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NYS to lift mask mandate in schools effective Monday

New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said in a letter yesterday, that New York State will no longer require staff and students to wear masks inside schools beginning Monday, June 7th, even if the student or teacher is not fully vaccinated. While not required anymore in schools, mask wearing will still be “strongly encouraged”.
 

NY alcohol to-go executive order expected to be extended

New York State is expected to extend the alcohol to-go executive order past this weekend. It was originally extended to June 5th in the middle of March. It is unknown how much longer the executive order will be extended.

 

NYS senator proposes bill to make broadband a utility

New York State Senator Sean Ryan, among other state lawmakers, introduced a bill in the Senate and Assembly that would make broadband internet a utility, similar to gas or electric. The Senator has been met with resistance from internet companies, saying “One of the most ironic calls was a lobbyist out of Washington who called, who kept freezing during the entire call because their internet service didn’t work.”

 

Sorge’s Restaurant in Corning celebrates 70 years of business

Sorge’s Restaurant on Market Street in Corning celebrates its official 70th anniversary in business today, however, they got the festivities started yesterday with a ceremonial ribbon cutting and reception that followed. Owner Mike Sorge said “People come to restaurants for a number of different things, but primarily it’s good food and good service and that’s our goal.”

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