Morning News Brief

Written by on October 15, 2021

Attorney General for New York State Letitia James came to Batavia thursday to present a check for 1 million 60 thousand dollars to The Recovery Station on Clinton Road.  James is conducting a statewide tour to recognize communities for their efforts in fighting the opioid epidemic and to distribute funds awarded to New York through a settlement with opioid manufacturers and distributors. Yesterday afternoon, she presented oversized ceremonial checks in Waterloo, Rochester and Batavia.

The animal control in Basom are asking the public not to approach or feed a large white Great Pyrenees dog that has been wandering the community.  It is skittish and runs from humans.  They are hoping that if people stop feeding the dog it will go for the food placed in a trap placed on wednesday.  If you are the owner or know who owns the dog or sight the dog call 585 343 6410.

The Buffalo Sabres came out strong in their matchup against Montreal Thursday night.  It was the opening night for the Sabres as the preseason has ended and Buffalo gave a lackluster showing before the regular season got started.  But this 5 to 1 win over the Canadiens sets up the Sabres to hopefully do a little better this season.  Last year they ended with not just the worst record in the NHL but the worst record in the history of the NHL.  Coach Granato says they are going on offense and planning to be much more aggressive this season.  

Sabres legendary announcer Rick Jeaneret has announced that he will call 20 regular season games and then hang up his microphone.  He has had a hall of fame career calling Sabres games since 1971 on the radio and then moving over to tv in 1995.  He will retire after calling the April 29th game against the Chicago Blackhawks.  Dan Dunleavy will finish out the season.


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