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Attorney general gets OK to probe Cuomo book deal

New York state’s comptroller is authorizing the state’s attorney general to begin a potential criminal probe of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s book deal, looking into whether he used his staff to help him write a memoir about his handling of the pandemic. The referral from Comptroller Tom DiNapoli allows Attorney General Tish James to look into whether senior and junior staffers were coerced into helping the governor write and edit the book, "American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19...

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A new poll finds that scandals surrounding Gov. Andrew Cuomo have taken a toll.

While New Yorkers continue to believe the governor did a good job leading the state through the COVID-19 pandemic, most believe the multiple women who have accused Cuomo of sexual harassment and do not think the governor should run for office again.

New York state’s comptroller is authorizing the state’s attorney general to begin a potential criminal probe of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s book deal, looking into whether he used his staff to help him write a memoir about his handling of the pandemic.

State lawmakers, along with restaurant owners and their workers, are pressing for a two-year extension of takeout alcoholic beverages. They said the practice -- authorized at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic -- has allowed the businesses to keep their doors open and avoid some layoffs.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in one of hundreds of executive orders issued in 2020, allowed alcoholic drinks to be ordered and delivered along with takeout food. 

A virtual rally for a bill to allow terminally ill New Yorkers to end their lives featured former public radio talk show host Diane Rehm. She is among many advocating for the Aid in Dying Act.

Many CEOs in upstate New York say that economic conditions have worsened during the pandemic and a number of them are still pessimistic for the rest of this year, according to a recent survey by Siena College

The House Ethics Committee will investigate allegations against Rep. Tom Reed.

The brief statement released by the committee on Friday said that it is aware of public allegations that Reed may have engaged in sexual misconduct, in violation of House Rules, laws, or other standards of conduct.

One of Rochester’s oldest companies will continue the family legacy. Fee Brothers, which dates back to 1864, is transitioning its management to the next generation.

Fee Brothers makes products that you mix in alcoholic drinks, such as cocktail mixes, bitters and cordial syrups.

Ownership and management of the company has recently moved to a fifth generation of the Fee family, Jon Spacher and Benn Fee Spacher.

Is it allergies or is it COVID-19?

Apr 8, 2021

April usually brings spring showers, flowers, and allergies. 

When the weather began to change about two weeks ago, Shonta McFayden thought she was experiencing one of her invasive allergy attacks.

“Maybe all this rain is picking up all this dust and dirt in the air. So maybe it's not really nothing too serious,” McFayden said

It proved to be something more serious. McFayden was on her second shift at Strong Memorial Hospital when she received a call from the employee health nurse. Her test results showed that she had COVID-19.

Progressive Democrats in the New York State Legislature took a victory lap after passing a budget that achieves many of the groups’ long-term goals, including a substantial increase in taxes on the wealthy and the fulfillment of a 15-year-old court order to fully fund the schools. Meanwhile, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, embroiled in several scandals, put the best face on items that did not go his way.

St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy’s Senior Choir is one of many opportunities the nonprofit organization offers members of the Geneva community. St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy has provided music and dance instruction since 2005. This Sunday is the annual Dinner with the Arts fundraising event. Camren Derby-Lynch is a student at St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy.

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