ALBANY — State Sen. George Borrello and Assemblyman Andy Goodell are calling on the state to reconsider transferring institutional pharmacy services to an Ohio company at the expense of a New York state-based provider and its subcontracted independent pharmacies.

The Cattaraugus County Health Department on Thursday reported two additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in residents, while Allegany County has not recorded a new infection in several days.

SALAMANCA — The Seneca Party will hold its caucus on Friday to select the party’s slate of candidates for the upcoming Seneca Nation elections in November.

SALAMANCA — City of Salamanca residents are outraged over an incident in which a registered sex offender from outside the area allegedly exposed himself to three girls less than 24 hours after being placed in a facility here.

Rep. Tom Reed joined with his bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus colleagues — 25 Democrats and 25 Republicans — to unveil a $1.5 trillion COVID-19 rescue package to help break the gridlock and encourage negotiators to get back to the table.

LITTLE VALLEY — The Cattaraugus County Health Department reported two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, pushing the county’s total to 202 since the pandemic began.

BUFFALO — Alfred State College graduates may seamlessly continue their education at the University at Buffalo and pursue a master’s degree in electrical engineering, courtesy of a new agreement signed by the two State University of New York schools.

ROCHESTER — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren fired the police chief and suspended her top lawyer and communications director Monday in the continuing upheaval over the suffocation death of Daniel Prude.

JAMESTOWN — State Sen. George Borrello is endorsed by the New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association in his bid for re-election to the 57th State Senate District.

ALBANY (AP) — Good-government advocates are pressing the Cuomo administration to pony up $50 million to help counties prepare for mammoth voter turnout for the Nov. 3 election pitting Democratic challenger Joe Biden against President Donald Trump.

ALBANY — New York state’s COVID-19 infection rate of 0.99% on Saturday marked the 37th straight day that the rate remained below 1%.

BUFFALO — The American Red Cross needs people of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a blood supply as diverse as the patients who depend on it.

CANANDAIGUA (TNS) — Suppose the power of New York’s governor was reduced and instead rivaled that of the Queen of England — basically a figurehead. That’s how the chair of Divide NYS Caucus Inc. describes how an amendment to the state constitution would change the way state government works.

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PORTVILLE — Six years ago, James Tkacik began a memorial at Portville Central School for the men and women who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on America.

ROCHESTER (AP) — Two protesters accused of attacking police officers during a demonstration over the suffocation death of Daniel Prude face federal civil disorder charges, prosecutors said Wednesday.

ROCHESTER (AP) — Naked except for “spit hoods” in a reference to the killing of Daniel Prude, several protesters sat outside Rochester’s police headquarters Monday morning to push for police accountability, local news outlets reported.

LITTLE VALLEY — The Cattaraugus County Health Department was notified Sunday of two more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in residents, while no new cases were reported by Allegany County.

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ROCHESTER — New York's attorney general on Saturday moved to form a grand jury to investigate the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died earlier this year after Rochester police placed a hood over his head and held him down.

LITTLE VALLEY — The Cattaraugus County Health Department was notified Saturday of four additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 Cattaraugus County.

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For all the recent leaning toward fall, it’s still summer. Labor Day weekend is here, and while we’ve enjoyed the recent mellow days of 70s — and nights down in the 50s — 80-degree temperatures are coming back in the first part of next week.

ROCHESTER — The police officers involved in the suffocation death of Daniel Prude were following their training when they put a hood over his head and pinned him to the ground for two minutes before noticing wasn’t breathing, the head of the officers’ union said Friday.