Author: Megan Hatch

Gov. Hochul signs Alyssa’s Law: How do NYS schools implement panic buttons?
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Posted in Courts Education New York State News Police Beat

Alyssa’s Law: How will New York schools implement panic buttons? (video)

As the school safety movement spreads across the nation, New York State is taking steps to install panic buttons in schools. Governor Kathy Hochul recently signed Alyssa’s Law, which will require all…

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Posted in Education Environment Ithaca News Tompkins County

Cornell graduate student invents CO2 filter that could help combat climate change (video)

Mary Zick is pursuing her Ph.D. in Chemistry at Cornell University. She recently created a carbon dioxide filter that might be one solution to climate change in the future. In a collaboration…

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Tompkins County Unarmed Pilot Program aims to provide community safety and trust (Video)
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Posted in Ithaca Municipal New York State News Police Beat Tompkins County

Tompkins County: Unarmed officer pilot program aims to improve police-community ties (video)

Public safety in the city of Ithaca and Tompkins County might improve in the next year through the Reimagining Public Safety Collaborative. The collaborative has been developing multiple programs, including its most…

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Who will be the next Wayne County judge? GOP primary held today
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Posted in Arcadia Elections Lyons New York State Newark News Politics Sodus Point Wayne County

Who will be the next Wayne County judge? GOP primary held Tuesday

Wayne County voters turned out today for the Republican primary election for the next county judge. Republicans from all over Wayne cast their vote on Tuesday, June 28 for either Michele Villani,…

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What next for Geneva’s Trinity Episcopal Church? (video)
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Posted in Business Geneva Municipal New York State News Ontario County Tourism

What next for Geneva’s Trinity Episcopal Church? (video)

After long negotiations and meetings, the Trinity Episcopal Church was officially sold to McGroarty Investments in early June. Real estate developer Mark McGroarty now owns the church and two adjacent buildings. According…

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Posted in Environment News Penn Yan Yates County

Penn Yan Airport serves as the first solar light testing site by the FAA (video)

Penn Yan is officially the first airport in the U.S. to have solar lighting from the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA is using Penn Yan’s airport to study how solar-powered lighting and…

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Bird feeder battle divides neighborhood in Sodus Point
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Posted in Courts Environment Municipal New York State News Police Beat Sodus Sodus Point Uncategorized Wayne County

Bird feeder battle divides neighborhood in Sodus Point (video)

Sodus Point resident Don Antal feeds the neighborhood birds, squirrels and ducks with his 23 sheet pans of peanuts and bird food. The 71-year-old lives in Sodus Point year-round and started his…

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Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill will encourage the sale of pets from unregulated breeders says Petland
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Posted in Business Life New York State News Pets & Animals Politics Syracuse Area

Will New York’s Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill encourage black market pet sales? (video)

New York’s Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill is on Governor Kathy Hochul’s desk to be signed. It would ban the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores. Petland in Cicero is…

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Posted in Geneva Health New York State News Ontario County

“I’ve never seen anything like this before”: The state of mental health care in the Finger Lakes

Mental health care in New York has reached a crisis point as the number of patients seeking care overpowers the number of available services. Attorney General Letitia James said New York is…

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Waterloo school board changes ‘Indians’ mascot to _____
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Posted in Education News Seneca County Uncategorized Waterloo

Waterloo school board selects tigers as new mascot for sports teams (video)

The Board of Education for the Waterloo Central School District voted last night to replace the district’s former ‘Indians’ mascot a new one- ‘Tigers’- yesterday. Final decision on new name for Waterloo…

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Posted in Courts New York State News

New York’s Adult Survivors Act now in effect

New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed the Adult Survivors Act into law on May 24. The law allows victims of sexual trauma who were adults when the alleged incident occurred to proceed…

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Posted in Business News Ontario County Shortsville

Ontario County: Leonard’s Express CEO says new warehouse will bring needed storage, jobs to region (Video)

Leonard’s Express celebrated the construction of its temperature-controlled warehouse in Shortsville on Thursday. Construction workers, Leonard’s employees and local community members gathered to sign the warehouse beam at the topping-out ceremony on…

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Posted in Ithaca Municipal News Police Beat Tompkins County

New community dashboard gives Ithaca residents insight into calls received by police

The City of Ithaca has a new interactive Community Dashboard that tracks calls received by the Ithaca Police Department. “This is an interactive dashboard that allows members of the public to gain…

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Posted in Health New York State News

First case of monkeypox outside New York City reported by NYS Health Department

The first case of monkeypox outside of New York City has been reported by the state Health Department on Wednesday, June 8. The DOH announced the first case outside the city was…

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Test-out option for unvaccinated NYS employees suspended

The option for New York State employees to test out of the testing requirement was suspended Tuesday. There are now more options for COVID-19 testing than ever before, therefore, employers are encouraging…

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Posted in Courts New York State News Politics

Families of Buffalo shooting victims testify in front of Congress

On Tuesday morning, Garnell Whitfield, Jr., the son of victim Ruth Whitfield of the mass shooting at Tops in Buffalo, testified before Congress during a hearing on domestic terrorism. In the hearing,…

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