“If you’re disabled, and you don’t get to speak for yourself, then you lose your voice.”
“If you’re disabled, and you don’t get to speak for yourself, then you lose your voice.”
While plans for the new Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences facility pre-date the pandemic by several years, its opening comes at a time when many hospitals face nursing shortages.
Two current members of the Oneonta Common Council are running for the position. Republican candidate Len Carson and Democratic candidate Mark Drnek discussed their vision for the city in a debate Wednesday.
Ken Butler will not be on the ballot, but has been rallying support for a write-in campaign.
Many school district leaders have a dilemma — they have all this federal money, but they can’t use it to hire the teachers and staff they need.
“Your community, your neighbors, are working in those ERs around the clock, and they are tired, and they are getting really taxed.”
“It’s a unique archaeological case in that we’re searching for evidence of something that was really working hard to not be seen.”
The IBEW’s now outspoken support of Greenidge indicates that opponents may face a broader front in their efforts to pass legislation implementing a moratorium on cryptocurrency mining.
While the county can use FEMA public assistance to repair schools and other publicly-funded institutions, its residential neighbors are not eligible.
“It’s important, again, that we use these funds to provide lifesaving drugs, and lifesaving treatment.”
Schumer said the $1 trillion bill would create thousands of union jobs to complete federally-funded infrastructure projects.
Fiala endorsed Gov. Kathy Hochul for reelection in 2022 during her first week as the Broome Democrats’ second-term party chair.
“All eyes are on what happens with this particular facility.”
Workers who are represented by one of 14 collective bargaining contracts can still opt for weekly testing in lieu of a vaccine.
“People are tired, and we’ve seen a significant resurgence here. There’s a significant demand in our emergency rooms, in our COVID unit, in our ICU, and so, we need all hands on deck.”
Newcomb said she wants to prioritize transparency, especially with the county correctional facility, as well as increase community outreach initiatives.
Employees must get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8th or face termination.
“These aren’t small repairs. A furnace is anywhere from $2,000 to $4,000.”
“That position has never been funded to the degree that it should be.”
With two units closed, the nursing home has reduced its capacity from 300 to 216 beds.
“More than 820,000 Americans are on the waitlist to receive care. Families may have to wait as long as five years, to get home care services that they need for their loved ones who are aging or disabled.”
Late Wednesday afternoon, the district identified the issue as a regulator on the secondary boiler.
Any household experiencing homelessness will be eligible to live there without income-based restrictions.
“Our numbers had gotten so low that we did not need to continue the rapid testing site. But the numbers are going up.”
“If the auction proceeded, the opportunity to preserve the land for conservation and public access could have been lost forever.”
Investigators said Dennis Brown inflated his income illegally and used the town’s credit card for personal use.
“There has to be some level of ‘Wow, this property is something that we would like to open to the public.'”
“It’s like a race against Mother Nature.”
“A lot of our staff is out doing their regulatory jobs, that need to happen, and it leaves us less infrastructure for doing the case investigation.”
“I’d love to be able to [test] our whole school, but you’re talking, you know, 5000 tests a week. We do not have that capacity.”
Molinaro, who currently serves as Duchess County Executive, was entertaining a second run for governor in 2022, but later joined other Republicans endorsing Rep. Lee Zeldin (NY-01) for that race.
“We’ve ended AAUCONNECT’s fraudulent practices and run out the clock on their illegal operation.”
“I think it is starting to get back on track, and part of that, the fact that we can get specific, county-specific, data on our applications is really going to help us help people.”
“I’m honored that my peers in county government have elected me to serve this great organization at this critical time.”
“When you have such a highly vaccinated population, we do know the breakthrough cases are possible.”
“Our very important caregivers, our essential caregivers, you called them heroes a year ago, and now you’re expecting them to take cuts to their vital benefits.”
“There still is a digital divide, particularly in rural parts of the state, and for lower-income New Yorkers, who don’t have access or can’t afford a home subscription.”
“I feel confident that the College is poised for even greater success in the years to come.”
“Last year, when everything really started way way back, there was this myth that kids can’t get it, and kids can’t spread it. And that’s obviously been proven way false.”
“On that day itself, every half hour or hour, someone would come in and say, ‘did you know so and so was killed? Did you know someone else was missing, or was in the tower?’ And you just had this momentary sense of incredible loss.”
Average daily attendance at this year’s State Fair was down by more than 50% from the 2019 fair, primarily because of the pandemic.
