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Food stamps benefits will increase hundreds for families amid SNAP hike

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits are increasing next month. The program known as ‘food stamps’ will see a major boost thanks to federal funds aimed at addressing household hunger during the pandemic. Officials say it will mean approximately $36 more per person ... MORE
Food Stamps, News, Politics, SNAP
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Goverment shutdown would delay child tax credit payments and Social Security checks

If a deal to avoid a federal government shutdown isn’t reached, October Child Tax Credit payments and Social Security checks could be delayed. Backlogged tax returns from 2020 and stimulus checks would also be put on hold even longer. It would mean ... MORE
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League of Women Voters of Geneva to hold various voter registration and information drives Tuesday

With Tuesday being National Voter Registration Day, the League of Women Voters of Geneva will be helping local voters. They will hold four different voter registration and information drives. Three will be in Geneva at the Geneva Family YMCA, the library, the ... MORE
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Congress gridlocked over debt limit: What happens if government shuts down?

If the federal government shuts down it wouldn’t be the first time. But the consequences of that could be devastating to healthcare, social safety nets, and the U.S. economy as it tries to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Congress is stuck after ... MORE
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Governor Kathy Hochul attended a mass and said God wants people to be vaccinated

Governor Kathy Hochul attended mass at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn and informed parishioners that God would want them to be vaccinated. Hochul declared a State of Emergency for Monday, when the mandate went into effect. This allows for qualified healthcare ... MORE
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Taxpayers are footing the bill for the investigation into former Governor Andrew Cuomo and it’s already over $2 million

Taxpayers have now spent over $2 million dollars for outside attorneys from March through June for the investigation into former Governor Andrew Cuomo. WGRZ out of Buffalo obtained documents that did not cover the last month of investigation, but a defense attorney ... MORE
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Former Governor David Paterson shares his opinions on Governor Kathy Hochul’s changes

Governor Kathy Hochul vowed one of her biggest priorities would be to change what she called a “toxic environment” that had been created under the leadership of former Governor Andrew Cuomo. Former Governor David Paterson applauds Hochul in her efforts, saying she ... MORE
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New officers elected at the Seneca County Democratic Committee reorganization meeting

At its biennial reorganization meeting this week, the Seneca County Democratic Committee elected new officers. David Wood (Town of Ovid) stepped into the chair’s position held by Susan Ottenweller (Town of Fayette). After a career in the military and government, Wood retired ... MORE
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Law enforcement say there is lack of communication with “Less is More” and they were not aware of violent offenders being released

Local law enforcement are pushing back on the “Less is More” legislation, and asking to be given more information on who will be released and when. The legislation allows for incarcerated people in prison for technical parole violations to be released. Governor ... MORE
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Former Cuomo administration staffers will no longer have the state paying for their legal fees

Governor Kathy Hochul informed former staffers for the Cuomo administration that their legal bills would not be covered by the state anymore. Spectrum News 1 obtained an email that was sent out by Elizabeth Fine of the Hochul Counsel on Sept. 2 ... MORE
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Former Republican Rep. Sherwood Boehlert passed away late Monday night

Republican Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, a former republican representing Upstate New York for 24 years, has died. Boehlert served in the House of Representatives from 1983 until 2007. He passed away late Monday night following a brief illness in hospice care. Boehlert was ... MORE
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Lawyer says former Phelps employee was fired for supporting highway superintendent’s opponent

A law firm based out of Albany, New York says Town of Phelps Highway Department Superintendent Terry Featherly wrongfully terminated Ryan VanCamp, a former employee of the Town. According to the law firm Tully Legal the termination was brought on due to ... MORE
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Dr. Anthony Fauci claims the White House was only saying boosters were necessary based on FDA’s decision

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says that the White House always said that the general public receiving booster shots was contingent on the FDA’s decision. What the FDA did approve was the booster shot ... MORE
Health, News, Politics
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Recurring $2,000 stimulus checks coming? New $500 payments happening now

Calls are growing louder for a fourth $2,000 stimulus check to most Americans. A petition calls for recurring payments of $2,000 in form of stimulus check to adults and $1,000 to children. The petition calls for $2,000 payments to adults and ... MORE
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Representative Lee Zeldin shares his leukemia diagnosis but says he is in remission and expected to live a normal life

Republican New York State Representative Lee Zeldin shared that he was diagnosed with leukemia last November, but is now in remission and still plans to run for governor. He explained that he was diagnosed with early stage chronic myeloid leukemia and that ... MORE