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State & Nation
May 7, 2022
US Rep. Delgado tapped by Hochul for New York lieutenant governor

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado will serve as New York’s next lieutenant governor, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday. Delgado, a Democrat, will take on the largely ceremonial role previously formerly held by Brian Benjamin, who resigned following his arrest for federal corruption charges, which he has denied. The Democratic governor touted […]

May 1, 2022
US economy shrank by 1.4% in Q1 but consumers kept spending

By Christopher RugaberAP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. economy shrank last quarter for the first time since the pandemic recession struck two years ago, contracting at a 1.4% annual rate, but consumers and businesses kept spending in a sign of underlying resilience. The weak showing does not mean a recession is likely in the […]

April 23, 2022
Biden announces $800M in new military assistance for Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) President Joe Biden on Thursday announced an additional $800 million in military aid to help Ukraine fight back against the Russian invasion, but he also warned Congress will need to approve additional assistance. The new military assistance package includes much needed heavy artillery, 144,000 rounds of ammunition, and drones for Ukrainian forces in […]

April 18, 2022
New malware could be ‘exceptionally dangerous’ for US energy, analysis says

 Several U.S. government agencies issued an alert warning of the discovery of cyber tools that can allow hackers to overtake computer systems at energy facilities. Using the tools, a hacker would be able to get into a company’s security network and “disrupt critical devices or functions.” The alert was released by the Energy and Homeland […]

April 9, 2022
Fed signals more aggressive steps to fight inflation

By Christopher RugaberAP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Federal Reserve officials are signaling that they will take an aggressive approach to fighting high inflation in the coming months, actions that will make borrowing sharply more expensive for consumers and businesses and heighten risks to the economy. In minutes from their March policy meeting, released Wednesday, Fed […]

April 3, 2022
US consumers still confident, but outlook not as rosy

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) U.S. consumer confidence bounced back in March and remains high, though consumers’ short-term outlook is not quite as rosy. The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index, which takes into account consumers’ assessment of current conditions and their outlook for the future, rose to 107.2 […]

March 26, 2022
High from hemp: States wrestle with chemically made THC

By Gene JohnsonAssociated Press Over the past few years, Jonny Griffis has invested millions of dollars in his legal marijuana farm in northern Michigan, which produces extracts to be used in things like gummy bears and vape oils. But now that farm, like many other licensed grows in states that have legalized marijuana, faces an […]

March 20, 2022
NY passes anti-harassment laws sparked by Cuomo probe

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York expanded workplace harassment protection for all public employees and banned the release of anyone’s employment records in retaliation for speaking up about alleged abuse, part of a package of new laws signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday. State law had previously excluded personal staff of elected officials and judges […]

March 12, 2022
Biden signs executive order on cryptocurrency as its use explodes

By Fatima HusseinAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP)  President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order on government oversight of cryptocurrency that urges the Federal Reserve to explore whether the central bank should jump in and create its own digital currency. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said the effort would “promote a fairer, more inclusive, and more […]

March 5, 2022
Masks optional in many NY schools after mandate ends

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP)  School districts across New York state, including many of the largest, made mask wearing optional for students and staff beginning Wednesday as a statewide mandate came to an end. Districts in Yonkers, Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo and Albany were among those to stop requiring face coverings following Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul’s decision to […]

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Grinnell, Neal D. 

SODUS: Age 57, passed away unexpectedly at home, on Wednesday May 11, 2022, with his wife by his side. He is survived by his loving wife, Donna whom he shared over 20 wonderful years with; son, Adam (Alexah) of Spencerport; mother, Marie Grinnell of Sodus; father, Lyle (Linda) Grinnell of Waterloo; sister, Linda (Charlie) Youngman […]

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Griffiths, Barbara R. 

WOLCOTT: Age 69, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 7,2022 at her home with her loving and supporting family by her side. Barbara was a great homemaker and cook. She was caring and loving, putting others above herself. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and family, girl time and bingo, crocket, and collection Indian memorabilia.  Barbara was […]

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