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Will public meetings in New York adjust in new COVID era?

The COVID-19 pandemic altered public meetings in New York, making government participation for elected officials and members of the public in an era of remote video conferencing and social distancing. Now, as the state’s emergency orders for the pandemic fall away, but concerns over rising cases and the delta variant linger, good-government organizations in New… Keep Reading

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Prime Peke! Wasabi the Pekingese wins Westminster dog show

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The flavor of the year at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show: Wasabi. A Pekingese named Wasabi won best in show Sunday night, notching a fifth-ever win for the unmistakable toy breed. A whippet named Bourbon repeated as runner-up. Waddling through a small-but-mighty turn in the ring, Wasabi nabbed U.S. dogdom’s… Keep Reading

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Carnival Eats returns to Utica with food, rides and games

Carnival Eats recently opened locations at the New York State Fairgrounds and in Watertown. The openings come as New York state prepares to lift its remaining COVID-19 restrictions in most settings when 70% of the state’s adult population has received at least one vaccine dose. But under current state guidelines, Carnival Eats requires a reduced attendance capacity, recommended mask wearing,… Keep Reading

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Familiar face on the mound for Rapids season opener

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) – The Watertown Rapids open up their collegiate league season Thursday night against visiting Auburn at the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds with a local product on the mound. The Rapids will start a pitcher who is no stranger to the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds. Ryan Peters will get the start. Peters spent many a… Keep Reading

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