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Will NY require masks in schools this fall? What we know so far
July 23, 2021, 6:59 pm | Source
The CDC said masks should be optional for the vaccinated in schools, while New York has not yet released its guidance for the fall.

Hornell man charged after armed robbery at Elmira 7-Eleven convenience store
July 23, 2021, 5:48 pm | Source
Elmira police Thursday charged Sean Battle, of Hornell, with first-degree robbery following the incident at the North Main Street business.

Here's why colorful mushrooms are popping up in your yard
July 23, 2021, 5:40 pm | Source
Due to significant rainfall this month, New Yorkers will be able to find plenty of chanterelle, bolete, russula, lactarius and amanita mushrooms.

SUNY to use $24M in stimulus funding to boost mental health services
July 23, 2021, 5:34 pm | Source
The $24 million comes from SUNY's $481 million in American Rescue Plan funding and will increase telemedicine and peer-to-peer counseling.

NY's report on police using force omits high-profile cases, including Daniel Prude
July 23, 2021, 2:18 pm | Source
The state data remains incomplete, much to the disappointment of community activists and citizens who pushed for the report.

Remarkable year made him 'Saint Allen' to fans, but blue-collar attitude keeps him focused
July 23, 2021, 11:30 am | Source
Coming off the greatest quarterbacking season in Bills history, Josh Allen has set an impossibly high bar for himself.

Olivia Coffey focused on giving maximum effort for U.S. women's eight in Tokyo Olympics
July 23, 2021, 10:01 am | Source
Tokyo Olympics will mark return to international competition for Watkins Glen's Olivia Coffey, rest of the U.S. women's eight.

New York housing market: Sale prices way up, inventory way down, data shows
July 23, 2021, 9:04 am | Source
The median sale price for a home in New York was $385,000 in June, a 28.3% increase from the same month during the pandemic last year.

When will NY distribute rent relief funds? What tenants and landlords need to know
July 22, 2021, 8:15 pm | Source
The state has yet to distribute almost all of the $2.4 billion in federal rent relief to tenants and landlords, but 'test payments' went out this week.

Lawmakers made NY police discipline records public. But courts will have the final say.
July 22, 2021, 1:58 pm | Source
The fight to obtain the disciplinary files of police officers was reignited by the George Floyd racial justice protests. Now, it's up to the courts.

NY 'should have known': Woman says ex-state police captain abused her as Rhinebeck teen
July 22, 2021, 10:04 am | Source
Stephanie Weichsel's Child Victims Act suit claims Henry de Vries abused her using state police equipment and property. De Vries denies the claims.

Lansing's Kyle Dake ready to add Olympic gold to historic wrestling career
July 21, 2021, 3:38 pm | Source
Kyle Dake of Lansing hopes to add Olympic champion to a resume that includes four NCAA titles and two world championships.

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