Construction is complete on the replacement of the Route 34B bridge in Lansing. According to the Governor’s website, the new bridge replaces the old structure which was built in 1930. The $18.4 million project includes a new steel frame and expanded eight-foot shoulders to better accommodate stopped vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists. State Route 34B follows the east shore of Cayuga Lake, and is central to the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail.
Yesterday, the New York State Department of Health confirmed the discovery of a case of polio. According to CNBC, the infected person is a resident of Rockland County. The case is believed to stem from the oral-polio vaccine, which contains a mild virus strain that is still able to replicate. This vaccine is not administered in the United States, so the chain of infection is believed to have begun outside the country. This is the first case of polio in the United States since 2013, and health care providers are encouraged to be on the lookout for additional cases.
NY Democrats are calling for New York State Representative and gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin to be investigated by the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack. According to New York Daily News, the chairman of the NY Democratic party Jay Jacobs pointed to Zeldin’s support of former President Trump’s “Big Lie,” and to his connection to white nationalist groups like the Oath Keepers, as reasons for scrutiny. Zeldin attended a 2015 meeting of the Oath Keepers’ Long Island chapter. He also appeared more than 550 times in deposition transcripts produced by the Committee.
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