“The bad news isn’t just bad. The bad news is actually terrible.”
“The bad news isn’t just bad. The bad news is actually terrible.”
If passed on Capitol Hill, the proposal would provide numerous safeguards for those working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The New York State Department of Health “may shift any such items not currently needed, or needed in the short term future by a health care facility.”
Binghamton University student Dino Nicolari decided to stay at his off-campus apartment. “I really have trouble working at home.”
Democratic leaders said the proposals place too much of a burden on Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration as a time when it is focused on slowing the pandemic.
“We are putting the safety of children, families and educators first […]”
Volunteers are now helping people to set up new shelters and move belongings.
731 New Yorkers died in the past day from the virus, the highest number yet, bringing the death total to 5,489.
“When you add all of those people together, you get up to 95 percent of New Yorkers affected acutely, really, on a day-to-day basis.”
“These past few weeks have been pretty heavy with orders and agencies trying to get their pantries restocked as they’re seeing more people come to them for help.”
“Now is not the time to ease up on strong mitigation tactics that can help flatten the curve and ease the burden likely to be placed on our healthcare system.”
Officials are struggling to handle the high number of people who have died from the disease. So many have died that the city is considering temporary burial at a public cemetery on Hart Island.
A spokesperson said American Airline’s busiest flight out of LaGuardia Sunday only had 27 passengers and nine flights from JFK and LaGuardia had one passenger on each.
“We at the Board have a legal mandate to conduct our jobs. The continuity of government depends in part on some of the work that we’re doing.”
More than 14,000 people have now been hospitalized in New York City for COVID-19. But two large overflow facilities have been operating far below their capacity.
The International Joint Commission says it’s doing everything it can to mitigate rising lake levels but it still might not be enough.
“Pastors are trying to stay connected with their flocks, and some are doing it through mailings and through the internet, but a lot of parishes will try to live stream at least Easter Mass.”
“I think that we would have a less severe outbreak if we had lower levels of air pollution.”
“Is the world paying attention to this?”
“We need everyone to listen to the orders in place and to stay calm, stay home and stay safe.”
“You want to act like everything is normal, you want to look your brightest…even though that might be a facade.”
In a press conference on Sunday, the governor stressed the importance of working together, both in-state and nationally. “Nobody can do this alone,” he said. “Nobody.”
“The measurement of density on our masks being produced here cannot be matched with cloth”
“This is reckless”
“Erie County residents will be put at risk and possibly die because we don’t have the equipment here,”
“People are dying, people are losing their jobs, businesses are folding. That ought not be reason for politicians to figure out a way to give themselves a little extra money in their campaign coffers.”
The state had 562 coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours. In a bit of “good news,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said 1,452 coronavirus patients have been discharged from hospitals in the past day.
“Those institutions will either get their ventilator back, or they will be reimbursed and paid for their ventilator. So they can buy a new ventilator.”
“Knowing the process of distillation and how long it takes, I was looking at my barrels and I just thought to myself this would be a great way to help our local community.”
“It’s absolutely crucial that we get this money to people now, for the hospitals now, and for people on the frontlines now, that being individuals.”
“The bail reform that we did last year I’m very proud of, and I think we made the right change now.”
As of Thursday, 130 COVID-19 patients in Pennsylvania had required treatment with a ventilator, though that number is expected to rise as cases increase.
The person was hospitalized with the disease and died April 1st.
“The budget that we are passing is not the budget that any of us had hoped to pass at the beginning of this session.”
“In times of loss, people naturally, instinctively, gather to comfort each other and share the pain of loss and the reality of loss.”
“We will see a rise in the cases of child abuse and neglect when this is over.”
“It’s going to be a whole new world on how we’re going to man a job here…until this virus is completely behind us.”
State leads nation in percentage of workforce seeking benefits
“This model projects you’re going to have a high death rate through July. If this model is correct, this could go through the summer.”
“If money comes in during the course of the year, we’ll spend it. If we actually lose money, we have to adjust it. That’s life. We can’t spend what we don’t have.”
Kodak has shipped 40,000 gallons of the isopropyl alcohol over the last week, shipping it in tanker loads from its Eastman Business Park facility.
“We were able to contribute to lake levels being fairly stable through the month of March compared with historic records.”
The Commonwealth’s unemployment compensation program saw more than 378,900 claims filed during the week ending March 21 — 6 percent of the workforce.
Federal agency said new policy doesn’t mean facilities can exceed allowed pollution limits
The Pennsylvania Governor says the state Department of Community and Economic Development will not respond to open records requests for the foreseeable future,
“Not moving to legalize cannabis through the budget process right now … it makes sense.”
