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Traffic snarled after crash at Rt. 96 intersection in Ontario County

Traffic snarled after
Deputies responded to a personal injury crash at Mertensia Rd. and State Rt. 96 on Thursday around 6:20 p.m. Beth Gladding, 55, of Victor was traveling north on Mertensia Rd. while Bianca Laudise, 19, of ... more
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Barstool Fund steps up to help Victor Child Care during pandemic (video)

Barstool Fund steps in to help Victor Child Care (video)
The Victor Child Care Center has become the second business in the Finger Lakes region to benefit from the Barstool Fund. The Barstool Fund has been supporting small businesses impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic over ... more
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Keuka College outlines approach for getting students back on-campus for spring semester

Keuka College outlines approach for gettin
With more stringent policies and health practices in place, and expanded quarantining space at the ready, Keuka College will resume face-to-face instruction next month. “We’re looking forward to welcoming our students, faculty, and staff back ... more
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Why did certain prescription drug prices jump during pandemic? NY launches invsetigation

NYS sets out to investigate drug price jumps during COVID-19
New York State is launching an investigation into the rise of prescription drug prices during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the Department of Financial Services' newly formed Office of Pharmacy Benefits has ... more
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Open Enrollment extended for New Yorkers due to COVID-19

Open Enrollment extended for New Yorkers due to COVID-19
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he's extending the window for New York's uninsured to get insurance through the state health portal. The new deadline is March 31, 2021, according to an announcement by the Governor. New ... more
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Auburn City Councilor Debby McCormick won’t run again

Auburn City Councilor Debby McCormick won’t run again
Auburn City Councilor Debby McCormick will not seek re-election for a third term. She's in the final stretch of her second four-year term. "Seven years ago I ran for city council because I could see ... more
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Business started by Auburn woman recently featured on QVC

Business started by Auburn woman recently featured on QVC
An Auburn native recently made her way to the QVC airwaves. Nydia Shipman, who cofounded The Worth Co., which is a maker of plant-based snack bowls, appeared on air with Sarah Renahan. The two launched ... more
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$1M grant will help low-income tenants in Ithaca, city says

$1M grant will help low-income tenants in Ithaca, city says
A public-private collaboration has won a $1 million dollar grant to prevent displacement of low-income tenants in Ithaca. Partners include the City of Ithaca, Cornell Law School, Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County, Legal Assistance ... more
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Police: Victim required stitches after getting punched by Seneca Falls man

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Police say a 20-year-old Seneca Falls resident was arrested and another person required stitches after an incident on December 29th. A warrant was issued for Malik Perry's arrest after the Seneca Falls man struck another ... more
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Only one Trump supporter showed up in Albany on Inauguration Day

Only one Trump supporter showed up in Albany on Inauguration Day
After the violence in Washington D.C. on January 6th many were concerned about more of it on Inauguration Day. There was added security at state capitols around the U.S., including Albany, as the day approached ... more
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Vaccine shortage causing ‘wait and see’ approach from state government

Vaccine shortage causing ‘wait and see’ approach from state government
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says everything COVID-19 vaccine-related is a 'week to week' proposition now. "We're trying to smooth it out, but we're also trying to get it out as fast as possible," Cuomo said earlier ... more
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Cuomo says schools need funding help from Washington, or major cuts are coming

Cuomo says schools need funding help from Washington, or major cuts are coming
What's next or school aid? When Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled his budget for fiscal year 2022 it included an apparent increase in school aid by $2.1 billion. However, that's contingent on New York's federal aid ... more
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Hundreds more will be vaccinated this weekend in Seneca County

Hundreds more will be vaccinated this weekend in Seneca County
While there has been plenty of discussion and debate about how much vaccine is available, or how much is being distributed to New York State - local officials are moving forward. Last week, the health ... more
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Geneva native was recently on Wheel of Fortune

Geneva native was recently on Wheel of Fortune
A Geneva native who relocated to Los Angeles recently spoke about her experience on "Wheel of Fortunate." It was a lengthy audition process for Lindsay Cooley, who graduated from Geneva High School in 2003. She ... more
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Police ask for help searching for missing Seneca Falls man

Police ask for help searching for missing Seneca Falls man
Police are asking for the public's help locating a person who was recently reported missing. Ronnie Key, 64, was last seen at his residence on January 6th. He has a history of mental illness and ... more
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‘DEVASTATED’: Community mourns after three soldiers killed in local helicopter crash

National Guard says three soldiers died in local helicopter crash
A helicopter crash in the town of Mendon claimed the lives of three New York National Guard soldiers. Officials confirmed that the three on-board did not survive after the Blackhawk medical evacuation helicopter went down ... more
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Seneca County seeks proposals for 58-acre parcel in Lodi

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Seneca County has issued a Request for Proposals for the purchase and redevelopment of a 58-acre parcel on Keady Road in Lodi. The parcel is currently in county ownership. “The Keady Road property is an ... more
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New $1 fee would be added to most online DMV transactions in New York

New $1 fee would be added to most online DMV transactions in New York
One item inside Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget is a $1 fee, which would be attached to all online transactions made through the Department of Motor Vehicles. It would be applied to basic transactions, which the ... more
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Marc Blankenberg named Athletics Director at North Rose-Wolcott

Marc Blankenberg named Athletics Director at North Rose-Wolcott
The North Rose-Wolcott Central School District is excited to carry on the storied tradition of Cougar Athletics under the leadership of the district’s new Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics. Marc Blankenberg was hired ... more
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Women March in Seneca Falls plan event for April 30th

On Inauguration Day, Women March In Seneca Falls announced a fifth consecutive year of grassroots organizing for social justice from the Birthplace of Women's Rights. “Upon learning of the Biden/Harris aims for the first 100 ... more
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Senate passes bill to prevent businesses from having to pay higher unemployment insurance rates

SBA opens applications for Restaurant Revitalization Fund: Significant funding available for small businesses
The State Senate today passed a bill that protects employers from paying higher unemployment insurance rates as a result of pandemic-related closures or layoffs. The bill was nearly identical to legislation authored and introduced by ... more
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