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COVID-19 update in New York: Cases fall 20% over the past week. Check by county
October 25, 2021, 12:49 pm | Source
New York reported far fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending Sunday.

New York ghost story: The Bronze Lady waits for you
October 25, 2021, 12:15 pm | Source
Not far from Headless Horseman Bridge in Sleepy Hollow is a crypt where a larger-than-life woman, cast in bronze, sits waiting.

Climate change poses greatest flooding threat in these Southern Tier places, study claims
October 25, 2021, 9:23 am | Source
A report from First Street Foundation, which looks at the chance of major flood damage around the U.S., ranks several Southern Tier communities high.

Elmira Police will offer first buyback program to try to get guns off city's streets
October 25, 2021, 9:00 am | Source
The Elmira Police Department is partnering with the state Attorney General's Office to sponsor a gun buyback program in response to shootings.

Home sales slow in New York as prices continue to soar. See the latest by county
October 24, 2021, 10:32 pm | Source
The median sale price of homes in New York climbed for its 17 consecutive month in September.

Results from Southern Tier Athletic Conference cheerleading competition
October 24, 2021, 7:33 pm | Source
Union-Endicott judged best overall in Southern Tier Athletic Conference cheerleading competition.

Power running game, defense carry Corning past Elmira as Hawks clinch division crown
October 24, 2021, 3:31 am | Source
Dillon Kennedy ran for 187 yards and three touchdowns to spearhead Corning's 30-8 triumph against Elmira.

Photos: Corning at Elmira football
October 24, 2021, 3:30 am | Source
Photo gallery from the Corning football team's 30-8 win over Elmira on Oct. 23, 2021.

Horseheads football shuts down unbeaten U-E to claim division, right to host sectional final
October 23, 2021, 11:11 am | Source
Horseheads secures spot in Section 4 Class A title game with 17-7 victory over previously unbeaten Union-Endicott.

What is on the NY ballot in 2021? Your guide to the five ballot proposals
October 22, 2021, 7:37 pm | Source
There are no state or federal races in New York this year, but there are five opportunities to amend the state constitution.

Why New Yorkers are less optimistic that the COVID-19 pandemic is waning
October 21, 2021, 1:53 pm | Source
Protecting themselves and their families from COVID-19 continues to be top of mind for New Yorkers, who are also less confident than months ago that the worst of the pandemic is behind us.

More Southern Tier flood aid approved: See who is eligible or not eligible
October 21, 2021, 10:49 am | Source
Non-profits in the affected counties can apply for up to $2 million in loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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