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Coronavirus update: Here are the latest figures for the Elmira area
November 26, 2020, 2:27 pm | Source
Updates as the coronavirus spreads through New York, and areas surrounding Elmira and Chemung County.
Supreme Court blocks NY limit for religious services in COVID hotspots
November 26, 2020, 2:22 pm | Source
The high court voted 5-4 to issue a temporary injunction blocking strict capacity limits in red and orange zones.
One person injured, heavy damage in Elmira house fire
November 25, 2020, 8:55 pm | Source
Elmira firefighters were called out at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday to battle a blaze on Fulton Street on the city's Southside.
Horseheads church sues Chemung County over closure following COVID-19 outbreak
November 25, 2020, 7:09 pm | Source
Lighthouse Baptist Church in Horseheads was closed in early September by the county Health Department after a COVID-19 cluster was identified.
NY COVID-19 tracker: More than 6,000 tested positive Tuesday. See the numbers.
November 25, 2020, 6:44 pm | Source
A daily look at New York's COVID-19 numbers as they continue to rise across the state and nation.
'This is not a normal Thanksgiving.' Gov. Cuomo expects COVID-19 outbreak to worsen
November 25, 2020, 6:38 pm | Source
Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave his daily COVID-19 briefing Wednesday at Baber A.M.E. Church in Rochester.
COVID-19 in Steuben: Possible exposure risks after new cases confirmed
November 25, 2020, 3:47 pm | Source
Healthcare workers, students and school employees, nursing home residents and bar patrons are among the 28 people confirmed to have COVID-19.
Daddy Al donated the Rockefeller Christmas tree. He's done talking about it.
November 24, 2020, 4:46 pm | Source
Al Dick is an Oneonta business owner and Vietnam veteran who donated this year's Rockefeller Christmas tree.
Computer repairman in Delaware goes underground, and Hunter Biden laptop saga gets stranger
November 24, 2020, 3:39 pm | Source
While some details about Hunter Biden's laptop saga have emerged, plenty is still unknown.
Mask on, tips up: What to expect on New York's ski slopes this season
November 24, 2020, 2:53 pm | Source
Masks, social distancing and limited capacities are all in play at ski resorts this winter.
New COVID-19 cases in Steuben County link to exposure risk in six counties
November 24, 2020, 1:26 pm | Source
There is an exposure risk of COVID-19 at more than 30 locations in six counties after 81 new cases of the virus were confirmed in Steuben County.
Little Lights: In a difficult year, here's how some New Yorkers found moments of joy
November 23, 2020, 2:23 pm | Source
The COVID-19 pandemic has left many of us stressed and uncertain. But amid the darkness and grief, there are little sparks of happiness to be found.
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