Valiant’s 20,000-square-foot facility will include office space, training space, repair areas and storage in order to support school districts and school bus operators across the Western New York and the Finger Lakes regions. The proposed facility will be located less than a mile of Intersta…

ALBANY — Hundreds of letters were hand-delivered Wednesday to the Executive Chamber to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office from anxious farmers and farm laborers pleading against the state Wage Board’s pending decision to lower the agricultural overtime threshold to 40 hours.

BATAVIA — The GLOW Workforce Development Board tasked with the work of serving job seekers and employers looking for workers, took time Thursday to celebrate businesses that have formed partnerships with it and people who have found jobs that fit them well.

ALBION — The Orleans Economic Development Agency is inviting contractors, vendors and suppliers with brick and mortar operations in Orleans County to list their businesses in the agency’s “Only in Orleans” database again this year.

WARSAW — Preparations have begun on a project to replace the Route 19 bridge over Oatka Creek north of the village.

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ALBANY — State Education Department leaders struggled to communicate with, or get a response, from former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and his top aides throughout the COVID-19 pandemic as they waited on safety guidelines for New York schools, they told legislators during a hearing Tuesday.

BATAVIA — It will be a scaled-back event this year, but area police will again help kids get their holiday shopping done Dec. 12 when Shop With A Cop returns to Walmart on Veterans Memorial Drive.

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Noyes Health, citing rising COVID-19 numbers, is instituting new visitors restrictions beginning Friday that will limit the number and frequency of visitors in areas of the hospital, urgent care and the Geneseo surgical location.

BUFFALO – A New York City man who admitted to hacking the Snapchat account of a SUNY Geneseo student and hundreds of others, was sentenced Wednesday by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny to six months in prison.

BUFFALO — A Batavia man has been sentenced to prison for a third time — this time for more than 12 years — after being convicted of possession of child pornography and violating supervised release, reports the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Buffalo.

ALBANY — Five Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday endorsed Gov. Kathleen C. Hochul for election in 2022 to her first full term as governor, one day after another Democratic challenger entered the race, bolstering her upstate support.

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BATAVIA — The health departments in Genesee and Orleans counties hope to form a Public Health Corps, in part to assist with the GO Health COVID-19 response.

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WARSAW – Wyoming County has declared a state of emergency due to rising numbers of COVID-19 cases, which has placed “significant strains” on the Wyoming County Community Health System.

A strong cold front passing through the region on Thursday will bring gusty winds and send the rain back over to snow by Thursday Night. The front has also prompted the National Weather Service to issue wind advisories that begin Thursday in parts of the region, including Genesee, Orleans an…

BATAVIA — The area residents and families who make their way to Main Street for Saturday’s Christmas in the City celebration, the first since 2019, will see a good mix of floats, vehicles and groups walking in the parade, among other activities at downtown businesses and the City Centre, Bus…

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NEW YORK — Upstate hospitals have suffered a greater reduction in available beds than downstate health facilities as health experts in Albany continue to test for the omicron COVID variant not discovered in New York as of Monday, Gov. Kathleen C. Hochul said.

ELBA — Town of Elba officials used part of the holiday week to move their offices to a new location, but the first official day there is Wednesday, Town Clerk Trisha Werth said today.

GENESEO – Natalie Claus spent the weeks and months after Dec. 5, 2019, walking around the campus of SUNY Geneseo with her head down. It was on that day Claus learned a man she’d never met had accessed her Snapchat account, stolen a nude photograph in her “My eyes only” folder and sent it to …