Morning News Brief

Written by on September 7, 2021

Students in then Batavia City School District head back to class today.

All students in Pre-K to 12th grade are beginning the school year with in-person classes five-days a week.

Masks will be worn by all students, faculty and staff regardless of vaccination status. This also applies to students while riding school buses.

Masks will not be required while outside of school buildings. Social distancing will be implemented where possible.


With the spread of COVID-19 continuing across New York, Governor Hochul is now making it mandatory for businesses to ensure their employees are protected from the virus.

Under New York State’s HERO Act, workplaces must have a plan in place to keep coronavirus and other airborne infectious diseases from spreading.

The HERO Act also protects workers from any potential retaliation they may receive from employers or co-workers for following safety guidelines.


Hundreds turn out for the Oakfield Labor Daze Parade.

Heavy rain let up just in the for the parade down Main Street in Oakfield.

The hour-long Holiday parade returned this year following a one-year absence due to COVID-19.

The parade this year paid tribute to first responders throughout the region.


COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of this year’s Patriots Trip to Washington.

Assemblyman Steve Hawley says anyone who signed up for this years trip will receive a full refund for any monies put down.

The trip was scheduled for September 16 to the 19th.


As drivers across Western New York have likely noticed, there’s been quite an increase in gas prices over the past month.

According to Triple A, the average cost for a gallon of regular in Batavia is now $3.26 – up 6-cents from a month ago.

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