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In an emphatic illustration that the pandemic is far from over, the state Department of Health is investigating COVID-19 exposure in four virus clusters after officials traced multiple new infections to a student who recently traveled to Florida and attended a downstate graduation ceremony.

It’s time to stop denying the realities of the coronavirus and put your masks on. The disease has killed 120,000 Americans and 30,000 New Yorkers have died from it. If those numbers don’t convince you, probably nothing will.

The crack of the wooden bat; the whoops of the frenzied fans; the chatter of the players and coaches; the sweet sound – thwap – of a baseball slapping into a mitt. The sun is slowly setting over the left-field “wall” at Dwyer Stadium, and the Batavia Muckdogs are on the field for a home-game.

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is charged with intentionally and fatally obstructing the breathing of George Floyd.

Another plan proposed and another plan rejected. As the baseball owners and players fight back and forth it is obvious that neither side — despite their words — are at all interested in the fans. As over 190 major and minor league stadiums sit empty, the only noise that’s being heard is the …

From what the media tells me, white silence is racial violence. So I am supposing that if I give my opinion I shouldn’t be accused of racial violence. Well here it is. I abhor all violence, whether it is: domestic violence, gang violence, drug violence, racial violence, or police violence. I…

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday ended a remarkable streak of 111 days briefing New Yorkers and, if the numbers are true, a good part of the nation, about the COVID-19 pandemic and how we were coping with it.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency on Jan. 31. The June issue of The American Journal of Nursing asks “Where are the Masks?” Reporting that: “As we went to press, nurses, nursing assistants, physicians, respiratory therapists, housekeepers, an…

Affirmation that New York continues to have the lowest COVID-19 transmission rate in the U.S. at 0.77% is encouraging at a time when 22 states in the South and West are hitting the pause button on reopening their economies.

I am writing to tell. You will get it wrong with Nate McMurray, I meet him once when the five Democrats declared they were running at MacVittie Union at SUNY Geneseo and walked away the second time, when he said of the people at the Hemlock Fair in 2018 “these are not the voters we want.” Th…

I’m writing to voice my support for Nate McMurray, who is running for US Congress in the June 23 Special Election for our district. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Nate and having several conversations with him. When I was speaking with him I really felt as though he was listening and conce…

Let me begin by stating I understand elderly residents in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities are the most vulnerable citizens to the coronavirus. They are also at risk for depression and the dementia/Alzheimer’s patients may be deteriorating because they lack family interaction and…

Upon speaking with event organizer Greg Munroe outside of Batavia City Hall at about 8:10 a.m., 10 minutes after the official start of Sunday’s protest against racial injustice, one of the themes of our conversation was “peace.” It was the goal of Munroe, along with the other organizers and …

Gov. Andrew Cuomo took New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and city police officers to task Tuesday for rejecting state National Guard assistance to control vandalism and citywide looting following last week’s death of an unarmed black man at the hands of Minneapolis police.

I am not originally from Batavia and therefore have often been reticent to weigh too deeply into issues of local concern. It is not that I am uninvolved or disengaged in this community. I attend local political and community meetings and events, help out on local campaigns, etc. However, whe…

The federal government has placed the burden of fighting the coronavirus infection on to the states. Business Insider reporter Sonam Sheth wrote (3/16/20) that “President Donald Trump on Monday told a group of governors that they should get vital equipment to treat coronavirus patients on th…