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Andrew Cuomo's COVID book deal is worth $5 million, new tax records show
May 17, 2021, 9:16 pm | Source
The New York governor's book on his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the source of controversy.

Coronavirus update: Here are the latest figures for the Elmira area
May 17, 2021, 8:51 pm | Source
Updates as the coronavirus spreads through New York, and areas surrounding Elmira and Chemung County.

New York fairs and festivals can open this summer. What to know before you go
May 17, 2021, 7:40 pm | Source
The fried dough is back. New York will allow county fairs and local festivals to reopen this year after largely being shuttered last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elmira murder suspect waives extradition, will be returned from Pennsylvania to New York
May 17, 2021, 7:21 pm | Source
Lawrence Williams, charged in the April 14 shooting death of Christopher White on Park Place, was arrested Friday in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.

What are the new rules for masks in New York? Your questions answered
May 17, 2021, 6:23 pm | Source
New York state is lifting its mask mandate for fully vaccinated people on Wednesday. Here are answers to the FAQ

New York lifting mask mandate to align with CDC guidance
May 17, 2021, 6:12 pm | Source
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has aligned New York's mask rules with CDC guidance, effective Wednesday. What to know

Southern Tier school votes: What's on ballots in Steuben, Chemung, Schuyler, Tioga (updated)
May 17, 2021, 6:08 pm | Source
From proposed budgets to school board candidates and other propositions, here's what's on the ballot in Steuben, Chemung, Schuyler, Tioga counties.

Look the other way: The reason for persistent sexual harassment is a support system
May 17, 2021, 12:43 pm | Source
A "network of complicity" among close colleagues or supporters enables perpetrators to continue their harassment habits.

Comeback kids: Horseheads rallies from 10-run deficit to beat Corning in baseball
May 15, 2021, 10:49 pm | Source
The Blue Raiders countered Corning's 10-run inning with 10 runs in the sixth before pulling out an extra-inning victory.

Photos: Horseheads at Corning softball
May 15, 2021, 9:11 pm | Source
Photo gallery from the Corning softball team's 15-14 win over Horseheads on May 15, 2021.

Elmira man arrested in Park Place murder of Christopher White
May 15, 2021, 5:38 pm | Source
Lawrence J. Williams was arrested Friday, a day after a warrant was handed down by Chemung County Court, in the murder of Christopher White.

Market Street to remain open to traffic in summer 2021, except for July 4th weekend
May 14, 2021, 2:39 pm | Source
A pedestrian-friendly Market Street proved to be extremely popular in 2020. The Gaffer District isn't recommending a repeat of the plan in 2021.

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