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State & Nation
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 […]

June 26, 2021
‘Protected them to death’: Elder-care COVID rules under fire

By Michael RubinkamAssociated Press Barbara and Christine Colucci long to remove their masks and kiss their 102-year-old mother, who has dementia and is in a nursing home in Rochester, New York. They would love to have more than two people in her room at a time so that relatives can be there too. “We don’t […]

June 19, 2021
US military guns keep vanishing, some used in street crimes

by Kristin M. Hall, James Laporta, Justin Pritchard And Justin MyersAssociated Press In the first public accounting of its kind in decades, an Associated Press investigation has found that at least 1,900 U.S. military firearms were lost or stolen during the 2010s, with some resurfacing in violent crimes. And that's certainly an undercount. Government records covering […]

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Recent Obituaries

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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