Morning News Brief

Written by on November 26, 2021

The town of Marilla has declared they will not be complying with Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz’s mask mandate.  Town of Marilla Supervisor Earl Gingerich, Jr. said Thanksgiving night that “The Town of Marilla is going on record, opposed to the County Mask mandate. The Town is not going to comply or participate. The Town will defend our businesses and residents right to make their own decisions.” The Genesee Orleans County health department has stated they are not planning any mandates.  Monroe county officials have said the same.  Poloncarz responded when asked about the other counties not doing the same as Erie county and he called them reckless saying “If they want to talk about freedom, they can have the freedom to die or have their constituents die because it’s reckless.”

The Batavia Police Department is investigating a disturbance that occurred at Tops Markets Thanksgiving morning at approximately 10:55 a.m.  Batavia Police are attempting to locate and identify any witnesses to the disturbance that occurred inside of the store involving two or three adult males.  If you were inside and witnessed the altercation, please contact Officer Girvin at (585) 345-6350.

There are several open positions on Batavia boards and committees and they are looking for volunteers.  The committees and Boards that need people are: The Board Assessment Review, which handles grievance day.  The Community Garden, Historic Preservation Commission, Plumbing Board (Applicants must be Master Plumbers for this one) The Youth Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals.  Applications are available at the City Clerk’s Office or online at

The Buffalo Bills won against the New Orleans Saints yesterday 31 to 6.  The Bills are now tied for 1st in the division with the New England Patriots who play the Titans on Sunday.  Allen finished 23-of-28 for 260 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions. He also added 48 yards on the ground.  The Bills next game is against the Patriots on Monday December 6th.  

The Sabres were unable to prevail against the Bruins Wednesday in a 5 to 1 loss.  With the loss the Sabres fall to 7-10-2 on the season.  Kyle Okposo started off the scoring for the game but that was all the Sabres got.  With the 5-1 loss, the Sabres have now given up five or more goals eight different times this month alone.  They’re back on home ice Friday when they host Montreal.

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