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UR Thompson recognized for stroke care

UR Thompson recognized for stroke care
UR Medicine Thompson Health has received the American Heart Association’s Gold PlusGet With The Guidelines®-Stroke quality achievement award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally-recognized guidelines. Stroke ... more
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DEC proposes improvements to state Forest Law Tax Program

DEC proposes improvements to state Forest Law Tax Program
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced proposed changes to the implementing regulations for Real Property Tax Law Section 480a, also known as the Forest Tax Law. The comprehensive ... more
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GSNYPENN and Friends of Comstock host successful open house, ask community for capital campaign support

GSNYPENN and Friends of Comstock host successful open house, ask community for capital campaign support
The Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways (GSNYPENN) Council and Friends of Comstock (FoC) volunteer organization hosted the Camp Comstock Community Open House at the council's outdoor property located on Cayuga Lake in Ithaca, N.Y., on the evening of ... more
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DEC announces temporary closure of shellfish harvest in Three Mile Harbor for Annual Fireworks Show

DEC announces temporary closure of shellfish harvest in Three Mile Harbor for Annual Fireworks Show
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the temporary closure of shellfish harvesting for Three Mile Harbor in the town of East Hampton, Suffolk County, during the upcoming Clamshell ... more
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Community Foundation awards Nearly $300,000 to 61 arts nonprofits through partnership with State Arts Council 

Community Foundation awards Nearly $300,000 to 61 arts nonprofits through partnership with State Arts Council 
Sixty-one area nonprofits and community organizations have been awarded a total of $296,730 for arts programming as a result of a new partnership between Rochester Area Community Foundation and the New York State Council on ... more
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Attorney General James secures settlement for victims of sexual harassment, discrimination, and wage theft at NYC bar

Millions coming to counties in the Finger Lakes through opioid settlement
New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced a settlement awarding $500,000 to more than a dozen current and former employees of Sweet and Vicious, a Manhattan bar, for sexual harassment. An investigation conducted by ... more
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NYSOFA annual report details services to older New Yorkers, aging population, trends, statistics

NYSOFA annual report details services to older New Yorkers, aging population, trends, statistics
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) has published a comprehensive 2021 Annual Report detailing the work of aging service providers who delivered vital services to over 1.3 million older adults and their families in ... more
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DEC and New York Sea Grant offer hands-on environmental education to middle schoolers in Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River watersheds

DEC proposes improvements to state Forest Law Tax Program
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that DEC recently received a $150,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant to expand and enhance K-12 environmental ... more
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Advocates for people with disabilities urge Governor to sign bill expanding job opportunities

Advocates for people with disabilities urge Governor to sign bill expanding job opportunities
Organizations representing New Yorkers with developmental, intellectual and physical disabilities, including those who are blind, sent the attached letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul urging her to sign S.7578C/A.8549C, also known as the Preferred Source Modernization ... more
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Community Bank promotes Monticia Prather to corporate wide Culture & Diversity Officer

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Community Bank is pleased to announce that Monticia Prather has been promoted to the new corporate-wide role of culture and diversity officer. Community Bank’s Culture & Diversity Council has grown from the ground up. Established in ... more
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Inaugural Taste of the Finger Lakes hosts 40+ local food & beverage vendors at the Ithaca Farmers Market

Inaugural Taste of the Finger Lakes hosts 40+ local food & beverage vendors at the Ithaca Farmers Market
Taste of the Finger Lakes serves the dual purpose of showcasing the dynamic Finger Lakes food and beverage industry while raising funds for three non-profits doing the important work of improving access to healthy food ... more
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Travel advisory – Syracuse: Temporary overnight closure of I-90 exit 39

TRAVEL ADVISORY – SYRACUSE: TEMPORARY OVERNIGHT CLOSURE OF I-90 EXIT 39 (SYRACUSE – I-690) EASTBOUND EXIT AND ENTRANCE RAMPS SCHEDULED THIS WEEK Nightly Closures Scheduled to Begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and ... more
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NYSOFA, NYSDOH, and Partners present four-part online training series to help overcome health disparities for older adults

The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA), New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), and Dr. Melicent R. Miller of Health Forward, LLC have partnered on a four-part self-directed learning series to equip providers ... more
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New York State Economy added 23,600 private sector jobs in April 2022

NYS Job Growth Matched the Nation
According to preliminary seasonally adjusted figures released today by the New York State Department of Labor, the number of private sector jobs in New York State increased over the month by 23,600, or 0.3%, to ... more
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RTMA celebrates NYS Registered Apprenticeship Program milestones

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The Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association (RTMA) recently celebrated milestones, through its partnership with the Manufacturing Intermediary Apprenticeship Program (MIAP), throughout New York State. The RTMA has the largest group sponsorship for advanced manufacturing apprenticeships ... more
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Vestal man arrested for DWI following traffic stop

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Police arrested a Vestal man following a traffic stop. According to a news release, State Police out of Wellsburg arrested James H. Adriance, 59, of Vestal for driving while intoxicated. Adriance was initially stopped for ... more
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FLCC offers free end-of-semester concerts

FLCC offers free end-of-semester concerts
Finger Lakes Community College wraps up the academic year with a series of performances by students and community members. Concerts are free and open to the public. Vaccination is not required, but masks are recommended ... more
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Rochester woman arrested after shoplifting at Eastview Mall

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Police arrested a Rochester woman following a shoplifting complaint at Eastview Mall. According to a news release, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jenna Lee Whitbeck, 38, of Rochester for petit larceny. It is alleged ... more
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Seneca7, a 77.7 mile running event, held Sunday

The Seneca7, a 77.7-mile running relay event around Seneca Lake, was held Sunday, April 24, under temperatures even hotter than meteorologists had forecast.  The race saw 210 teams of seven runners each start under overcast ... more
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North Rose man arrested for DWI

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Police arrested a North Rose man following a property damage accident. According to a news release, State Police out of Wolcott arrested Michael S. Smith, 34, of North Rose for driving while intoxicated. The property ... more
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Dansville DMV closed on April 15, will reopen on April 18

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Dansville Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), located at 14 Clara Barton Street, Dansville, NY 14437, will be closed on Friday, April 15, 2022. The DMV will reopen on Monday, April 18, ... more
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