New York’s state senate and assembly districts are redrawn every 10 years, after the census. In 2014, New York joined two other states with a constitutional amendment to move redistricting to an independent committee but requiring legislative approval which opens the process to potential gerrymandering.  To report on how this process is proceeding, WRFI news…

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Cases continue to rise on the east hill. Cornell University is announcing strict measures against students who miss surveillance COVID tests.  Students who miss their scheduled tests will lose access to Canvas, the online platform the university uses to post course materials, assignments and exams. Professors cannot give extensions or make-up exams. Students will also…

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Tompkins County is reporting 13 new cases of COVID-19, and a total of 179 active cases. One new patient has been hospitalized in Tompkins County. Schuyler County is reporting 7 new cases of the virus, and 26 active cases, and two current hospitalizations.

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New York State Government is announcing that people 30 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine on Tuesday. Those 30 and above can sign up for their vaccination appointments on Tuesdays. Starting Tuesday, April 6th, New Yorkers 16 and up will become eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Tompkins county is reporting 189…

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