Michael J. O’Brien was a 35-year old Connecticut man who died last Thursday after contracting COVID-19. His wife Tara remains hospitalized, and her condition is improving according to family members.
The worker helped organize a walkout to demand closure of the facility following several COVID-19 cases. Amazon fired him the same day, saying he violated quarantine and safety measures.
The brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he has experienced COVID-19 symptoms, including “fever, chills and shortness of breath.”
A Nobel prize-winning economist on what it might take to get our economy growing again.
The Republican said New York’s budget deficit was around $6 billion even before the pandemic started
On-site testing was delayed for weeks at a Brooklyn hospital that has been designated COVID-19 only. Rapid on-site testing can help hospitals prevent the virus from spreading inside their facilities.
The state has reported more than 75,000 confirmed cases, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the peak is still to come. On Tuesday he expressed frustration that FEMA was hindering, not helping, its efforts.
“Tell them I am doing well, taking it day by day. Spending most of the days sleeping. Symptoms seem to come and go in waves.”
“The governor, every time he had a road block and was told ‘No’ or didn’t get the answer he wanted, he just kept pushing and pushing and pushing.”
“We have to make drastic cuts to the budget. Like you have never seen.”
The East Meadow in Central Park and a training facility at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Queens are scheduled to become makeshift hospitals while regular facilities are strained by COVID-19.
The conversation comes after the federal stimulus package passed last week.
The stretch covers 17 games.
“I don’t know when the next time I’ll be able to hug her is, because of this virus”
The 68-year-old is also undergoing cancer treatment.
The Comfort will use its roughly 1,000 beds to treat patients who do not have the coronavirus disease COVID-19 but who urgently need other care.
The question of which businesses must close and which can stay open during the statewide coronavirus shutdown has been an ongoing point of confusion and anger.
The numbers are the highest since January 2013, just before Cuomo championed a strict gun control law after the Sandy Hook, Connecticut school shooting.
“We’re going to see waves, so right now we’re seeing the wave of people trying to prepare for being out of work, trying to prepare for having kids at home or working remotely.”
“I don’t think it’s wise to be bringing a lot of people to one location to vote. A lot of people touching one door knob, a lot of people touching one pen, whatever you call the new device on the ballots.”
“This is not a lockdown. It’s nothing that we haven’t been doing. Nonessential people should stay home.”
While state officials have consistently said the situation will deteriorate, they’ve been unable to say just how bad the outbreak might become.
The president said New York ignored ventilators sent by the federal government. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo fired back, saying the president’s view was “incorrect and grossly uninformed.”
The number of coronavirus cases in New York is doubling every four days — a marked decrease from early on in the outbreak, when it was doubling every 2 1/2 days.
“Our goal here is to not become, you know, wealthy off of a tragedy.”
Despite a statewide effort to procure and distribute coronavirus testing supplies to hospitals in New York, some facilities still don’t have what they need to test patients quickly on-site.
Meanwhile, Schuyler County reports first positive case.
President Trump signed the measure Friday afternoon.
“Any at risk individuals should be rightfully wary of voting in person at crowded polling places.”
Brian Miller represents New York’s 101st Assembly District, which includes parts of Otsego and Delaware counties
A native of Waterloo, NY, mezzo-soprano Lindsay Kate Brown was one of nine finalists in the Grand Finals Concert, out of thousands of singers from around the world. She talks to us by phone from Houston, where she is with the Houston Grand Opera, about the process, and about a dizzying week when she sang in the Metropolitan Opera Grand Finals Concert, and won another competition just two days before.
Photo credit: Kristin Hoebermann
America’s longest undefended border totals around 4,400 miles and hasn’t been militarized since after the American Civil War.
“Trees, as a group, are more responsive to these temperature shifts than wildflowers,”
“We are following government guidelines with distancing measures being taken, increased cleaning schedules in-place, and limits on gatherings of groups.”
New York’s governor wants to pass the budget by April 1 and then update the state spending plan quarterly.
“I would just encourage people to only contact the Veterans One-Stop if they are in (edit) in dire straits.”
The Erie Diocese, identified by the Pennsylvania attorney general as a place where clergy sex abuse was widespread, is said to have spent nearly $12 million on its victim compensation program.
Closure is effective at midnight on Friday.
Officials said the Broome jail is prepared.
A key adviser to the president, Dr. Anthony Fauci doesn’t think every state needs to be on lockdown just yet. But some places should be preparing for surges like New York’s.
Testing through the new site is now free, regardless of health insurance.
Oneonta plans to hold its ceremony in August, Binghamton hasn’t set a date.
