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Posted in Health News Rochester Area

U.S. sees its first ever mobile WIC market

Rochester’s Foodlink has created the first ever mobile WIC market in the country. WIC is a program that provides nutritional foods to women and their children up to the age of 5….

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Affordable rent, homeownership out of reach for minimum wage workers, Lending Tree report finds

A new report by Lending Tree indicates that affordable housing is not attainable for minimum wage workers in any state in the U.S. Policymakers and advocates have called for a $15 minimum…

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Social Security is running out: Here’s how much seniors will lose

How will seniors retire in the future? The trust fund that supports Social Security is expected to be exhausted by 2033. That’s one year sooner than a report from 2020, which forecasted…

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Posted in News Ontario County Victor

Victor schools have ‘zero tolerance’ for bad behavior: Fights, vandalism, and students defying masking requirement

The Victor Central School District says law enforcement is involved after it discovered a ‘disturbing video’ circulating on social media. An incident between a group of students was the subject of the…

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Posted in Health News

Moderna appears to be more effective than Pfizer in preventing hospitalization

A study revealed that Moderna is the prevailing vaccine when it comes to preventing hospitalization within 4 months of vaccination. The CDC reported the data from a study completed between March 11…

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Posted in Health News

FDA votes against allowing Pfizer booster shots for the general public

The FDA had a meeting Friday regarding the emergency use authorization of a booster shot for Pfizer, and voted against it. The first vote that was against it was to allow the…

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COVID is so bad in some states, healthcare and ventilators may soon be rationed to those who can recover

Alaska is the worst hit state with COVID-19 right now, but Idaho and Montana aren’t far behind. Now, these states are forced to ration out their healthcare. Five other states are also…

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Swimmer struck by pontoon boat on Keuka Lake: Sheriff seeks public’s help finding operator who left scene
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Posted in News Police Beat Steuben County

Swimmer struck by pontoon boat on Keuka Lake: Sheriff seeks public’s help finding operator who left scene

Sheriff Jim Allard says his office investigated an incident where a swimmer was struck by a boat on Keuka Lake in the town of Wayne. Deputies interviewed the victim — who said…

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Posted in Health News

The vaccine mandate isn’t the only thing causing healthcare workers to quit; the stress and trauma is causing burnout

Healthcare staff that have not left the field are admitting to suffering from burnout after the last 18 months. Nurses with years of experience under their belts have said this is the…

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There’s a new COVID variant and experts are concerned: what we know about variant A.23.1

The newest COVID-19 variant is called A.23.1 and it’s been located in Africa, but experts are worried it’s a preview for what’s to come in variants. What is it? The first time…

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Posted in Environment News

These are the five most important things to know about the spotted lanternfly

The spotted lanternfly has invaded numerous states throughout the country at this point, and scientists are working to find a way to reduce the harm they cause as well as their population…

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Posted in Business News Schuyler County Steuben County Tompkins County

Tops building in Chemung County sells at auction to an unknown buyer

According to minutes from a Chemung County IDA meeting, the old Tops building was sold during an auction for $800,000 in July. The buyer is not known and bought the property that…

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Posted in Courts News Pulteney Steuben County

Woman pleads guilty after killing her husband in their Steuben County home

The woman from Steuben County accused of murdering her husband in 2020 has pleaded guilty to all charges she was facing. Sherri Ballam, 57, of Pulteney, was arrested back in October following…

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Posted in Business Geneva Municipal News Ontario County

Geneva City Council discusses how to help businesses impacted by downtown construction

The Geneva City Council received a petition from downtown Geneva merchants asking for financial assistance due to the hardships caused following a project resulting in no street parking and one way traffic….

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Posted in Environment News

Spotted lanternflies have been spotted in Kansas, nearby Kentucky, Michigan, and New York

The invasive spotted lanternfly is now being seen in more and more states throughout the country. Recently it’s been spotted in Kansas, close to Kentucky, and dead ones have been found in…

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Posted in Auburn Cayuga County Municipal News

Though they withheld the storm, Auburn’s municipal utilities reached their maximum potential during Hurricane Fred

Due to Hurricane Fred, Auburn’s municipal utilities have had their capabilities tested. City Clerk Chuck Mason said the systems for that time period were maxed out, despite holding up relatively well during…

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