Articles by Leslie Silva

Potential legal impact of new vaccine rules for NYS workers

ALBANY, NY (WRGB) — Before resigning from office, former Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for state employees. Those choosing not to get the shot would…

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State lawmakers reach a deal to extend the eviction moratorium

Albany Democrats have reached an agreement in principle on extending the statewide eviction moratorium while increasing funding for relief programs for tenants and landlords.…

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Town Hall: Mask mandates at school

As western New York families prepare to send their children back to school, one local school said they will not require a mask mandate for its students. We spoke with Leslie…

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Fact Check: Governor Andrew Cuomo can run for office again?

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — With Governor Andrew Cuomo leaving office in just days, we know many of you have questions about his future. Social media has a lot of misinformation…

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Vaccine mandate for nursing home staff raises concerns

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – At Kirkhaven nursing home, 70% of staff and 92% of residents have been vaccinated so far. The facility has been COVID-free for several weeks. “I think…

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Kathy Hochul will be able to appoint her own NY lieutenant governor

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will be able to pick her own successor when she takes over for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who Tuesday announced his plans to resign in two weeks. If Hochul doesn’t…

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The Socio-Economic Division Among Women in Child Support Proceedings

Simplistically speaking, there are two major areas of contention in family law: money and children. These areas combine to produce a process we know as child support. Each state…

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Vaccinations, masks and the law

There is still a solid 20 percent of the population across the country who steadfastly refuse to get vaccinated, which is just 10 percent more than the 70 percent necessary to…

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To-go alcohol expires at midnight: Local beverage manufacturers, distributers disappointed

CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. (NEWS10) – More than 400 days after Governor Cuomo issued a state of emergency, that emergency, is now ending in New York State. Many New Yorkers are…

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Empire State Weekly State of Emergency Ended and Primary Results Fallout

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New York’s 15-month-old COVID-19 State of Emergency has now come to an end, marking another major milestone in the state’s recovery from the…

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