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Legislature passes nursing home bill

Nursing homes in New York state will have to make their CMS ratings more accessible to the public. Both the state Senate and Assembly have passed legislation that will require the most recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rating to be displayed on the home page of the ...

USDA designates 17 counties as primary natural disaster areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 17 New York counties as primary natural disaster areas due to freeze and frost last year. Producers in who suffered losses caused by recent natural disasters may be eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency emergency loans. The natural disaster ...

Projects moving forward in the city of Dunkirk

Randy Woodbury, Department of Public Works director for the city of Dunkirk, gave an updated report of projects in the city at last month’s Finance Committee meeting. “We have two big projects yet, one is the replacement water line on West Seventh Street to replace the feeder line to the ...

Little agreement on legal marijuana

New York state is already one of the biggest marijuana markets in the country — the question before state lawmakers is whether that market should be legal or not. A portion of this week’s joint legislative budget hearing on taxes included a discussion on marijuana taxes that have been ...

Raising awareness for colorectal cancer

Dozens of Brooks-TLC staff members showed support for colorectal cancer awareness Friday by wearing the color blue in recognition of National Dress in Blue Day. All of March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, but staff came out in droves to show support for CRC patients and ...

LED work underway in city

Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas has announced the continuation of the LED lighting project in the city. “LED Energy Solutions and their contractors have begun work on Phase 2 of the project with expectations of its completion by Memorial Day.” Rosas said. “Upon completion of this project ...