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Make sure to get your REAL ID in New York before the deadline is up

The REAL ID is used as a special form of ID that works similarly to a passport for things like boarding planes throughout the country. To get a REAL ID you must be 16 years old and the goal with the license ... MORE
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Was your flight cancelled with American Airlines over the weekend? Here’s why

In just one weekend American Airlines managed to cancel 1,600 flights saying there was bad weather and lack of staff. Earlier in the month Southwest Airlines seemed to be facing the same issues. This raises concern as the holiday season approaches; one ... MORE
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Proof needed? Nope, Canadian travelers won’t need to show COVID vaccine card to border agents

What will the rules be when the border between the U.S. and Canada reopens? The Department of Homeland Security has provided new guidance ahead of the scheduled reopening, which takes place November 8. Vaccinated travelers entering by land will not be required ... MORE
New York State, News, Tourism
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Traveling for the holidays? Here are the best times to book flight and train tickets

Many people are booking ways to travel home for the holidays, but this year to get a good deal, you’ll need to be quick. So when is the best time for booking flights and train tickets? Three weeks in advance is a ... MORE
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Cruise ship passengers will still need to follow COVID-19 rules until Jan. 15 instead of Nov. 1

The CDC created a list of rules for cruise ships to follow when sailing with passengers, and the rules were extended for three more months. The plans are in place until Jan. 15 when companies can follow their own rules. The rules, ... MORE
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Are you planning to travel for the holidays? If flying, book flights, hotel, and rental car now before prices rise

The holiday season this year may prove to be a bit more stressful when it comes to traveling, especially for flying. TSA workers have been mandated to be vaccinated, and many still aren’t. By the time the holidays roll around there are ... MORE
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$20.7 million dollars will go toward airport improvements across New York State

$20.7 million dollars is being given to airports across the state to improve safety and bolster innovation, development, and sustainability. The goal is to make communities comparable economically to other states. New York State Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez is working to ... MORE
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Gas prices are the highest they have been in years

Gas prices have gone up across New York State by about $1 a gallon in comparison to this time last year. The cost of crude oil has increased greatly and Russia and other countries in control play a role in the increase ... MORE
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The United States announces the reopening of Canadian border beginning in November

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has announced that the border between the United States and Canada will finally reopen to Canadians that are nonessential, vaccinated travelers. The closure has been in place since March of 2020. Since then, the border has remained ... MORE
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Southwest Airlines leaves people stranded throughout the country over the weekend with no clear reasoning

Over 350 flights were canceled by Southwest Airlines on Monday for what the airline claims were bad weather and air traffic control problems. The airline canceled flights throughout the weekend as well, leaving passengers stranded all over the country in airports. Some ... MORE
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Officials push for the Canadian border to reopen; demand an explanation if it’s extended past Oct. 21

U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins is pushing the Biden administration to reopen the border to Canadians, which has remained closed since March of 2020. The closure was supposed to be temporary, and Canada has since reopened their borders to vaccinated Americans. Higgins called ... MORE
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Expect a larger State Police presence this weekend as the holiday approaches

New York State Police will be paying close attention to drivers with an upcoming extended weekend. The enforcement period started on Thursday, October 7, 2021, and runs through Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Traffic volumes increase significantly on Columbus Day weekend due to ... MORE
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Canadian and Mexican borders remain closed until Oct. 21

Nonessential travel with Mexico and Canada and the United States has been extended through to Oct. 21. Every month the restriction has been extended after it began in March of 2020. Canada took away the quarantine mandate for Americans who are fully ... MORE
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Blake Shelton will perform at del Lago Casino & Resort Dec. 4

Blake Shelton will be performing at del Lago Casino & Resort on Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. All attendees must be 21 or older. More information on the event can be found here ... MORE
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Refusal to wear a mask on any form of public transportation could cost you up to $3,000

The fines for people refusing to follow mask mandates on planes, trains, or other public transportation have been increased by the Transportation Security Administration. A first offense will run between $500 and $1,000, and a second offense will be between $1,000 and ... MORE
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