Local updates

The Times is publishing a list of local sports and related events that are postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Events that are postponed may be rescheduled; a date is included it known at this time. Events that are canceled won’t be rescheduled. If you have information about …

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GENEVA — Denny’s, the family restaurant chain that calls itself “America’s Diner,” is closing its locations in Geneva, Canandaigua and Monroe County.

CANANDAIGUA — Following a recent uptick in Ontario County COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, county leaders are asking residents on the Memorial Day weekend to be mindful about the virus.

PENN YAN — The 181st edition of the Yates County Fair will have to wait until next year.

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Below is a list of Finger Lakes-area food and beverage businesses that remain open for takeout/delivery. We hope this is as comprehensive as possible but we know we may be missing some businesses. Anyone not on this list that is offering takeout and/or delivery services can send the specific…

Here is a listing of the most up-to-date information on the number of COVID-19 cases in the four-county area. The information comes from the websites of the public health departments in Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties (Note: not all the departments provide the same information).

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CANANDAIGUA — Following talks by Ontario County’s municipal leaders this week, all beaches in the county will remain closed during the Memorial Day weekend.

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LYONS — Wayne County Economic Development Director Brian Pincelli knows these are tough times for local businesses suffering under the shutdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Like many in the community, I have spent the last several weeks shuttered in my house while following all the recommendations from the White House Coronavirus Committee. This current situation has brought me a lot of sleepless nights because it might be the first time in 41 years that there …

National Updates

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NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers marked Memorial Day with car convoys and small ceremonies instead of big parades as the coronavirus reshaped the solemn holiday, blending tributes to virus victims …

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As Brazil's accelerating caseload propels it into the second worst coronavirus hot spot, one of the most alarming aspects is the epidemic's path - spreading into areas so poor they lack not only intensive care units but often clean water. Restricted at first to Brazil's rich neighborhoods and capitals in close contact with international travelers, the virus has migrated inland, and also to ...

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ALBANY, N.Y. - Families of front-line workers killed by coronavirus will be entitled to government-backed death benefits, Gov. Cuomo announced Monday. The governor, holding his daily briefing aboard the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum in honor of Memorial Day, said public health workers, police, firefighters, transit workers and medics deserve more than just a thank you for their work during ...

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The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can…

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LONDON (AP) — British leader Boris Johnson’s powerful chief aide insisted Monday that he wouldn't resign for driving the length of England while the country was under strict lockdown — a trip …

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NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden made his first in-person appearance in more than two months on Monday as he marked Memorial Day by laying a wreath at a veterans park near his Delaware home.

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It wasn't exactly the finish line Ali Riecke had in mind.

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ATLANTA (AP) — Americans marked a Memorial Day like no other Monday as the coronavirus pandemic upended traditional commemorations and forced communities to honor the nation's military dead wi…

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TOKYO - Japan on Monday lifted six days early a state of emergency put in place nationwide since mid-April to stem the coronavirus pandemic. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday ended the state of emergency in the Greater Tokyo metropolitan area and the northern province of Hokkaido, the last remaining areas of the country on high alert. The move comes six days earlier than expected, ...

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BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump honored America’s fallen service members on Monday as he commemorated Memorial Day in back-to-back appearances in the midst of the pandemic.

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GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Monday that it will temporarily drop hydroxychloroquine — the anti-malarial drug U.S. President Trump says he is taking — from its global study…

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has forced charities or nonprofit groups to cancel or postpone an untold number of walks and runs that raise money for everything from Alzheimer's to…

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President Donald Trump threatened Monday to pull the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina if the state's Democratic governor doesn't immediately sign off on allowing a full-cap…

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The coronavirus hasn’t been kind to car owners.

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — I won’t be visiting Adam this Memorial Day weekend. COVID-19 is seeing to that.

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MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Public pools will look very different this summer if they open at all with the coronavirus threat still looming, as teenage lifeguards will be tasked with maintaining soci…

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Vicki L. Friedman always wanted to play golf with her adult sons but until this spring couldn’t find time to learn the game and practice.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — States are spending billions of dollars stocking up on medical supplies such as masks and breathing machines during the coronavirus pandemic. But more than two month…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden worked out deals with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. He defended Vice President Mike Pence as a “decent guy” and eulogized Arizona Republican Sen. John M…

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GALLUP, N.M. - Sliding off Interstate 40 about 100 miles west of Albuquerque presented another in a seemingly endless series of decisions during a 3,900-mile, 11-state journey. On one side of the east-west artery was a bustling truck stop. On the other, a decaying gas station that likely encountered its last mop during the Reagan administration. No brainer. Choose the path less traveled or, in ...

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If there is a silver lining to the flawed U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic, it is this: The relatively high number of new cases being diagnosed daily - upward of 20,000 - will make it easier to test new vaccines. To determine whether a vaccine prevents disease, the study's subjects need to be exposed to the pathogen as it circulates in the population. Reopening the economy will likely ...

Relaunching a team sport during a still-raging public health crisis is an inescapably risky endeavor, requiring numerous moving parts operating in harmony. It requires a governing body of owners who have decided the only unacceptable risk is punting a season's worth of revenue. Players must be willing to further reduce their pay to preserve their bosses' sunken cost, and elected officials must ...

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The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump doesn't like the message, he shoots the messenger.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Many laid-off workers who lost health insurance in the coronavirus shutdown soon face the first deadlines to qualify for fallback coverage under the Affordable Care Act.