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40% of global population is vaccinated against COVID-19: Health experts worried about slow down though

Coronavirus vaccines are widely available in the U.S., but health experts are worried about vaccination rates in parts of the world and what that could mean for the future of the current public health crisis ... more
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Employers must create airborne infectious disease policy for COVID: Workers can report violators to NYS

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There are new rules for employers and businesses in New York as it pertains to COVID-19. Thanks to a designation by the state Department of Health, which makes COVID-19 a highly contagious communicable disease presenting ... more
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Flu clinics available in the Finger Lakes Region through September and October

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FF Thompson will offer several flu shot clinics through September and October. Shots can be given to individuals ages 9 and older and high-dose flu vaccines are available for people ages 65 and older. The ... more
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Deep Run Beach in Gorham reopens following blue green algae closure

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There have been 22 surveys of Canandaigua Lake on behalf of the Canandaigua Watershed Association that turned up no blue green algal blooms. The Association monitored the north end of the lake once a week ... more
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What’s stopping a fourth stimulus payment? $2,000 proposal remains largest as states move forward with plans

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A fourth federal stimulus check for $1,200, $1,400, or even $2,000 isn't on the horizon, but many across the U.S. will be getting stimulus payments. States are acting in absence of an additional round of ... more
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IRS demands payments 11 million math error letters are sent: Act fast or you could owe it whether it’s right or wrong

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Millions of Americans have learned over the last week that the Internal Revenue Service wants more money from them due to a 'math error' in 2020 tax filings. The notices went out to around 11 ... more
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Wayne County woman previously banned from McDonald’s arrested for screaming profanities over order mix-up

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Deputies say a Wayne County woman was taken into custody after going to a local McDonald’s restaurant and screaming at workers because her order was incorrect. Angelica Luyando, 28, was arrested around 4 p.m. on ... more
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Seneca Falls man faces felony charge after attempted attack with a shovel

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A Seneca Falls man was taken into custody after attempting to strike two people with a shovel during an incident in town. Ronald Manino, was arrested following an altercation on Haigh Street. It happened a ... more
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Deputies: Sodus teens fired AK47 at occupied vehicle, attacked it with an axe

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A pair of Sodus men have been arrested after attacking a vehicle with an axe and AK-47.  Deputies say Nathan Rodriguez, 19, and Joshua Hofer, 18, both Sodus residents, were arrested on September 3 after ... more
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Skaneateles driver flips car trying to avoid animal, found to be driving impaired by state police

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A Skaneateles woman was arrested over the weekend after tipping her car over while driving under the influence.  According to state police, Stephanies Wild, 35, was driving south on Jordan Road shortly before 9 p.m ... more
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Will gas prices keep going up? 2021 has been a record breaking year for expensive fuel

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Gas prices are the highest they have been in years across the U.S., according to data collected over the busy Labor Day holiday weekend. According to AAA, 2021 has marked the ‘highest’ gas prices of ... more
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State labor department launches programs, tools, and resources to get people back to work

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The state's Department of Labor is doing more for jobless workers looking to get back into the workforce as long-term unemployment benefits enhanced by the federal government because of the coronavirus pandemic come to an ... more
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Why are people taking Ivermectin to treat COVID-19? Medical Association calls for ‘immediate’ end as major side effects loom

SAFETY MOMENT: Preventing flu at work a must
Stop using ivermectin as a treatment to COVID-19. That's the message from the American Medical Association, who officially called for an 'immediate end' to the use of the drug in COVID-19 treatments. This as doctors ... more
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Finger Lakes region has highest COVID-19 positive rate in New York

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The Finger Lakes has reclaimed a disappointing spot in state rankings for COVID-19 test positivity rate, according to Governor Kathy Hochul's office. According to a recent update, the Finger Lakes region had a positive test ... more
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Unvaccinated SUNY students will be kicked out after September 27: Colleges begin following through on COVID vaccine mandates

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Students heading to campus at any SUNY school this month will have to have the COVID-19 vaccine by September 27. While the Pfizer vaccine has full FDA approval, any of them will do. The problem ... more
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$300 unemployment benefit has expired: Labor force still smaller than before pandemic as child care, COVID, and career changes create chaos

State Labor Department releases preliminary January 2022 area unemployment rates
Unemployment benefits for jobless workers in New York expired over the weekend and that means more than a million will have to get back to work. Employers are excited, citing the demand for services and ... more
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Is a fourth stimulus check coming? Looks unlikely as Americans lose COVID-19 related benefits

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As the U.S. fights against 150,000 new COVID-19 cases a day, millions of Americans are losing access to the relief funding that helped keep them stable during the pandemic. The help they needed during the ... more
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Fayette Town Board has drafted a law that would prohibit the commercial sale of marijuana

Town of Gorham expected to set public hearing on possible reversal of marijuana opt-in
The Town Board of Fayette has created a law that will prohibit the commercial sale of marijuana. A hearing for the proposed law will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 during the regular board meeting ... more
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Tompkins County reports that number of positive cases has quadrupled since August began

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Tompkins County Health Department announced it has seen 428 cases in one week, with 79 new cases reported Thursday. 79% of adults have received at least one vaccination and Tompkins County has one of the ... more
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Following the extraordinary session Wednesday, two members of the Assembly have tested positive for COVID-19

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Following Wednesday's extraordinary session at the state Capitol, at least two Assembly members have tested positive for COVID-19. Democrats Charles Fall and Inez Dickens, both vaccinated, are currently quarantined. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is contacting ... more
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Three patients hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Cayuga County are under 20 years old

Out of the hospitalized individuals in Cayuga County, three of them are under the age of 20. 18 people are currently hospitalized in Auburn Community Hospital and two Syracuse hospitals; Crouse and Upstate University. The ... more
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