“Scheduling bathroom breaks for little kids seems kind of crazy, but it’s just something we have to do to keep them safe.”
“Scheduling bathroom breaks for little kids seems kind of crazy, but it’s just something we have to do to keep them safe.”
“What we want to avoid is providing data in a manner that would cause people to jump to potentially false conclusions about the disease or about any individual in our community.”
New York City, which normally is the number-one tourism destination in the state, is still viewed by many to be unsafe – opening up new opportunities for upstate.
Pennsylvania, Oregon and Kansas are among the latest states to require face coverings in public settings as COVID-19 cases surge in much of the country. Health officials say masks can slow the spread.
Cuomo blames local governments, who are supposed to enforce rules at restaurants, bars, stores and other public places.
Created just two years ago, the centers coordinate services including therapies, behavioral health specialists, job placement and recreational opportunities for their clients.
“Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company failed their female employees. After all the harassment, threats and discrimination, these survivors are finally receiving some justice.”
“We were all facing the fact that when we reopen, we have to figure out how to social distance in one of the most intimate settings there is: taking care of a customer.”
54% of Black respondents supported defunding police departments, compared to 24% of white respondents.
The faces of 14 women, including well known suffragists like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and lesser known figures such as Mabel Ping-Hua Lee and Ida B. Wells, will be projected in pairs.
State Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said the coronavirus typically enters nursing homes through workers who don’t have symptoms.
Martin Gugino suffered a fractured skull after being shoved backward by officers at a protest against police violence on June 4. The 75-year-old will continue his recovery at an undisclosed location.
According to the team, Major League Baseball will not provide players for affiliated teams for the 2020 season.
Students will be required to undergo regular screening and testing for COVID-19.
Cariol Horne was fired in 2007 after stepping in to stop a White officer who held a Black suspect in a chokehold.
“The good news is, our house is doing very well. The bad news is the neighbor’s home is on fire.”
A researcher at the University of Rochester Medical Center, says his studies show people who smoke or vape nicotine have elevated levels of the receptors that allow the novel coronavirus to gain entry to the lungs.
“If other states have a high infection rate, probability is they’re going to wind up increasing the spread in New York.”
Secretary of Environmental Resources and Energy panel said he was offended by AG’s characterization of natural gas industry
“I don’t want allies, I want comrades.”
Bid to limit governor’s emergency powers is attached to racial equality amendment
“We are more than happy to provide childcare. It’s complicated. It’s not easy. But it’s our mission.”
“We are preparing to open schools, we have plans to open schools, but (edit) I’ll be honest with you. It’s two months away. Anything can happen in two months.”
“We’re in uncharted waters.”
Hospitalizations from the disease also dropped Saturday, bringing the total number of people requiring treatment for the disease down to 869.
The officer, 39-year-old David Afanador, was suspended the same day the cellphone video appeared to show him choking a Black man on a Queens boardwalk.
“We’re really looking at some of the unchartered territory at the state level, which involves transgender New Yorkers who have only just received statewide protections.”
Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York is offering help to states like Texas and Arizona that are struggling with spiking COVID-19 infections.
New York has hit another milestone in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic: hospitalizations from the disease have now dipped below 1,000 for the first time in about three months, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.
Grand jury makes proposals on regulation, oversight of fracking industry
“It raises questions about interstate commerce and really the constitutionality of it.”
“They don’t know when the temporary period is going to end. Or whether they, down the road, may might be told they will never receive the aid”.
“We are ready to be back in business in a safe and effective manner and we’re just hoping that we can have the opportunity to do so, so that we can feed our families.”
“I really don’t think there’s reason for the governor to have this power over guns. We are given the ability to keep and bear arms by the Constitution.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that without aid from Albany and Washington, as well as concessions from labor groups, every department would face unprecedented job cuts
“If we really didn’t feel like there was much we could do for that patient, we would move on, and that’s sort of the idea of disaster management, do the best you can for the greatest amount of people,”
“Everyone’s got that opinion, but it’s only me that’s got that liquor license.”
