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Lodi man possessed controlled substance, charged after suspicious condition complaint in Seneca Falls

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A Lodi man was taken into custody on drug charges in Seneca Falls after a suspicious condition complaint on August 25. Police arrested 32-year-old Thomas Rath, of Lodi on two counts of criminal possession of ... more
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Penn Yan woman held on bail after forcible touching, harassment arrest in village

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The Penn Yan Police Department reports the arrest of a 56-year-old following an investigation into an incident that happened in the village. Police arrested Lisa Bates, 56, of Penn Yan for forcible touching and harassment ... more
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Deputies: One ticketed after car slams into tree, three sent to hospital

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One person was ticketed and three hospitalized after a car collided with a tree in the town of Canadice. On Sunday around 4:30 a.m. deputies responded to a crash on Canadice Road. Upon arrival, deputies ... more
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Taxi stolen during armed robbery at Ithaca convenience store, investigation underway

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The Ithaca Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that happened at the Speedway Gas Station on Elmira Road during the early-morning hours. Officers confirmed that an armed robbery occurred upon arrival, and found that ... more
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University of Rochester mandates vaccine for faculty and staff with no test-out option

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The University of Rochester is now mandating the vaccine for faculty and staff. At least one dose is required by Sept. 27. There will not be an option to test out if anyone chooses to ... more
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President Joe Biden retaliates against ISIS in drone strike, U.N. calls ISIS attack on innocent people “abhorrent”

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Less that 48 hours after a suicide bombing at the Kabul Airport in Afghanistan on Friday, the United States military retaliated by bombing an Islamic State member. The attack Friday left as many as 169 ... more
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ICU beds are filling up, creating issues for patients in need of medical care and burning out nurses and doctors

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Many ICU's throughout the country have found themselves out of beds as the surge in cases continues to rise. Arkansas has run out of beds for the first time since the virus began and Kentucky ... more
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Study in Vietnam shows the Delta variant viral load is 251 times the amount of earlier COVID-19 strains

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While it's clear that the Delta variant is making its rounds as cases surge and testing shows more and more of the strain, there really isn't a lot more information on there about the mutation ... more
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Local leaders are urging people to request refunds for donations made to former Governor Andrew Cuomo’s campaign

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Senator Liz Krueger is urging anyone that donated to former Governor Andrew Cuomo request a refund for what they contributed, and called on Cuomo to close down his campaign account. Cuomo's campaign fund currently holds ... more
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Preservation Association of Central New York is looking for nominees for this year’s award ceremony

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Nominations are currently being accepted by the Preservation Association of Central New York for its awards ceremony. The deadline is Sept. 24 and the virtual award ceremony will be Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. The ... more
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King Ferry native introduced as Auburn City’s ambulance director

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Auburn can no longer rely on nearby ambulance services due to wait times taking as long as half an hour, among other issues. During Thursday's City Council meeting, Auburn City Manager Dygert introduced the new ... more
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Executive Director of Cayuga Strategic Solutions announces resignation, search to fill position begins

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Executive Director of Cayuga Strategic Solutions, Tracy Verrier, is resigning from her position to pursue a new opportunity. Verrier will be a Senior Analyst with MRB Group, a service firm that provides architecture, engineering and ... more
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Renters and landlords contemplate their next move as the eviction moratorium comes to an end

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With the eviction moratorium ending Tuesday, many renters and landlords are trying to figure out what to do next. Individuals with the City Tenant Union of Rochester are saying the economy is recovering incredibly slowly, ... more
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The housing market in upstate New York is one of the best discoveries to New York City residents looking for change

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One of the most popular places in the housing market right now is Upstate New York, where those wanting a reprieve from the city are finding low mortgage rates and less crowding. Across the country ... more
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Compassion Fatigue is becoming an issue for vaccinated people when it comes to the unvaccinated getting sick

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As Delta overruns day to day lives, people feel like the gatherings and family get-togethers are a distant memory. Many people feel anger and frustration as a result of the way things are after following ... more
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New York prepares to take in over 1,300 Afghan refugees

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Governor Kathy Hochul will be welcoming Afghan refugees into the state of New York as a safe haven to allow them to resettle. The commitment is for 1,320 refugees and immigrants with special visas, but ... more
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Waterloo Volunteer Fire Department has contract ended with Fayette and Waterloo Town Boards

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The Fayette Town Board has decided to end its contract with the Waterloo Volunteer Fire Department for their services beginning Dec. 31 of this year. The Waterloo Town Board also ended their contract with Waterloo ... more
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Union for New York State corrections officers plans to take legal action against the state for vaccine mandate

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The New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association released a memo stating they plan to take legal action against the state for mandating the vaccine. The memo explains that while understanding the want ... more
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Donations are overwhelming Woodhull Town Hall, what’s needed is monetary donations now

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Following the devastating flooding in Woodhull, the Town Hall is being overwhelmed with donations. The Steuben County Director of Public Safety, Tim Marshall, said that while the donations are well intended, what's really needed are ... more
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Yates County legislature will discuss mask mandate on Sept. 7

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The decision on whether masks should be required inside the County Office Building in Penn Yan has been postponed so all members involved can decide. Administrator Nonie Flynn said the majority of employees would prefer ... more
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Superintendents across the state are encouraged with Governor Kathy Hochul’s decision to enforce masks in schools

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After Governor Kathy Hochul chose to enforce mask mandates in schools this fall, superintendents of schools are saying she has made them feel positive about the situation. Deputy director at NYS Council of School Superintendents, ... more
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