Weekend News Brief

Written by on November 27, 2021

Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced an executive order aimed at boosting hospital capacity ahead of a potential winter spike in COVID-19 cases.  She announced the new protocol Friday amid warnings about a new and highly transmissible coronavirus variant known as “omicron,” which has not yet been detected in New York.  Hochul’s order allows the state health department to limit non-essential surgeries, if needed, to ensure capacity.

Wreaths across America is coming to the Western New York National Cemetery in Corfu.  They would like to lay 700 wreaths for fallen soldiers at the cemetery and so far they are at 530.  The deadline for buying a wreath to lain is close of business on Monday.  If you get one you may lay it personally at the ceremony which will be Saturday December 18th or have it done by a volunteer.  Wreaths cost 15 dollars a piece and 5 dollars of the price goes to the cemetery.  You can purchase by following the link on wbtai.com.


HE Turner Funeral homes is having their 25th Annual Service of Prayer & Remembrance at 7 pm on Wednesday, December 8 at the First Presbyterian Church of Batavia.  As always, one candle will be provided per deceased loved one and will be given to attendees at the service. Those that choose not to attend but would still like a candle to participate from home, please call the funeral home to arrange pick-up.  Call (585) 344-4295 to reserve your candle by Friday, December 3. There is no cost for a candle and all who experienced the pain of loss are welcome to participate regardless of who took care of your loved one and arranged their funeral service.

After being a powerhouse all season the Oakfield Alabama Elba Aggies hit the wall that is the Tioga Tigers Friday afternoon.  The Aggies were able to score just 1 touchdown with 9 minutes left in the game and lost 49 to 6.  Oakfield-Alabama/Elba’s record this season was 12-1.

The Buffalo Bills announced Friday cornerback Tre’Davious White tore his ACL in Thursday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.  The team said White underwent an MRI Friday morning and will miss the remainder of the 2021 season.  The two-time Pro Bowler had 27 tackles, a forced fumble, and an interception before his injury against New Orleans. He was named First Team All-Pro in 2019 and Second Team All-Pro in 2020.

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