Morning News Brief

Written by on November 8, 2021

Thursday is Veterans Day and Batavia City Schools are planning to honor veterans with a special ceremony the day before.  The event is set for 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, at the high school, 260 State St., Batavia.  Activities include a flag-raising ceremony by Batavia Boy Scouts, an audience participatory Pledge of Allegiance and a performance of the national anthem, otherwise known as the “Star-Spangled Banner,” by BHS Concert Band.  Keynote speaker Charles Williams, a BHS 2014 graduate, is slated to say a few words about his reason for serving in the United States Navy, and how that service helped shape his life. Williams is a Master at Arms Petty Officer Second Class.  Veterans will then be treated to a more formal concert and ceremony in the school’s auditorium. The high school’s band, orchestra and chorus are to give a musical tribute, and veterans in attendance will be introduced.

Gas prices hit a plateau.  Is this hope for a drop soon? According to AAA a gallon of regular gas will cost you 3.46 in Batavia, which is the same as last week.  The New York average is 3.55 and the national is 3.42.  There is increased demand to counter the increase in supply and the Biden Administration is making moves toward shutting down another pipeline.  All this may mean higher prices going into Thanksgiving but there is hope for a winter drop off.  

The Buffalo Bills kicking game was put to the test against the Jaguars Sunday afternoon in a no touchdown game against the Jaguars.  Jacksonville emerged victorious in the contest 9 to 6 after a late game drive saw Josh Allen drop the ball and the Bills were unable to recover.  Going into the game the Jaguars were 1 and 5 and the Bills were 5 and 2.  Next week the Bills take on the Jets.

The Sabres went to overtime against the Red Wings but were not able to pull out a win as the Red Wings scored and ended the game 4 to 3.  Tage Thompson, Rasmus Dahlin, and Arttu Ruotsalainen all scored for Buffalo. The Sabres play the Washington Capitals on the road tonight.


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