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Rochester foundation donates $25 million to Special Olympics

The gift was the single largest donation the organization has ever received.


Board finalizes $15 minimum wage recommendation

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he supports the proposal.


U.S. Navy honors baseball player veterans, names ship after Cooperstown

Officials say they wanted to honor the professional baseball players who served in WWII.


O’Mara criticizes state amendments to public transportation

O'Mara says changing public transportation for the disabled and the elderly to taxis instead of buses could hurt rural public transit services.


Cuomo signs new legislation for New Yorkers with disabilities

The new legislation would amend certain parts of state law and add protections for people with disabilities.


UPDATE: Virgil man, 20, dies in Ithaca dam drowning

Investigation continues into Sunday night Ithaca dam drowning, as investigators have now identified the 20-year-old man who died


Board set for final step on fast food wage hike

Last week, board announced recommendation to raise fast-food wage to $15/hour by 2021 in upstate New York; board will meet Monday in Albany


Man killed as driver avoids bear on Southern Tier highway

Accident happened Friday night on I-86 in Windsor, east of Binghamton; police say bear was initially hit by SUV


Biden, Cuomo to make stops in Rochester, NYC

Vice President, Governor will make two stops together Monday


1 dead in Ithaca drowning accident

Ithaca drowning accident occurred around 6 p.m. Sunday; authorities say man was unconscious when he was brought to the surface


State senator found guilty for corruption charges, sabotage

John Sampson was convicted for sabotaging an investigation targeting him for embezzlement.

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Judge rejects Silver’s latest attempt to get rid of charges

The former state Assembly Speaker was arrested in January on corruption charges.

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Dueling lawsuits in NY and VT over gas pipeline

Both companies say the other breached contract.


IFD urges boaters to be safe on Cayuga Lake

Two people were injured when their boat crashed after dark near Sheldrake Point in Seneca County.


Sales tax collections slow down statewide

Mid-year reports throughout New York say it slowed by 1.6 percent.


Lawmakers discuss regulating drones in Tompkins

Officials are set to review a proposal floated in Rockland County downstate.


Cornell study: many Americans will spend time below poverty line

Sociologist Tom Hirschl says new data shows people need to start looking at poverty and income inequality differently.

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick speaking at a press conference in January 2014.

Myrick delivers letter to Reed on affordable housing

Ithaca's mayor urges Reed in the letter to support affordable housing and oppose cuts to the federal HOME program.


Cornell study shows chemo may do more harm than good at end of life

Cornell chemotherapy student examines whether treatments are effective, needed in patient's final months


Bail reduced for driver charged in death of Cortland grad, 3 other women

Cortland grad Brittney Schulman was one of four killed in crash

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