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U.S. sees its first ever mobile WIC market

Rochester’s Foodlink has created the first ever mobile WIC market in the country. WIC is a program that provides nutritional foods to women and their children up to the age of 5. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is working hard to make WIC more accessible to people in New York ... FULL STORY
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Affordable rent, homeownership out of reach for minimum wage workers, Lending Tree report finds

A new report by Lending Tree indicates that affordable housing is not attainable for minimum wage workers in any state in the U.S. Policymakers and advocates ... MORE
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Social Security is running out: Here’s how much seniors will lose

How will seniors retire in the future? The trust fund that supports Social Security is expected to be exhausted by 2033. That’s one year sooner than ... MORE
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Victor schools have ‘zero tolerance’ for bad behavior: Fights, vandalism, and students defying masking requirement

The Victor Central School District says law enforcement is involved after it discovered a ‘disturbing video’ circulating on ... MORE
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Moderna appears to be more effective than Pfizer in preventing hospitalization

A study revealed that Moderna is the prevailing vaccine when it comes to preventing hospitalization within 4 months ... MORE
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FDA votes against allowing Pfizer booster shots for the general public

The FDA had a meeting Friday regarding the emergency use authorization of a booster shot for Pfizer, and ... MORE
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COVID is so bad in some states, healthcare and ventilators may soon be rationed to those who can recover

Alaska is the worst hit state with COVID-19 right now, but Idaho and Montana aren’t far behind. Now, ... MORE
Swimmer struck by pontoon boat on Keuka Lake: Sheriff seeks public’s help finding operator who left scene

Swimmer struck by pontoon boat on Keuka Lake: Sheriff seeks public’s help finding operator who left scene

Sheriff Jim Allard says his office investigated an incident where a swimmer was struck by a boat on ... MORE
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The vaccine mandate isn’t the only thing causing healthcare workers to quit; the stress and trauma is causing burnout

Healthcare staff that have not left the field are admitting to suffering from burnout after the last 18 ... MORE
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There’s a new COVID variant and experts are concerned: what we know about variant A.23.1

The newest COVID-19 variant is called A.23.1 and it’s been located in Africa, but experts are worried it’s ... MORE
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These are the five most important things to know about the spotted lanternfly

The spotted lanternfly has invaded numerous states throughout the country at this point, and scientists are working to ... MORE
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Tops building in Chemung County sells at auction to an unknown buyer

According to minutes from a Chemung County IDA meeting, the old Tops building was sold during an auction for $800,000 in July. The buyer is not known and bought the property that was listed as an opportunity zone due to its retail ... MORE
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Woman pleads guilty after killing her husband in their Steuben County home

The woman from Steuben County accused of murdering her husband in 2020 has pleaded guilty to all charges she was facing. Sherri Ballam, 57, of Pulteney, was arrested back in October following the investigation of a suspicious death. Ballam admitted to killing ... MORE
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Geneva City Council discusses how to help businesses impacted by downtown construction

The Geneva City Council received a petition from downtown Geneva merchants asking for financial assistance due to the hardships caused following a project resulting in no street parking and one way traffic. The City Council discussed ways to help business owners during ... MORE
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Spotted lanternflies have been spotted in Kansas, nearby Kentucky, Michigan, and New York

The invasive spotted lanternfly is now being seen in more and more states throughout the country. Recently it’s been spotted in Kansas, close to Kentucky, and dead ones have been found in Michigan. It’s been seen in New York as well. In ... MORE
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Though they withheld the storm, Auburn’s municipal utilities reached their maximum potential during Hurricane Fred

Due to Hurricane Fred, Auburn’s municipal utilities have had their capabilities tested. City Clerk Chuck Mason said the systems for that time period were maxed out, despite holding up relatively well during the rainfall. There was damage to Auburn’s sewage treatment plant ... MORE
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Qualifying families will receive the maximum food stamp benefits for September, or an extra $95

New York residents enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will be getting maximum benefits this month. The state plans to receive $200 million for families on food stamps. The benefits for residents outside New York City will begin this week and ... MORE
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Studies show that the pandemic had an impact on worsening obesity in children

One of the harmful results of the pandemic is the increase in obesity among children. While it’s been on the upswing for years, it skyrocketed over the last year and deeply impacted children already considered obese. Dr. Alyson Goodman of the Centers ... MORE
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Governor Kathy Hochul signs “Less is More” into law, prompting the release and avoiding the incarceration of technical parole violators

Governor Kathy Hochul has signed a new law that will keep New York State residents out of jail for non-violent parole violations. The law is called “Less is More” and focuses on eliminating the practice of locking people up for missing an ... MORE
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Should the IRS issue physical stimulus checks to families still waiting?

What would have made stimulus checks roll out faster and prevented American families from waiting months, or over a year to receive payments promised early in the coronavirus pandemic? Several states across the U.S. are rolling out stimulus payments to help families ... MORE
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UPDATE: Prattsburgh Northern Paving employee struck and killed by intoxicated driver in Phelps

Deputies have identified the road worker who died late-Thursday after being struck by an intoxicated driver.  Nicholas Edward, 34, of Prattsburgh was striping the center line of the highway as an employee of Northern Paving LLC when he was struck by a ... MORE
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Shooting under investigation in Sodus, victim at Rochester General Hospital

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that happened late-Thursday in the town of Sodus. According to deputies, the victim arrived via private vehicle to Rochester General Hospital around 8:45 p.m. with non-life threatening injuries. The shooting is said to ... MORE
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Out of all the states, Alaska is seeing the worst surge

At this current moment, Alaska is suffering the worst from a COVID-19 surge. Dr. Joe McLaughlin, Alaska’s state epidemiologist, does not know when it will get better, and says masks, social distancing, and masks all make an impact. Of all hospitalizations in ... MORE