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TSA extends face mask requirement (access required)

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has extended the face mask mandate for domestic travel by air, bus or rail on domestic public transportation systems through Sept. 13. The face mask requirement, which went into effect Feb. 1, was to expire ...

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Business of marijuana will be subject of online city forum (access required)

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The Rochester community will have an opportunity during an online forum Thursday evening to learn about business opportunities that may exist from the legalization of marijuana. Mayor Lovely Warren and New York State Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes will host ...

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Ortt to Chamber: Legislators must stop outmigration, spur business growth (access required)

State Sen. Robert Ortt (R-North Tonawanda).

With outmigration leading to the loss of one seat in the House of Representatives for New York next year, elected officials must focus on measures that will attract people and businesses, not chase them away, the state Senate Minority Leader ...

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County implements plans to attract, retain hospital staff (access required)

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Local political, health care and educational leaders have undertaken a series of measures meant to improve staff retention and recruitment at Monroe Community Hospital. A long-term care task force in conjunction with Common Ground Health will study opportunities to address ...

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Ontario County has weathered COVID’s storm (access required)

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What happens to a thriving, rural Upstate community when a global pandemic strikes? Can its government stand up to the financial rigors caused by severe funding shortfalls? Can the government’s workforce continue to adequately deliver services to residents while also ...

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