Southern tier police departments say arrests are down significantly over last year

Overall, police say the decline is the result of changes in procedures which sought to limit arrests in favor of court summonses for most misdemeanor crimes, in an effort to reduce the risk of COVID-19 contamination and indirectly to limit jail populations. Additionally, COVID-19-related closures of schools and businesses, and decreased road traffic have also resulted in less criminal activity, they said. READ MORE
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Brew News Spotlight on Moonlight Meadery: Worried for the future, hopeful to recover what’s been lost

At the time, Fairbrother had been looking for a farm property to purchase as part of an effort to leave the industrial property they currently rent and build and relocate to a permanent facility. When he realized his national and international revenue sources had all disappeared in a moment, Fairbrother went from looking to spend up to $2 million on farm property and construction to letting go of his eight employees.  READ MORE