“We will pass a budget and address the policy items that we laid out and we discussed. We’re going to pursue all of them.”
Wolf administration grants all of Energy Transfer’s waiver requests
“Nobody is looking to get anybody unnecessarily involved in the legal system.”
It’s one of the most aggressive moves yet by companies that are boosting pay to retain, attract and motivate employees.
There’s also home-delivery where food pantries have closed.
State health officials are still exploring whether one ventilator can serve two patients, as was done in Italy when the virus overwhelmed that country’s health care system.
“One of the forecasters said we were looking at a freight train coming across the country. We’re now looking at a bullet train.”
“When we don’t provide children with accurate information, they will still seek it out, and the worry is they’ll seek it out from sources that are not accurate and more fearful.”
Company says state has allowed some work to continue.
The woman, who was in her 90’s, died at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton
“They may not be getting a meal at home, that’s heartbreaking.”
The county is asking for unused personal protective equipment like N-95 and surgical masks, medical gowns, gloves, shoe covers, and plastic face shields. No other items will be accepted.
Cuomo is known as a “take-no-prisoners kind of guy.” He’s been getting praise even from some critics for his daily briefings and decisive actions as New York becomes the hardest hit state in the U.S.
“I think it was good for them. They got all excited when their friends hopped on. Like, oh so and so is here and so and so is on! So, I think it helped them feel a little connected.”
The states of California, Ohio and Texas are already releasing some prisoners to prevent a major outbreak in their prisons.
“Now people are trapped in their homes, sometimes unsafe, non respectful loving homes.”
“This is one of the most difficult decisions the Officers of the NYSPHSAA have ever had to make.”
The move is meant to offer some financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 is asked to contact a healthcare provider.
“This confirmed case was not unexpected: With more frequent testing and the rise of this virus, we knew sooner or later that a case would appear within our campus community.”
The governor says he has absolutely “no second thoughts” about ordering a complete shut down of businesses this week.
“People still have dirty clothes.”
“We were made for a community with God and with others as well. So this gives that kind of an opportunity, while at the same time being as safe as we possibly can.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he has already identified four sites to build temporary hospitals to help deal with the surging cases of coronavirus in the state.
President Trump said he has activated the National Guard to assist New York, California and Washington.
“The federal government should order factories to manufacture masks, gowns, ventilators. The essential medical equipment that’s going to make a difference between life and death.”
Governor Cuomo believes there will soon be confirmed cases in every New York county.
The global death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 12,000 Saturday as New York City reported thousands of new cases over the past week. Cases in that city now make up about a third of all cases in the U.S.
The person died at Lourdes hospital.
Director of WSKG’s Education Department Jackie Stapleton shared some resources for learning at home and how families can maintain some normalcy.
If someone feels sick, they should seek a telehealth appointment, or call their doctor, and should not try to go to a doctor’s office.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo takes what he calls “the ultimate step” in his state’s effort to stop the spread of a deadly coronavirus.
“This more than anything else in our lifetimes, I’d say, is going to bring us all together because we’re all in the same boat.”
“Richard fit the profile of the Republican Party as it existed in the 60s, 70s, and somewhat into the 80s in New York, which was a much more moderate party than it presently is.”
A state panel tasked with reducing the state’s Medicaid budget voted on a plan to cut $2.5 billion out of the state’s health care system.
You must have an appointment to be seen at the screening center.
Several other regional counties have confirmed cases, as well.
Construction on the Mariner East pipeline appears to be halted by Gov. Wolf’s new order that shuts down all “non-life-sustaining” operations and businesses.
“Agriculture’s role is unquestionable: access to food is a right; we need local agriculture now more than ever.”
“All of a sudden, somewhat of a train wreck happened.”
While there is currently no vaccine to prevent this virus, these simple steps can help stop the spread of this and other respiratory viruses.
“We’re looking out for people’s mental well-being too, not just their physical well-being”
There are reports of scams in Otsego and Steuben Counties.
“That will be a real-life economic benefit,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. He also ordered that only 25 percent of workers could be in the office, except for essential services.
In a statement, Brindisi said he was in contact with Congressman Ben McAdams last week. McAdams and another congressperson have since tested positive for the coronavirus.
The governors of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania also moved to close the indoor portions of retail shopping malls, amusement parks and bowling alleys.
“The bishop recognizes how very hard this is for people and people will be very upset who really turn to mass for their peace, their solace, and being fulfilled spiritually.”
To meet the demand, the company announced earlier this week that it planned to hire 100,000 more part-time and full-time employees.
“I hope [it] assures every single person in our state that we are at work and we will not rest,”
Testing is becoming more prevalent across New York.
