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The Cannabis Control Board is getting to work on the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act

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The newly formed Cannabis Control Board is getting to work on the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act. Focuses include redefining medical cannabis, putting together the legalities of the market, and repairing harms done while marijuana ... more
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Here’s why it will take even longer for the IRS to process backlogged, delayed tax returns and refunds

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Millions of Americans are still owed tax refunds by the IRS, but the agency insists it’s making progress. The IRS was crushed by staffing issues, regulatory changes around 2020 tax filings this year, and technical ... more
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Car insurance companies have issued checks to customers for COVID-19 earnings, can you get a refund?

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People in one state are pushing for car insurance companies to pay out COVID money to customers after they saw major profits. During the shut down in 2020, many people stayed home and didn't drive ... more
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Excluded workers fund no longer accepting applications, $2 billion is set to run out by end of October

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The excluded workers fund will no longer be accepting new applications for undocumented immigrants that didn't receive pandemic aid. The fund will have exhausted its $2 billion dollars by the end of the month. The ... more
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Lyons man arrested for engaging in sexual conduct with a child under the age of 13

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A Lyons man has been arrested following allegations of sexual abuse. Richard Baildon, 49, of Lyons, has been arrested for engaging in two or more acts of sexual conduct with a child under age 13 ... more
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Teenager arrested in Penn Yan for felony sex abuse charges

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A 14-year-old was arrested in Penn Yan for felony sex abuse charges. An incident was reported on May 21 of 2021. No details have been released about the teen because of their age. The teen ... more
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Wayne County man arrested for downloading child pornography while working in Macedon

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A man working in Wayne County has been arrested for downloading child pornography while at work. Kent Uittenboaard, 31, downloaded the images at his place of employment in Macedon. He has been doing this since ... more
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Man who stole Cadillac and led police on a chase last month is arrested in Tompkins County Jail

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A homeless man was arrested at the Tompkins County Jail for stealing a Cadillac. Joseph Esposito, 36, led police on a chase in Schuyler County in a stolen black Cadillac last month. The pursuit happened ... more
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Penn Yan woman arrested for harassment in the second degree

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A Penn Yan woman has been arrested for harassment in the second degree. A criminal summons was issued out of Penn Yan Village Court for Samantha Mayhew, 33, of Penn Yan. Mayhew allegedly subjected another ... more
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Fatal motorcycle accident in the Town of Arcadia

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A Wayne County woman has died following a fatal motorcycle accident in the Town of Arcadia. Gary Rothfuss, 68, of Newark, Albert Webber, 66, and Edith Webber, 57, both of Lyons, were involved in the ... more
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Victor’s DICK’S Sporting Goods opening new ice skating rink in November at House of Sport

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Dick's Sporting Goods in Victor will be adding a new ice skating rink to their complex this season. The rink is set to open to the public in November of 2021 and hold open skate, ... more
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Now that Sheriff Kevin Henderson is officially out of office, when will he be replaced?

Now that Sheriff Kevin Henderson is officially out of office, when will he be replaced?
Ontario County's newest task is to appoint an interim sheriff following the resignation of Sheriff Kevin Henderson and Undersheriff David Frasca. The goal is to have the position filled by the end of the month ... more
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Ithaca Police report two stabbings around the same time in different locations Monday afternoon

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The Ithaca Police responded to two separate stabbings on Monday afternoon. The first stabbing was around 4:10 p.m. at Walmart. The victim was stabbed in the abdomen before the suspect fled on foot. Bystanders assisted ... more
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Parent’s Choice baby rice cereal sold at Walmart is recalled for inorganic arsenic during FDA sampling

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Baby rice sold at Walmart is being recalled after inorganic arsenic was found during sampling. The FDA has issued a recall for three lots of Parent’s Choice Rice Baby Cereal. Routine sampling by the FDA ... more
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File your taxes for free with IRS’s Free File before Friday’s final deadline

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Free File is software that the IRS offers for people who are below a certain income so they can file their taxes for free. Anyone who has an adjusted gross income of $72,000 or less ... more
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There’s only one week left until the federal tax deadline, don’t forget or it’ll cost hundreds in penalties

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Deadlines for 2020 taxes this year were in May, but many opted to file for the extension which is up Oct. 15. The deadline, which is normally in April, was extended to May 17. Taxes ... more
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17 new COVID-19 cases reported in addition to 28 new cases Sunday for Ontario County

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As of Oct. 11 Ontario County Public Health reports 17 new cases of COVID-19. This is in addition to the 28 new cases from Sunday. Two cases from Monday are under the age of 18 ... more
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Pfizer has a booster vaccine, but when will Moderna and Johnson & Johnson?

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The Pfizer booster shot has been approved for COVID-19 for certain people, but following the CDC and FDA's discussions, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna have not been brought up. The CDC states there is not ... more
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University of Rochester dining services face a staff shortage

As staffing shortages continue to plague the hospitality industry, the University of Rochester is finding themselves in trouble. Many students have been given partial refunds for their meal plans worth 20%, and one dining hall ... more
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Health Department releases study saying vaccines may be waning but remain protective against hospitalization

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The Department of Health released a study that shows vaccines are still effective and keep people out of hospitals when they contract COVID-19. The study looked at 8,834,604 New York adults and how the vaccine ... more
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Governor Kathy Hochul signs new law; threatening to expose someone’s immigration status is extortion

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Governor Kathy Hochul signed a new law this weekend that would criminalize threats anyone makes in New York to expose another person's immigration status. The law views the threats as extortion or coercion. Similar laws ... more
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