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Steuben officials: “This round of COVID-19 spread appears to be more aggressive”

Officials in Steuben: “This round of COVID-19 spread appears to be more aggressive”
Public health officials say more than half of the active COVID-19 cases in Steuben County are linked to a nursing home in the city of Corning. The Corning Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing has morphed ... more
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Police: Canandaigua man damaged paint on vehicle

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The Canandaigua Police Department reports the arrest of a 24-year-old following an investigation into a damaged vehicle. Mikel Collums, 24, of Canandaigua was charged with second-degree criminal mischief following an investigation into a damaged vehicle ... more
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Police: Canandaigua man arrested on felony charges after domestic incident

Deputies: Phelps teen damages mattress at Ontario County Jail, charged with criminal mischief
The Canandaigua Police Department reports the arrest of a 31-year-old following an investigation into an incident that was reported on September 14th. Police say Daniel Cupp, 31, was charged with first-degree criminal contempt and aggravated ... more
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Police: Canandaigua man charged with assault after altercation

Deputies: Phelps teen damages mattress at Ontario County Jail, charged with criminal mischief
Police arrested a 47-year-old Canandaigua resident following an incident on September 11th. The investigation was prompted following a physical altercation, which resulted in injury to the victim. Frank Cutri, 47, of Canandaigua was charged with ... more
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Police: Canandaigua teen charged after argument turns physical

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Police say a 19-year-old Canandaigua resident was arrested on several charges following an incident involving multiple victims. Ciana Steiner, 19, of Canandaigua was charged with menacing, harassment, and criminal mischief following a disturbance call. Police ... more
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Jobless claims continue to fall, but need for rescue package grows in US

Jobless claims continue to fall, but need for rescue package grows in US
Jobless claims fell again this week, and consumer spending was strong in August. Those were the two big takeaways from new reports released on Thursday. The jobless claims number was an improvement, but still sits ... more
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Court rules order in New York on live music unconstitutional

A Western New York bar has won in court to block Governor Andrew Cuomo's restrictions on live music. Those rules, which are being enforced by the State Liquor Authority, indicated that only 'incidental' music was ... more
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One ticketed, no serious injuries reported after crash involving horse-and-buggy in Geneva

Young child dead in Varick after apparent accident; sheriff says it’s under investigation
Deputies say only minor injuries were reported after a multi-vehicle crash involving a car and horse-and-buggy. It happened around 7:25 p.m. on Wednesday on County Road 6 in Geneva. Deputies say Christopher Verdehem, 32, of ... more
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Cuomo again blames infected staff, visitors for nursing home death toll amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Cuomo again blames infected staff, visitors for nursing home death toll amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Governor Andrew Cuomo was asked about nursing home policies during the early-days of the Coronavirus Pandemic, and pushed back against the idea that they led to lost lives in those facilities. Finger Lakes News Radio ... more
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Seneca Falls CSD: 16 students forced to quarantine after attendee at gathering tests positive for COVID-19

Seneca Falls Central School Superintendent Jeramy Clingerman says the district is taking extra steps after a social gathering of led to a positive test. The district was made aware that 16 students attended that gathering, ... more
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Governors renew call for federal bailout as budget deficits climb, stimulus needs grow in US

Governors renew call for federal bailout as budget deficits climb, stimulus needs grow in US
While there has been some discussion about a possible stimulus package and broader rescue bill for specific industries - states like New York are struggling. The deficit has grown to more than $14 billion in ... more
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Pink Tax law takes hold in New York: Gender-based pricing on select services, goods will be illegal

Pink Tax law takes hold in New York: Gender-based pricing on select services, goods will be illegal
The 'pink tax' which was included as part of the 2021 budget earlier this year goes into effect across New York State this week. The new reforms prevent businesses from charging difference prices for "substantially ... more
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Williamson man convicted of sex crimes in Wayne County Court

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A Wayne County man could face a lengthy prison sentence after being convicted of sex crimes this week. Wayne County District Attorney Mike Calarco said Matthew Almond, 40, was convicted in a bench trial of ... more
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COVID cluster at Steuben nursing home grows to 76 cases

Public health officials say it's been about a month since the COVID-19 cluster at a Corning nursing home was first discovered. The total number of cases connected to the Corning Center of Nursing & Rehabilitation ... more
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NYS suspends liquor license of Geneva bar after investigation by SLA

Geneva bar has liquor license suspended after significant violations discovered
Rylie J's in Geneva has had its liquor license suspended by New York State, after 'egregious violations' of Coronavirus related regulations were discovered in an investigation. The enforcement is an apparent crackdown on bars and ... more
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Police: Geneva man indicted on felony drug charges in Ontario County

Police: Geneva man indicted on felony drug charges in Ontario County
The Geneva Police Department reports the arrest of a 51-year-old resident on felony charges after an investigation and indictment. On September 25th around 1:47 p.m. police arrested John Whitfield, 51, of Geneva was charged with ... more
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Police: Geneva man charged with burglary after investigation

Deputy charged with criminal trespass in Steuben County, Sheriff Allard says full-investigation underway
Police arrested a 22-year-old Geneva man following an investigation into a burglary. John Hawkins Jr., 22, of Geneva was charged with second-degree burglary. The arrest stems from a domestic incident, where Hawkins entered a dwelling ... more
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Lyons CSD staff told to quarantine, schools going fully-remote through October 30th

Lyons schools going remote, COVID testing all staff after another positive test
After announcing that they would go remote for two weeks, the Lyons Central School District said they would extend that period of remote protocols and learning until October 30th after another positive case of COVID-19 ... more
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NWS Binghamton radar going offline for 7 days starting Thursday

NWS Binghamton radar going offline for 7 days starting Thursday
Beginning October 1, the KBGM WSR-88D radar, operated by the National Weather Service in Binghamton, NY, will be down for approximately seven days for the replacement of the generator, fuel tanks, and accompanying components. This ... more
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Residents told to boil water in parts of Seneca County after water main break

Residents told to boil water in parts of Seneca County after water main break
A boil water advisory is active in Seneca County, according to health officials. An alert went out late-Monday that indicated local municipal workers were attempting to mend a water main break in the town of ... more
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Ban on evictions extended until January, but housing activists say rent & mortgages should be canceled

Landlords, tenants advocate for real relief, not just symbolic policy out of Albany
A ban on residential evictions in New York has been extended until January, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo. "I want people to have fundamental stability in their lives," Cuomo said. "Nobody is going to be ... more
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