BREAKING NEWS Oneida County to suspend vaccine operations on Jan.21st Full Story

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.

Cases: 1228867

Reported Deaths: 40806
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens1534247815
Kings1503768020
Suffolk1243842560
Nassau1113932529
Bronx1027395252
Westchester829331780
New York736343424
Erie507161350
Richmond437851367
Monroe43226742
Rockland31346806
Orange28168642
Onondaga26954520
Oneida16342335
Dutchess16115298
Albany15771251
Niagara11664235
Broome10743249
Saratoga883978
Schenectady8347118
Ulster7448186
Rensselaer6596101
Putnam629472
Chemung5479107
Chautauqua535054
Oswego476262
Ontario459279
Steuben4496130
Cayuga426769
Sullivan375148
Wayne356850
Genesee356696
Herkimer348548
St. Lawrence343756
Cattaraugus330860
Madison304775
Jefferson303121
Livingston260537
Cortland258753
Tompkins257222
Columbia234467
Allegany231375
Tioga214554
Montgomery212372
Wyoming207541
Clinton204016
Fulton199947
Warren198237
Greene196455
Orleans188268
Chenango168039
Otsego160021
Washington142421
Lewis141922
Seneca117745
Franklin10869
Delaware98316
Essex95216
Schoharie8735
Yates78316
Schuyler69910
Hamilton1451
Unassigned3992
Out of NY0164
Rome
Cloudy
34° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 34°
Binghamton
Cloudy
32° wxIcon
Hi: 32° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 24°
Rome
Cloudy
34° wxIcon
Hi: 35° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 34°
Rome
Cloudy
34° wxIcon
Hi: 28° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 34°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
2021 Golfer's Paradise Card - 21 Courses for only $99.99
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve