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Is eating out in restaurants the right thing to do during the pandemic? Some say no.
July 14, 2020, 5:38 pm | Source
During the coronavirus pandemic, is your patronage really good for restaurants and their workers?

New Mexico, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin added to tri-state quarantine list. One state removed.
July 14, 2020, 4:43 pm | Source
Travelers from four additional states will have to quarantine for 14 days when they visit New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.

County to study changing name of Greater Rochester International Airport
July 14, 2020, 2:34 pm | Source
The petition, which was created July 11, will be presented to Monroe County Executive Adam Bello.

West Point Class of 2024 arrives amid coronavirus concerns, with COVID cases
July 14, 2020, 1:44 pm | Source
New cadets arrive at West Point in waves for a different Reception Day, one spread over three days. And four new cadets tested positive for COVID-19.

Person with COVID-19 visited Walmart, Wegmans, Speedway, Steuben County officials say
July 14, 2020, 12:08 pm | Source
Steuben County health officials say a person with the coronavirus visited Speedway, Walmart and Wegmans. The public is asked to monitor symptoms.

COVID-19 has some New York water parks giving up on summer. Others hold out hope.
July 14, 2020, 9:00 am | Source
A Finger Lakes water park tried to operate in a gray area in New York, but the state pulled the plug. Now the park is keeping its doors closed.

Cuomo lays out formula for reopening schools, while Regents offer preview of requirements
July 14, 2020, 4:56 am | Source
Cuomo revealed the metrics that will guide a possible regional reopening of New York schools.

S-VE Town Talk: Chemung County Farmers Market offering coupons for qualifying seniors
July 14, 2020, 12:00 am | Source
Those 60 years old or more, who meet certain income restrictions, are eligible to receive free Chemung County Farmers Market coupons on July 14.

Push to change Washington NFL team name had Oneida roots
July 13, 2020, 8:32 pm | Source
The Oneida Indian Nation created the Change the Mascot campaign in 2013. Now, the Washington football team will change its name.

New York to out-of-state travelers: Provide contact information or face a fine
July 13, 2020, 7:57 pm | Source
New York, which is already requiring many travelers to quarantine, will tell them to fill out a form with their contact information or face a big fine.

Motorcyclist, 47, dies after crashing into tractor in Bradford County
July 13, 2020, 6:28 pm | Source
A 47-year-old motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash that happened in Bradford County on Sunday.

Thousands of layoff notices sent to New York casino workers
July 13, 2020, 5:33 pm | Source
Resorts World, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs have sent out mass layoff notices under the federal WARN act, though the workers could still come back.

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