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State & Nation
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 […]

December 12, 2020
US jobless claims jump to 853,000 amid resurgence of virus

By Christopher RugaberAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) The number of people applying for unemployment aid jumped last week to 853,000, the most since September, evidence that companies are cutting more jobs as new virus cases spiral higher. The Labor Department said Thursday that the number of applications increased from 716,000 the previous week. Before the coronavirus […]

December 5, 2020
Nursing homes to get first round of vaccine in New York

By Marina VilleneuveAssociated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York plans to prioritize nursing home residents and staff members when it begins distributing the first doses of a vaccine for the coronavirus, hopefully this month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. The state expects to receive 170,000 doses of Pfizer’s vaccine by Dec. 15, if the pharmaceutical […]

November 28, 2020
Keep the mask: A vaccine won’t end the US crisis right away

By Candice ChoiAssociated Press NEW YORK (AP)  Don’t even think of putting the mask away anytime soon. Despite the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in just a few weeks, it could take several months – probably well into 2021 – before things get back to something close to normal in the U.S. and Americans can […]

November 21, 2020
‘Tired to the bone’: Hospitals overwhelmed with virus cases

By Paul J. Weber And Sarah RankinAssociated Press Overwhelmed hospitals are converting chapels, cafeterias, waiting rooms, hallways, even a parking garage into patient treatment areas. Staff members are desperately calling around to other medical centers in search of open beds. Fatigue and frustration are setting in among front-line workers. Conditions inside the nation's hospitals are […]

November 14, 2020
Biden moves forward without help from Trump's intel team

By Deb RiechmannAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP)  The presidential race was hovering in limbo in 2000 when outgoing President Bill Clinton decided to let then-Gov. George W. Bush read the ultra-secret daily brief of the nation’s most sensitive intelligence. Clinton was a Democrat and his vice president, Al Gore, was running against Republican Bush. Gore had […]

November 7, 2020
Oregon leads the way in decriminalizing hard drugs

By Andrew SelskyAssociated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP)  In a first in the nation, Oregon has rejected charging drug users with criminal offenses, with voters passing a ballot measure that decriminalizes possession of heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, oxycodone and other hard drugs. “Today’s victory is a landmark declaration that the time has come to stop criminalizing people […]

November 7, 2020
NY proposes regulations for hemp-derived CBD products

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York regulators have proposed quality control standards and a licensing program for hemp-derived CBD products that have gained widespread popularity in products such as tinctures, salves and lotions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. The state Department of Health proposed the regulations in accordance with legislation passed earlier this year establishing a […]

October 31, 2020
Justice Department ramps up inquiry into NY care home deaths

By Bernard Condon & Matt SedenskyAssociated Press NEW YORK (AP) The U.S. Justice Department vastly expanded an inquiry Wednesday that could determine whether New York is undercounting coronavirus deaths among nursing home residents, demanding detailed data from hundreds of private facilities. The demand ratchets up pressure on Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo after months of bipartisan […]

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Hudak, Barbara G.

 PALMYRA/MACEDON, NY:  Barbara passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022 at the age of 78. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, John ‘Jace’ Hudak; sons Michael (Andrea) Hudak and Joshua (Jennifer) Hudak; seven grandchildren; Jami, Sylvia, Maya, Sebastian, Ryan, and Teagan;  brother William (Linda) Ghedi, and brother-in-law Robert (Patti) Hudak. Predeceased by her brother Robert […]

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Munger, Mary J.

MEXICO, NY: Mary Jean Munger (Satterlee), 77, of Mexico NY passed away after a long illness on Tuesday, January 18th, 2022.  She was born May 21, 1944 and then graduated from Clyde School District in 1962. She had degrees from Auburn Community and SUNY Oswego.  She taught many years at MACS and Oswego BOCES where she […]

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