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October 24, 2022
US heating worries mount amid growing costs, uncertainty

By David SharpAssociated Press JAY, Maine (AP) Across the U.S., families are looking to the winter with dread as energy costs soar and fuel supplies tighten. The Department of Energy is projecting sharp price increases for home heating compared with last winter and some worry whether heating assistance programs will be able to make up […]

October 15, 2022
In drawn-out recovery, NYC inches out from COVID’s shadow

By Deepti Hajela Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) As kids returned to school last month, people watching New York City pull itself out of COVID- 19’s shadow wondered whether workers who fled Manhattan's office towers during the pandemic would fi nally return in a rush, too. More workers did return to their offices, at least part time, […]

October 9, 2022
GOP optimistic about Senate chances despite Walker turmoil

By Steve Peoples AP National Politics Writer NEW YORK (AP) Leading Repub- licans are entering the final month of the midterm campaign increasingly optimistic that a Senate majority is within reach even as a dramatic family fight in Georgia clouds one of the party’s biggest pickup opportunities. And as some Democrats crow on social media about apparent Republican setbacks, […]

October 2, 2022
Network nightly newscasts morph, adapt for the streaming age

NEW YORK (AP) For more than half a century, ABC, CBS and NBC have aired evening newscasts each weeknight on television. This fall, the competition has spread to another medium. The launch of John Dickerson’s “CBS News Prime Time” in September means that all three news divisions have unique streaming newscasts at night, a nod […]

September 25, 2022
'Art of the steal': Trump accused of vast fraud in NY suit

By Michael R. Sisak & Larry NeumeisterAssociated Press NEW YORK (AP)  Former President Donald Trump padded his net worth by billions of dollars and habitually misled banks and others about the value of prized assets like golf courses, hotels and his Mar-a-Lago estate, New York’s attorney general said Wednesday in a lawsuit that seeks to […]

September 17, 2022
Ex-aide who alleged sexual harassment sues Andrew Cuomo

NEW YORK (AP) A onetime aide to former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sued him Wednesday, saying he sexually harassed her and then smeared her reputation after she became the second woman to publicly accuse him of misconduct. Charlotte Bennett’s lawsuit, filed in a federal court in New York City, repeats many of the allegations […]

September 10, 2022
Powell: Higher rates won’t likely cause deep US recession

By Christopher RugaberAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) The last time the Federal Reserve faced inflation as high as it is now, in the early 1980s, it jacked up interest rates to double-digit levels – and in the process caused a deep recession and sharply higher unemployment. On Thursday, Chair Jerome Powell suggested that this time, the […]

September 3, 2022
CDC advisers weigh who needs updated COVID booster and when

COVID-19 boosters updated to match the newest omicron strains are about to roll out, and government advisers met Thursday to decide who should roll up their sleeves -- and when. The tweaked shots made by Pfizer and rival Moderna promise Americans a chance at their most up-to-date protection at yet another critical period in the […]

August 27, 2022
Who gets student loan forgiveness? Relief prompts joy, angst

By Bianca Vazquez TonessAssociated Press For Nick Marcil, the cancellation of $10,000 of his student loans could mean at last moving out of his parents’ house. Marcil, 24, studied at a Pennsylvania state college, earned scholarships and worked jobs while pursuing degrees in education but still owed $18,000 before Wednesday’s action by the Biden administration […]

August 21, 2022
Dueling views remain a year after Afghan pullout

WASHINGTON (AP) A year after America's tumultuous and deadly withdrawal from Afghanistan, assessments of its impact are divided – and largely along partisan lines. Critics slam the August 2021 evacuation of more than 120,000 American citizens, Afghans and others as poorly planned and badly executed. They say the complete withdrawal of U.S. forces opened the […]

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Young, Beverly “Bev” (Deci)

HANNIBAL, NY: Beverly “Bev” (Deci) Young, age 83 of Hannibal, NY passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2023. She was predeceased by her parents, Frederick “Ted” and Florence Deci; brother, Eugene Deci; and sister, Dianne (Deci) Damerau. Bev is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Dale Young; sons, Mitchell (Janet Haines) Young of […]

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O’Connor, Bernice Lucille Wilsey

SAVANNAH: Age 95, passed away unexpectedly on February 2, 2023 at home.  Bernice was born December 18, 1927 in Savannah, NY, the daughter of Hazel and Stanley Wilsey of Wilsey Road. Bernice was one of eight children.  Bernice was a graduate of Savannah High School. She married Charles O’Connor; together they raised six children. In […]

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