The race, which is the world’s largest marathon, has attracted more than 50,000 runners and thousands of volunteers. Spectators line the route, which goes through all five boroughs of the city.
The Y, and New York City’s Department of Education, have been caring for tens of thousands of children during the pandemic. Neither has had reports of coronavirus clusters or outbreaks.
“I am humbled to have the support of the Republican voters across NY-22.”
Absentee ballots will be counted next week
People traveling to New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut from states with high infection rates of the coronavirus, like Florida and Texas, will be required to quarantine themselves for 14 days.
“Fireworks are explosives that have the potential to set fire to nearby homes and other properties. The sound of fireworks can cause distress for individuals with PTSD or other medical conditions, pets and wildlife.”
The unemployment rate nearly quadrupled in New York state’s metro areas in May compared to the same time last year, landing at 14.5% across the board, according to data released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor.
$20 million will be available to help reopen and expand capacity for child care providers, and $45 million will be available to help pay for the cost of a newly opened classroom.
Broome County Executive Jason Garnar tweeted the Southern Tier region had been cleared to begin Phase 4 Friday. But he did not indicate what businesses would be opening.
“These ideas increase funds, but don’t increase public safety.”
Earlier this year, Governor Andrew Cuomo expanded absentee voting to include all New Yorkers.
New York is a reliable Democratic state in presidential elections. There are no statewide races for governor or U.S. Senate this year. The state has 27 congressional districts. New York voters must be registered with a political party to participate in its primary elections.
Two Buffalo Police officers have been suspended from the department and are charged with second degree assault.
The governor has talked about the possibility of imposing a 14 day quarantine for those who travel from the 20 plus other states
NYSEG electric customers would see about a 2.3% increase in the first year, with the average monthly customer seeing a monthly increase of $2.49.
There’s a growing movement in the state Legislature to raise taxes on the wealthy to help balance the state’s budget and to help cities out.
“When a crime is committed because of how a company does business, rather than an individual’s actions, we charge the company.”
“That’s not a responsible way to handle a problem.”
The candidates were opponents in a case last year that involved the arrest of two young black people. Now, that is part of the election.
The former Pennsylvania governor tells NPR that he worries the president is hurting his own cause by talking down absentee voting because in many cases, it helps Republicans.
Ortt takes the leadership post at a difficult time; during the COVID-19 pandemic, waning enrollment in the Republican Party and a fundraising disadvantage.
“If you’re going to give a speech, it should be given to my 13 year old. The ones that deserve it and the ones that need it.”
“I’m going to finish the daily briefings on Friday, and then we’ll do briefings as necessary, and I’m sure they will often be necessary.”
Stakeholders are being asked to share what they’ve experienced during the pandemic shutdowns and how can the state improve and take proper precautions in the fall.
“I don’t think I’d feel comfortable walking into a polling place that was in a sheriff’s department—as a black man and especially not during the current moment in American history.’
“I don’t have confidence in his numbers and some of his people.”
“We can’t stop right now. We have to continue fighting for our families, for our communities, for those who have lost their lives during COVID-19 without getting anything.”
“Our white accomplices understand abolition. They worked with us on abolition and we need them to get back into that mindset.”
The mayor called the process a reinvention of public safety that will include town hall meetings, canvassing, and outreach to a variety of organizations.
“The journey is over. I hope the journey stays over .”
“It’s not a coincidence that this is primarily an argument put forth by Republicans. That is a factual statement.”
“It’s right back to hiding and ducking and worrying about everything, especially right now.”
Georgia Verdier is the President of the Elmira-Corning NAACP.
For three years, he was among the most powerful figures in the state, negotiating the state budget and key pieces of legislation each year.
“It’s business critical at this point. We’ve been shut down for three months and we have zero revenue, still having many of the obligations that we had before.”
“There is a lot of interest in this election and there is a lot of interest in voting absentee in this election.”
“This ruling may well shape the way that the federal courts interpret other federal statutes that outlaw discrimination based on sex.”
