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Starting today, Monroe County is offering rapid COVID-19 home test kits to the public. You can collect these kits at no cost from libraries throughout the county at the following locations: All branches in Rochester Brighton Chili Clarkson East Rochester Fairport Gates Hamlin Henrietta Irondequoit Mendon Ogden Parma Penfield Pittsford Riga Rush Both branches in […]

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September 15, 2023

Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the latest COVID vaccines for the fall are en route to New York State and could be available as early as today. This vaccine is not a booster, but an entirely new formulation, indicating that previous vaccinations and boosters will not offer protection against these new variants. There has been […]

New York State Governor Kathy Hochul cautions that prior COVID-19 vaccinations may not offer protection during the recent outbreak. During a COVID-19 briefing yesterday, the governor urged New Yorkers to receive the updated vaccine doses. “I know everyone wants to be done with COVID, but COVID is not done with us.Get the vaccine. Tell everybody, […]

Local pet owners now have a new option for emergency services. The Erie Canal Animal Hospital, situated on South Union Street in Spencerport, has announced its new urgent care offering. To cater to pets requiring immediate attention that can’t hold off for the next standard appointment, they’ve added an extra veterinarian available from 8 am […]

During the pandemic, some low-income families in the U.S. received extra federal aid for buying groceries, a government effort that has since been scaled back. The result is soaring food insecurity among poor households with children, with more than 4 in 10 families who had received the benefit now skipping meals, according to new research. […]

A big change is on the way for the cigarette market in New York State. Starting on September 1, the tax rate on cigarettes will increase by $1 per pack. The Hochul administration is hoping raising the cigarette tax would prevent more youth from taking up the habit. For resources on how you can receive […]

The Skin Cancer Foundation will hold a free skin cancer screening. The Mobile clinic will be at Genesee Valley Park sports complex on Elmwood Avenue from 10 AM to 4 PM today August 25th. Today screenings will be first come first serve. Free skin cancer screenings in Rochester Friday | WHAM (

With the COVID-19 hospitalizations increasing for the fifth straight week, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Facilities have reintroduced mandatory masking. Two major hospitals in New York as well as health care company Kaiser Permanente at its Santa Rosa, California, have brought back masking. Movie studio Lionsgate is also reportedly […]

Kevin Hart posted a hilarious video detailing his latest injury. Hart says he needs to sit his butt down in a wheelchair because he can’t walk anymore. Why?  The movie star and comedian say it was the result of trying to race an athlete and tearing some core muscles (a torn lower abdomen and adductors). […]

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August 24, 2023

It’s a sad day for those who are a fan of Wegmans soda, aka WPOP. Their reasons are due to worries over synthetic components in their products, and that the soda does not align with their “Our Food You Feel Good About” standards. The company remains dedicated to promoting healthier living for its customers. Wegmans […]

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