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 County Sheriff’s Office into the blaze, ... FULL STORY
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TRACKING COVID-19: Cuomo says shutdown could last months, addresses New Yorkers Monday AM (full coverage)

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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 ... 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’

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

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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 ... 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 ... 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

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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 ... MORE
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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
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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
Police report increase in domestic violence cases across New York

Police report increase in domestic violence cases across New York

New York State Police have reported a 15-20 percent increase in domestic violence cases, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Lauren Trunko, the Women and Family Services Director for YWCA, told Spectrum News that additional strain is being place on already difficult home situations ... MORE
DEBRIEF: Breaking down the biggest headlines in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

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Few satisfied with bail reform modifications in New York

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Lawmakers blast executive order to pull ventilators, PPE from Upstate hospitals NYC area

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Upstate New York lawmakers ripped Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order to bring ventilators and other personal protective equipment to the downstate area. That executive order was signed on Friday. “Ventilators and PPE are the last lines of defense in a fight that ... MORE
Another lawsuit alleging abuse at the Freedom Village campus in Yates County

Another lawsuit alleging abuse at the Freedom Village campus in Yates County

A third lawsuit has been filed in federal court over alleged abuse at the Freedom Village campus in Yates County. The D&C reports that three lawsuits have been filed since September. The most-recent was amended in mid-March. The lawsuits name the school, ... MORE
Police investigate shots fired again after several reports over several months

Police investigate shots fired again after several reports over several months

The Ithaca Police Department reports the investigation of shots fired on West Spencer Street. The report came from several individuals who heard a single gunshot around the 200 block of West Spencer. It’s the same location where similar incidents have been reported ... MORE
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Swinehart: All communities in Seneca County are at risk for COVID-19 exposure

Seneca County will not share geographic information related to COVID-19 cases. While some counties have gone that route, officials noted on Friday that they will not. That was the message conveyed in a press release on Friday. It highlighted the growing anxiety ... MORE
Two new cases of COVID-19 at Ontario County nursing home

Two new cases of COVID-19 at Ontario County nursing home

The Ontario County Public Health Department has reported that two residents at a nursing home in the town of Hopewell tested positive for the coronavirus. Public Health Director Mary Beer said the health department is working closely with the state following the ... MORE
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