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Penn Yan teen airlifted after bicycle accident in the village

Pickup truck leaves scene of crash on Rt. 31 in Arcadia
First responders say a teen was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital on Tuesday after a bicycle accident. It happened on Tuesday when a 16-year-old was riding on North Avenue when he hit a storm drain ... more
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Auburn structure a total loss after weekend fire; six people displaced

Multiple departments called in for rope rescue at gorge in Cayuga County
First responders say six people were displaced after a house fire on Sunday in the city of Auburn. The fire was reported at 62 Union Street around 2:45 p.m. It only took a few minutes ... more
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Bicyclist airlifted to trauma center after crash in Ithaca

Bicyclist airlifted after crashing at intersection in Ithaca
The Ithaca Police Department says its investigating a bicycle crash that occurred during the morning commute on Wednesday. Around 6:45 a.m. first responders were called to the intersection of Albany and State streets for the ... more
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COVID vaccine that won’t require two doses enters final study stage

COVID vaccine that won’t require two doses enters final study stage
A major final stage study of a single-shot vaccine to combat the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 is launching today. Johnson & Johnson is leading the study, as it will be one of the world's largest ... more
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Lost Wages Assistance payments of $300 going out to unemployed workers now

Lost Wages Assistance payments of $300 going out to unemployed workers now
The final round of federal Lost Wages Assistance payments for unemployed workers in New York are being distributed this week. Those who pre-qualified for the LWA benefits will see them distributed through Thursday. The state's ... more
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No evictions in New York until October 20th

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New York says it's continuing to take steps to protect residential and commercial tenants from eviction during the Coronavirus Pandemic. This week it announced an extension of the state's moratorium on COVID-related commercial evictions and ... more
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Officials say they don’t have enough COVID-19 tests in Cayuga County

Officials say they don’t have enough COVID-19 tests in Cayuga County
Officials in Cayuga County say they are worried about having enough access to COVID-19 testing supplies as the fall continues onward. Two high-ranking officials in Cayuga told The Citizen in separate interviews that they are ... more
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Spectrum touts $14.99 offer for low income families, 60-days of free internet service

Spectrum touts $14.99 offer for low income families, 60-days of free s
Charter Spectrum has renewed its offer for 60 days of free Wi-Fi service for households with K-12 or college students. This comes six months after the original offer at the start of the Coronavirus Pandemic ... more
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Young child who was among ejected from buggy in Yates crash has been released from hospital

Young child who was among ejected from buggy in Yates crash has been released from hospital
An update from a family friend indicates that the 7-year-old girl who was seriously injured after being ejected from a violent horse-and-buggy crash in Yates County has been released from the hospital. The family friend ... more
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Faculty Association sues Watkins Glen CSD over remote teaching accommodations

Watkins Glen graduation moved to Father’s Day after parents complain about schedule change
A lawsuit filed in local court suggests that one school district isn't adhering to the guidance it created before school started, or that handed down by New York State. The Watkins Glen Faculty Association represents ... more
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Citing transportation issues Clyde-Savannah switches to remote learning for next week

Citing transportation issues Clyde-Savannah switches to remote learning for next week
After two days of being closed, leadership at the Clyde-Savannah Central School District says they will switch to remote instruction for the next week. The move comes after a non-instructional staff member tested positive for ... more
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One sent to the hospital after two-car crash in Victor

One sent to the hospital after two-car crash in Victor
On Tuesday around 10:20 a.m. deputies and first responders were called to a personal injury crash on State Route 251 in Victor. They say Karen Alexander, 72, of Bloomfield made a left turn onto Strong ... more
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Dispatcher credited with aiding in emergency delivery of baby in Seneca County

Dispatcher credited with aiding in emergency delivery of baby in Seneca County
A newborn baby boy and mother are safe after a delivery away from any local hospital. Over the weekend, the Seneca County 911 Center received a call from a person reporting that they were in ... more
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Family Dollar, Maxwell’s, and Wegmans in Auburn all pay $50 fines for violating NYS mandates on masking

Family Dollar, Maxwell’s, and Wegmans in Auburn all pay $50 fines for violating NYS mandates on masking
Several businesses in Cayuga County have been fined $50 for violating New York's rules around operation during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Consent orders were approved and signed this week for four businesses including Ed and Jean's ... more
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Shane Dehn named Marion HS principal after Ganster takes job in Newark

Shane Dehn has been named interim principal at Marion Junior-Senior High School. Dehn’s appointment was confirmed by the Board of Education at its regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Dehn has served as assistant ... more
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Halloween guidance issued by CDC: Trick-or-treating considered ‘high risk’

While Governor Andrew Cuomo said last week that he wouldn't prevent families from trick-or-treating this Halloween - the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidance on the matter, which outlined a range of different ... more
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CDC says 11,000 could have been exposed to COVID-19 on flights

CDC says 11,000 could have been exposed to COVID-19 on flights
New reporting from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that nearly 11,000 people were potentially exposed to the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 on flights without realizing it. The CDC said that some of ... more
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CDC suggests COVID can spread more easily, then takes down guidance citing internal error

CDC suggests COVID can spread more easily, then takes down guidance citing internal error
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week that their position about the Novel Coroanvirus or COVID-19 did not change. This despite posting - then taking down - a change in position on ... more
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Have you received a stimulus check? 8.7M need to apply via IRS or risk losing out

Have you received a stimulus check? 8.7 million people could
Millions of Americans are about to lose the $1,200 stimulus they are entitled to receive, according to new reporting from the Government Accountability Office. This week they released a massive, 371-page report, which calls out ... more
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Summerhill supervisor resigns, Cayuga County legislator steps down to take over

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A legislator in Cayuga County, who has served the 9th District since 2017 will step down. But he won't be leaving elected office altogether. Charlie Ripley announced this week that he would step down at ... more
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Newark HS will welcome new school principal in October

Newark HS will welcome new school principal in October
Marion Junior-Senior High School Principal since 2015, Nick Ganster has been appointed the new Principal of Newark High School. Ganster, who was NHS Assistant Principal from 2012 until he became Principal at MJSH, will start ... more
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