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Tri-state travel advisory includes New York

03.30.20 | Brandon Dickson

The CDC has issued an alert urging people in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to "refrain from non-essential domestic travel" for the next two weeks. Governor Cuomo insists the move is not a lockdown. The governor says the Empire State is...

Dr. Birx calls on state and local leaders to "prepare like NY"

03.30.20 | Brandon Dickson

Dr. Deborah Birx, a Houghton College graduate and member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force says leaders should know where equipment is and how to get it moved to meet needs. Meanwhile, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced "the...

The clock is ticking for a new spending plan in the Empire State

03.27.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Governor Cuomo says balancing a budget is a challenge amidst the COVID-19 crisis with both expenses and a loss of revenue. The New York governor says while the latest U.S. stimulus package is good for small businesses, it is not helpful for...

A church in the Southern Tier is answering the call for compassion

03.26.20 | Brandon Dickson

His Tabernacle in Horseheads, New York hosted a drive-through food giveaway Wednesday. The church's pastor says over 600 people were fed and some 5,000 pounds of food were given away. Church members helped load the cars of those hard hit by...

Gov. Cuomo cries for ventilators and health personnel in New York

03.26.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Mr. Cuomo says locations around the U.S. will spike at different times as the wave of virus cases has spiked "first" in New York state. He is suggesting a "shared approach" to President Trump and his team, recommending resources be shifted as...

Cuomo pleads for ventilators

03.25.20 | Brandon Dickson

New York City is the new American epicenter of the virus. Governor Andrew Cuomo estimates the peak of coronavirus cases could come within 14 to 21 days. He says at least 30,000 more ventilators are needed in New York, while FEMA will be sending...

Wegmans is looking to create hundreds of jobs amid the coronavirus crisis

03.25.20 | Brandon Dickson

While many people have lost their jobs during the pandemic or have seen reduced hours and pay, there are several companies, including the Rochester-based grocery store chain, that are hiring. Wegmans says in an effort to keep up with the growing...

Upstate companies are pitching in to make masks for health care workers

03.25.20 | Bill Price

  Jesse Kohler is president of Kohler Awning in Buffalo. He says supplying medical masks to those on the front lines also provides jobs for his workers during this "down-time" in the nation's economy. A manufacturing company in Canandaigua...

Feeling the effects of the coronavirus in the Empire State

03.24.20 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Cuomo says New York is showing the greatest need for help in the nation. With over 23,000 confirmed cases now in the state, he has issued a new order for hospitals to "increase capacity by 50%." Meanwhile, 96 cases and counting in the...

The coronavirus forces Corning, Inc. to cut jobs

03.24.20 | Brandon Dickson

At least 367 union employees, as well as an unknown number of non-union employees, have been laid off by Corning. The cuts reportedly include employees at the company headquarters, the Sullivan Park location, and at the Corning Museum of...

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