Weekend News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on October 2, 2021
Genesee County Sheriffs Deputies are looking for 2 suspects who stole more than a thousand dollars of Buffalo Bills merchandise from Dicks Sporting Goods on Veterans Memorial Drive in Batavia on September 12th. They say the suspects left the store, bypassing points of purchase, without paying for the items. Deputies say the suspects reportedly entered a light blue Honda Odyssey that did not have visible license plates.
This week is fire prevention week and the City of Batavia Fire department is promoting the theme “Learn the sounds of safety.” A regular beeping or series of 3 beeps in a row form your smoke detector means smoke or fire and get out of the building. A single chirp every 30-60 seconds means the battery is low. The City of Batavia has a free Smoke alarm installation program. If you don’t have a smoke detector or if you don’t know if yours is working Fire department members will come to your home and ensure you have a working smoke detector free of charge. Just call 585 345 6375 to make an appointment.
More than four years in the making, the nation’s first nature trail designed specifically for people with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities is now open at Letchworth State Park. The trail was created with the help of more than $3.3 million in private fundraising, including custom handmade benches auctioned off to the public. The trail is designed to encourage sensory perception and integration using nature and natural materials. It includes sensory stations, a gentle maze with cuddle swings, a music circle, a meadow with balance beams and an obstacle course, and many more special areas. Located near the park’s Humphrey Nature Center with parking, restrooms and Wi-Fi, the ADA-compliant trail was designed with input from Dr. Temple Grandin, a cattle industry expert who was diagnosed with autism in 1950 at the age of two and is now one of the world’s most well-known advocates for the autistic community.
The Buffalo Sabres lost the match up against the Pittsburgh Penguins Friday night in their first preseason game played at Keybank Arena. Tage Thompson scored the lone goal for the Sabres who were unable to make any more headway as Pittsburgh put in 2 for a final score of 2 to 1. The Sabres will be back at KeyBank Center on Monday when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets.