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On Monday, the statewide positivity rate was 2.94% and there were 44 COVID-19 deaths in New York state on Sunday. The state recorded just under 43,000 new cases in the seven-day period that ended … more
Oneida County has maintained its high financial standing in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, having received stellar ratings from all three major national credit agencies for 2021, according to an … more
New York will push back its curfew for bars and restaurants an hour to midnight, starting Monday, as the state continues to relax coronavirus-related restrictions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. The … more
On Tuesday, COVID-19 news centered on the pullback in offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the wake of news of adverse reactions such as blood clots among other symptoms, coming to the … more
The housing market has been a pillar of economic strength during the pandemic, but many would-be homeowners, particularly first-timer buyers, have met with frustration because of a low number of … more
BOONVILLE — Organizers are working to bring back the Boonville-Oneida County Fair this summer, with more details to be available next month — after the 2020 event was canceled as a result of the … more
As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues across the state, and communities clamor for more doses, Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered Friday comments relating to shortages of the one-shot Johnson & … more
UTICA — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, a member of the Senate Aging Committee, visited the Resource Center for Independent Living in Utica Thursday to announce a package of three bills that … more
In the first COVID-19 briefing held since March 24, on Thursday, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. touched on a variety of COVID-19-related topics, chiefly highlighting the continued … more
On Wednesday, the state extended the emergency regulation requiring all health insurers to waive co-pays for the COVID-19 vaccine until April 30, according to a release.  This, to ensure there are … more
NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers over 16 years old can sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations starting Tuesday, a major expansion of eligibility as the state seeks to immunize as many people as possible. The … more
BLOSSVALE — A Blossvale couple has claimed their $96 million jackpot prize from the Mega Millions drawing held on Feb. 16 Leonard and Lorraine Padavan of Blossvale have claimed the $96 million … more
Among Thursday announcements, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that to date, 45 million COVID-19 test results have been reported to the state. This, underscoring the past year during which testing, vaccines … more
UTICA — Make-A-Wish Central New York has launched its “Wish Heroes” campaign in its bid to help nearly 200 critically ill children make their wishes come true. Around this time of year, … more
As conditions relating to COVID-19 improve, limitations on the amount of staff working on-site at the Rome Lab/Rome Research Site facility at Griffiss park are being eased. Starting today, the … more
While the state continues to implement a COVID-19 vaccine program, officials are also working to reopen more of the locked down economy and provide protocols to follow in order to accomplish this … more
In a Tuesday update statement, it was noted that the statewide average positivity rate was 4.28% and there were 61 COVID-19 deaths in New York state on Monday. In Oneida County, March 29 brought 37 … more
New York State has opened up vaccine eligibility to additional population groups as the state continues to combat the pandemic virus. In the latest numbers, the average COVID-19 statewide positivity … more
New York lawmakers are finalizing an agreement to legalize recreational marijuana sales to adults over the age of 21, a state legislative leader said Wednesday. The legislation is meeting heavy … more
UTICA — State and local officials are reporting that new cases and positivity rates are holding steady — but they are urging residents not to abandon the practices that have helped to somewhat … more
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