County Executive Chris Moss is pushing for more tests in Chemung, which has no confirmed cases.
The pair of ships, the USNS Comfort and the USNS Mercy, will help local medical workers grapple with an influx of patients. But it remains unclear precisely when they will be ready to go.
A statement from the Ithaca Police said no suspicious items were found.
“Let’s deal with one crisis at a time and let’s deal with a crisis at hand, and the crisis at hand is a public health crisis.”
The Department of Social Services will soon start monitoring open day care spots in Broome County.
The Red Cross is asking all healthy and eligible adults to consider scheduling an appointment to donate blood.
“This is an extraordinary time that we are going through, and it makes estimating the revenue impact of the pandemic very, very difficult.”
Wegmans says it needs the additional off-hours to help restock and clean the stores.
The Monroe County Health Department announced a patient at Rochester General Hospital has died from COVID-19.
The government is also restricting overseas flights to just four airports in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.
Urban immigrant communities could be particularly vulnerable to contracting COVID-19. In New York City, public health workers are making extra efforts to reach the immigrant population.
The governor, trying to tamp down rumors spreading on social media, also said he has no plans at this time to quarantine any cities in the state.
PJM had prepared for pandemics and even did dry-runs with their staff working from home.
The rationing comes as the state Department of Health maintains that it has personal protective equipment available and is working with health systems to make sure they have what they need
Sugar Maple is New York’s state tree and has one well-known, particularly sweet feature: syrup.
“I said to the local officials and I want to say to the people of the State of New York, if you are upset by what we have done, be upset at me.”
Tompkins announced 3rd positive test on Tuesday.
The announcement comes as Broome County gets its first positive case of COVID-19.
Number of positive cases across New York jumps, as testing ramps up.
Reed also said that Congress is keeping an eye on the needs of families while schools are closed.
Hanna served part of the central New York, the Mohawk Valley and the Southern Tier.
Restaurants, bars, gyms, movie theaters and casinos are closing in New York beginning Monday night.
On Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said he would waive the 180-day school year requirement for districts to receive state aid.
“While this is the first case of COVID-19 in Tompkins County, we are prepared to respond to limit future exposures and community spread of the virus”
“Being there in the flesh, being able to see a face looking bored or looking confused or looking intrigued or looking fascinated, is part of teaching,” Law said.
As of Friday night, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tompkins, but several are in isolation.
Other colleges and universities have made similar decisions.
The hope is to limit the spread of COVID-19
Devils hockey season is suspended, Rumble Ponies baseball will have a delayed start.
Jason Garnar called the miscommunication “frustrating”.
“Although we have a pandemic plan, this is changing so rapidly that every single day, every single hour almost, there’s a new piece of news that you have to adjust to.”
The decision is a response to concern over exposure to COVID-19
The Cayuga Vocal Ensemble presents ‘Passages’
On both sides of the Niagara Gorge, tourism promoters are expecting a drop in overseas tourists because of COVID-19 and more domestic tourists arriving by car.
Most COVID-19 cases in New York have been downstate.
The Civic Ensemble is bringing back ‘Streets Like This’.
“It is wrong for New York State to have prisoners do those types of labor, because they’re getting paid slave wages.”
Student protesters at Syracuse University would not say if they will continue occupying Crouse-Hinds Hall during spring break next week.
“The idea of (students) returning immediately from spring break and the potential risk that could pose to this community, we made this decision out of an abundance of caution,”
“This will be a period of disruption for the local community, I understand that. This can’t be a political decision; this is a public health decision.”
The governor is calling on the National Guard to support the containment area, which has a 1-mile radius, by delivering food and helping to clean public spaces.
According to officials, families will be able to watch the games online, at no charge, via the streaming video service Hockey TV.
Tenney has high-profile support and a sizable cash advantage.
The Binghamton University Theatre Department presents the musical ‘Sweet Charity’
“For 14 days, you’re going to be staying in your house or apartment. We’re going to ask you to take your temperature twice a day and practice social distancing from anybody.”
School districts want to know when to cancel classes and how to access federal resources. So far, they’re not getting answers.
State health officials are releasing a plan for possible school closures if a child is found to have the illness.
Kelles is in a seven-way Democratic race in New York’s 125th District.
39 people in Tompkins County are under quarantine.
The Southern Tier Singers Collective performs music from a 16th Century manuscript.
Concerns about the novel coronavirus have caused a run on a number of items at supermarkets and other stores, particularly hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.
“It’s time to hold corporations accountable when they work against the interests of hard-working Americans.”
“It’s the same with flu, everything is transmissible, and the quicker we can isolate potential patients the better.”
