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No winner declared yet for New York’s 50th Senate District

No winner declared yet for New York’s 50th Senate District
Despite the election being weeks ago, no winner has been declared for New York's 50th Senate District. 32,000 of the more than 90,000 ballots have been counted by the Onondaga County Board of Elections. The ... more
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Plan will address embankment of New York State Canal System

Plan will address embankment of New York State Canal System
The New York State Canal Corporation will be using a new plan to give attention to the embankment along the canal. The Earthen Embankment Integrity Program will focus on saving vegetation and trees as well ... more
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Ban on e-cigarette flavors did not have the impact hoped for

Ban on e-cigarette flavors did not have the impact hoped for
The FDA banned various flavors of e-cigarettes two years ago, but it has not phased users. The ban also did not cover newer products. A study done at the University of Rochester Medical Center showed ... more
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Lawmaker blasts Thruway Authority’s proposed toll hike: How much would it cost?

Work begins to tear down toll booths after NYS Thruway goes cashless
One day after news got out that the Thruway Authority was exploring a toll hike for motorists in 2024 lawmakers responded. To be clear, most of the public response to the proposed toll hike was ... more
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RSV, flu cases have experts calling on President Biden to declare a national state of emergency

RSV, flu cases have experts calling on President Biden to declare a national state of emergency
A sharp increase in cases of respiratory illnesses have the American Academy of Pediatrics and Children's Hospital Association asking for a national state of emergency. RSV had a positivity rate of over 14% for the ... more
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Thruway tolls could increase dramatically if rate hike approved: Non E-ZPass holders would see biggest spike

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The New York State Thruway Authority could consider increasing toll costs to motorists. A meeting slated for Monday, December 5th includes a 5% rate hike for E-ZPass customers, and a larger hike for non- E-ZPass ... more
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Governor Kathy Hochul vetoes 85 bills in New York

Governor Kathy Hochul vetoes 85 bills so far this week
As of Tuesday, Governor Kathy Hochul has vetoed 85 bills in New York State. Many of the bills vetoed were associated with budget costs, according to My Twin Tiers. Blair Horner, Executive Director at New ... more
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$470,000 in historic grants coming for projects in Ontario, Seneca, and Wayne counties

0,000 in historic grants coming for projects in Ontario, Seneca, and Wayne counties
The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced twelve historic rehabilitation projects in the region that will be supported by more than $470,000 in federal grants and local matching funds. Made under the ... more
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What did Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office know about officer charged with criminal sex act, official misconduct?

What did Tompkins County Sheriff's Office know about officer charged with criminal sex act, official misconduct?
What did the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office know about an investigation into former deputy Kevin O'Rourke? O'Rourke was arrested on November 28th in Livingston County by New York State Police for alleged crimes he committed ... more
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Mental health services are needed in school districts

Mental health services are needed in school districts
A meeting is being held today with local education leaders to discuss the need for mental health services in schools following the COVID-19 pandemic. While services were already needed before, they're needed even more now ... more
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Ithaca among best college towns in the U.S. for 2023

Best college towns in the U.S. for 2023
As college application season arrives, many parents are helping their children find the best places to live while going to college. Wallethub has recently shared which large, midsized, and small are the best areas for ... more
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Transparency wanted: What’s next for economic development in New York?

Transparency is wanted when it comes to economic development
Reform groups are asking that Governor Kathy Hochul approve a bill that would expand transparency requirements regarding economic development. If the measure is approved, community advisory committees would be required to play a role with ... more
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Report shows schools are slow when spending federal aid in New York

Report shows schools are slow when spending federal aid in New York
A new report shows that New York State schools are spending federal aid slowly after COVID-19. The New York Equity Coalition released a report that shows less than 10% of funding given to help increase ... more
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Attorney General Letitia James secures $9.4 million in Google and iHeartMedia lawsuit

Attorney General Letitia James secures $9.4 million in Google and iHeartMedia lawsuit
The Attorney General's Office secured $9.4 million along with five other states and the Federal Trade Commission after suing Google and iHeartMedia. The lawsuit was over Google paying radio personalities to record and air endorsement ... more
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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield appoints Lisa White as Chief Administrative Officer

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield appoints Lisa White as Chief Administrative Officer
Lisa White has been appointed as Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. White, in her new role, has also joined the company's executive leadership team. White started her career at ... more
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New York’s cryptomining law spotlights industry’s massive energy use, greenhouse gas emissions

New York’s cryptomining law spotlights industry’s massive energy use, greenhouse gas emissions
The state’s new cryptocurrency law won’t impede either of New York’s two fossil fuel-powered Bitcoin mining operations, but it is expected to shine a light on how severely the industry’s power usage undercuts the state’s ... more
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Orleans County nursing home sued for years of fraud and resident neglect

Orleans County nursing home sued for years of fraud and resident neglect
Attorney General Letitia James is suing an Orleans County nursing home for fraud and patient neglect. Allegedly the owners of The Villages misused $18 million in government funding. The misuse led to understaffing, inhumane conditions, ... more
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DOT still recruiting ahead of winter: Less than 100 jobs filled, 543 remain open

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The state Department of Transportation is continuing to recruit ahead of the winter season. While winter got off to a fast start in Western New York a couple weeks ago, DOT officials say they're still ... more
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Barclay will continue serving as Republican leader in NYS Assembly

Barclay will continue serving as Republican leader in NYS Assembly
Assemblyman Will Barclay was re-elected leader of the Republican caucus on Tuesday. While controlled by Democrats, Barclay, a Central New York Assemblyman has been leader of the conference since the departure of longtime Assembly Minority ... more
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