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Downtown Owego Building Rehab Project Receives $1 Million Boost
A Vestal developer is planning a major renovation of an unsafe abandoned historic structure in Tioga County.
Café and Bookstore to Open in the Village of Owego
A family-owned and operated bookstore and coffee shop is about to open its doors in Tioga County.
Hochul Blasts Proposal to Declare AR-15 the U.S. “National Gun”
New York Governor Kathy Hochul has criticized Congressman George Santos for backing a measure that would designate the AR-15 rifle as the "National Gun of the United States.
Millions of New Yorkers Urged to Mask Due to Covid Case Increase
As the number of Covid cases starts to rise again, federal health officials are advising people in sections of New York state to resume wearing masks while indoors.
Binghamton Billboards Seek Justice for Aliza Spencer
The effort to track down the killer of a 12-year-old Binghamton girl is moving to the streets of her hometown.
All New Yorkers Over Age 50 Eligible for Covid-19 Vaccination
Age restrictions for Covid-19 vaccine in New York state are being adjusted to enable more people to make appointments.
Cuomo Orders Early Closing for New York Bars and Restaurants
With Covid-19 cases continuing to rise across New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo says all bars and restaurants are being directed to close early.
Animal Adventure Park Closes “Drive-Thru Zoo” Operation
More adjustments are coming to Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, which had been operating as a drive-thru attraction in recent days.
Cuomo Directing National Guard to Move Ventilators Downstate
As the coronavirus death toll in New York state increased to 2,935 people, Governor Andrew Cuomo said ventilators will be moved to hospitals where they're needed.
Cuomo Extends New York State School Closing Order
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says schools across the state will remain shut down longer because of the coronavirus pandemic.
State Working to Shift Load from Downstate to Upstate Hospitals
Governor Cuomo says efforts are underway to distribute coronavirus patient load from downstate hospitals to upstate hospitals.
First Coronavirus Death Reported in New York State
An 82-year-old woman has become the first person in New York state whose death has been linked to coronavirus.