Category: New York State

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Parents urged to get children under 5 vaccinated against COVID-19

County public health directors and a local pediatrician today encouraged parents to get their young children vaccinated. Their advice follows CDC recommendations to vaccinate children 6 months and older against COVID-19. “As a pediatrician and a parent, I am excited that I ... MORE
Health, New York State, News
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DEC announces falconry, wildlife rehabilitator, and leashed tracking dog examinations

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced examinations for individuals seeking a license to practice the sport of falconry, become a volunteer wildlife rehabilitator, or use leashed tracking dogs to find wounded or injured big game animals are scheduled ... MORE
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State Labor Department releases preliminary May 2022 area unemployment rates

The New York State Department of Labor today released preliminary local area unemployment rates for May 2022. Rates are calculated using methods prescribed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The State’s area unemployment rates rely in part on the results of ... MORE
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NYSEG recognized for recovery efforts following April 2022 snowstorm

New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG), a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), today announced that it has been named Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Emergency Response Award recipient. NYSEG received the EEI Emergency Recovery Award for its efforts to restore power ... MORE
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Attorney General James recovers $1.25 million for consumers affected by Carnival Cruise Line’s data breach

Attorney General James along with 45 attorneys general today recovered $1.25 million from Carnival Cruise Line (Carnival) for compromising the personal information of thousands of employees and consumers because of poor internal security practices. A 2019 data breach exposed the personal information of 180,000 Carnival employees and customers nationwide, including 6,575 New Yorkers. Carnival will ... MORE
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DEC announces implementation of new federal requirements for recreational fishing of black sea bass and scup

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced new recreational saltwater fishing regulations for black sea bass and scup that take effect immediately in New York’s Marine and Coastal District. These regulatory changes are necessary for New York State to remain ... MORE
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NYCGPA, the Cannabis Industry Trade Association in New York, coming to Chemung County for first event in Elmira Heights

The Southern Tier Regional Committee of New York Cannabis Growers and Processors Association (NYCGPA) is pleased to invite all interested members of the general public to the association meeting being held on Tuesday, June 28, 6:00 pm at 360Aurora, 360 East 14th ... MORE
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Internet of Things could be used to monitor town of Geneva facilities

The town of Geneva is interested in partnering with Cornell University on its statewide internet of things (IoT) network. An IoT network is a group of interconnected devices that are monitored by sensors. In the case of the town, Geneva Town Supervisor ... MORE
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Senator Helming announces Stanley L. Smith of Sterling named 54th District Inductee to NYS Senate Veterans Hall of Fame

Senator Pam Helming announced that World War II veteran Stanley L. Smith of Sterling has been selected as the 54th District inductee to the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame for 2022. Mr. Smith was nominated by Susan Parsons, Sterling Town ... MORE
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Environmental Conservation Police on Patrol

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Division of Law Enforcement enforces the 71 chapters of New York State’s Environmental Conservation Law (ECL), protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York. In 1880, the first eight Game ... MORE
Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill will encourage the sale of pets from unregulated breeders says Petland

Will New York’s Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill encourage black market pet sales? (video)

New York’s Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill is on Governor Kathy Hochul’s desk to be signed. It would ban the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores. Petland in Cicero is one business at risk of shutting down if the bill ... MORE
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State prepares guidance on COVID-19 vaccines for young children after federal approval

Governor Kathy Hochul says New York State is preparing guidance after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave final approval for COVID-19 vaccines in children under 5. Federal officials gave approval to Moderna and Pfizer vaccines in kids between 6-months and ... MORE
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Why are older New Yorkers dying from drug overdose or suicide at a higher rate now?

Older people in New York are dying from drug overdose or suicide at much higher rates now compared with a decade ago, according to the latest America’s Health Rankings Senior Report from UnitedHealthcare. The report found in New York, suicides have increased nearly 10%, ... MORE
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DEC Forest Rangers – Week in Review

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents statewide. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations, and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured, or distressed people from ... MORE
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Environmental issues discovered in former Magee Volunteer Fire Department properties

The town of Tyre will have to conduct environmental studies on two properties that formerly belonged to the Magee Volunteer Fire Department. The Finger Lakes Times reports that environmental issues have been found with the two properties since a court ordered the ... MORE
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Auburn City Council imposes six-month moratorium on new smoke shops

The Auburn City Council has imposed a six-month moratorium on new smoke shops in the city. The council wants more time to update zoning regulations concerning where and how such shops will be allowed to operate. Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason says ... MORE
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Electric vehicle charging station coming soon to Geneva Town Hall

The town of Geneva is getting close to installing an electric vehicle charging station at the Town Hall. Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti says there will be a slow-charge station and a faster one that will fully charge a vehicle in just ... MORE
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CDC gives final approval for COVID-19 vaccines in children under 5

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending COVID-19 vaccines for children and toddlers. The final group without available COVID-19 shots now has one, as infants and those under 5 years of age are eligible. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky gave ... MORE