“Ever since this era, our system has been trying to make up for this huge breach in public health trust. Trust is core to our ability to counter the COVID epidemic in the United States.”
“There’s just not enough availability for every kid that wants to be in day care to be in day care in most states today.”
The event will begin on Aug. 31 without fans because of the continued spread of the coronavirus. Australian tennis star Nicholas Kyrgios calls the move “selfish.”
“What we found is that most people who have loved ones incarcerated have lost the desire to vote.”
Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers will be getting more money than usual to help with groceries this month.
Do the benefits of a ban on nursing home visits to protect residents from COVID-19 outweigh the risks of isolation?
“We know that individuals and public health organizations are actively seeking more information in general about COVID-19, and we feel fortunate to be able to help in this way during the pandemic.”
Action comes one week after Black Caucus members led protest on House floor
“It’s about people wanting to change. Well, New York will be the place that actually makes the change and we pass laws that have done just that.”
For years, the governor says, Democrats in the state didn’t have the political or popular support to enact reforms. Now, lawmakers have passed sweeping police accountability and transparency measures.
“Our primary goal is keeping people safe, whether that be making sure they’re wearing masks, or if someone falls and gets hurt, or any number of different kinds of ailments.”
“I think we still need to keep our foot on the gas, fight for freedoms that we can’t just assume they are going to come.”
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said that sales tax revenue for local governments fell by more than 32% in May compared to the same month a year ago.
Responding to legislature’s lawsuit, Wolf asks high court to use “King’s Bench” jurisdiction
“Young people can engage in sports. Two spectators per child. So that’s another step towards return to normalcy.”
“We need to be critical, even for things we can see with our own eyes. We need to relearn not to trust everything
“It’s not just turning the valve on and filling the pool. There’s a lot of behind the logistics behind the scenes that happen and people don’t understand.”
Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad is accused of violating American sanctions laws against Iran, but prosecutors in the Southern District of New York are backing away nearly three months after convicting him.
Rochester General Hospital is testing a possible vaccine against the novel coronavirus, but, it could still be months before there are any definitive results.
“Everybody wants to swim, I understand. Everybody doesn’t want to see a spike in COVID again, so use your judgment. Sometimes yes is not the right answer.”
“A legitimate conversation about whether or not the police are the best people to send for a situation is, I believe, a valid conversation.”
Counties vary in approach to tracking the virus’s impact on ethnic groups
One of the longest portions of the forum involved questions about housing and homelessness.
“He’s very knowledgeable, and cares about the whole range of issues that are important to this district”
The Republican discusses the bills during an appearance on New York Now
Those people who “ignore Christopher Columbus’ role in giving the green light to centuries of racism and dehumanizing of Indigenous peoples must be called to task.”
As we move further into summer, authorities in New York face tough choices about whether to open cooling centers. They’re balancing the risk of health problems from the heat against the risk of spreading COVID-19.
“Nothing changes. Essentially, the resolution that was passed last evening is meaningless.”
“In the sense that you can waive rent and you can not have consequences that are going to impact those same people that you are trying to help.”
Senate Leader Stewart-Cousins says passage of the bills gives her hope, but she says they can’t alone “fix racism in America”.
“We’re rolling out the initiatives that we have today, showing how the airport is committed to a clean, sterile, sanitized safe environment.”
Action sets up a likely court fight over whether governor can veto the move
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, the first African-American to hold that title, has long supported the repeal of the provision, but it has long languished in the legislature.
“Now is the time when true leaders will emerge to roll up their sleeves, stay in the room and have the passionate debate.”
“Not being a chain gives us the opportunity to really listen to the community, put in the grocery store what they want in the grocery store.”
Jason Ward, host of the video series “Birds of North America,” explains that being a black birder means having to take precautions to stay safe while pursuing a passion for nature.
One theory floated after the incident accused Gugino of rigging fake blood under his mask to flow upon his fall.
Banning chokeholds and disclosing police disciplinary records are among the legislation being pushed through the Democratic-led statehouse.
“I’m hopeful that this is our moment, that George Floyd and all those that came before him did not die in vain.”
