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 'Stay at home' increases area food delivery
'Stay at home' increases area food delivery

TRI-COUNTY AREA--With many businesses in the Finger Lakes suffering the economic problems of the coronavirus pandemic, local restaurants and eateries are counting on an increase in deliveries to help get them through tough times. For residents that gives an opportunity to still enjoy their favorite comfort foods to help get through the self-isolation and social distancing not expected to end for weeks.

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Coronavirus restrictions impact funeral services
Coronavirus restrictions impact funeral services

FINGER LAKES--Funeral directors across the Finger Lakes are concerned if the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infects large numbers of people in Yates and Schuyler Counties, the infrastructure in place to deal with the resulting fatalities could quickly be overwhelmed. Funeral homes in the area are already taking precautions to protect staff and mourners but funeral directors worry those precautions are coming at an emotional cost.

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State remains on 'pause' until April 29
State remains on 'pause' until April 29

FINGER LAKES--During a press conference Monday, April 6, Gov. Andrew Cuomo extended the "New York on PAUSE" executive order until April 29, in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). There are over 138,000 cases in New York state, largely surrounding cities, however widespread community efforts to reduce the transmission of the virus are in place.

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School assessments get waiver
School assessments get waiver

NEW YORK STATE--The New York State Education Department's Board of Regents on Monday, April 6, adopted emergency regulations for educators, students, professionals and others to address interruptions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. A series of amendments address numerous issues resulting from the interruptions at districts, institutions of higher education and for licensed professionals. All June Regents testing is canceled for this school year.

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Small business loan program gets underway
Small business loan program gets underway

UNITED STATES--The government's 'Paycheck Protection Program' started Friday, April 3 providing loans to small businesses to avoid bankruptcy as the country fights the global coronavirus pandemic. President Donald Trump remarked, "These loans will be forgiven as long as a business keeps paying their workers."

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Yates County sees first virus case
Yates County sees first virus case

YATES COUNTY--Yates County Public Health notified citizens, Sunday, March 29 the first resident of Yates County has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. As of press time for this edition, 48 tests have been received, one is positive and 47 are negative. Three residents are currently in quarantine and being monitored.

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Residents help to fill the mask need
Residents help to fill the mask need

FINGER LAKES--As hospitals throughout the region face potential shortages of personal protection equipment such as masks, gowns and gloves, sewers and crocheters throughout the region are responding to answer the call. With many Finger Lakes residents honoring social distancing and staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic, locals such as Mary Sotir in Yates County and Cindee Frederick Crosby in Schuyler County have decided to focus their efforts making medical masks.

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Schuyler County has two virus cases
Schuyler County has two virus cases

SCHUYLER COUNTY--Schuyler County Public Health notified citizens, Friday, March 27 that the first resident of Schuyler County has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. As of press time for this edition, 84 tests have been received, two are positive and 82 are negative. 23 residents are currently in quarantine and being monitored.

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 Area winery, distiller produce hand sanitizer
Area winery, distiller produce hand sanitizer

FINGER LAKES--About four weeks ago, Mark Karasz and his fiancée Lynn Williams, a nurse, were returning home on a short car-trip from visiting family. Williams, who sees patients in their homes, needed hand sanitizer and they stopped several times so she could get some. But each place they stopped, they found the shelves had been emptied. The two began considering options.

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Pandemic spotlights mental health
Pandemic spotlights mental health

FINGER LAKES--With so many Finger Lakes residents stuck in their homes during the coronavirus pandemic, mental health experts are urging people to monitor themselves and their loved ones for signs of mental distress. In an effort to help people through the pandemic, many local mental health professionals are offering remote sessions while professionals across the state are volunteering for a recently established state-wide mental health hotline.

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Finger Lakes Health requests community assistance
Finger Lakes Health requests community assistance

GENEVA-- Finger Lakes Health is continually inspired by the generosity and spirt in the Finger Lakes. Our group knows many are looking for ways to help. FLH is requesting the community's assistance to secure supplies that will be needed during a surge situation of patients with COVID-19. The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has anticipated a surge during a time of national shortage of certain supplies.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Schools mobilize
PHOTO GALLERY: Schools mobilize

FINGER LAKES--The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused widespread changes throughout New York and the world. Schools along with all non-essential businesses are currently closed. However, many essential functions must continue. Schools across the region have mobilized to get learning materials to students and provide meals while school is not in session. A number of photos are included from Dundee, Penn Yan, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour.

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Keuka College reschedules spring events
Keuka College reschedules spring events

KEUKA PARK--Responding to state and federal guidelines in the wake of the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, Keuka College has rescheduled all spring events, including Commencement. "The health and safety or our students, faculty, staff, and community is paramount," said Keuka College President Amy Storey. "Every decision we make during this time of uncertainty must protect the health of our most vulnerable community members."

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Dundee mobile food pantry will be held Friday
Dundee mobile food pantry will be held Friday

STARKEY--Due to the coronavirus epidemic, please note the following changes to the March Dundee Mobile Food Pantry: The mobile food pantry will still be held Friday, March 27, at the Starkey Town Barns from 4 to 6 p.m.

