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Legislators Take Aim At ‘Vaccine Misinformation’

Some state legislators are ready to fight what they term as vaccine misinformation being posted on social media platforms. A.7581 was introduced recently by Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, D-Albany, with S.4512 introduced by Sen. Anna Kaplan, D-Carle Place, would define vaccine misinformation as ...

All Local School Budgets, Propositions Approved By Voters

Jamestown voters have overwhelmingly approved an $86.5 million capital project — more than half of which will be spent at Jamestown High School. Voters have also voted a new face onto the Board of Education, as Frank Galeazzo (344 votes) joined incumbent Nina Karbacka (504 votes) secured ...

Lucille Ball Comedy Festival Rescheduled

For the second year in a row, the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival has been rescheduled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival has been rescheduled to Aug. 3-7, 2022, because of the concerns for indoor, large-group events and the existing restrictions related to these types of events. ...

UPMC Chautauqua To Keep Mask Mandate

Noting that COVID-19 remains in the community, albeit far less prevalent than the first of the year, UPMC Chautauqua said it will continue to require its employees and those visiting the hospital and its facilities to wear face masks and remain socially distanced. “From a hospital ...

Changed By Pandemic, Many Workers Won’t Return To Old Jobs

There’s a wild card in the push to return to pre-pandemic life: Many workers don’t want to go back to the jobs they once had. Layoffs and lockdowns, combined with enhanced unemployment benefits and stimulus checks, gave many Americans the time and the financial cushion to rethink their ...

A Guide To New York’s New Rules On Masks And Distancing

ALBANY (AP) — New York eased its mask and social distancing mandates again on Wednesday, but people shouldn’t be throwing their face coverings in the garbage just yet. Masks are still required for everyone in many settings. Millions of unvaccinated New Yorkers still have to wear them in ...