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‘Our Erie Canal moment;’ Micron pledges $100 billion investment in Central NY facility (access required)

That little chip being held by Gov. Kathy Hochul is what Micron's $100 billion investment in a new manufacturing facility in Onondaga County is all about

Lured to New York after more than a year of courting by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer — and up to $5.5 billion in state tax credits, plus additional county and federal incentives — Micron is expected to hire up to 9,000 people, with another 40,000 jobs created throughout the community, according to government estimates.

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Cooney honors workers’ rights activist Watts with Women of Distinction award (access required)

Bess Watts received the New York State Senate Women of Distinction Award from Sen. Jeremy Cooney (D-Rochester)

"Bess is a tireless champion for equity among those who historically have faced discrimination, advocating for workers' rights and rights for LGBTQ+ community members with kindness and strength," Cooney said in a news release.

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Masks now optional on RTS vehicles (access required)

"As Governor Hochul stated in her announcement today, ‘masks are encouraged, but optional.’ I appreciate our customers and employees for being respectful of everyone’s choices on this issue."

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