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

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 the U.S. However, as federal rollout slows, Cuomo is looking ... MORE
Community Bank closing locations in Hornell, Wellsville, and Bath

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 impacted by the move. “It is not a choice that ... MORE
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Cuomo proposes major change to partial unemployment system

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 ensure unemployed New Yorkers who accept part-time work are not ... MORE
IRS says tax credit available for those who didn't get stimulus checks

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 receive the spring payment, which was part of the CARES ... MORE
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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 weekend. Police were called to a home on North Main ... MORE
Package scams picking up as USPS works to clear holiday backlog

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 they sent in the days or weeks leading up to ... MORE
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Sen. Manion wants to see high school sports restarted immediately

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 York says that he wants to see high school sports ... MORE
One person shot after home invasion in Elmira; two suspects remain at-large

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 200 block for the report of a person who had ... MORE
Lawmakers call for vaccine hearing to determine issues with rollout in New York

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 Governments and Health committees. “We have an obligation to convene ... MORE
Municipal broadband in the works for town of Dryden

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 the goal, according to local officials, is to bring fiber ... MORE
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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 as early as next week. It is needed to meet ... MORE
Some struggle with vaccine appointments in 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 enough doses of the vaccine to keep up with demand ... MORE
WATCH: Gov. Cuomo holds Monday press briefing on COVID-19 response (video)

WATCH: Gov. Cuomo holds Monday press briefing on COVID-19 response (video)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo held his Monday press briefing, which included news that New York State would seek to purchase the COVID-19 vaccine directly from Pfizer ... MORE
New UK variant of COVID-19 found in Tompkins County case

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 that lab’s testing services for Cayuga Health System and the ... MORE
FL1 DAILY: Offering journalists a different kind of platform (podcast)

FL1 DAILY: Offering journalists a different kind of platform (podcast)

What’s next for journalism? What about journalists who were laid off or are underrepresented in the news business? Well, Patch Labs could be a solution to that problem. We caught up with Abe Brewster, President and CTO of Patch Labs over the ... MORE