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New York sees job growth in March: What’s unemployment in each county?

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In March 2024, New York State's private sector employment saw an increase of 19,300 jobs, a growth of 0.2%, bringing the total to 8,348,300, according to preliminary data from the New York State Department of ... more
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Horseheads sees spike in natural gas odor reports: What’s causing it?

Horseheads sees spike in natural gas odor reports: What's causing it?
The Horseheads Fire Department responded to an unusually high number of calls concerning the smell of natural gas on Sunday. Together with neighboring fire departments and NYSEG, the utility company, officials conducted preliminary investigations which ... more
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Finger Lakes residents report loud booms: Was it thunder? Was it an earthquake?

Finger Lakes residents report loud booms: Was it thunder? Was it an earthquake?
What was that loud boom? It was the most-frequently asked question on social media after a series of loud rumbles were reported across the central Finger Lakes on Sunday. The reports streamed in as some ... more
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Trustee forced to forfeit elected job after pleading guilty to vehicular assault in Yates County DWI crash

Horseheads trustee forced to forfeit position after pleading guilty to vehicular assault, DWI after Yates County crash
Mark Cronin, the driver responsible for a serious accident in Yates County last July has finally pleaded guilty to felony vehicular assault and driving under the influence. The crash occurred when Cronin, under the influence ... more
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Solar Eclipse 2024: Photos and video from around the Finger Lakes

Solar Eclipse 2024: Photos and video from around the Finger Lakes
The total solar eclipse has come to a conclusion across the Finger Lakes. While the weather wasn't perfect, a few folks in the western portion of the region saw breaks of sun. While most others ... more
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Sen. O’Mara blasts lack of harsher penalties, $45M plan to address retail crime after deputy seriously hurt in Chemung County

Sen. O’Mara says rolling back 60-hour threshold for OT would devastate farms
In his weekly column State Sen. Tom O'Mara, who represents the Southern Tier and portion of the Finger Lakes, sounded off on the plight of retail crime in New York. In an alarming incident that ... more
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Nicole Brown appointed COO of Arc of Chemung-Schuyler

Nicole Brown appointed COO of Arc of Chemung-Schuyler
The Arc of Chemung-Schuyler, a leading agency dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities, has announced the appointment of Nicole Brown as its new Chief Operating Officer. Brown, who has been with The Arc since 2016, ... more
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Police: Man caused $800K+ in damages at Eaton Corp. in Southern Tier

Police: Man caused $800K+ in damages at Eaton Corp. in Southern Tier
In Horseheads, a man was taken into custody for allegedly causing over $800,000 in damages at the Eaton Corporation. Cory R. Roth, 32, faces multiple charges following a weekend incident where he reportedly trespassed and ... more
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Able 2 employee charged with stealing over $9,000 from client with disabilities

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An employee of Able 2, a nonprofit aiding those with developmental disabilities, has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $9,000 from a client’s account. The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office reports that Amanda L. Potter, ... more
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Ithaca duo face assault charges after hit-and-run leaving police officer seriously hurt

Three facing charges after fatal hit-and-run investigation in Chemung
In a striking turn of events, Fatiuna Massaline, a 24-year-old from Ithaca was arrested on Saturday after being involved in an assault on a Chemung County Sheriff’s Investigator. This incident, which occurred during a retail ... more
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Steep cost of poverty in the Finger Lakes: A decline of health and life expectancy

Steep cost of poverty in the Finger Lakes: A decline of health and life expectancy
The Finger Lakes region is known for its picturesque landscapes and tourism, but a silent crisis is unfolding. A recent report by Common Ground Health, supported by data from the New York State Department of ... more
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Tragic accident in Barton: Child on tricycle struck and killed

Fatal basement fire under investigation in Avon
In the Town of Barton, a devastating incident occurred on the afternoon of March 26 when a four-year-old girl was fatally hit by a car. New York State Police reported that the accident happened around ... more
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State police investigate after hidden cameras found in Horseheads neighborhood

State police investigate after hidden cameras found in Horseheads neighborhood
In a concerning discovery, New York State Police in Horseheads have reported finding several camouflaged surveillance cameras hidden outside homes in the Barrington housing development. These devices, designed to blend into their surroundings, were disguised ... more
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Girl Scout cookie season extended thanks to poor weather last weekend

Girl Scout cookie season extended thanks to poor weather last weekend
Due to last weekend's unfavorable weather leading to the cancellation of numerous cookie booths, the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways Council has announced an extension of the cookie sale season through April 21. Initially set ... more
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Federal funding boosts healthcare in the Finger Lakes

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The Finger Lakes area is set to receive over $3 million in federal funds aimed at enhancing healthcare services and emergency operations, as announced by U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. The investment is ... more
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SUNY Corning, Elmira College forge new path for student transfers

Corning Community College goes remote despite having just nine confirmed cases of COVID-19
SUNY Corning Community College (CCC) and Elmira College have signed a significant articulation agreement, ensuring CCC graduates a streamlined transfer to Elmira College for their bachelor’s degree pursuits. The collaboration aims to empower students to ... more
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Winter Weather Advisory: Snow into overnight, leaving slick travel through Saturday AM

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The calendar might say spring, but it's going to feel like winter for the next 24 hours. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for an area-wide snow event that is now ... more
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Horseheads village board approves Mooney’s Cannabis Dispensary

Horseheads village board approves Mooney's Cannabis Dispensary
The Horseheads Village Board approved a special use permit for Mooney's Cannabis, paving the way for the establishment of a licensed marijuana dispensary in the former Denny's restaurant location. At a village board meeting, Mayor ... more
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Finger Lakes stays chilly this week: Snow showers and highs in the 30s-40s

AAA offers safe driving tips as wet weather conditions continue
Spring might be on the calendar for this week across the Finger Lakes, but the weather isn't ready to match. Expect a chilly and unsettled start to the season, with lots of storms bringing cold ... more
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