As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow in New York, there are still only two places in the state that can test for its cause.
Two days after Ronan Farrow announced he “can’t work with” Hachette Book Group after its acquisition of his father’s memoir, employees of the publishing house walked out in protest as well.
The CDC says that six U.S. states — Alabama, Maine, Ohio, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Wyoming — currently have no labs with the verified ability to run COVID-19 diagnostic tests.
All international travel by students for Cornell-related reasons is banned. Faculty and staff must now get special approval for any international travel for University-related reasons.
The response was due to the recent destruction buildings and subsequent brawl that occurred days later.
The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra presents ‘Pivotal Pieces’, a program of major works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard Strauss, and Felix Mendelssohn.
The money be used to create a state-wide program for weatherization, insulation, and other energy efficiency measures.
Amo Houghton, the former Congressman who also had led Corning Incorporated for a number of years, has died at the age of 93.
The president took questions from Fox anchors and northeast Pennsylvania residents on issues ranging from the national deficit to coronavirus.
Some of the travelers will serve out their quarantine off-campus at an undisclosed location in Ithaca. Others will stay at their own homes or with family.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., acknowledged he should not have used the words he did about Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh when he addressed abortion-rights activists at the high court on Wednesday.
“One of the things we will recommend is instead of doing a handshake line, which we always do, that we do a fist-bump line.”
State-run universities are recalling about 300 study-abroad students and faculty from China, Italy, Japan, Iran and South Korea.
It is a set of guidelines for how high and low water levels in Lake Ontario and the Saint Lawrence are allowed to get.
Lawyers for the Center for Reproductive Rights and Louisiana faced a hot bench Wednesday in a case critical to abortion rights in the U.S. But the Chief Justice – a key vote – did not tip his hand.
After a disappointing Super Tuesday, the billionaire former mayor of New York City announced he is suspending his campaign.
Tenney has the support of President Trump, among others.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent more than $500 million to wage a national campaign, starting with the 14 states that held primaries on Tuesday. He lost all of them.
Clarinetist Timothy Perry joins us to talk about ‘Notes from the Margins’
“You get double speak. You get half justifications for things, and we’re not getting action from them. So today, the gloves come off.”
Voters are split on the question of a fracking ban
Bob George’s archive is an independent operation whose supporters have included David Bowie and Keith Richards. Now it’s being forced to move due to rising rents in Manhattan.
The cause of Saturday’s conflict goes back over a decade and involves the site of several buildings.
New criminal justice reforms went into effect in the state in January.
Overwhelmingly, schools are asking for grants to address mental health needs and to strengthen security measures.
“This is our dream home, this is our house forever, but if you have to put up with this every year, every other year, it’s not a whole lot of fun living here.”
Local programs that are testing a new model of medical care have been showing some promising signs. But a Trump administration decision means they will lose their federal support at the end of this month.
The state health department said the woman is in Manhattan. She has the respiratory symptoms associated with COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, but “is not in serious condition.”
Emotions quickly spilled over when Lifton opened the floor to discussion.
The New Yorker journalist, who led the reporting on the movie producer’s decades of alleged sexual assault, hailed the bravery of the women who spoke up. Still, he said, “there’s a long way to go.”
The Ti-Ahwaga Community Players present ‘Spamalot’
WSKG and NPR News will provide live, anchored Special Coverage of the early major contests of the presidential nominating process.
WSKG is airing four additional hours of national call-in to set aside this year’s horserace, and continue the dialogue on important issues.
Myrick said Murtagh is the best candidate to further the interests of Ithaca, the largest city in the Assembly district.
An account traced to him had uploaded an image showing a sexual act between a female minor and adult male. The office said police found two other images on Folmer’s cell phone.
The Leader of the New York State Senate says it’s likely that changes will soon be made to the state’s new bail reform laws, which end most forms of cash bail for non violent offenses.
“All the water we’re letting out will lessen the impact down the road; it doesn’t guarantee there won’t be flooding but I can guarantee there will be less of it.”
Starting this year, it will cost $5 to get into the fair, down from the $10 price that’s been in place since 2005.
“We’re lucky that over half of our shoppers are already using reusable bags. We sell dozens of different kinds. It’s kind of a normal thing here.”
The governor said there have been no confirmed cases of the virus in New York so far. 27 people have been tested, and 26 of those results have been negative. One case is still pending.
The group argues the strong economy makes it a good time to reinstate the cash assistance program. But the GOP-controlled legislature is wary of increased spending.
People will still be able to use other forms of identification after REAL ID requirements take effect.
The respiratory virus — marked by fever, cough and shortness of breath — has already sic