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NY to keep mask rules for now, but other COVID-19 rules ease Wednesday

Many COVID-19 pandemic restrictions will end on Wednesday in New York, including capacity restrictions for some sporting events, indoor gatherings, and offices. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who set the date for the reopening earlier this month, is not yet ready to abide by new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines that say fully vaccinated people no longer have to wear masks in most settings.

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PBS American Portrait: Tom Gadelrab

As part of the PBS American Portrait Series, WNED PBS is taking some of the stories from our Making Buffalo Home project and both preparing them for a national audience while featuring them on WBFO. You can hear the segments every Monday morning for the next several weeks.

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It’s year one for Buffalo’s new soccer team, FC Buffalo Women. And they started things off on a positive note, winning their first ever game 2-1 over the Rochester Lancers this weekend. The team’s journey to get on the pitch this season hasn't been without challenges.

  

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Today marks the 2021 tax deadline. Individuals who need additional time to file beyond the May 17 deadline can request a filing extension until October 15 via a 4868 form.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo will hold his regular COVID-19 briefing at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Watch it live here.

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The scent of blacktop is in the air. It's that time of year when governments speed up construction and repair of roads and bridges as the better weather arrives. And this year will be harder for those crews, as people return to the road.

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It was ribbon-cutting time Sunday for Nardin Academy, which officially opened its new sports park in North Buffalo.

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Toronto has confirmed that all major events summer events for the city are cancelled. That means no Canadian National Exhibition and no Caribbean Carnival.

Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of the Governor

Many COVID-19 pandemic restrictions will end on Wednesday in New York, including capacity restrictions for some sporting events, indoor gatherings, and offices. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who set the date for the reopening earlier this month, is not yet ready to abide by new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines that say fully vaccinated people no longer have to wear masks in most settings.

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The owners of a chemical plant in Buffalo are disputing a shutdown order issued by the state over sulfur dioxide emissions.

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As part of the PBS American Portrait Series, WNED PBS is taking some of the stories from our Making Buffalo Home project and both preparing them for a national audience while featuring them on WBFO. You can hear the segments every Monday morning for the next several weeks.

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In a review of the state's economy, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's office states that sales tax collections in April were more than forty-five percent higher than the same period last year.

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MONTREAL — With just over 3% of Canadians fully inoculated against COVID-19, a growing number of America's northern border states and communities have stepped up to offer excess vaccines to Canadians.

Truck driver John Harrower was on the road last month when he heard on the radio that North Dakota had agreed to vaccinate truckers from his home province of Manitoba.

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