Category: New York State

Hochul unveils award winners in Seneca Falls' DRI process

Hochul unveils award winners in Seneca Falls’ DRI process

Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul was in Seneca Falls Thursday to announce the Downtown Revitalization Initiative projects selected by the State for funding. Included within this funding group is a $600,000 Building Improvement Fund, which can further help local businesses and building owners ... MORE
Cuomo says New York reviewing CDC guidance on masks

Cuomo says New York reviewing CDC guidance on masks

Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s decision to announce reduced mask requirements in most public places- Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the state would review that information. The CDC guidance said that vaccinated people- in most circumstances- would be able ... MORE
Health, New York State, News, Top
Legislation signed in New York preventing stimulus checks from being taken by debt collectors

Legislation signed in New York preventing stimulus checks from being taken by debt collectors

This week Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation protecting stimulus payments from being garnished by debt collectors. All relief payments to New Yorkers under these federal acts, including stimulus payments, tax refunds, rebates, and tax credits to support individuals and children qualified for ... MORE
New York State, News, Politics
Officials warn of DMV phishing scam making rounds through state

Officials warn of DMV phishing scam making rounds through state

Steuben County Clerk Judy Hunter has been notified a DMV phishing scam is making the rounds throughout the state via e-mail. While the state DMV would not text, they do use e-mail to communicate with customers, so it is important for people ... MORE
New York State, News
Republicans introduce package of bills to protect law enforcement

Republicans introduce package of bills to protect law enforcement

Senator Pam Helming joined Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and other Senate Republicans to introduce a package of bills to protect those who work in law enforcement. “Our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line for us every time they ... MORE
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will be in Seneca Falls to unveil DRI award recipients

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will be in Seneca Falls to unveil DRI award recipients

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will be in Seneca Falls unveiling the recipients of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative money awarded to the town two years ago. The 2019 winner of the annual DRI contest was the last before the pandemic paused the program ... MORE
Fines could increase for obstructing license plates in New York

Fines could increase for obstructing license plates in New York

A bill that recently passed through the New York State Assembly would raise the fines from $200 to $300 for intentionally obstructing or defacing license plates. The goal of the legislation is to keep motorists from making license plates hard to read ... MORE
Pfizer vaccine gains emergency authorization for 12-15 year olds

Pfizer vaccine gains emergency authorization for 12-15 year olds

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has extended emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to 12 to 15-year-olds. The FDA said it had determined that Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine met the statutory criteria to amend the Emergency Use Authorization, and that ... MORE
SUNY, CUNY students must have COVID vaccine by fall semester, or will not be eligible for in-person learning

SUNY, CUNY students must have COVID vaccine by fall semester, or will not be eligible for in-person learning

Students who want to return to full, in-person learning this fall at SUNY and CUNY schools will need to get the COVID-19 vaccine. That was the message from Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday, who said that the State University of New York ... MORE
Canandaigua city school, FLCC leaders talk successes, challenges of pandemic

Canandaigua city school, FLCC leaders talk successes, challenges of pandemic

The Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce held a virtual panel discussion on the state of education this week- talking about lessons learned from the pandemic, the significant community support, and how those in education adapted. “Being an educator right now, I don’t know ... MORE
Restaurants could get pass on social distancing if they only serve vaccinated customers

Restaurants could get pass on social distancing if they only serve vaccinated customers

Proof of COVID vaccination is going to be necessary for college students in many instances as they head back to school this fall. The same can be said for those who would like to attend a large-scale event- or they will at ... MORE
How are rental vehicles handled by New York State Thruway, cashless tolling process?

How are rental vehicles handled by New York State Thruway, cashless tolling process?

Cashless tolling has been rolling on the New York State Thruway for several months. While there have been some isolated hiccups for motorists- a vast majority of the transition has gone smoothly. That said, a common question that has come up since ... MORE
NYS says it overpaid unemployment by $145M to 166K people, but people can't contest it

NYS says it overpaid unemployment by $145M to 166K people, but people can’t contest it

A couple weeks ago it was learned that New York State was trying to reclaim some of the cash it sent unemployed workers in 2020 at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. The New York State Department of Labor sent emails and ... MORE
New York State, News
State launches

State launches partnership with GetSetUp to offer classes for older adults

The New York State Office for the Aging announced a partnership with The Association on Aging in New York and GetSetUp, which will allow 50,000 classes for older adults. The GetSetUp curriculum and community are designed to decrease social isolation and promote ... MORE
LIVE AT 9:45 AM: Weekend Debrief tackles reopening guidance, Auburn HS name-change, Milo audit, and more! (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Tackling reopening guidance, Auburn HS name-change, Milo audit, and more! (podcast)

On this edition of The Weekend Debrief Josh Durso and Ted Baker discuss a number of headlines from this week- including the state’s decision to give out free Yankee-Mets tickets to those who get vaccinated, the vaccination rate that’s fluttering all over ... MORE