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New coffee shop opens on South Main Street in Newark

New coffee shop opens on South Main Street in Newark
Bill and Debbie Doran have opened the "Grind On Coffee Shop" on South Main Street in the Village of Newark after many months of remodeling and a delayed opening because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The ... more
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Google will work from home through summer of 2021; other businesses look at similar possibilities

In a stunning move away from office work, Google plans to keep its 200,000 full-time and contract employees in remote positions until at least July 2021, according to The Wall Street Journal. Other companies big ... more
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Hemlock woman charged with grand larceny after failing to report income to Geneva Housing Authority

Deputies: Hopewell woman charged with assault at Ontario County Jail
The Ontario County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a Hemlock woman following an investigation that involved the Geneva Housing Authority. Megan Thompson, 38, was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny after failing to report new ... more
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Thunderstorms in the Finger Lakes on Monday

NWS issues Tornado Watch for Southern Tier
Strong thunderstorms are popping up in the region. The National Weather Service has been issuing constant updates on conditions around the Finger Lakes and Central New York. While a heat advisory remains active through 8 ... more
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NYS recommends ‘high-risk’ households continue home schooling until further notice

NYS recommends ‘high-risk’ households continue home schooling until further notice
New York State is recommending that students who are considered high risk for developing complications from the Novel Coronavirus, or those who live with high risk adults - should consider a continuation of home schooling ... more
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NYSPHSA says seniors won’t be given extra eligibility, even if last season is ended by COVID-19

NYSPHSA says seniors won’t be given extra eligibility, even if last season is ended by COVID-19
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association says seniors are not going to receive extra eligibility if their season is cancelled. The idea was batted around after New Jersey developed a plan to ... more
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Music teacher who faces federal child porn charges appears in court on Monday

Music teacher who faces federal child porn charges appears in court on Monday
A local music teacher accused of taking videos of his students int he bathroom is due in court on Monday. Philip Close, of Parma was arrested in January on federal child porn charges. Around a ... more
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Pediatrician says creating habits crucial to getting kids ready for wearing a mask all day at school

Pediatrician says creating habits crucial to getting kids ready for wearing a mask all day at school
Routine is crucial when it comes to masking among children. Dr. Elizabeth Murray, a pediatrician at URMC tells News10NBC that creating a habit of mask wearing over the next several weeks, ahead of schools reopening, ... more
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Canandaigua CSD officials unveil reopening plans at Zoom meeting tonight

The Canandaigua City School District will announce its plans for reopening on Monday. Parents have been asked about three separate plans, and their thoughts on them. The Messenger Post reports that parent input is being ... more
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Unemployment benefits are about to shrink, and eviction protections will expire in mid-August

For the last several months families have been depending on enhanced unemployment benefits to make ends meet amid the Coronavirus Pandemic. However, two key enhancements come to an end this week. The first is an ... more
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Deputies: Two sent to Strong after three-car wreck in Ontario County

Deputies: Two sent to Strong after three-car wreck in Ontario County
On Saturday around 2:50 p.m. deputies responded along with other first responders to the area of Sandhill and Emerson roads in Ontario County for the report of a three-car crash. Along with the Ontario County ... more
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String of armed robberies under investigation in Ithaca; three reported over the weekend, one person in custody

One in custody, as string of armed robberies investigated in Ithaca
Police are not saying whether an armed robbery that occurred at the Hilton Garden Inn on Saturday around 7:35 p.m. is connected to a second or third reported incident in Ithaca over the weekend. The ... more
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Toddler found wandering along busy road in Wayne County during overnight hours

Child found wandering Rt. 21 around 3 a.m. in Wayne County; mother charged with endangering welfare of a child
Deputies arrested a 26-year-old in Wayne County for failing to provide proper supervision to her 3-year-old son after he was found walking down a street by himself. A newspaper carrier happened to find Kelsey Enright's ... more
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Cato-Meridian plans for junior-high school students to attend twice a week, elementary students four times

Cato-Meridian plans for junior-high school students to attend twice a week, elementary students four times
The Cato-Meridian School District has come up with a plan for reopening in the fall. All school districts are required to come up with a plan by the end of the month. At this point, ... more
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Cuomo: New York’s COVID data remains low, steady

Cuomo: New York’s COVID data remains low, steady
On Saturday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo updated on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always ... more
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Dryden woman in critical condition after being stabbed by boyfriend

Dryden woman in critical condition after being stabbed by boyfriend
Deputies say a Tompkins County woman is in critical condition after being stabbed by her boyfriend. The violent incident was described by the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office in a media release. It happened around 6 ... more
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Armed robbery at Hilton Garden Inn under investigation

Armed robbery at
On Saturday, July 25th, at approximately 7:35 p.m. Ithaca Police were called to the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 130 E. Seneca Street, in the City of Ithaca, for an armed robbery that was reported ... more
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SMI makes significant contribution to Seneca County House of Concern amid pandemic

SMI makes significant contribution to Seneca County House of Concern amid pandemic
The Seneca County House of Concern announced that Seneca Meadows, Inc. has made several donations between April and July to provide additional assistance to make up for the added demand from the community as a ... more
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Employee at Lowe’s in Auburn tests positive for COVID-19

The Cayuga County Health Department says there was a COVID-19 exposure at the Lowe's store in Auburn in the last week. An employee at the store tested positive for the virus. Officials say that employee ... more
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FLCC will proceed with select sports this fall

FLCC will proceed with select sports this fall
Cross country, logging sports and eSports will be offered at Finger Lakes Community College in the fall semester under an amended athletics plan that has been approved this week. The plan aligns with the safety ... more
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Bill to limit liability protections for nursing homes, hospitals treating COVID-19 patients heads to Cuomo’s desk

Bill to limit liability protections for nursing homes, hospitals treating COVID-19 patients heads to Cuomo’s desk
Both the New York State Senate and Assembly voted late-thursday to partly repeal legislation that previously shielded nursing homes, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities from lawsuits during the Coronavirus Pandemic. A law was added to ... more
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