The Watertown base transformed from a peacetime installation of the 1990’s post-Cold War era, to a deployment hub on a war footing.
“I really feel in my heart pretty strongly that my exposure to… the pollution, the things going on after September 11th, have to do with that diagnosis.”
Wegmans said that by making the switch to fiber cartons, it will eliminate 625,000 pounds of foam from its stores every year.
The DEC requested Greenidge specifically outline how its operation will meet the state’s emissions goals under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.
“If those people can’t get tested and those people don’t get vaccinated, then they’re not going to be able to go to school and that is going to cause major problems for schools to be able to be reopened.”
“What’s happening in the watershed in terms of land use and these precipitation patterns means that these boundaries shift.”
“I want them to know that it’s personal for so many of us.”
“A lot of the older adult care facilities completely shut us out, just for safety purposes, and kind of not bringing outsiders into their communities.”
“These are people that wrote the bill. They should’ve had these people in mind when they wrote those statutes.”
This week marks ten years since flood waters from Tropical Storm Lee left residents in Owego displaced, without electricy, and scrambling to save their homes. WSKG is sharing some of their stories.
“Our soils aren’t that deep and are full of rocks and clay – if you try to dig around here, it’s pretty difficult. So our soils saturate rapidly.”
“Not fixing something that you know needs to be fixed now, because the money just doesn’t allow for it at this moment.”
“A policy that I don’t subscribe to is the idea that a local government would be getting tens of millions of dollars and providing what amounts to corporate welfare.”
“They lost it once and they knew what it was like and they didn’t want to lose it again.”
“It’s going to be very, very difficult to provide the same level of healthcare if we are, all of a sudden, starting to see people walk off the job and leave the healthcare industry.”
“I was like, ‘oh my gosh, oh my gosh, what do I do?'”
“I’ve toured the plant, there’s a huge wall there and they say it’s ready for a thousand year flood. So I’m pretty confident. There’s redundant systems, things are behind concrete walls. So there may be minor destruction but nothing like happened on September 2011.”
“You have to be at a point where you have plans in place where you can adjust accordingly, and still maintain an education for our students.”
“That doesn’t exist. We don’t have a lot of affordable housing anywhere in Delaware County.”
“Because now they’re pushing community members out and renting their units out to students, and we have to have a plan for that.”
“We’re very limited on additional housing solutions in that region, so I’m not sure what the permanent solutions are going to be at this point.”
Last week, council moved to hold over several resolutions to next week’s meeting where they may receive a vote.
“I think everybody is a little bit nervous about where we’re going from here.”
The Southern Tier as a whole saw an 11 percent decrease in its population under 18.
“The PCR testing is the gold standard, it is the most sensitive and accurate to run to determine the results. The antigen testing is a little bit less reliable.”
“I’ve lived here 45 years and never seen anything like it.”
I want to kind of let governor-to-be Hochul kind of get her sea legs and we’ll go from there.”
“I believe that the benefit, risk ratio is an order of magnitude better for IM3 than it was for SungEel.”
“I’m sure we stand to lose some staff, and we’d hate to see that happen.”
“We had a lot of big storms, a lot of rain during July and so that could have caused nutrients to essentially enter the lake and help facilitate these blooms.”
“I want to go to a place where, you know, I feel like at home.”
“We have been advised by Chair Lavine — with the assistance of counsel – of the belief that the constitution does not authorize the legislature to impeach and remove an elected official who is no longer in office.”
“People are gonna take a bed or a floor, kind of wherever they can get it. Usually it’s going to be in an unsafe environment.”
“At the current rate, things have the potential to get out of control. And the last thing anybody wants to see is another shutdown.”
“I’m certain that we would be open to it if that’s their decision.”
Current Sheriff David Harder announced he plans to retire at the end of this term.
“I think that given the circumstances the best way I can help now is if I step side and let government get back to government.”
The public will have the opportunity to comment on the draft maps before they are delivered to the legislature.
“When those lines are crossed people must be held accountable.”
Organizers say the governor’s executive order to reform police last year didn’t go far enough in curbing discriminatory policing against Black New Yorkers.
“We’re talking about one to two new cases, daily, sometimes zero cases daily, to about 30 new cases per day.”
The Ithaca Housing Authority will use private funds to rehabilitate its buildings, including to reconstruct its largest affordable housing development.
“These interviews and pieces of evidence reveal a deeply disturbing yet clear picture.”
