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Even though YMCAs across New York are waiting for state permission to reopen their fitness centers, many facilities have been open for child care services since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The push to register more voters is taking effect on Buffalo's East Side today.

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Groundbreaking on a new facility for the Lockport Family YMCA took place on Friday.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced new grants equaling nearly $11 million in support of Advantage After School Programs across the state.

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Registration closed Tuesday for the the 116th annual Turkey Trot, the annual Thanksgiving morning foot race, from the YMCA on Delaware Avenue to the Buffalo Convention Center. 

YMCA officials say 13,200 people have signed up for the race.  Proceeds benefit programs at the YMCA.  It is the longest continuously held road race in the country. 

Budd Bailey writes a running column for the Buffalo News.  Bailey tells WBFO's Mark Scott the number of runners has increased significantly in recent years.