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Cuomo asks Pfizer if New York State can purchase vaccine directly from them
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Posted in Health New York State News

Cuomo asks Pfizer if New York State can purchase vaccine directly from them

Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to see if New York State can purchase the Pfizer vaccine directly from the company. It’s a bold move that hasn’t been tried before in other parts of…

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Community Bank closing locations in Hornell, Wellsville, and Bath
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Posted in Business News Steuben County

Community Bank closing locations in Hornell, Wellsville, and Bath

A couple Community Bank branches will be closing for good. According to a company announcement four branches in the Hornell area will shut down this spring. No other bank branches will be…

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Posted in New York State News Politics

Cuomo proposes major change to partial unemployment system

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a proposal to boost partial Unemployment Insurance benefits to New Yorkers who return to work part-time as part of the 2021 State of the State. The plan will…

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Posted in News

IRS says tax credit available for those who didn’t get stimulus checks

The IRS has provided a resource on their website for those who did not receive the COVID Impact payments that went out to Americans that make less than $75,000. If you didn’t…

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Posted in Bath News Police Beat Steuben County

Steuben County man accused of murdering girlfriend

New York State Police say a 55-year-old man has been charged with murder after his girlfriend was found dead in the town of Bath. It was a suspicious death investigation over the…

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Package scams picking up as USPS works to clear holiday backlog
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Posted in News

Package scams picking up as USPS works to clear holiday backlog

Officials with the United State Postal Service say that scams are being reported, as workers continue to get through a backlog of packages. That’s right, some people still have not received packages…

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Sen. Manion wants to see high school sports restarted immediately
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Posted in Health New York State News

Sen. Manion wants to see high school sports restarted immediately

Senator John Manion, who represents the 53rd District has joined the growing list of lawmakers who want to see high school sports resume. The newly-elected representative of a district in Central New…

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One person shot after home invasion in Elmira; two suspects remain at-large
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Posted in News Police Beat Steuben County

One person shot after home invasion in Elmira; two suspects remain at-large

Police in Elmira are investigating after a home invasion in the city. It happened on West Henry Street on Sunday a little before 7:30 p.m. Officers responded to a home in the…

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Lawmakers call for vaccine hearing to determine issues with rollout in New York
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Posted in Health New York State News Politics

Lawmakers call for vaccine hearing to determine issues with rollout in New York

Lawmakers are calling for a public hearing to address concerns about distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Assemblyman Colin Schmitt and Assemblyman Kevin Byrne requested that the hearing be held by the Local…

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Record breaking season for Sandhill Cranes at Montezuma Wetlands Complex
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Posted in Cayuga County Life Seneca County Wayne County

Record breaking season for Sandhill Cranes at Montezuma Wetlands Complex

For the last several months Chris Lajewski has been marveling at the number of Sandhill Cranes at the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. He serves as director of the Montezuma Audubon Center in Savannah….

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Municipal broadband in the works for town of Dryden
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Posted in Dryden News Politics Tompkins County

Municipal broadband in the works for town of Dryden

A community in Tompkins County is working on bringing municipal broadband to town. It’s the town of Dryden and an undertaking that started in 2019 is continuing. The Tompkins Weekly reports that…

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Posted in Health News Tompkins County

SUNY Cortland will serve as vaccination hub for part of region

SUNY Cortland has partnered with Cortland County and Guthrie Cortland Medical Center to host a large-scale COVID-19 vaccination center to serve eligible populations in the region. The center, located in SUNY Cortland’s Park Center Alumni Ice Arena, could open…

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Some struggle with vaccine appointments in Yates County
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Posted in Health News Yates County

Some struggle with vaccine appointments in Yates County

Over the last two weeks we’ve been highlighting stories of frustration and disappointment as seniors and others attempt to get vaccinated. While the state contends with overall supply issues – not having…

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Posted in Health News Tompkins County

New UK variant of COVID-19 found in Tompkins County case

The Tompkins County Health Department says they have now found a positive case of the “UK variant” of COVID-19. The case was sequenced through Cornell University’s COVID-19 testing lab as part of…

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Troopers: Watkins Glen man dead after pickup collides with tree
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Posted in News Schuyler County Steuben County Traffic Watkins Glen

Troopers: Watkins Glen man dead after pickup collides with tree

New York State Police say a Watkins Glen man is dead after a crash on Saturday. It happened around 4:30 a.m. in the town of Veteran along Middle Road. When troopers arrived…

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Overturned tractor-trailer shuts down Rt. 34 in Cayuga County
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Posted in Cayuga County News Traffic Venice

Overturned tractor-trailer shuts down Rt. 34 in Cayuga County

A portion of State Route 34 was shut down in both direction during the overnight hours due to a crash, according to transportation authorities. The closure was between Long Hill and Myers…

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