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WRFI Ithaca

  • Coronavirus Update, January 13, 2020

    First, a look at the local COVID-19 caseload: the number of hospitalizations in Tompkins due to complications from the virus are at 29.  Sadly there was one death from the virus reported yesterday.According to the Tompkins County health department, as of the time of our 6 p.m. broadcast there are 266 active cases of COVID-19.… The post Coronavirus Update, January 13, 2020 appeared first on WRFI Community Radio.

  • Coronavirus Update, January 12, 2021

    First, the Tompkins County Health Department is reporting a potential public exposure to COVID-19 at Red’s Place, 107 N Aurora St. Ithaca in Ithaca An employee of the restaurant who tested positive worked at Red’s on Saturday, January 9, from 5 p.m. to  9 p.m. The health department recommends that anyone who may have been… The post Coronavirus Update, January 12, 2021 appeared first on WRFI Community Radio.

  • Coronavirus Update, January 11, 2021

    Yesterday the New York State Health Department updated the information on scheduling for and receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. Starting today people in phase 1B are eligible to register for COVID-19 vaccinations. That group includes education workers, first responders, public safety workers, public transit workers and people aged 75 and older. Continuing to be eligible are… The post Coronavirus Update, January 11, 2021 appeared first on WRFI Community Radio.

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WBFO Buffalo

  • State ready to tear down Skyway, awaits federal approval

    After years of talk, it appears the Skyway connecting Buffalo’s Outer Harbor to downtown may start to be torn down sometime this year.

  • $1,400 Checks And Help For The Jobless: What's In Biden's Plan To Rescue The Economy

    Updated at 8:00 pm ET President-elect Joe Biden has long pledged he would deliver an aggressive plan to address the raging coronavirus pandemic and the painful recession it spawned. On Thursday, he did just that, proposing an ambitious $1.9 trillion relief plan that includes $1,400 stimulus checks, additional benefits for the unemployed, as well hundreds of billions of dollars for struggling businesses and local governments. "The crisis of deep human suffering is in plain sight," Biden said during a televised address, six days before taking office. "There's no time to waste. We have to act and we have to act now." Biden's plan comes just weeks after Congress passed a $900 billion relief plan that took weeks of painful negotiations. But economists have said the economy would need additional help as new coronavirus infections continue to surge, and as the daily death toll from COVID-19 exceeds 4,000. The pandemic is dealing fresh blows to the U.S. economy, with more than 1.2 million

  • Pandemic Fuels Record Overdose Deaths

    After their son died, Jackie and Robert Watson found a stack of popsicle sticks in his Milwaukee apartment. He'd written an affirmation on each one. "I am a fighter." "Don't sweat the small stuff." "My kids love me." Brandon Cullins, 31, had been working with a drug counselor, who advised him to write the messages to himself. Picking up the popsicle sticks, the Watsons were able to see how hard their son wanted to kick his battle with cocaine. But they also wondered why he hadn't asked them for help. "We saw him losing weight and acting differently and we would approach him and talk to him about it and it was always a denial," said Jackie Watson. Cullins had three children and a contagious smile. His death in January 2020 came after years of fighting his addiction. "It doesn't seem real," Jackie Watson said. "He was so full of life and so happy. He was trying. He was struggling but really trying to get better and trying to fight that." The Cullins' case reflects what is happening

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Highlands Current

  • Latest Coronavirus Update

    Cases jump in Philipstown, and deaths in DutchessLatest Coronavirus Update was first posted on January 14, 2021 at 11:30 am.

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