Day: March 31, 2020

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Shortage of testing supplies leaves rural counties feeling left uncertain (video)

In each of his daily briefings, Governor Andrew Cuomo has touted the effort undertaken by New York State to expand testing. In fact, that effort by the state as he pointed out earlier this week has outpaced some countries – depending on ... MORE
HWS students rally around David Gage after reported termination of position

HWS students rally around David Gage after reported termination of position

Students galvanized around David Gage ’91, the director of International Student Affairs office at Hobart and William Smith Colleges who has reportedly been terminated from his position upon the conclusion of the 2020 spring semester ... MORE
WNY coalition of Senators call for small business fund, halt to takeout container ban

WNY coalition of Senators call for small business fund, halt to takeout container ban

The Western New York Senate Delegation called for the establishment of a $890 million Small Business Emergency Assistance Fund for the State of New York. Additionally, the delegation called for the tabling of any budget proposals to ban the use of serviceware, ... MORE
Loans available for small businesses who had to lay off employees, prevent future losses

Loans available for small businesses who had to lay off employees, prevent future losses

Following President Trump’s signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin announced that the SBA and Treasury Department have initiated a robust mobilization effort of banks and other lending institutions to ... MORE
Masking policies will take hold at Rochester Regional, UR Medicine hospitals

Masking policies will take hold at Rochester Regional, UR Medicine hospitals

On Tuesday, universal masking policies will go into effect at hospitals operated by the two largest conglomerates in the region. UR Medicine and Rochester Regional Health announced that they will enact new policies that will require all staff, visitors, and providers to ... MORE
Wegmans makes $4M contribution to food pantries

Wegmans makes $4M contribution to food pantries

Wegmans is making a contribution to food pantries in the community. The company said it will support partner food banks with a $4 million donation. Officials said feeding those in need is a priority under normal circumstances, but given the demand and ... MORE
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UPDATE: Driver ticketed after rollover crash sheers utility pole (video)

UPDATE: Driver ticketed after rollover crash sheers utility pole (video)

On Monday at approximately 4:34 p.m. first responders were called to Lynaugh Road in the town of Victor for a personal injury crash. Nicholas Morreale, 21, of Victor was traveling south when he left the west shoulder of the road – causing ... MORE
Fire, News, Ontario County, Victor
Officials: Ontario County resident who tested positive for COVID-19 works for City of Rochester

Officials: Ontario County resident who tested positive for COVID-19 works for City of Rochester

Officials say the second employee of the City of Rochester who tested positive for COVID-19 is an Ontario County resident. The resident helped distribute grab-and-go meals on March 25th. The following day, the employee felt ill and didn’t go to work. Dr ... MORE
Some teachers forced to continue in-person education; left weighing loss of wages or personal safety

Some teachers forced to continue in-person education; left weighing loss of wages or personal safety

It’s safe to say that right now, it’s a difficult time to be a teacher. It’s hard work year-round, but in particular, teachers are tasked with doing something they’ve never done before. To make matters worse, they’re doing it under circumstances that ... MORE
NYS budget has major questions attached to it

NYS budget has major questions attached to it

State leaders have to come up with a budget. The deadline is hours away – with an outcome expected by nightfall. The vote will happen by phone. It’s the first time such a thing will occur. One of the biggest challenges that ... MORE
New York State, News, Politics
Deputies: Savannah man arrested on felony charge after domestic incident

Deputies: Savannah man arrested on felony charge after domestic incident

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Savannah man following an investigation into a domestic incident. Patrick Goodell, 24, was charged with first-degree criminal contempt and third-degree assault. Goodell is accused of violating a protective order by intentionally injuring ... MORE
Penn Yan man charged with assault after punching woman during domestic incident

Penn Yan man charged with assault after punching woman during domestic incident

The Penn Yan Police Department reports the arrest of a 37-year-old Stark Avenue resident on felony charges following a violent domestic incident in the village on Monday. Brian Thompkins, 37, of Penn Yan was charged with aggravated family offense, third-degree assault, two ... MORE
Woman recovers fully before COVID-19 test results comeback

Woman recovers fully before COVID-19 test results comeback

Testing for the coronavirus, or COVID-19 has proven tricky. In some cases, it’s proven to be an impossibility. A Rochester woman who had COVID-like symptoms fully-recovered from her illness before even knowing if she had the virus. “They told me it would ... MORE
Ontario County Humane Society gets $363K grant for shelter improvements

Ontario County Humane Society gets $363K grant for shelter improvements

The Ontario County Humane Society — Happy Tails Animal Shelter (OCHS) has served thousands of animals in its 31-year history, operating out of its current headquarters. Officials at the shelter say it is beyond wear and tear. This summer, OCHS will be ... MORE
News, Ontario County