“We should be both expeditious and thorough. The state deserves that. The people of New York deserve that.”
It’s unclear if the attorney general’s report will be a catalyst for the Assembly’s investigation, prompting impeachment, or not.
Residents eligible for the city’s rental assistance program must have experienced a COVID-19-related hardship, such as a loss of income or employment since March 2020 and earn either equal to or less than 50 percent of the Area Median Income.
“We want to be responsive and we want to stay on top of things, but I would not want it to be way out in front of this before more information comes.”
Tompkins and Chenango Counties had “substantial” levels of transmission.
Only some of the region’s private colleges have implemented vaccine requirements for both employees and students.
Survivors say it’s not too late to file a claim, but some would like another legal window sometime in the near future.
One big question: How hard should mapmakers try to match up district lines with county and municipal borders?
“We cannot stress enough the importance of eligible Pennsylvanians getting vaccinated to stop the spread of COVID-19.”
“The fires aren’t going to go away, and the jet stream isn’t going to change, so we could even see days like this in August, or in October.”
Testing has shown some homes in Elmira Heights to have indoor air concentrations as high as 37 micrograms per cubic meter, over seventeen times the EPA’s maximum for homes.
Among prison staff, 5188 have tested positive since last March and eight have died of COVID.
Cuomo said his administration is doing a “full review” of its mask policies, now that the CDC has altered its recommendations.
“The key difference between a job at McDonald’s and a job at a nursing home should be a career, that you’re beginning a career. We believe we need to build that infrastructure.”
He said he’ll discuss a further legal challenge with an attorney, but will more likely pursue a write-in campaign for mayor.
Court documents unsealed Tuesday showed the alleged crimes occurred on multiple occasions between 2016 and 2019.
Jackson said the amendment will empower citizens to go to court, if necessary, to enforce those rights.
As of June, Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services said it had distributed $133 million in Emergency Rental Assistance program money to more than 30,500 households across the state.
Democrats on the council said they wanted a clearer plan of where the plans would be allocated.
New York is using those funds to target 117 zip codes from around the state with lower-than-average vaccination rates, though nearly 80% of those neighborhoods are in New York City or on Long Island.
“I have concerns as to the independence of the reviewers,” Cuomo said. “Is this all happening in a political system? Yes, that is undeniable.”
Schumer said over the weekend that the state was in danger of losing $2.4 billion in federal aid due to delays by the Cuomo administration in getting out the rent relief.
A pollen-sized microparticle can be fed to bees in pollen patties or a sugar syrup to help their bodies safely manage exposure to harmful pesticides.
While New York reportedly added 9,800 jobs in June, there continues to be a labor shortage across the state.
Assembly Speaker Heastie, who attended an unrelated event in Schenectady with Steck, said he’s trying to stay neutral until the impeachment inquiry concludes.
“If these batteries are really big, can we use elements, can we use materials that are not very dangerous, that are Earth abundant, that are readily available?”
Niezgoda said that smaller infractions, and unintended smuggling, are another matter for travelers to keep in mind.
“I’m at 70 percent of my normal collections. So it’s kind of hard to pay the bills when you’re collecting only 70 percent of your rents.”
The Department of Homeland Security said that the closure extension–which applies to the southern border as well–was partially motivated by the desire to minimize the spread of the highly contagious delta variant.
“Many employers are begging for assistance and what we can do is pair up these individuals and get them the training they need, through state-run programs, with willing employers to help eradicate the spectre of violence by giving them an alternative.”
“We’re starting to see it more and more. The weather patterns, I think are changing.”
Gabriel said one of her goals is to get more people, both locally and nationally, to learn about the Finger Lakes connection to women’s rights.
“Especially with that surge of the overdose numbers, it’s not going away, so why not just try it?”
Astorino, who officially announced his run for governor in May, has garnered just under $2.6 million since last September.
Alberto José Cardelle will replace Dr. Barbara Jean Morris, who stepped down in October 2020 after SUNY Oneonta became a hotspot for COVID-19 cases.
“Last year we had a lot of downtime, literally.”
“It’s great speaking with a customer, someone who lives on the Northside, who reports that they’re no longer dependent on certain medication because of access.”
Contaminants were regularly used at the plant, especially in metal finishing processes.
“Our numbers in person dwindled down to zero because we weren’t even in the building. But the reach that we made tripled.”
David is running for the seat currently held by Fred Akshar, who is not seeking reelection.
