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New York shutters golf courses, boat launches as coronavirus deaths grow
April 9, 2020, 11:31 pm | Source
New York quietly put golf courses on the non-essential business list Thursday, a move that will force them to shutter at least until April 29.

Coronavirus update: Steuben County announces seventh COVID-19 related death
April 9, 2020, 11:20 pm | Source
Updates as the coronavirus spreads through New York, and areas surrounding Elmira and Chemung County.

After early graduation, Vestal native and new doctor is off to fight on COVID-19 front lines
April 9, 2020, 11:00 pm | Source
Stony Brook University's medical school pushed up their graduation to bring more hands to the front-line response to COVID-19.

Some diversions for racing fans to get their Watkins Glen fix
April 9, 2020, 10:58 pm | Source
From video games to films to books, there are plenty of choices away from the track to get a taste of Watkins Glen.

New York will delay raises for these state workers. Here's for how long
April 9, 2020, 9:16 pm | Source
New York is delaying a raise for about 80,000 state workers for 90 days.

Nursing home residents are dying. How NY counties, facilities, nurses are reacting.
April 9, 2020, 8:22 pm | Source
As deaths begin to mount in the area, nursing homes are areas of concern, both for their vulnerable populations and the staff who serve them.

Coronavirus in New York: Check our interactive map of cases and deaths by county
April 9, 2020, 8:11 pm | Source
Here's a look at the number of confirmed coronavirus cases by county in New York

Dick's Sporting Goods furloughs majority of its 40,000 employees
April 9, 2020, 8:06 pm | Source
The sharp downturn comes just as the company was making progress against online competitors

Can NY's small private colleges survive the financial strain of coronavirus?
April 9, 2020, 8:00 pm | Source
Small private colleges that dot upstate New York are fighting to survive one of the toughest challenges in their long and distinguished history.

Desperate New Yorkers struggle to file for unemployment. How NY is trying to fix it
April 9, 2020, 7:45 pm | Source
Some say they've called the state's unemployment line thousands of times to no avail.

Girls Basketball: Elmira's Fisher, DeMember-Shazer, Owego's Donovan among best in state
April 9, 2020, 7:08 pm | Source
Seniors from Southern Tier Athletic Conference crack top-10 list by website

New York jobless claims dip, but is it a true reflection of reality?
April 9, 2020, 7:02 pm | Source
The novel caronavirus economic shutdown is now claiming jobs in wider range of industry sectors

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