WASHINGTON — Enhanced unemployment benefits must be extended through the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand urged to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday, as the virus surges in many U.S. states and territories.

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Genesee Speedway, LLC,, at the County Fairgrounds in Batavia, and four other auto racing tracks have sued Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James.

MEDINA – A wound care center, or clinic, is a medical facility for treating wounds that do not heal. You may have a non-healing wound if it has not started to heal in two weeks, or has not completely healed in six weeks.

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County leaders across New York have renewed their plea for federal lawmakers to pass a coronavirus relief bill to provide aid to state localities.

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ROCHESTER – Eastman Kodak signed a letter of interest on Tuesday afternoon to receive a federal loan of $765 million to modernizing and transform parts of the Eastman Kodak campus to manufacture chemical ingredients to help reduce the country’s reliance on the use of ingredients from other c…

BATAVIA — Thermory USA, a manufacturer of decking, cladding and porch flooring,has moved its North American headquarters to an expanded location in Batavia, and also opened a new office in Colorado.

When the New York Farm Bureau surveyed farmers statewide about how COVID-19 affected them, most farmers who responded had a plan to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

BATAVIA — Citing layoffs and furloughs, as well as a number of other measures taken this year due to COVID-19 and the resulting economic slowdown, Genesee County urged Washington to pass a Stimulus 4 bill.

ALBANY — A COVID-19 resurgence in New York is inevitable and bars may close statewide as the virus spikes across the nation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said before expanding the two-week isolation mandate for travelers Tuesday to 10 additional states, or more than half the nation.

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Statewide, most of the farmers who answered a New York Farm Bureau survey said COVID-19 has at least negatively affected them. Some went as far as to say the pandemic has very negatively affected them.

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WARSAW — Downtown was busy Saturday as vendors set up shop on the sidewalk and in the park, sitting underneath tents as people walked by browsing what they had to offer.

BATAVIA — The Five Star Bank branch at 567 East Main St. will close permanently as part of a move to better align Five Star’s operations with changing customer preferences.

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BATAVIA — An ice cream cone probably couldn’t hurt on a weekend with temperatures expected to be around 90 degrees.

Alcohol-buying patrons at eating establishments must also purchase food with their beverages, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said as part of new dining restrictions the state imposed Thursday to prevent a resurgence of the coronavirus in New York.

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BATAVIA — With about $24 million in projected lost revenue over the last four months and about 300 employees currently on furlough, Batavia Downs is hoping for an update on when it can reopen gaming operations.

MEDINA — The Village of Medina has turned down the public Wi-Fi spot offered by RTO Wireless.

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NEW YORK — Staff and visitors brought COVID-19 into New York nursing homes, health officials said Monday, citing a report following an investigation into controversy surrounding coronavirus fatalities in adult-care facilities statewide.

AVON – Matthews Buses Inc., which started in Dansville more than 50 years ago, has moved its Western New York school bus sales, service and support operations, to a significantly expanded facility in East Avon Plaza.

BATAVIA — The owner of a Clinton Street Road ice cream shop, which was visited multiple times by the county Department of Health regarding complaints about a face covering not being worn, said he closed the business for the season.

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A tobacco control group representative says a new state law which, in part, stops the use of tobacco product coupons and multi-pack discounts in stores, will encourage people to rethink their habits.

Federal funding of $126,000 will help Genesee County remove airport hangars that obstruct safety and $465,000 will help the Perry-Warsaw Airport with construction of a snow removal equipment building.

BATAVIA — If the harness racing season was starting today at Batavia Downs, there would be no live audience. A Downs official said he hopes that will change by Opening Day, July 25.

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The COVID-19 health crisis has caused a major economic impact and dairy farmers across America still need the support of consumers, friends and families, said John Dickinson, board chair of the Northeast Dairy Producers Association.

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Farmers markets in Geneseo and Dansville are scheduled to open this afternoon, and while many things will essentially be the same – colorful canopies and vendor tables among them – visitors can also expect to see some changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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GNC, the vitamins and supplements retailer, said Wednesday it would close hundreds of stores – including its Geneseo location. The announcement came a day after the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

NEW YORK — Travelers must self-quarantine for 14 days when they arrive in New York from states with high coronavirus transmission and positive testing rates, officials said, otherwise they will be subject to fines or other penalties.