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Three residents and employees test positive for COVID-19 at Seneca Lake Terrace Assisted Living

Three residents and employees test positive for COVID-19 at Seneca Lake Terrace Assisted Living
Ontario County Public Health says they are working with state Department of Health and Seneca Lake Terrace Assisted Living and Memory Care in Geneva to trace and investigate new COVID-19 cases at the facility. Three ... more
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Public’s help sought after stabbing following basketball game in Owasco

Police investigate stabbing after basketball game in Owasco
New York State Police are asking for the public's assistance as they work through a stabbing investigation in Owasco. Around 6 p.m. on Wednesday troopers responded to Auburn Community Hospital for a subject with a ... more
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Obesity prevalence around the US growing amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Obesity
A new look by the Centers for Disease Control note that 12 states in the U.S. now have adult obesity prevalence at or above 35%. While many of those states are in the south - ... more
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Will Congress cancel student loans? Lawmakers push for up to $50K in relief

Cancel student loan debt? Lawmaker pushes to eliminate up to $50K per borrower
Senator Chuck Schumer announced a plan on Thursday to immediately cancel upwards of $50,000 in student loan debt per student, as the financial fallout of the Coronavirus Pandemic continues to mount. Nearly 2.4 million New ... more
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Cayuga County fire district gets $94K as part of multi-million FEMA investment

Cayuga County fire district gets $94K as part of multi-million FEMA investment
Fire departments across New York are going to be getting a boost via FEMA. US Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $2.34 million in federal funding for nine fire departments in Upstate New York ... more
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New York is outpacing the US in jobs gained; unemployment sits at 12.5%

New York is outpacing the US in jobs gained; unemployment sits at 12.5%
The state's Department of Labor says New York's unemployment rate has fallen to 12.5%. It marked the fourth consecutive month of job gains - highlighted by 1.4% growth in private sector jobs. Officials said private ... more
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Watkins Glen native, president of Arnot Realty purchases former DOT site in Ithaca for $3.79M

Watkins Glen native, president of Arnot Realty purchases former DOT site in Ithaca for $
New York State has sold the former DOT maintenance facilty located along Cayuga Lake in Ithaca. It sold for $3.79 million, and the new owner is a Watkins Glen native. Officials identified the buyer as ... more
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North Rose-Wolcott CSD student dies unexpectedly

North Rose-Wolcott CSD student dies unexpectedly
Officials in the North Rose-Wolcott Central School District confirmed to the community that a student unexpectedly died. “Our school community is grieving, and we extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the student’s family and ... more
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Romulus man indicted on federal mail fraud charges connected to US Coast Guard course

Romulus man indicted on federal mail fraud charges connected to
A 69-year-old Romulus man is facing two counts of mail fraud, which are federal charges, according to U.S. Attorney James Kennedy Jr. He announced that a federal grand jury had returned an indictment charging Dennis ... more
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Older adults urged to learn warning signs, syptoms of Sepsis

Older adults urged to learn warning signs, syptoms of Sepsis
The New York State Office for the Aging is urging caregivers and older New Yorkers, particularly those with chronic health conditions or a weakened or impaired immune system, to learn to recognize the early warning ... more
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Saturday tours at Deer Haven Park at former depot will continue into mid-November

Saturday tours at Deer Haven Park at former depot will continue into mid-November
Deer Haven Park is staying open through the Columbus Day weekend, according to a press release announcing the change on Thursday. The park announced an extension of the season for self-guided auto tours every Saturday ... more
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Walmart employee in Auburn tests positive for COVID-19, shoppers encouraged to monitor for symptoms

Walmart employee in Auburn tests positive for COVID-19, shoppers encouraged to monitor for symptoms
The Cayuga County Health Department is warning the public about a possible Coronavirus exposure at Walmart in Auburn. They said in a press release on Wednesday that an employee at the store was working around ... more
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Write-in candidate wins village election in Cayuga, other elections held on Tuesday

Write-in candidate wins village election in Cayuga, other elections held on Tuesday
A small handful of votes were the difference makers in Cayuga County, as village elections were held on Tuesday. In the Village of Cayuga a write-in candidate beat out one of the individuals who actually ... more
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Concert venues across New York say they could close if federal help doesn’t arrive soon

Concert venues across New York say they could close if federal help doesn’t arrive soon
Concert venues in New York are looking for help. The last time a concert was held was in March. Venues across the state have faced intense restrictions throughout the pandemic, and will likely continue to ... more
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When will New York require vehicle inspections again?

When will New York require vehicle inspections again?
When Governor Andrew Cuomo decides that it will again be required to get an annual vehicle inspection - auto shops will see a flood of customers. Hundreds of thousands have reportedly put off their vehicle ... more
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DiNapoli: Tax receipts $3.2B lower than in 2019, New York’s financial crisis is growing

DiNapoli: Tax receipts $3.2B lower than in 2019, New York’s financial crisis is growing
New York is staring down a massive hole. It's not just a budget crisis, though. According to Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, tax receipts are $3.2 billion lower than in 2019. For the month of August receipts ... more
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Bill introduced to offer early retirement incentive as New York faces massive budget gap

Bill introduced to offer early retirement incentive as New York faces massive budget gap
New York's current budget gap is growing. At this point it's $14.5 billion. Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh) has introduced two bills that address early retirement for state and local government employees as a means to ... more
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UPDATE: Sheriff says crash in Cayuga County on Wednesday was fatal, remains under investigation

Pickup truck leaves scene of crash on Rt. 31 in Arcadia
Sheriff Brian Schenck has provided an update on a crash that shut down part of Turnpike and Blanchard roads on Wednesday. A 1996 Dodge van operated by Kathryn F Lawler, 65, of Port Byron was ... more
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Public hearing set for PAB in Geneva: People’s Peaceful Protest throws support behind draft law

Public hearing set for PAB in Geneva: People’s Peaceful Protest throws support behind draft law
It didn't come without a fair share of controversy, and several hours of public meetings, but the City of Geneva has drafted a proposed local law that would create a police accountability board. The draft ... more
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Dept. of Financial Services announces charges against debt collector

Dept. of Financial Services announces charges against debt collector
The Department of Financial Services announced on Wednesday that it had filed a statement of charges against debt collector Forster & Garbus LLP. DFS alleges that Forster & Garbus, over the course of years, failed ... more
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Longtime Geneva businessman remembered by family, friends, and community

Geneva businessman remembered
One of Geneva's most-prominent businessmen is being remembered. Joe Hessney, who operated stores in downtown Geneva and retired in 2002, passed away on September 9th at the age of 89. The Finger Lakes Times spoke ... more
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