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State & Nation
February 20, 2021
Some New Yorkers traveling hours away from home for vaccine

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Some New Yorkers are driving hours to get the COVID-19 vaccine because they are unable to find appointments closer to home through a state website. Residents of the Albany and Buffalo areas in particular have complained on social media and to their local lawmakers that they have had to resort to signing […]

February 13, 2021
NY to start vaccinating people with health problems Feb. 15

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York’s governor announced Friday the state will open up vaccine eligibility by Feb. 15 for people with a wide range of certain health conditions – from obesity to hypertension, cancer and intellectual and developmental disabilities – that put them at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Gov. Andrew Cuomo pointed […]

February 6, 2021
Legislators, mental health advocates voice support for Daniel’s Law

by Tanner Jubenville & WHAM StaffNews Partners (WHAM) - A cohort of lawmakers, social justice and mental health advocates, and relatives of Daniel Prude gathered virtually Thursday morning to propose a new piece of legislation aimed to bring mental health professionals to 911 calls. Daniel’s Law is being put forth in the New York State […]

January 30, 2021
Smoked out: Tips, videos lead to Capitol riot suspects in NY

By Zeke Miller And Aamer MadhaniAssociated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) An upstate New York man who boasted in a Facebook video that he was in the “Capitol building smoking with all my people!” and a Long Island man who told a friend on Instagram “I’d storm the Capitol for you any day” were arrested Wednesday […]

January 23, 2021
On Day One, Biden targets Trump policies on climate, virus

By Zeke Miller And Aamer MadhaniAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP)  President Joe Biden is moving swiftly to dismantle Donald Trump’s legacy on his first day in office, signing a series of executive actions that reverse course on immigration, climate change, racial equity and the handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The new president signed the orders just […]

January 16, 2021
Cuomo pitches rapid testing to open restaurants, theaters

By Marina VilleneuveAssociated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday he wants to start opening restaurants, theaters and offices by launching rapid testing sites in New York City and eventually at hundreds of new sites in other city centers throughout the state. An individual could theoretically get tested and in 15 […]

January 9, 2021
Media captures unprecedented storming of U.S. Capitol

By David BauderAP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) The storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump played out on television in searing fashion Wednesday, with stunning pictures of guns drawn in the House of Representatives and hand-to-hand combat with police. The scenes of bedlam and fear at the center of national […]

January 2, 2021
NY passes law to limit evictions, closures in pandemic

By Lauran NeergaardAP Medical Writer ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York will freeze evictions and certain foreclosures for two months under a new law that the state’s governor signed Monday. Renters who are facing pending evictions - or who face evictions in the next 30 days - will be protected from eviction for at least 60 […]

December 26, 2020
Virus-killing robots move from hospitals to public spaces

By David FischerAssociated Press MIAMI (AP)  It might not be as cool as the endoskeleton from “The Terminator” or as amiable as Rosie from “The Jetsons,” but a Florida airport is getting its own robot designed to kill COVID-19 and other pathogens. The machine began this month patrolling Key West International Airport after hours, emitting […]

December 19, 2020
Health officials track safety as COVID-19 vaccines roll out

By Lauran NeergaardAP Medical Writer As COVID-19 vaccinations roll out to more and more people, health authorities are keeping close watch for any unexpected side effects. On Tuesday, a health worker in Alaska suffered a severe allergic reaction after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. She is in the hospital for another night under observation while […]

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Recent Obituaries

Wilck, Roy Charles

NEWARK: Roy C. Wilck, 86, passed away peacefully at the Laurel House on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.   Please join the family at 1 p.m. on Saturday (May 22) at Woodlane Community Church, 5694 Wood Ln, Newark, NY 14513 for Roy’s memorial service.  There will be a reception following the service at East Palmyra Fire […]

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Schwartz, George

PORT GIBSON: George Schwartz, 77, passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021 at his home in Newark surrounded by family. Friends may call on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 6-7 PM at the Paul L. Murphy and Sons Funeral Home, 127 E. Miller St., Newark, NY.  A funeral service will follow at the funeral home.  […]

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