“Just a confluence of events, like warm weather, we have been indoors for like three months. And suddenly, we get great weather and ready to go out. I think it’s a combination of events that will expose us to the ticks.”
Speaker Turzai says he supports calling a special session
As many as 400,000 workers are expected to leave their homes and return to their jobs as the national epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic begins easing stay-at-home restrictions.
“It really is the best situation, I guess, that we can have. It’s a tough one. It’s really not what we want, but we’ll make the best of it.”
Hearing points to structural inequity, unequal treatment as causes of COVID-19’s exacting toll
Lawmakers will reconvene in Albany Monday to consider that legislation, which includes a handful of bills that have been in the works for years, but failed to gain support until now.
“We also saw a significant increase, for us, in calls from adults who were sexually assaulted or rape,” Campbell said.
The call to end the curfew comes a day earlier than previously planned. De Blasio noted that most protesters had been peaceful, and admitted that the NYPD had sometimes overstepped its duty.
One protester in New York City said George Floyd’s death moved him to action. “As a black person, I’ve actually been relatively passive.”
As the Finger Lakes region moves through the phases of reopening its economy, people who work with the region’s oldest residents say they still need to take extra precautions.
By lowering the outflows from Lake Ontario, the Board hopes to make navigation in the St. Lawrence River safer and raise the water levels in Lake St. Louis.
“We want police accountability, we want police reform. We want to make sure that if someone makes a 911 call and a false claim, this is potentially a hate crime.”
More voters cast provisional ballots Tuesday because they hadn’t received their mailed ballot or feared it wouldn’t make the return deadline.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a tweet, called the incident “wholly unjustified and utterly disgraceful.”
“It takes resources away from the things that we actually need in our community, that make our community thrive.”
“If the police were arresting looters, and they were then being arrested and returned to the street the next day again, that would be nonsensical.”
“The word is uncertainty. We don’t know what’s going to happen and it’s very tough for our school districts to budget.”
The late-night incident occurred in the Flatbush neighborhood, when police say a man approached an officer assigned to an anti-looting patrol and stabbed him in the neck.
“Here in New York, we actually read the Bible. ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God’.”
“The No. 1 contributor to New York state sales tax are bars and restaurants, so it will help the economy, it’ll help local businesses and it’ll help (our) finances as well.”
Annual event was expected to draw as many as 2,000 2nd Amendment activists on Monday
“Understand Ithaca, you’re not innocent. You are guilty, too.”
The challenge now: Counting nearly 2 million mail-in ballots. Final results may take a week to tabulate
Cuomo stopped short of saying that he would deploy the state’s National Guard to any city without a request by its political leaders.
Hundreds of people marched in Binghamton on Tuesday night, as part of nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police.
“It is time for community, for colleagues, who are white, who have the ability and the privilege to be heard — to take action.”
Pennsylvania is a presidential battleground state. There are no statewide races for governor or U.S. Senate this year. The commonwealth has 18 congressional districts. Pennsylvania voters must be registered with a political party to participate in its primary elections.
In recent years, climate activists and states have used the Clean Water Act to block pipelines and other fossil fuel projects. A new EPA rule makes that harder,
“People lost their jobs, people wiped out their savings, and now, mass gatherings with thousands of people in close proximity? What sense does this make?”
Wolf makes surprise announcement that he’s extending deadline for returning mail-in ballots by a week
Both officers, one a Buffalo Police officer and the other a New York State trooper, are currently in stable condition.
“I don’t want that to be what people remember out of yesterday’s demonstration.”
“We’re asking for access to child care for food chain workers, financial relief for undocumented workers and health and safety regulations for all workers on the job, especially farmworkers.”
Most of western Pa. moves to green phase of coronavirus reopening plan next week.
“Last night was an ugly night all across this nation. It was an ugly night across this state.”
“I’m a mother of two black sons and this is enough. So, we came to make some noise.”
“None of us can fathom 20% cuts to education. Those are cuts that I don’t think we’ve ever imagined, we’ve ever seen, in recent times.”
