Category: News

One dead, another hospitalized in Syracuse

One dead, another hospitalized after fire in Schuyler County

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office says that one person is dead, and two others recovering after a fire on Church Road in the town of Reading. New York State Fire has joined in the investigation, which is being led by the Schuyler ... MORE
Fire, News, Reading, Schuyler County
LATEST: Cuomo critical of counties who want to ban downstate migration (video)

Cuomo: ‘Too early’ to tell if statistical drop off in numbers is NYS reaching apex (video)

Want to see the latest briefing video from Governor Andrew Cuomo? If you're looking for that, or for the latest policy decisions the Governor has made during this pandemic - follow along with us in this post updated multiple times a day ... MORE
TRACKING COVID-19: Cuomo says shutdown could last months, addresses New Yorkers Monday AM (full coverage)

TRACKING COVID-19: Most counties see increase in total number of cases on Saturday

Follow along with updates from officials - local, state, and federal - as the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 response continues around the region. Our 'Latest News' section will be updated around the clock. We'll be documenting school closures, public health announcements, and ... MORE
Law enforcement contends with social distancing, NY on PAUSE violators in Finger Lakes

Law enforcement contends with social distancing, NY on PAUSE violators in Finger Lakes

Who is actually enforcing social distancing protocols? In particular, those directed under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order signed earlier this month. While law enforcement has received sporadic reports of those violating social distancing protocols, they aren’t actually the ones left to respond ... MORE
Finger Lakes Health ready as Cuomo orders ventilators to be moved around New York ‘as needed’

Finger Lakes Health ready as Cuomo orders ventilators to be moved around New York ‘as needed’

While lawmakers across Upstate New York were quick to criticize Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to move ventilators from hospitals across the region to those battling the pandemic downstate – officials with one of the region’s largest healthcare providers is ready to help ... MORE
Canandaigua shuts down basketball courts, other recreational spots after social distancing ignored

Canandaigua shuts down basketball courts, other recreational spots after social distancing ignored

Officials in Canandaigua are buckling down after a lack of social distancing protocols in the city. “Due to a lack of social distancing taking place within City of Canandaigua Parks, all basketball courts, tennis courts, and pickleball courts are now closed,” City ... MORE
HOURS OF OPERATION: Here’s who is open, closed & statements from local businesses (continuously updated)

HOURS OF OPERATION: Here’s who is open, closed & statements from local businesses (continuously updated)

Editor’s Note: If you’re looking for full-coverage of the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 click here. This database will be the place where we post all business hours or service changes. Have something you’d like to see here? Send it to news@fingerlakes1.com.  318 ... MORE
Road patrol deputy in Wayne County tests positive for COVID-19

Road patrol deputy in Wayne County tests positive for COVID-19

A deputy with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. Sheriff Barry Virts said seven deputies have been furloughed with pay as result. They are also being monitored by Wayne County Public Health. Macedon Police ... MORE
1,100 employees at del Lago furloughed until further notice

1,100 employees at del Lago furloughed until further notice

Employees have been paid at del Lago Resort & Casino even though it has been closed since March 16th. This week the practice will end, and employees will be forced to sign-up for unemployment insurance if they want to continue seeing income ... MORE
U.S. Post Office locations take precautions to ensure customer, worker safety

U.S. Post Office locations take precautions to ensure customer, worker safety

How are post office workers being protected on the job? Even as the virus remains widespread across the region, the post office is working hard to keep mail flowing. News10NBC spoke with Western District Manager Gary Vaccarella who says social distancing practices, ... MORE
Coronavirus, News
NYS hiring hundreds of additional workers to help process unemployment claims

NYS hiring hundreds of additional workers to help process unemployment claims

New Yorkers have struggled to file for unemployment. As hundreds of thousands of claims were filed, and countless others unable to be completed due to technical issues – the state is making changes. New York is hiring hundreds of additional workers to ... MORE
New York State, News
Small farms across NYS see big problems as demand shifts, shrinks amid pandemic

Small farms across NYS see big problems as demand shifts, shrinks amid pandemic

Local farmers are worried about the next several months, as they stare down a pandemic that’s going to add stress, to an already-stressful environment. John Bolton, owner of Bolton Farms in Hilton, has been growing fresh greens in a greenhouse behind his ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Leslie Dan

INSIDE THE FLX: Leslie Danks Burke discusses digital campaigning and New York’s newest challenges (podcast)

When Leslie Danks Burke set out to run for New York State Senate in the 58th District she could not have imagined what this campaign would look like. Even the most-astute politicians have been thrown for a loop by the Coronavirus pandemic ... MORE
Ontario County company invents Ambu-bot, but it awaits FDA approval

Ontario County company invents Ambu-bot, but it awaits FDA approval

There’s a well-documented shortage of ventilators across the world and U.S. That has been particularly well-documented in New York, where it’s expected that hospitals will run out of them in the coming days. There’s a company in Ontario County that’s hoping to ... MORE
Walmart cutting capacity amid pandemic, will turn aisles to one-way movement

Walmart cutting capacity amid pandemic, will turn aisles to one-way movement

Walmart is making some major changes effective this weekend. The changes come on Saturday, when it begins limiting the number of people who can go inside its stores at any given time. It will effectively reduce its capacity to 20 percent, and ... MORE
Business, Coronavirus, News