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Virus cases top 20,000
Virus cases top 20,000

NEW YORK (AP and Staff Reports)--New Yorkers on Monday experienced their first full day of restrictions intended to curb the spread of the coronavirus as the number of cases in the state continued to surge. However, as of March 23 at 3:15 p.m., 19 people were tested in Yates County and zero have tested positive. There are 17 who have tested negative, two individuals awaiting results and seven are currently in quarantine and being monitored by public health officials. Schuyler County also has zero residents who have tested positive, Monday afternoon. 41 tests have been administered, 31 have been deemed negative and 11 people are under quarantine.

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Dundee embraces internet
Dundee embraces internet

DUNDEE--Dundee Central School has been using technology like Facebook Live to reach parents and students long before it became necessary. School board meetings, concerts and sports contests are all events that have been video recorded live and are also then available after the broadcast to watch. The recent abrupt school closures have put the technology in the spotlight.

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U.S. Attorney asks for fraud reports
U.S. Attorney asks for fraud reports

BUFFALO-U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. has urged the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) hotline (1-866-720-5721) or to the NCDF e-mail address disaster@leo.gov.

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Schools close until mid-April
Schools close until mid-April

FINGER LAKES--Local schools have closed as the coronavirus spreads both in New York state and around the country. The announcements were made over the weekend, with additional details being released Monday. Students were initially scheduled to go to school Tuesday, March 17, but the decision was changed and districts canceled. The expected return date is April 13.

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Athletic association announces winter cancellation
Athletic association announces winter cancellation

LATHAM-The New York State Public High School Athletic Association has announced the cancellation of the remaining winter state championship events. The impacted championship events include the boys and girls basketball regionals and state championships, as well as the ice hockey and bowling championships.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 3-11-20
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 3-11-20

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Penn Yan, Dundee and Watkins Glen. These results appeared in the March 13 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 3-4-20
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 3-4-20

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Penn Yan, Dundee, Hammondsport, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour. These results appeared in the March 4 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-26-20
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-26-20

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Penn Yan, Dundee, Hammondsport, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour. These results appeared in the Feb. 26 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-19-20
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-19-20

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Dundee, Penn Yan, Hammondsport, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour. These results appeared in the Sept. 12 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-12-20
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-12-20

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Penn Yan, Hammondsport, Dundee, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour. These results appeared in the Feb. 12 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-5-20
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-5-20

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Penn Yan, Dundee, Hammondsport, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour. These results appeared in the Feb. 5 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-29-20
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-29-20

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Penn Yan, Dundee, Hammondsport, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour. These results appeared in the Jan. 29 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-22-20
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-22-20

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Dundee, Penn Yan, Hammondsport, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour. These results appeared in the Jan. 22 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-15-20
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-15-20

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Penn Yan, Dundee, Hammondsport, Odessa-Montour and Watkins Glen. These results appeared in the Jan. 15 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-8-20
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-8-20

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Watkins Glen, Odessa-Montour, Dundee, Penn Yan and Hammondsport. These results appeared in the Jan. 8 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 12-25-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 12-25-19

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Penn Yan, Dundee, Hammondsport, Odessa-Montour and Watkins Glen. These results appeared in the Jan. 1 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 12-18-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 12-18-19

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Odessa-Montour, Watkins Glen, Dundee, Penn Yan and Hammondsport. These results appeared in the Dec. 18 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 12-11-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 12-11-19

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Penn Yan, Dundee, Hammondsport, Odessa-Montour and Watkins Glen. These results appeared in the Dec. 11 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 12-4-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 12-4-19

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Dundee, Penn Yan and Watkins Glen. These results appeared in the Dec. 4 newspapers.

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Dundee varsity sports schedule
Dundee varsity sports schedule

DUNDEE--Listed is Dundee's winter sports schedule:

Boys basketball
Feb. 4 ... @ Bloomfield, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 6 ... Romulus, 7:30 p.m.

Girls basketball
Feb. 5 ... Bloomfield, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 7 ... @ Romulus, 7:30 p.m.

Bowling
Feb. 4 ... Bloomfield, 4 p.m.
Feb. 6 ... @ Penn Yan, 4 p.m.

Wrestling
Jan. 24-25 ... @ League Championship, TBA.

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Watkins Glen varsity sports schedule
Watkins Glen varsity sports schedule

WATKINS GLEN--Listed is Watkins' winter schedule for the coming week:

Boys basketball
Feb. 4 ... @ Waverly, 7 p.m.
Feb. 7 ... @ Newark Valley, 7 p.m.

Girls basketball
Feb. 4 ... Waverly,7 p.m.
Feb. 7 ... Newark Valley, 7:30 p.m.

Bowling
Feb. 4 ... Waverly, 3:30 p.m.
Feb. 8 ... @ Waverly, 1 p.m.

Boys swimming
Feb. 4 ... @ Waverly, 5 p.m.
Feb. 15 ... @ IAC Championships, 10 a.m.

Indoor track
Feb. 15 ... @ Section IV Championship, 12:30 p.m.

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Odessa-Montour varsity sports schedule
Odessa-Montour varsity sports schedule

ODESSA--Listed is Odessa-Montour's winter sports schedule for the coming week:

Boys basketball
Feb. 4 ... @ Tioga, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 7 ... @ Candor, 7:15 p.m.

Girls basketball
Feb. 4 ... Tioga, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 7 ... Candor, 7:30 p.m.

Bowling
Feb. 8 ... @ IAC Championship, 1 p.m.

Boys swimming
Feb. 4 ... Lansing, 5 p.m.
Feb. 15 ... @ IAC Championships, 10 a.m.

Wrestling
Jan. 28 ... Ithaca, 6:30 p.m.

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