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NY to discuss reopening school; virus cases 'low and stable'

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York education officials are set to begin outlining what will need to be done to reopen schools as Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state has maintained a “low and stable” number of people testing positive for coronavirus. The state Education Department is scheduled to present a framework for the long-awaited reopening guidance to the Board of Regents on Monday, with the full guidance to come later. The framework incorporates feedback gathered through four meetings of a...

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Irondequoit officials say that a camper who attended summer camp at Camp Eastman has tested positive for COVID-19.

A letter from the town’s recreation department was shared by Supervisor Dave Seeley on social media on Sunday. Seeley says that all parents of kids who attended the camp last week and this coming week have been informed, and he says there is a low likelihood that the child contracted the virus at Camp Eastman, given the circumstances and the timing.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  New York education officials are set to begin outlining what will need to be done to reopen schools as Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state has maintained a “low and stable” number of people testing positive for coronavirus.

The state Education Department is scheduled to present a framework for the long-awaited reopening guidance to the Board of Regents on Monday, with the full guidance to come later.

Florida reported 15,299 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, marking the largest single-day increase of any state since the start of the pandemic.

Sunday's number exceeds New York's peak of more than 12,200 new cases in one day back in April, when it was the epicenter of the outbreak.

President Trump on Saturday was photographed wearing a mask during a visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, after months of refusing to don the medical expert-recommended face coverings meant to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

"I love masks in the appropriate locations," Trump said, speaking to reporters at the White House before his visit.

Thunderstorms brought heavy rains to much of the Finger Lakes and Western New York on Saturday, and a flood warning was issued by the National Weather Service for Eastern Monroe County until 7:45 a.m. on Sunday. 

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Longtime Rochester area Assemblyman David Gantt is being remembered for the devotion he showed to his district and the guidance he gave to many local political leaders. Gantt died earlier this month at the age of 78. He served nearly 37 years in the NY Assembly.

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NEW YORK (AP) The number of New Yorkers hospitalized with the coronavirus fell to the lowest point in nearly four months, state officials said Saturday.

But Gov. Andrew Cuomo is predicting a new increase in cases amid outbreaks in other states.

``The only question is how far up our rate goes,'' Cuomo said in an interview with WAMC radio on Friday. ``You can't have it all across the country and not come back.``

Rochester Police say 6 people were shot after an incident on North Clinton Avenue early Saturday morning. Officers say that all 6 suffered non-life threatening injuries.

It happened after police got a call about a fight at North Clinton Ave. and Kelly Street at about 1:30 a.m. on Saturday.  When police got there, they heard numerous gunshots and saw a crowd of people. Officers found two victims at a park near 485 North Clinton.

Updated Saturday at 10:22 a.m. ET

President Trump on Friday evening commuted the prison sentence of his longtime friend Roger Stone, a veteran Republican operative who was convicted of lying to Congress about his efforts to contact WikiLeaks during Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

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The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 and the number of those on ventilators both dropped by one on Friday, according to figures from the Monroe County public health department.

The county said there were 64 people in hospitals for COVID-19 treatment, four of whom were on ventilators in intensive care units.

No deaths from the disease have been reported in the county since Wednesday, the health department's numbers showed. The county's death toll held steady at 277.

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Abby Feldman's life has come full circle. After a comedy career that has taken her from Manhattan to Brazil to just within reach of the dark bat wings of the Kremlin, she's now waiting out the coronavirus pandemic in her childhood bedroom in Pittsford. Where her mother, she says, "keeps my supply of avocados replenished."

"It took a pandemic to appreciate this small town that I come from."

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The revelation that Fox News prime-time star Tucker Carlson's top writer had posted racist, sexist and homophobic sentiments online for years under a pseudonym has led to renewed scrutiny of Carlson's own commentaries, which have inspired a series of advertising boycotts.

More than one month after embarking on what he calls a march for "change, justice and equality," Terry Willis completed a 1,000-mile walk from his hometown of Huntsville, Ala., to the site of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis on Sunday.

Willis, a 35-year-old business owner, said he feels obligated as a Black man and father to help create a better future for his son.

Florida reported 15,299 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, marking the largest single-day increase of any state since the start of the pandemic.

Sunday's number exceeds New York's peak of more than 12,200 new cases in one day back in April, when it was the epicenter of the outbreak.

Human error, a misaligned missile guidance system and a decision to fire without authorization contributed to Iran's downing of a civilian passenger plane in January, according to a new report from Iran's Civil Aviation Organization.

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Pittsford taking a stand against racism

Jul 10, 2020
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Pittsford residents gathered Friday on Main Street in the village for a “Stand-up Against Racism” event.

Jen Canning, one of the organizers, says stickers pertaining to a white supremacy group were found in the village in May and again in June in front of the Town Hall. Canning says she was disappointed the town didn't act sooner to counteract that message, so she went to the Town Hall with her own Black Lives Matter sign.

Jazz festival won't happen in 2020

Jul 10, 2020
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The producers of the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival announced Friday that the festival won't be held in 2020.

In a news release, producers Marc Iacona and John Nugent said because of the coronavirus pandemic, the nine-day festival "will be postponed to June 18-26, 2021."

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From the Inclusion Desk

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UPDATE: The New York State Office of People with Disabilities announced Friday that starting on July 15, 2020 in regions of the state that are in Phase Four of the reopening plan, home visits may resume for individuals living in OPWDD certified residences.

The home visits are subject to COVID-19 safety guidelines that include social distancing, face coverings, hand washing, and proper cleaning and disinfection.

The office is urging families to use caution and to limit group home residents' exposure to members of different households and public places.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello has signed legislation that will require there be an American Sign Language interpreter at all county government press conferences that are held during emergency situations.

Bello was joined Thursday by deaf and hard of hearing advocates from IGNITE Deaf Advocacy, MCDHub, Partners in Deaf Health and Rochester School for the Deaf to commemorate the approval of the local law.

University of Rochester Medical Center

The University of Rochester Medical Center’s neuroscience laboratory has received a $6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study intellectual and developmental disorders.

URMC’s Del Monte Neuroscience Institute is one of 14 institutions in the country to receive the grant and be named an Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center by the NIH.

The director of URMC’s institute, John Foxe, said the grant will fund research into common developmental disorders, like autism, and much rarer conditions like Batten disease, which occurs in only about three of every 100,000 births.

The state’s ongoing fiscal crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic has led to temporary funding reductions for some cities and postponed planned pay raises for state workers. It’s also led to reductions to some smaller programs, including a key organization that has helped New Yorkers with intellectual disabilities navigate the pandemic. The program is slated for significant cuts this month.   

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