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State & Nation
May 15, 2021
‘Great day for America’: Vaccinated can largely ditch masks

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings. “Today is a great day for America,” President Joe Biden said during a […]

May 8, 2021
US backs waiving intellectual property rules on vaccines

By Jamey Keaten And Zeke MillerAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) The Biden administration on Wednesday joined calls for more sharing of the technology behind COVID-19 vaccines to help speed the end of the pandemic, a shift that puts the U.S. alongside many in the developing world who want rich countries to do more to get doses […]

May 1, 2021
Feds raid Giuliani’s home, office, escalating criminal probe

By Marina VilleneuveAssociated Press NEW YORK (AP) Federal agents raided Rudy Giuliani’s Manhattan home and office Wednesday, seizing computers and cellphones in a major escalation of the Justice Department’s investigation into the business dealings of former President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer. Giuliani, the 76-year-old former New York City mayor once celebrated for his leadership after […]

April 24, 2021
All New Yorkers released from prison could vote under bill

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) All individuals released on parole could vote in New York under a bill that passed the Assembly on Wednesday and is now on its way to the governor. The legislation passed the Senate last month, and will next head to the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The governor has 10 days to […]

April 17, 2021
Swap the Crop: New York hemp farmers eager to grow marijuana

By Michael HillAssociated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Legal marijuana is coming to New York and hemp farmer Samir Mahadin sees it as a potential lifeline. Farmers dealing with depressed prices for plants that produce CBD are eager to take part in a statewide marijuana market expected to generate billions of dollars a year once retail […]

April 10, 2021
NY set to hike taxes on rich, boost spending in budget

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  New York will spend billions of dollars of federal funds over the next year on schools and relief for struggling businesses, tenants and landlords under a spending plan that New York’s Legislature passed Wednesday. The state Senate passed the revenue bill early Wednesday morning with a 38-25 vote, while the 150-member Assembly […]

April 5, 2021
Analysis: Bumpy road ahead for Biden's infrastructure plan

By Josh BoakAssociated Press Infrastructure was a road to nowhere for former presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama. But Joe Biden believes he can use it to drive America to the future after a dozen years of false starts. The trip is unlikely to be smooth. Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure package, released Wednesday, would go […]

March 27, 2021
NYS closes in on recreational pot legalization

by Andrew Banas13WHAM - News Partner ROCHESTER, NY (WHAM)  New York now stands to become the 16th state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana. The law legalizes and decriminalizes limited amounts of pot for people 21 and over.  Attorney Tristan Hujer says he expects the bill to pass any day now. But people shouldn’t […]

March 27, 2021
Cuomo quiet on how office protects aides amid allegations

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declined to say Wednesday what his office is doing to ensure a safe work environment for two female aides who have accused him of sexually harassing or groping them.Speaking to reporters from his Manhattan office, Cuomo said “there are rules” about how employers are supposed to handle […]

March 20, 2021
For Biden, questions about Cuomo grow harder to ignore

NEW YORK (AP) President Joe Biden’s relentless effort to avoid the day-to-day distractions of the political world is being put to the test by the growing calls for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign. Throughout the campaign and during his first two months in office, Biden’s team installed zealous message discipline, ignoring the outcries […]

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Recent Obituaries

Phillips, Joyce B.

 WATERLOO: Joyce B. Phillips, 87.  It is with loving and peaceful hearts we share that as of Friday (June 10, 2022), Joyce is now home basking in our heavenly Father’s arms. Family and friends may call from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday (July 15) at Coe-Genung Funeral Home in Waterloo, NY. The memorial service […]

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Krolak, Regina

NEWARK: Regina May Krolak, 91, died Tuesday (June 28, 2022) at St. Ann’s Home in Rochester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Saturday (July 9th) at St. Michael Church, South Main Street, Newark.  Burial will be in Newark Cemetery. Memorials in her memory may be made to either: St, […]

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