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More than $200 million available for SNAP benefits statewide (access required)


The state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) will continue to offer maximum food benefits to all Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, the agency said last week. The benefits distribution will push more than $200 million in federal ...

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New York AG report details patient neglect, other conduct during pandemic (access required)


A new report from New York Attorney General Letitia James on COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes has community members and organizations statewide calling for answers and looking for solutions. Thursday’s report — a sprawling, in-depth 76-page document — details an ...

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Report: Despite pandemic, small-business leaders remain optimistic (access required)


Despite the upheaval of a global health crisis, small business owners are showing their mettle and remaining upbeat about their future, a new survey from JPMorgan Chase shows. The 11th annual Business Leaders Outlook Survey found that nationwide, more than ...

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Pandemic’s impact on construction projects depends on contract


Binge-watching a season or five of a Netflix series has been a popular way for many to pass time while stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Contractors and building owners may be choosing a different way to stay busy: ...

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Upstate business leaders form coalition to address pandemic


Upstate New York business leaders have formed a coalition to address the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affects business. Upstate Venture Connect is an entrepreneur-led nonprofit that is building a region-wide startup community for upstate businesses. Its mission is to ...

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Cornell holds COVID-19 video conference for dairy farmers Friday

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Cornell Cooperative Extension is holding a seminar by video conference Friday morning for dairy farmers about how to manage their businesses with COVID-19 in mind.  The conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. with ZOOM video conferencing technology, and can be ...

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