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Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester receives $300K award

Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester receives $300K award
Senator Pam Helming announced that the New York State Senate passed a Senate Resolution awarding $300,000 to the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester. This critical funding will assist BCCR with its continued outreach and support ... more
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Court refuses to dismiss lawsuits against opioid manufacturers

Court refuses to dismiss lawsuits against opioid manufacturers
A New York State Supreme Court Judge has refused to dismiss lawsuits against several large opioid manufacturers in one of the earliest decisions to come out of the cases brought by local governments over the ... more
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Report: Stephanie Miner to run for NY governor as an independent

Report: Stephanie Miner to run for NY governor as an independent
After more than a year of speculation that she might seek higher office, former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner will run for New York governor as an independent, The New York Times reported Monday morning. “I ... more
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State announces action plans to combat algal blooms on Owasco, Cayuga, Skaneateles lakes

Owasco, Cayuga and Skaneateles lakes are among 12 “priority waterbodies” across New York that received tailored action plans to address harmful algal blooms and protect water quality, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. Developed in part ... more
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NY health department to call for marijuana legalization

New York's top health official says a long-awaited state report on marijuana will recommend state legalization. Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said Monday in Brooklyn that officials examined the pros and cons of legalizing, regulating and ... more
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del Lago takes to Albany for help equalizing ‘unfair’ playing field

del Lago takes to Albany for help equalizing 'unfair' playing field
The state could consider several avenues to help del Lago, which has failed to meet revenue projections since it opened in February 2017. State legislators, for example, could pass a law to allow del Lago ... more
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Helming’s anti-incinerator legislation gets through Senate

Anti-incinerator bill has yet to reach governor’s desk
The New York State Senate passed the bill to block a proposed garbage incinerator project from moving forward at the former Seneca Army Depot in the Town of Romulus. Circular EnerG is seeking to build ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Brittany’s Law passes in Senate for eighth time, still no vote in Assembly

On Monday New York State Senate passed Brittany's Law. It wasn't the first, second, or third time the proposed legislation had gotten through one of the state's chambers. It was the eighth. The legislation would ... more
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Perez Williams wins major union’s support in race for Congress

Perez Williams wins major union's support in race for Congress
A top labor union is taking sides in the 24th Congressional District Democratic primary. Democratic congressional candidate Juanita Perez Williams announced Monday that she has been endorsed by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union ... more
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Canandaigua VA nursing home ranks near bottom, per report

Canandaigua VA nursing home ranks near bottom, per report
You can walk into any nonprofit or for-profit nursing home in New York state and see its most recent inspection report. If you can’t get to the home, you can go to the state Department ... more
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NY Assembly OKs universal health care; bill halted in Senate

NY Assembly OKs universal health care; bill halted in Senate
The New York state Assembly has again endorsed a single-payer universal health care system. The Democrat-led chamber passed the measure last week for the fourth year in a row. Passage of the legislation is largely ... more
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Butterfly Nature Trail Volunteers meet with Town of Macedon

Slowing Aquatic Invasive Spread in 2019: NY Sea Grant Watercraft Inspection webinar series starts January 17th
After 6 ½ years, one of the Butterfly Nature Trail Volunteers is no longer able to mow the beautiful Butterfly Nature trail located in the Canal Park-Lock 30 area. We would like to thank our ... more
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Larry Sharpe, Libertarian candidate for NY governor, brings message to Auburn

Larry Sharpe, Libertarian candidate for NY governor, brings message to Auburn
It wasn't a rally with thousands of people in attendance or a high-dollar fundraiser. And that's OK with Larry Sharpe, the Libertarian Party's gubernatorial nominee. Sharpe held a meet-and-greet last week at Wild's Eats & ... more
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Parrott Hall preservationists plead for more time with state

Parrott Hall preservationists plead for more time with state
A host of preservation groups, backed by the city, are asking state officials to delay the demolition of Parrott Hall, the first home of the Geneva Ag Station. On Thursday, leaders of the Friends of ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Clyde Village Mayor talks candidacy for NY Assembly (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Clyde Village Mayor talks candidacy for NY Assembly (podcast)
Clyde Village Mayor Jerry Fremouw believes that the time is right for change in the 130th Assembly District. While he doesn't have any hard feelings toward Assemblyman Bob Oaks, who has represented the district since ... more
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Canadian tariffs impose crippling stress on local farmers

Canadian tariffs impose crippling stress on local farmers
Falling milk prices over the past four years have put crippling stress on local dairy farmers, putting many out of business. And the brewing trade war with Canada has many farmers concerned it could get ... more
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VP Pence to attend fundraiser for Rep. Katko in Syracuse next week

VP Pence to attend fundraiser for Rep. Katko in Syracuse next week
Vice President Mike Pence is planning a visit to Syracuse next week. A spokesman for Rep. John Katko’s campaign confirms plans are being made for the Vice President to attend a fundraising event for the ... more
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Senate bill includes $190M for Canandaigua VA project

U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced Monday that $190 million to complete a modernization and expansion project at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center has been included in a fiscal year 2019 Senate appropriations ... more
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Time is running out for New York sports betting bill

Time is running out for New York sports betting bill
Lawmakers in New York have little time left if they hope to quickly follow New Jersey in authorizing sports betting. The state Legislature plans to adjourn for the year next week, giving supporters a short ... more
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Legislation will protect small businesses throughout rural, Upstate NY

Legislation will protect small businesses throughout rural, Upstate NY
Both houses of the New York State Legislature this week approved legislation co-sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara to create jobs and encourage small business growth throughout rural, upstate New York. The legislation now goes to ... more
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O’Mara legislation targets methamphetamine-related crimes amid epidemic

O'Mara legislation targets methamphetamine-related crimes amid epidemic
The New York State Senate has approved legislation sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) targeting the resurgence of methamphetamine-related crimes locally and across New York State by significantly increasing the criminal penalties for manufacturing, ... more
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