years and Buffalo and Tonawanda are calling on prospects to get trained now. There is a dire need for trained lifeguards. In Buffalo they need 100, they have 22. Mayor Brown says that “The ages are 16-21. It is a well-paying job. The job pays $16/hour and we are looking for young people.” Buffalo is trying to get just Buffalo residents to apply, but Lifeguards are needed all across Western NY.
The Buffalo Bisons are ready to sell single game tickets starting this Saturday at 10AM. The tickets go on sale during the team’s annual free Family Day Open House. There will also be a special online pre-sale of all single-game tickets with no service fees from Wednesday at 10 a.m. through Friday. Fans can save $3.00 on every ticket bought in advance of game days this season. Opening Day is set for April 5 at Sahlen Field and there will be no mask or vaccination requirements.