BREAKING NEWS State puts hold on Phase 2, but county will not stop businesses from reopening as planned Full Story
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Masonic Medical Research Lab gets state grant for renovations, new hires

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul came to Utica Tuesday to recap Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address and share what plans are in store for the Mohawk Valley.

Posted: Jan 22, 2019 5:39 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul came to Utica Tuesday to recap Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address and share what plans are in store for the Mohawk Valley.

She highlighted the push for infrastructure funding, marijuana legalization, and announced several local grants.

One of the most notable, is $6 million to Masonic Medical Research Lab in the form of renovations and about 30 new staff hires from all over the world, some of which are already established.

Officials with Masonic say that this grant means more than just the obvious increased research abilities.

"It's a tremendous opportunity for the growth of this community. So we've already brought in 19 individuals and they've all brought in their families. So they're usually two working families so they've brought in a spouse that is also going to contribute to the community and they've also brought in children that will be a part of our educational system and they've also brought in all of the resources that accompany being a part of the research institute as well,” said Maria Kontaridis, the director of research at the Masonic Medical Institute.

Masonic Research Lab is in the midst of working on a patent for a research project that they could not comment on at this time.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 366733

Reported Deaths: 29529
CountyConfirmedDeaths
New York City20105121415
Nassau401402114
Suffolk393591871
Westchester332931357
Rockland13076626
Orange10325443
Erie5886504
Dutchess3867138
Monroe2824198
Onondaga2054127
Albany181476
Ulster165874
Sullivan135130
Putnam123658
Niagara98463
Oneida95946
Schenectady67629
Broome54544
Rensselaer46928
Saratoga46811
Columbia38032
Madison31010
Warren25326
Steuben24141
Greene23618
Washington23113
Orleans21233
St. Lawrence2012
Ontario2019
Fulton20018
Genesee1974
Tompkins1560
Chemung1361
Tioga12621
Chenango1260
Livingston1187
Wayne1123
Oswego1073
Herkimer1063
Clinton954
Cattaraugus850
Cayuga841
Montgomery824
Wyoming825
Chautauqua814
Delaware784
Jefferson720
Otsego705
Seneca560
Schoharie490
Allegany450
Yates396
Cortland390
Essex360
Lewis200
Franklin200
Schuyler110
Hamilton50
Unassigned00
Utica
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 72°
Oneonta
Overcast
69° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 69°
Herkimer
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 72°
Thendara
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 72°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
Senior Send-Off brought to you by Herkimer College
Menu 2 Go list of takeout dinners & fish fries
Apply to Go the Distance 2020
23 courses for only $79.99