George Stockburger, Local 22 & Local 44

George Stockburger

Local 22 & Local 44

Elmira, NY, United States

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Past articles by George:

New York restrictions block Amazon from shipping at-home COVID-19 PCR tests

NEW YORK (WETM) – New York is the only state in the United States where you can not purchase Amazon’s at-home COVID-19 PCR test. The FDA Authorized at-home nasal test is designed for potential COVID-19 patients to self-administer a Real-Time RT-Polymerase Chain Reaction, or PCR, COVID-19 test. Amazon describes the test as the “gold standard” […] → Read More

Gov. Cuomo signs voting reform laws focused on absentee & mail-in ballots

The Governor says the reforms "help voters, candidates and boards of elections more easily perform their functions." → Read More

$25M in child care scholarships available to New York essential workers

Essential workers in New York will soon be able to apply for child care scholarships as part of a $25 million plan outlined by Governor Andrew Cuomo. → Read More

PHOTOS: Fireworks, illuminated landmarks celebrate end of COVID restrictions in New York

Fireworks were set off simultaneously across New York State on Tuesday night in celebration of COVID-19 restrictions being lifted by Governor Cuomo. → Read More

GOP’s Rob Astorino announces 2nd run for NY governor

Former Westcester County executive Rob Astorino said Tuesday he’ll run for governor in 2022 in what would be his second bid to unseat Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. → Read More

NYSP searching for missing man in Thurston, car with Mexican passports found near pond

THURSTON, N.Y. (WETM) – New York State Police are investigating a missing man in Thurston and have been searching a local pond, according to Troop E’s PIO. According to the public information officer, two men were fishing at a pond and one went missing on Monday evening. The NYS Dive Team has been at the […] → Read More

New York Wegmans locations opening COVID-19 vaccinations to 18+ starting Tuesday

New York State Wegmans locations will open scheduling for COVID-19 vaccination appointments to individuals 18+ on Tuesday, April 6 at 2 p.m. → Read More

Schumer pitches for MLB All-Star game to be moved to New York

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is "pitching" Major League Baseball to move its All-Star Game to New York this summer. The decision to pull the July 13 game from Atlanta’s Truist Park amounts to the first economic backlash against Georgia for the voting law that Republican Gov. Brian Kemp quickly signed into law March 25. → Read More

NY, PA attorney generals call for social media companies to block anti-vaxxer disinformation

New York Attorney General Letitia James and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, as part of a coalition of 12 attorneys general, are calling on Facebook and Twitter "to take stronger measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 vaccine disinformation being spread by anti-vaxxers on their social media platforms. → Read More

Petition calls for the removal of Governor Cuomo’s name from Watkins Glen State Park sign

A petition on has collected over 1,500 signatures calling for the removal of Governor Andrew Cuomo's name from the Watkins Glen State Park sign amid sexual harassment allegations. → Read More

New Yorkers eligible for paid time off to get the COVID-19 vaccine

New York residents are now eligible for paid time off for time spent to get the COVID-19 vaccine during their work day. → Read More

New York releases new eligibility guidance for COVID-19 vaccine

Starting Wednesday, March 10 New Yorkers 60 and older can start scheduling an appointment. → Read More

UK variant detected in Chemung County

CHEMUNG COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) – The UK variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Chemung County, according to County Executive Christopher Moss. We were advised earlier today that the (UK) variant (B117) was detected in Chemung County. Please continue to practice our safety protocols including social distancing, mask wearing, washing hands and etc. We’re scheduling […] → Read More

New York releases guidelines for wedding venues, billiard halls

On Monday New York released new COVID-19 guidance for billiard/pool halls and wedding venues. → Read More

Secretary to Gov. Andrew Cuomo releases list of those eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting on Feb. 15

Melissa DeRosa, secretary to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, took to Twitter on Thursday and released a list of people eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting on Feb. 15. → Read More

New York starts vaccinating inmates 65 and older

The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision has begun administering the COVID-19 vaccine to inmates who are 65 years old or older. → Read More

Gov. Cuomo skipping Biden inauguration amid state capitol threats

The Governor said his decision not to attend comes amid a rise in threats against state capitols following the insurrection in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6. → Read More

New York Rep. Tom Reed against a second impeachment of President Donald Trump, invoking 25th amendment

"We have 13 days until President Biden will be inaugurated as the next President of the United States," said Reed. "To me, that's the more appropriate approach to take and to engage." → Read More

Vermont COVID-19 trend favorable, but holiday surge looms

Vermont officials say the number of new cases of people infected with the coronavirus continues to drop. But they are waiting to see if holiday gatherings and travel will drive a surge in cases in the new year. → Read More

Federal restrictions lifted on canned wine sales

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has lifted restrictions that prevented vineyards, such as those in the Finger Lakes, from selling wine in 8.4 and 12oz cans, according to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer. → Read More