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GOVERNOR HOCHUL WELCOMES AFGHAN EVACUEES TO NEW YORK STATE

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New Guidance from the U.S. Department of State Indicates Up to 1,143 Afghans Could Resettle In New York Over the Next Six Months  Local Agencies in Albany, Buffalo, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse and Utica...

Meals on Wheels donated 22,000 more meals in 2020

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Many nonprofits have had to step up their efforts during the pandemic. One of those is Meals on Wheels.“Send out extra meals and things, yeah, that’s what we’re here for. [To] help people out,” said Gary Armstrong. Gary’s the head cook for Tompkins County Meals on Wheels and he’s been making meals in the same…

Flood of 2011: A week of devastation and preparation

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This week marks 10 years since Tropical Storm Lee ravaged the Southern Tier, leaving hundreds without homes, and washing away neighborhoods. Everything from schools to hospitals were out in danger, for the second time in five years. Back in 2006, the Susquehanna River reached unprecedented levels, causing one of the worst floods in the Southern…

McMahon: Onondaga County to hammer down on contact tracing

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Onondaga County's health department is struggling with noncompliant individuals who test positive for the coronavirus, according to County Executive Ryan McMahon on Thursday. McMahon said that the Onondaga County Health Department has been having issues contact tracing from individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing calls are made to individuals who produce positive…

After drop in attendance, New York State Fair to return

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After one year of extending the Great New York State Fair to 18 days and with poor attendance numbers, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday that the fair's schedule will return to its 13-day run. The 2022 State Fair will run from Aug. 24 to Sept. 5. The governor's office said the change will allow vendors…

North Country lawmaker calls for Canadian border reopening

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The North Country is at risk of losing out on the fall tourist season from Canadian visitors if the border isn't fully reopened in the coming weeks, Democratic state Assemblyman Billy Jones on Thursday said.  The U.S.-Canadian border closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic was extended to at least Sept. 21 amid bipartisan calls in…

As kids return to classroom, healthy eating habits are top-of-mind

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As children adjust to life back in the classroom across Central New York, health experts say they may need a few reminders when it comes to getting the proper nutrition and physical activity. The American Heart Association says eating right starts in the morning and is essential for a good start to the day, but…

New York Farm Bureau partners with farms to harvest for

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One of the harsh realities of this pandemic has been the lack of fresh and healthy foods available to families in need across our state. However, recently, a special event was hosted by the New York Farm Bureau to help put quality vegetables on plates everywhere. Every ear of sweet corn Christina Koehler picks here on…

State Fair butter sculpture meets its match on WNY farm

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PAVILION, N.Y. — When the New York State Fair ended its 18-day run this week, folks wasted no time dismantling one of the fair’s big draws. But what happens to that big butter sculpture that’s as much a part of the fairgrounds tradition as the midway rides? It winds up on a Western New York…

SU’s AD says new women’s basketball coach will bring stability

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SU Athletics Director John Wildhack responding to abuse allegations against former women's basketball coach Quentin Hillsman. Hillsman stepped down after a number of former players and staff members came forward with complaints of bullying and abuse.  Wildhack reiterated the Univeristy's commitment following an investigation into the program. That includes a new online platform for complaints…