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State Lawmakers Spotlight Home Health Gaps For Frail Seniors

ALBANY — Too many aging New Yorkers are “languishing in hospitals” because the strained home-care system is insufficiently funded to service their needs if they were discharged, Assemblyman Billy Jones, D-Plattsburgh, said Monday. Jones made the point at an Assembly hearing while the ...

Americans’ Trust In Charity Steady Amid Pandemic, Poll Finds

After years of declines, Americans’ trust in civil-rights and community-action charities increased in 2020, according to a new study, which also found that trust in charities overall held steady as millions more Americans came to rely on nonprofits amid the pandemic. The share of people ...

COVID Hospitalizations Double In County

The number of people in Chautauqua County hospitals who have tested positive for COVID-19 has more than doubled in the last week. The county Health Department this week released its latest COVID statistics, noting that 50 people were hospitalized as of Tuesday. There were 23 people ...

Play Zone: Northwest Arena Receives State Funding

The proposed interactive play space for children ages 2-12 has received state funding. On Monday, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the awarding of $81 million to 97 projects statewide, which included $450,00 for “The Zone” project that will be located at Northwest Arena. The Zone will be a new ...

Ripley Town Board Approves 4 Resolutions

RIPLEY — Ripley Town Board members approved four resolutions at their regular meeting on Nov. 9. Four public hearings were conducted via Zoom for the purpose of obtaining input on the preliminary budget for 2022, opting out of cannabis retail sales and on site consumption locations, the ...

Remembering Theodore Bennett, ‘Greatest Cheerleader’ For I-86

When former Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli first entered politics nearly four decades ago, Theodore “Ted” Bennett was already a veteran. He just didn’t think of himself as a politician. Instead, Bennett — one of only a few Democrats on a Chemung County Legislature dominated ...