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Confusion reigns from court ruling involving eagles and wind turbines
January 29, 2022, 12:24 am | Source
Trying to make sense of the ruling isn't easy and neither are some other wildlife issues

Hochul extends New York mask mandate for businesses to Feb. 10 as appeals court decision looms
January 28, 2022, 9:10 pm | Source
Gov. Kathy Hochul said New York would extend the mask mandate for businesses to Feb. 10. The move comes amid a court battle challenging the measure.

Q&A: Masks are (mostly) back in New York. What's next for Gov. Kathy Hochul's mandate?
January 28, 2022, 7:41 pm | Source
As the courts examine the legality of Gov. Hochul's mask mandate, schools, businesses and county officials were again left to figure out enforcement.

Chemung County legislator Michael S. Smith to seek second term in 14th District
January 27, 2022, 8:14 pm | Source
Former Chemung County Director of Fire and Emergency Management Michael S. Smith says he will run for another term representing the Town of Southport.

New York State Police say 41-year-old Canisteo man raped girl under 17 years old
January 27, 2022, 6:17 pm | Source
New York State Police say the rape and incest charges stem from an incident in July 21 in Canisteo in Steuben County.

Addison man indicted on rape, burglary charges after police say he attacked Woodhull woman
January 27, 2022, 5:08 pm | Source
New York State Police in Bath said the 21-year-old man illegally entered a home in Woodhull and attacked the woman.

'I think it's hysterical.' Robot with a personality serves guests at this New York restaurant
January 27, 2022, 3:35 pm | Source
"I think it's hysterical ... we're in the future now."

'Thanks for the memories.' NY Lottery icon Yolanda Vega retires and Twitter reacts
January 27, 2022, 11:57 am | Source
"We truly hit the jackpot by having her as a part of the New York Lottery family."

Tyler Ferrara's planned road to states paved with perfect season so far for Chenango Forks
January 27, 2022, 10:02 am | Source
Tyler Ferrara has won 31 consecutive high school wrestling matches and his focus is to finish the deal come next month in Albany.

NY Gov. Hochul declares $1B war on potholes as she tries to connect with commuters
January 27, 2022, 10:02 am | Source
Gov. Kathy Hochul wants to spend $1 billion on ridding the state of potholes.

Longtime Chemung County legislator Peggy Woodard, who succeeded late husband, to retire
January 26, 2022, 6:52 pm | Source
Peggy Woodard, of Elmira Heights, has represented the 8th District since 2005, when she succeeded her late husband Daniel on the county legislature.

To stay or to go: NY gets clearest view of local marijuana opt-outs after deadline
January 26, 2022, 3:40 pm | Source
Just 10% of cities and about a third of municipalities have opted out of cannabis sales in their jurisdictions.

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