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Gym owners and mall tenants waited eagerly this week for the state’s phase four reopening guidelines so they could get back to business after being closed more than three months for the coronavirus. Instead, they found out that they are excluded from phase four, and that there is no timeline set for them to reopen. “We are very disappointed.

Emergency medicine researchers in Buffalo have launched a study to see if a steroid medication typically used to treat asthma can help patients sick at home with Covid-19. “Some people with viruses or other illnesses feel better sooner, faster with these kinds of medicines, so our hope in this case is that it will be helpful too,” said Dr.

Horse racing tracks across the state, including two in Western New York, can reopen June 1 though without fans in the stands, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Saturday. Buffalo Raceway, Batavia Downs and other tracks can resume racing with social distancing requirements in place to limit the spread of Covid-19, Cuomo said at his daily news briefing. The governor


A dying Niagara County man was moved Wednesday from a nursing home that wouldn’t let his immediate family visit him because of COVID-19 precautions. Elvin “Bill” Hanley was transported to the Niagara Hospice from Northgate Health Care Facility, a nursing home in Wheatfield where he had been in a hospice bed for six days. The nursing home would not

Democratic congressional candidate Nate McMurray is on a leave of absence from his employer, Delaware North. McMurray has worked as assistant general counsel and, most recently, as vice president of business development for the privately owned hospitality and tourism giant. McMurray told The Buffalo News last week that he was asked to take an unpaid leave of absence from

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