Dale’s Briefs – Friday December 2nd
The owner of Cockaigne Ski Resort in Chautauqua County has decided to put the property and all the equipment for sale. The resort's lodge was destroyed by fire last year and the cost to replace it is too high. The ski season was completed last year with a temporary structure.
Another traffic fatality in Western New York. This one in Buffalo – the victim a 10-year old boy struck by a small school bus at Rhode Island Street and Prospect Street on the west side late yesterday afternoon. No charges were placed against the driver.
The Buffalo Bills and Orchard Park Fire District have teamed up to purchase an all-terrain all-weather emergency vehicle. The fire department will use it throughout the year for emergencies in the district, but will also allow quicker access to areas around the stadium that are sometimes hard to get to on game days. It can be used to put out fires and for emergency calls game days.
Several thousand tickets are still left for Sunday’s Bills game, so it will not be televised locally. The game failed to sell out before the 72 hour deadline.
The Sabres have won only six of their 14 home games so far this season. Tonight they play one of the top teams in the league – the Detroit Red Wings. They expect to have Tyler Ennis back in the lineup. He’s missed 17 games with an ankle injury.