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NEW YORK — Gov. Kathy Hochul and top state officials will consider adding the COVID-19 vaccine to the state’s list of required inoculations for students attending New York school districts as federal regulators are expected to approve the shot for children ages 5 to 11 this month.

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he will tee up a floor vote for Wednesday on advancing a Democrat-drafted overhaul of U.S. election laws, a move that is likely to be blocked by Republicans and set up another confrontation over whether to alter or end the filibuster.

WASHINGTON D.C. — Federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of New York to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred from Aug. 18 to 19, 2021.

WASHINGTON D.C. — Congressman Chris Jacobs recently led 51 House colleagues in calling for the Social Security Administration and the American Federation of Government Employees to immediately develop a plan to reopen in-person Social Security services in the more than 1,500 locations nationwide.

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WATERTOWN — Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced Tuesday night that he has received “direct confirmation” from U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas that the United States plans to reopen the U.S.-Canadian border to nonessential vaccinated travelers by early November.

BUFFALO — The American Red Cross continues to experience an emergency blood and platelet shortage that has caused the blood supply to drop to the lowest post-summer level in at least six years.

First responders in Wyoming County and the other GLOW region counties are invited to register for a training that “could spare another’s lifetime” as event sponsor Western New York Rural Area Health Education Center (R-AHEC) said Tuesday.

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Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated the State University of New York System requires students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Only students accessing SUNY facilities in-person are required to be vaccinated while faculty and staff are strong…

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LIVONIA - The Friends of the Livonia Public Library are celebrating National Friends of Libraries Week by bringing back its popular silent auction. The auction features more than 70 items and baskets along with many gift certificates donated by local merchants.

Livingston County could see nearly $1 million from a state fund created as part of Attorney General Letitia James’ settlement of a 2-1/2-year-old lawsuit against five opioid manufacturers and distributors.

OSSIAN – An Ossian man is facing felony driving while intoxicated and unlicensed operation charges following an investigation into a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcyle in August, according to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.

GENESEO – Deployments are a challenging element of military service, but for some, the most difficult part of enlistment can be the transition back to civilian life, known among veterans as expiration of term of service, or ETS.

NEW YORK — Possessing a syringe in the state is no longer a criminal offense and incarcerated New Yorkers fighting substance use will receive expanded medication-assisted treatment after Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a package of legislation into law Thursday to fight the opioid epidemic.

GENESEO - It may be nearly a year away, but members of Livingston County’s Economic Development Office are already planning some big celebrations for the month of July 2022.

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CORRECTION: An earlier version incorrectly stated SUNY's COVID-19 vaccination policy. While students accessing SUNY facilities in-person are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the requirements don't apply to faculty and staff. SUNY says faculty and staff are “strongly encouraged to …

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BATAVIA – Glenn S. Loomis American Legion Post 332, 8960 Alexander Rd., will sponsor a multi-organization recruitment drive at its Post home from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

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GENESEO – Campus Auxiliary Services, a non-profit that runs SUNY Geneseo’s dining facilities, is moving forward with plans to sell the Big Tree Inn.

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ALBANY — Staff at state hospitals for patients with mental health issues or disabilities will be required to have at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine in less than one month, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Tuesday.