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State & Nation
September 20, 2021
Redistricting panel releases competing NY political maps

By Marina VilleneuveAssociated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Republicans and Democrats on an independent commission tasked with drawing new political maps instead drew criticism Wednesday when they failed to agree on what they should look like and released competing versions. The state's loss of a congressional seat based on the most recent census date – from […]

September 11, 2021
9/11 artifacts share ‘pieces of truth’ in victims’ stories

By Bobby Caina CalvanAssociated Press NEW YORK (AP)  For nearly six years, Andrea Haberman’s ashen and damaged wallet lay mostly untouched in a drawer at her parents’ Wisconsin home, along with a partly melted cell phone, her driver’s license, credit cards, checkbook and house keys. Flecks of rust had formed on the rims of her […]

September 7, 2021
WNY counties: Staff vaccine mandate could have ‘catastrophic’ consequences

Mass resignations. Reduced beds. Patients with no place to go. New Yorkers will be contending with a crisis come Sept. 27 when the state’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers takes effect, according to a letter from officials representing 10 Rochester-area counties. 13WHAM has obtained a letter signed by leaders of Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, […]

August 29, 2021
New NY governor adds 12,000 deaths to publicized COVID tally

By Marina VilleneuveAssociated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Delivering another blow to what’s left of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s legacy, New York’s new governor acknowledged on her first day in office that the state has had nearly 12,000 more deaths from COVID-19 than Cuomo told the public. “The public deserves a clear, honest picture of what’s […]

August 14, 2021
Impeachment investigation into Cuomo is now over

Rochester, N.Y. — The Assembly Judiciary Committee is not moving forward with its investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Speaker Carl Heastie said while there is “credible” evidence supporting allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct, the state constitution does not authorize the legislature to impeach and remove an elected official who is no longer in office. […]

August 8, 2021
Push to oust Cuomo gathers force as prosecutors eye him, too

By Marina VilleneuveAssociated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York’s legislative leaders signaled Wednesday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo could swiftly face an impeachment trial if he doesn’t resign, while a growing number of prosecutors also eyed investigative findings that he sexually harassed at least 11 women. Cuomo denied that he made any inappropriate sexual advances and […]

July 31, 2021
NY to require state employees to get vaccines, or get tested

By Marina VilleneuveAssociated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York will require state employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus by Labor Day or undergo weekly tests for COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. “It’s smart, it’s fair and it’s in everyone’s interest,” Cuomo said in a Zoom call with the nonprofit Association for a Better […]

July 24, 2021
Schools confront more polarization with mask rules for fall

By Heather Hollingsworth, Tammy Webber & Todd RichmondAssociated Press Students in Wichita, Kansas, public schools can ditch the masks when classes begin. Detroit public schools will probably require them unless everyone in a room is vaccinated. In Pittsburgh, masks will likely be required regardless of vaccination status. And in some states, schools cannot mandate face […]

July 17, 2021
U.S. overdose deaths hit record 93,000 in pandemic last year

By MIKE STOBBEAP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government reported Wednesday. That estimate far eclipses the high of about 72,000 drug overdose deaths reached the previous year and amounts to a 29% increase. “This is a staggering […]

July 3, 2021
July 4, Juneteenth and the meaning of national holidays

By Hillel ItalieAP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress formally endorsed the Declaration of Independence. Celebrations began within days: parades and public readings, bonfires and candles and the firing of 13 musket rounds, one for each of the original states. Nearly a century passed before the country officially named […]

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Recent Obituaries

Sanborne, Joyce M.

NEWARK: Age 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on March 12, 1929. She moved to Wolcott in the early 1950’s, where she owned and operated the Sundeck Motel. In the early 1960’s, she moved to Ontario where she operated Joyce’s 24 hour diner, the Maple Rock […]

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Greene, Carl V.

FAIRPORT/CANANDAIGUA: Passed away peacefully on September 14, 2021 at the age of 100.  He was predeceased by his wife Mary “Hopkins” Green.  He is survived by his sons, Phelps and Mark Greene; 4 grandchildren and many great grandchildren, extended family and friends. Carl was born in Fairport, NY to the late Clarence and Doris “Packard” […]

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