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BATAVIA — Genesee County on Wednesday approved not only distributing more revenue to towns and villages than it originally expected to for 2021, but making another payment this month to each municipality.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — In the coming months, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct the Vegetable Grower Inquiry Survey.

ALBANY — The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and the Department of Health are reminding agritourism businesses that they must adhere to the COVID-19 New York Forward guidance.

As of Tuesday, more than 99.9% of housing units have been accounted for in the 2020 Census, federal officials said in a news release.

BATAVIA — The merger of Stephen M. Hawley & Assoc., LLC and Great Lakes Insurance Services Group, LLC has benefitted Hawley & Assoc. customers when it comes to insurance rates, Hawley & Assoc. owner Stephen Hawley says.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s that time of year with the holiday season approaching and guidance from the U.S. Postal Service on important deadlines for shipping packages.

BATAVIA — Genesee County is considering an agreement with a Batavia hotel to provide temporary lodging for both isolation and quarantine of people with COVID-19, if needed.

Consumers displeased with potential monthly increases to their utility bills provided commentary last week to state officials weighing controversial rate hikes as families and businesses face financial hardship through the coronavirus pandemic.

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and officials on New York’s coronavirus task force imposed new social distancing and mass gathering restrictions within geographic boundaries of state virus hotspots Tuesday as new infections continue to surge downstate and in pockets of Western New York.

WATERTOWN — The U.S.-Canadian border has been shut down to non-essential travel since March 21 due to the pandemic, but on Thursday more Canadian citizens in this country may get a reprieve, allowing visits to their home country.

ALBANY — New York state has renewed an order to halt the collection of medical and student debt owed to the state that has been specifically referred to the Office of the Attorney General for collection.

ALBANY — New York localities with COVID-19 hotspots that fail to enforce the state’s mask wearing and social distancing orders could be fined $10,000 per day as violations continue, officials said Friday.

Chapin Manufacturing Inc., a longtime Batavia-based manufacturer of compressed sprayers, is planning to expand operations into Kentucky by investing nearly $5.5 million into a new production facility.

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ARCADE — State officials have reaffirmed the planned Alle-Catt Wind Farm that would include 116 wind turbines over a three-county area.

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CORFU — The M&T Bank branch at 1 E. Main St. will close Dec. 18, although an ATM will still be available for customers to use there.

PERRY — Planning Endless Outdoors Company was a two-year journey for Brianne Blaszak, but the Wyoming County native has a business that inspires the community to get back in touch with nature — no matter the time of year.

New Yorkers unnecessarily paid more than $706 million in Medicaid payments over three years after oversight in the state Health Department led to improper charges for pharmacy services, according to audits released by the state comptroller Monday.

WASHINGTON — U.S. senators reintroduced a new version of a retired post office practice to provide an alternative for essential banking services to low-income and rural Americans, and ensure the nation’s postal service remains a public, nonprofit entity.

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Three area school principals have been named as finalists for the Pavilion Central School District’s superintendent post.

ALBANY — Senate Republicans launched a statewide petition Wednesday to pressure the Legislature to subpoena the state Department of Health to publicly release an accurate number of New Yorkers who died from COVID-19 in adult care facilities and nursing homes.