Weekend News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on November 19, 2021
The Batavia School Board approved spending to repair the Batavia Middle School. 57 thousand 5 hundred dollars is needed to repair systems such as the boiler that has been in place since 1964. Business Administrator Scott Rozanski says that the tank for the boiler is leaking, and if the tank and pumps fail they would have to close the school. The vote to repair the school equipment passed unanimously. They voted to use money already in the Repair Reserve Fund and that the fund would be replenished at the end of the year if funds are available.
A small group of Batavia School District parents dropped off shoes wrapped in bags on the lawn of Batavia High School to protest COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Organizers of what was called Operation Shoe Drop said they were protesting a State Assembly bill that would require school aged children to be vaccinated in order to attend classes. Each discarded pair of shoes was to represent a child who could not attend class for not being vaccinated. Operation Shoe Drop was supposed to be a statewide silent protest of the mandate.
The Oakfield Alabama Elba Aggies are moving to the Class D State Semifinal in North Syracuse after the beating Randolph Cardinals 28 to 22 on Friday night in Jamestown. Oakfield-Alabama/Elba will take on the Tioga Tigers in the state semifinal. The match is set for Friday the day after Thanksgiving at 3pm. The Tigers are coming off a win against Dolgeville who they beat 50 to 12.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown has now officially been named the winner in the election earlier this month. During the final vote tally on Friday evening, Mayor Brown has 38,338 write-in votes, while Democratic nominee India Walton has 25,773 votes. Walton conceded in a press release.
The Sharrick Road Bridge which was closed for a bridge replacement project September 7th has been reopened. The bridge is located between Colby rd and Harper Rd.
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