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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.

After kidnapping two women, a man plotted murders for hire from a Broome County jail cell
July 23, 2021, 6:04 pm | Source
A Broome County Court trial revealed how a man kidnapped two women, then to keep them from testifying, hired a hitman tied to the Aryan Brotherhood.

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.

Broome County has upswing in tick-borne diseases: What's driving the increase?
July 23, 2021, 3:59 pm | Source
Tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease and anaplasmosis have become more prevalent in Broome County since 2014, according to health officials.

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.

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.

'Tired of the blighted properties': Johnson City declares Main Street Terrace house unsafe
July 23, 2021, 6:42 am | Source
The multi-story structure in a residential neighborhood has been posted unfit for occupancy since October 2017 due to a house fire.

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.

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.

Tokyo Olympics the capper for Watkins Glen family's amazing rowing journey
July 21, 2021, 10:15 am | Source
Coffey family's impact on rowing continues as Olivia tries to follow in her dad's footsteps with an Olympic medal.

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