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SUNY Chancellor Malatras visits Cortland campus over the weekend, endorsing plan to ramp-up testing

SUNY Chancellor Malatras visits Cortland campus over the weekend, endorsing plan to ramp-up testing
SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras met with SUNY Cortland leadership on campus over the weekend and endorsed the university’s plan to ramp up surveillance testing and strengthen measures to stop its spread. SUNY Cortland will begin ... more
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Daycare slots filling up fast as they serve as teachers when students aren’t at school

Daycare providers play role of teacher in situations where students aren’t in school all week
Daycare centers across the state are adjusting to help children with online learning. It's not an entirely new concept for daycare providers, but the stakes are different now that districts have real expectations for what ... more
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Massive $765M federal loan under investigation by Inspector General

Massive $765M federal loan under investigation by Inspector General
The federal Inspector General is inquiring about the potential multi-million dollar deal for Eastman Kodak after signing a letter of intent with the U.S. Development Finance Corporation over the summer. It was a deal that ... more
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Cuomo rep blasts bill to split New York into three, self-governing regions

A proposal has reached the New York State Legislature to split the state into three regions. Each region would have its own governors and legislators - and the bill also divides up the various agencies ... more
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Three new cases of COVID-19 reported in Cayuga County over the weekend

DAILY UPDATE: Situational updates from counties for Tuesday, December 29th
Officials with Cayuga County say that there were three new cases of the Novel Coronavirus reported over the weekend. One new case was reported on each day - Saturday, Sunday, and Monday - bringing the ... more
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Yates County Office Building reopens to the public

Legislature approves police reform plan in Yates County
The Yates County Office Building is officially open to the public. Daily hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to officials. However, as part of the effort to slow the spread of the ... more
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Five nursing home employees in Bath test positive for COVID-19

Five nursing home employees in Bath test positive for COVID-19
The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that five Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. It brings the total to 342 confirmed cases, 13 of which are active.  The individuals are residents of the ... more
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Auburn wants to condemn house that has been hot spot of drug activity

Auburn wants to condemn house that has had more than 90 police calls
The City of Auburn wants to have a house on Delevan Street condemned for a year. It's been a hot spot of local nuisance reports and drug activity, according to the Auburn Police Department. Altogether ... more
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Inmate charged with forcible touching in Steuben County

The Steuben County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a 25-year-old following an investigation into an assault at the jail. Garrett Ragusa, 25, of Campbell is accused of touching the intimate parts of another inmate ... more
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HWS has 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 107 in quarantine or isolation

FL1 DAILY: HWS responds to reports detailin
As of Monday, Hobart and William Smith Colleges had a confirmed 27 cases of COVID-19. There were zero new cases reported on Monday, and 107 individuals were in quarantine or isolation. According to the Colleges, ... more
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Syracuse man pleads guilty to assaulting USPS worker

Deputies: Teen possessed metal knuckles during domestic incident
A Syracuse man faces a number of years in prison, as well as a $225,000 fine after pleading guilty to assaulting a postal service employee. Daniel Trammell, 58, admitted that on April 21st he assaulted ... more
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Attempted burglary investigation underway in Ithaca

Sodus man charged after months-long investigation into January crash
Police in Ithaca say they are investigating an attempted break-in that occurred before 1 a.m. on Sunday. A man is said to have attempted to enter a home on Block Oak Avenue, but that the ... more
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Properties in Ontario, Seneca counties nominated to be added to National Register of Historic Places

Properties in Ontario, Seneca counties nominated to be added to National Register of Historic Places
Two Finger Lakes locations are among the 18 sites across the state recommended by the State Board for Historic Preservation to be added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The George and ... more
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Historic Seneca Falls Machine Co. building sold to Auburn man

Historic Seneca Falls Machine Co. building sold to Auburn man
The historic Seneca Falls Machine Company property along 5&20 has a new owner. The Finger Lakes Times reports that an Auburn man purchased the sprawling two-story building at 314 Fall Street for $185,000. Broker David ... more
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Property manager in Canandaigua accused of stealing $50,000

Property manager in Canandaigua accused of stealing $50,000
The Canandaigua Police Department reports that a Shortsville man was arrested on a felony charge following a recent investigation. Police say Glenn Feidner, 58, of Shortsville was charged with one count of second-degree grand larceny ... more
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Williamson Town Park has new lodge for events, community gatherings

Williamson Town Park has new lodge for events, community gatherings
Williamson has a new lodge. Officials finally dedicated the brand new 'South Lodge' at Williamson Town Park last week, which serves as an extension of the 'North Lodge'. It's a new 600 foot space that ... more
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Massive generator installed at Wayne County Hall of Justice to protect against power outages

Massive generator installed at Wayne County Hall of Justice to protect against power outages
What happens when the power goes out on local government? Well, not a lot - unless there is a back-up generator in play. Wayne County has dealt with those kinds of power outages, and the ... more
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Troopers: Deputy accidentally fires gun in restaurant, two people injured

Troopers: Deputy accidentally fires gun in restaurant, two people injured
New York State Police say troopers are investigating an incident involving an off-duty Otsego County deputy at a restaurant in Camden. It happened on Saturday around 6:56 p.m. when the deputy accidentally discharged one round ... more
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Central New York COVID-19 infection rate jumps to 2% over the weekend

Central New York COVID-19 infection rate jumps to 2% over the weekend
State officials say Central New York's daily COVID-19 infection rate jumped to 2% on Saturday. The daily infection rate is higher than the statewide figure, which has remained below 1% for 37 consecutive days. The ... more
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SUNY Brockport suspends wrestling program after COVID policy violations

SUNY Brockport suspends wrestling program after COVID policy violations
SUNY Brockport has suspended its wrestling program pending the outcome of several investigations due to potential COVID-19 policy violations. A pair of wrestling education classes have also been cancelled, according to News10NBC. The news came ... more
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Small COVID cluster at SUNY Geneseo reported over the weekend

Small COVID cluster at SUNY Geneseo reported over the weekend
A small cluster of COVID-19 cases have been identified by public health officials in Livingston County at SUNY Geneseo. Public Health Director Jennifer Rodriguez says four female students in their 20s who reside off-campus in ... more
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