Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on October 19, 2021
Governor Hochul announced state funding for airports and Genesee County Airport and Perry Warsaw Airport are getting some of the pie. Genesee county Airport is getting 4 hundred thousand out of the 20.7 million going out. The money is earmarked for buying service equipment to maintain operations during inclement weather. Perry/Warsaw Airport is getting 6 hundred thousand for a new above ground spill containment fuel farm.
The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in Batavia is up for the second week in a row. Triple-A shows the average price per gallon in Batavia is $3.38, up 5-cents from just last week. 13 cents up from 2 weeks ago. Nationally, the average price of a gallon of regular is at a seven year high.
Buffalo Zoo has a new baby animal and it’s a doozy. A female baby greater one horned rhino was born to Tashi at 3:29 am Saturday morning. She was 130 pounds. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums includes the Buffalo Zoo in its Species Survival Plan for the greater one-horned rhino. In the past 17 years, five calves have been born at the zoo. Tashi’s calf does not yet have a name, and the zoo has not yet announced when the public will be able to view her.
The Buffalo Bills fell before the Titans after a last minute drive failed to carry the game for them Monday night in Tennessee. The final score with the Bills at the 3 yard line on the 4th down was 34 to 31. The Bills are now 4 and 2 and have a bye next week. Their next game is Halloween against the Miami Dolphins at Highmark Stadium.
Labatt USA made a gift of over 600 orders of buffalo chicken wings to the city of Nashville medical workers as a thank you for hosting Bills fans for Monday’s game. The wings went to health care workers at Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown and West locations. Labatt said the donation is a continuation of a program it launched in 2020 named “Buffalo Brings the Wings,” when it donated almost 100,000 chicken wings to front line workers across six core markets during the pandemic.