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Tracy Mitrano. Photo is courtesy of Mitrano's social media.

Tracy Mitrano (D), a candidate for NY’s 23rd congressional district, is interviewed on WRFI 6pm News [Audio]

By Michayla Savitt | March 31, 2020

Tracy Mitrano, Democratic Party candidate for New York’s 23rd congressional district, is interviewed live on WRFI 6pm News. Ms Mitrano is a resident of Penn Yan, and a native of Rochester NY. She served as Director of Information Technology Policy at Cornell University. She also consults and teaches Cyber Security. She joined WRFI News Director…

Coronavirus Update, March 30, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | March 30, 2020

New York now has over 66,000 cases of the coronavirus, according to the State Department of Health. There are 2 confirmed cases of the virus in Schuyler County. In Tompkins County, there are 73 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of now. The Tompkins County Health Department says nearly 1400 COVID-19 tests have been administered locally,…

Ithaca Community Members Sew Face Masks To Meet Local Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic [AUDIO]

By Esther Racoosin | March 30, 2020

Local volunteers are sewing face masks in response to shortages of protective gear for health care providers, people in the service sector and community members from COVID-19. Here we speak with three people in the community who have been organizing these efforts: Carol O’Driscoll, Director of Surgical Services at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca Mask Makers…

Coronavirus Update, March 27, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | March 27, 2020

New York now has over 44,000 of coronavirus cases state-wide, according to New York Governor Cuomo. There is one confirmed case of the virus in Schuyler County, according to county officials. In Tompkins County, there are 48 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The Tompkins County Health Department says nearly 1200 COVID-19 tests have been administered locally,…

Coronavirus Update, March 26, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | March 26, 2020

New York State’s total number of positive COVID-19 cases has reached over 37,000, according to the state department of health. According to the Governor, New York is doing more tests — now up to 18,650 tests per day. A quarter of all tests in the country have reportedly been done in New York. As of…

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