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Written by on November 13, 2018

Volunteer firefighter in Orleans County seriously injured responding to a call.
A volunteer member of the Fancher Hulberton Murray Fire Company was sent to the hospital with serious injuries after crashing while responding to a call.
According to State Police in Orleans County the firefighter was traveling eastbound on Route 31 in Murray when their vehicle crashed into the back of a truck between Hindsburg and Fancher Roads.
The collision reportedly occurred at around quarter to 6 last night when the truck was said to be turning next to a grain silo.
The volunteer firefighter apparently suffered serious injuries and was taken by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital.
Police have yet to release the volunteers’ identity and investigation into the exact cause of the crash remains on-going.

McMurray holds out hope for an absentee voter upset in the 27th Congressional District race.
Although Congressman Chris Collins has already declared victory the race for the district seat isn’t officially over just yet.
Absentee ballot counting begins today in the battle between Democrat Nate McMurray and Republican Congressman Chris Collins.
As of last week, Collins was ahead by about three-thousand votes.
So far, more than 11-thousand absentee ballots have been returned.

Positive report from Farmers Market Manager.
Mike Bakos the manager of the Genesee Country Farmers’ Market reports that over the 20-week market season an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 market customers stopped into the Downtown Batavia Business District with 1,500 to 2,000 people visiting the Market each week.
This year marked the third year of collaboration with the BID.
Bakos said the popular Friday “BIG” Market continues to grow and during the off-season, the Market will be pursuing new/prospective vendors to expand the Market in 2019.

Low-income New Yorkers who need help staying warm this winter can start applying for HEAP benefits today.
Eligible folks may receive hundreds of dollars if they qualify.
Anyone who heats their home with electricity, natural gas, oil, coal, propane, wood pellets or kerosene can get assistance.
For more information, head online to my benefits dot ny dot gov.

The Buffalo Bills have released Nathan Peterman.
The team announced last night it has cut ties with the quarterback they drafted in 2017.
In the games Peterman was on the field, he threw for 548 yards, three touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
The Bills are expecting to have rookie quarterback Josh Allen back on the field for their next game.

The Batavia Blue Devils continue their record-breaking season.
Batavia is on their way to battle for a state championship after their win Saturday over Cheektowaga.
The Blue Devils now face Skaneateles next Saturday at Union-Endicott High School.
Our own Bob Brown and John Vazquez will be covering the game live beginning at 3 p.m. here on WBTA AM and FM.

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