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Lyons schools going remote until October 13th after positiv
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Posted in Health Lyons News Wayne County

Lyons schools going remote until October 13th after employee tests positive for COVID-19

The Lyons Central School District is moving to remote learning after an employee at the high school tested positive for the Coronavirus. Health officials say they learned about the positive test on…

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Posted in Auburn Business Cayuga County Health News

Downtown Auburn restaurant closes for the weekend after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Officials with the Cayuga County Health Department are asking anyone who visited Mesa Grande Taqueria on Sunday, September 20th between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms. The…

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Two ejected, one killed in motorcycle crash in Wayne County
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Posted in News Sodus Traffic Wayne County

Investigation underway into fatal motorcycle crash in Wayne County

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the investigation of a fatal crash in the town of Sodus. Deputies say Theodore Cole and Kim Chavous were traveling south on Buerman Road on a…

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Three districts in Cayuga County dealing with COVID-19 cases
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Posted in Cato Cayuga County Education Health Meridian News Union Springs Weedsport

Three districts in Cayuga County dealing with COVID-19 cases

Officials in three Cayuga County school districts are working to sort out the details around positive COVID-19 tests this past week. On Friday, the Weedsport school district was informed that a student…

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SUNY announces strict guidelines for students with harsher penalties
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Posted in Education New York State News

SUNY announces strict guidelines for students with harsher penalties

SUNY officials unveiled a set of uniform guidelines to police students who hold gatherings on- and off-campus at colleges across New York. One of the biggest risks for repeat offenders is permanent…

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Posted in Ithaca News Tompkins County Traffic

Driver, pedestrian both found to be at fault after crash in Ithaca

Police in Ithaca say they are investigating a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian that happened on Saturday around 3:27 p.m. The Ithaca Fire Department and Bangs Ambulance were called to North…

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Nearly 30 new cases of COVID linked to nursing home in Steuben County
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Posted in Corning Health News Steuben County

Nearly 30 new cases of COVID linked to nursing home in Steuben County

There are 66 active cases of the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 in Steuben County. Nearly 30 of those cases are linked to a nursing home in the city of Corning. Officials say…

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New York will create independent vaccine advisory committee, look at distribution plans for state
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Posted in Health New York State News

New York will create independent vaccine advisory committee, look at distribution plans for state

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that the state will create an independent clinical advisory task force to evaluate any COVID-19 vaccine. This comes as questions loom about the viability of a…

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Police: No serious injuries reported after two-car crash near McDonald’s in Seneca Falls
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Posted in News Romulus Seneca County Seneca Falls Traffic Waterloo

Police: No serious injuries reported after two-car crash near McDonald’s in Seneca Falls

Police say a Waterloo woman was crossing Route 414 attempting to enter McDonald’s when she collided with a vehicle operated by a Romulus woman. The crash happened on Friday around 2:30 p.m….

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Posted in Bath Fire News Steuben County

Massive commercial fire in Bath prompts heavy response (photo)

A large commercial fire prompted a heavy response from first responders in Steuben and Yates counties. It was at T&R Environmental in Bath. Firefighters had to use foam to extinguish the blaze…

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Skaneateles schools shut down on Friday due to positive COVID case
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Posted in Cayuga County Health News Schools Skaneateles

Skaneateles schools shut down on Friday due to positive COVID case

Schools in Skaneateles will be closed today after a student tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. Superintendent Eric Knuth said in a letter to families that the district had been…

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Posted in Municipal New York State News

Cuomo says it would be ‘reckless’ if local government borrowed in short-term to make-up budget shortfalls

Local governments are facing an unprecedented financial crisis, and so is New York State. However, Governor Andrew Cuomo said local governments would be ‘reckless’ to borrow in the long-term without a financial…

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Posted in Education News Penn Yan Yates County

Keuka College defends decision, process for cutting faculty due to COVID-19

Keuka College says it is aware that the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) announced on Sept. 21 that the College, as well as six other institutions across the country, are the…

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Republican lawmakers call for changes to CDC guidance on nursing homes
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Posted in Health New York State News Politics

Republican lawmakers call for changes to CDC guidance on nursing homes

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski), Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) and their colleagues in the Assembly Minority Conference penned a letter to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) seeking updated…

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Deputies: Young child hospitalized after being struck by car in W
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Posted in News Traffic Wayne County Williamson

Deputies: Young child hospitalized after being struck by car in Wayne County

Deputies say a two-year-old was struck by a vehicle in the town of Williamson on Thursday around 5:40 p.m. It happened on Lake Avenue. Deputies say the two-year-old had entered the roadway…

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Vehicular homicide case ends with guilty plea, lengthy expected sentence after fatal Weedsport wreck
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Posted in Cayuga County Courts News Weedsport

Vehicular homicide case ends with guilty plea, lengthy expected sentence after fatal Weedsport wreck

District Attorney Jon Budelmann says the man involved in a fatal hit-and-run last November has pleaded guilty to the top count of his indictment. Heriberto Perez-Valasquez pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide,…

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