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'Thank you, Auburn': Salvation Army gives out meals on Thanksgiving despite COVID-19
November 26, 2020, 10:00 pm | Source
AUBURN — Major Carmen Campbell moved swiftly but with precision during the Salvation Army's Thanksgiving meal event in Auburn Thursday.
NY winter virus plan will eye hospitalizations, ICU beds
November 26, 2020, 9:07 pm | Source
NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that officials are working on a winter plan for the coronavirus that will add metrics for how the state designates virus hot zones.
Cayuga County announces next free COVID-19 drive-thru clinic
November 26, 2020, 7:45 pm | Source
A no-cost COVID-19 drive-thru testing clinic will be held in Cayuga County this weekend, but an appointment will be required.
Fingerlakes Mall: Santa visits, vendors and more this holiday season
November 26, 2020, 2:00 pm | Source
To put it mildly, 2020 has been a challenging year. We all have endured unprecedented disruptions in our lives, including the cancellation of many regional holiday traditions such as the Holiday Parade, Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles and the "It’s A…
Auburn school shifting to remote classes due to staff COVID-19 cases
November 25, 2020, 10:49 pm | Source
Auburn Junior High School students won't be returning to their classrooms for nearly two weeks as a result of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Auburn Thanksgiving meal delivery helps families in need
November 25, 2020, 10:00 pm | Source
Chris Major said the need for the annual Thanksgiving meal giveaway in Auburn has grown this year during the COVID-19 pandemic, but people have also donated more than ever.
How one Cayuga County party led to 10 COVID-19 cases
November 25, 2020, 8:45 pm | Source
One party over Halloween weekend in Cayuga County became a COVID-19 superspreader event that affected more than 40 people and three schools.
Wegmans addresses mask enforcement after Cayuga County fine gains attention
November 25, 2020, 8:15 pm | Source
Wegmans responded on Wednesday after renewed attention to its refusal to sign a consent order in Cayuga County acknowledging that it violated the state COVID-19 mask mandate.
NY correctional officers union urges state to prevent spread of COVID-19 in prisons
November 25, 2020, 7:00 pm | Source
The union representing New York's correctional officers wants the state to take action to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in prisons.
NY consumer protection agency lists holiday shopping safety tips
November 25, 2020, 3:21 pm | Source
The state Division of Consumer Protection is encouraging consumers to learn how to safely navigate new holiday shopping pitfalls.
Cayuga County jobless rate remains lower than state, nation
November 25, 2020, 3:15 pm | Source
For the second straight month, Cayuga County's unemployment rate fell below New York state and national levels.
Owasco man gets extra prison time for skipping sentence, opening pizza shop with fake name
November 25, 2020, 12:15 am | Source
AUBURN — An Owasco man who jumped bail and fled to Tennessee to open a pizza shop under a fake name was sentenced in Cayuga County Court Tuesday.
COVID-19 pandemic doesn't stop Schumer from completing 62-county tour
November 24, 2020, 9:30 pm | Source
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of a global pandemic prevented U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer from completing his annual tour of New York's 62 counties.
ADA: Fatal Weedsport crash a reminder that DWI cases are 'always preventable'
November 24, 2020, 9:30 pm | Source
As part of her remarks in court Tuesday during the sentencing phase of a deadly drunk driving case, Cayuga County Senior Assistant District Attorney Diane Adsit took a few minutes to speak to the public.
Cuomo: Make hard but smart choice not to travel or gather
November 24, 2020, 9:22 pm | Source
ALBANY — The state's governor and New York City's mayor made one more plea Tuesday for people to abandon plans for in-person Thanksgiving festivities.
Cayuga County store fined again, 10 others penalized for violating COVID-19 rules
November 24, 2020, 9:00 pm | Source
As 10 Cayuga County businesses have been fined for violating state COVID-19 regulations, a grocery store has been penalized for a repeat offense.
Man in U.S. illegally gets prison for killing Weedsport resident in drunk driving crash
November 24, 2020, 7:15 pm | Source
A Guatemala native who was deported but reentered the United States illegally before driving drunk and killing a Weedsport man last year will serve 7 to 24 years in state prison.
COVID-19 superspreader event affected over 100 people in one Cayuga County school district
November 24, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
One person's attendance at a Halloween party sparked a COVID-19 superspreader event in a Cayuga County school district.
Donovan: Hope for mental health (you are not alone)
November 24, 2020, 12:00 pm | Source
According to a recent Health Tracking Poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation in July, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is taking an increasing emotional toll on Americans, with the majority of adults (53%) reporting their mental health has been…
Cayuga County COVID-19 hospitalizations reach new high, one death over weekend
November 24, 2020, 11:45 am | Source
Cayuga County has more residents hospitalized with COVID-19 than at any other point of the pandemic.