Last month, Brindisi announced he would not run for his old House seat in New York’s 22nd Congressional District.
“Our impression is that probably, you can find five percent, maybe even up to ten percent in areas, it definitely seems to be increasing.”
“Thanks to those brave victims. He’s no longer the district attorney and now he’s a convicted felon.”
“Getting these costs nailed down is really the next step.”
Collado will be the shortest tenured president in Ithaca College’s 129-year history.
Harder’s press conference came a day after Governor Andrew Cuomo instituted a statewide disaster emergency declaration on gun violence.
“I mean the government has done us wrong.”
“It’s good economic sense because that is the future. And that’s where you’re going to see all the economic development and jobs being created.”
Under the tax code section of last month’s budget agreement, any company that builds a center in the Keystone State won’t have to pay sales tax on the thousands of pieces of equipment needed.
“We can provide all the rental assistance in the world, if there’s no actual home to put someone in, then there’s no roof to put over someone’s head.”
New York’s small towns are currently receiving $104 per resident from the Rescue Plan, compared to over $1300 in states with a large unincorporated population.
“Because of the climate or the soil, there was a number of reasons that a number of people made assumptions it wouldn’t work, but no one had actually tried it.”
“It’s important that these companies pay up, it’s also important that the money go to where it was intended.”
“We have people eligible, we have money available, but no units for people to buy.”
On July 1, 1867, the confederation known historically as the Dominion of Canada became official with four provinces, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. Six more provinces joined between 1870 and 1949. The celebration of Canada Day is complicated this year. Many people are not celebrating at all, and others are celebrating differently due to recent discoveries of the bodies of hundreds of indigenous children in unmarked graves at former Indian Residential Schools in British Columbia and Saskatchewan. On May 27, 215 bodies were discovered at a former residential school site in Kamloops, British Columbia.
“GCNR’s petition does not establish any error of law or fact to support its rehearing request.”
Broome County’s declaration will expire at 3:30 p.m., after 457 days in effect.
The firm has received more than 100,000 pages of documents to sort through as part of the inquiry, which is far-reaching and not limited to any one allegation against Cuomo.
“This legislation provides important updates to our state’s medical marijuana program to ensure that patients have improved access to medication.”
“I think this will be a magnet for small businesses to locate within the city of Binghamton because I think there’s going to be more choice for them.”
“Having an acting chief at the helm of the department right now is not causing any problems.”
The comments, drafted by the Tompkins County Office of Planning and Sustainability staff, ask the DEC to provide more specifics about implementation.
The Democrat unseated one term Rep. Claudia Tenney in 2018, but lost a rematch with her last year.
“In my view, the county taxpayers shouldn’t foot a bill for a crisis that we didn’t create.”
“Some of the places they have around here are not handicap accessible, but this one is.”
A majority of those incarcerated will rejoin the community outside of prison at some point.
Gillibrand discussed both during a stop in Ithaca on Monday.
“It was a cycle that individuals were kind of in the hamster wheel on, and some of them are just getting back to comfortable being in the stores now.”
Elmira commemorated the 20th anniversary of the first Juneteenth event in the city at Ernie Davis park.
“I think that it is our job to keep history alive by talking about it.”
“Why would you want to install 100 facilities when you can do it with three?”
“I want it to be part of the DNA of the town. I want it, I want you to feel it like I feel it.”
The legislation that created the program dictated that a minimum of 35 percent of the funds are reserved for applicants outside of New York City, but only through its first 30 days.
“Historically Black and Brown people have been locked out of owning land, and so if we own the land where particular buildings and or other services are operated, we have more of an opportunity to hold onto our resources and power within the community.”
“We’re very happy to be back again, helping to serve the rural community here in the Harpursville area.”
“Any charges or implications that somehow this is being slow walked, I can categorically deny that.”
State Police found Jason Johnson by the Susquehanna River off State Route 79 at approximately 4:30 p.m.
The FBI and Corning Police arrested Jack Kahabka, 21, Thursday and charged him with felony counts of making terroristic threats and criminal mischief.
“When I got my [citizenship], I swear to protect this country but I have the right, too, to ask my government, or my Congressman, or my president, where is my tax money going?”
Among those in opposition are union groups.
“The best reason to pay people a living wage, from an employer’s point of view, is that you’re garnering a sense of loyalty from those workers.”
Any bills passed would require Cuomo’s signature.
Around the end of March last year, CHOW served 140 households a week. At the end of May this year, 10 to 15 households received deliveries.