Voters eligible to cast ballots in the Democratic presidential primary and several congressional and state legislative primaries will be mailed applications for absentee ballots.
To protect his wife and four children, Dr. Roberto Vargas, who processes COVID-19 tests in Rochester, N.Y., is staying in their basement. “What carries me through is this family,” he tells them.
“The twice per week is not based in any scientific recommendation and counters what the CDC is asking for.”
Senate still needs to act, but resolution faces almost certain disapproval by governor
New Yorkers Gali Beeri and Joshua Boliver met at a dance class in March as the city was about to lock down. The near-strangers took a leap of faith and are riding out quarantine in Joshua’s apartment.
The epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. has spent weeks under strict restrictions. But the mayor says up to 400,000 people will likely return to their jobs soon — with some conditions.
Local officials complained about a lack of communication with state officials leading up to today.
New York’s Public Theater is heading in a new direction with a star-studded, free, one-night-only virtual gala performance.
Time magazine reporter W.J. Hennigan embedded with workers responsible for caring for the bodies of some 20,000 New Yorkers who have died from COVID-19. “It’s a haunting thing,” he says.
Dine-in service is part of phase three of reopening
There will be a scaled back number of polling places open if voters feel comfortable going to the election sites that follow pandemic protocols.
Candidates suggest office has significant role in oversight of coronavirus response
“It would just be a disaster. It’s, it would just be awful in every area.”
Angelino faces Nick Libous in June’s GOP Primary
State lawmakers returned to session this week, with plans to vote on bills aimed at helping New Yorkers cope with all of the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A black man says he asked a white woman in Central Park to put her dog on a leash. His video, which has gone viral, shows her telling emergency operators that the man is threatening her and her dog.
The poll finds Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 66% approval rating is still among the highest during his 9 years in office.
Patients can have persistent physical, cognitive and psychological disability after their discharge.
Since the New York state PAUSE order went into effect in March, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and other support groups have transitioned to virtual meetings.
Binghamton University’s president said that students will return to campus this fall as well, but more details are forthcoming.
“This is going to be our new normal when the government allows us to come back. So, I am giving it a go.”
“It’s just you want some sort of closure already because, even now, I feel like we’ve been mean or something to dad.”
“It’s a beautiful day, we’re not stuck in the house, you know, driving each other bonkers.”
The unofficial start of summer, on May 25, the earliest the holiday could arrive, and delivers Labor Day, the marker of the season’s conclusion, as late as possible, on Sept. 7.
“What we found on Cornell campus is really three degrees of separation”
There are growing concerns and many unanswered questions about the pediatric inflammatory disease associated with COVID-19.
“Before the coronavirus, we thought somewhere around a million people were food insecure and needed food,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. Now, 1 in 4 New Yorkers may be going hungry.
Angelino faces Nick Libous in the GOP Primary.
“The wearing of masks, the cleaning regimen that would have to happen before or after, the airing out of the space, the need to manage things like doorways or bathrooms or places of contact.”
“If I’m not making money, if I can’t sustain rent on 2,400 square feet, plus utilities, then it’s no longer a benefit for me to keep the business as it was running.”
Scientifically, there’s no clear consensus yet on the effectiveness of school closures in stopping the spread of COVID-19.
“Our state and local budgets are hemorrhaging”
“It doesn’t prevent the decisions. It solely requires reports. Once the reports are made, those things are subject to review.”
“Claudia Tenney indicated at this time she is not accepting any invitation to debate her primary opponent.”
“This isn’t the first time a terrifying train derailment has happened in New York, and we need a full-scale investigation ASAP.”
After rejecting bill to reopen real estate industry, Wolf issues guidelines to accomplish the same goal
“When employers are having smaller staff, are they going to go out of their way to hire folks who already weren’t being hired before this, or are they going to overlook them?”
“The families claim “online learning is wholly inadequate to meet the needs of nonverbal and partially verbal children with autism who rely upon…in-person instruction.”
Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine responded to critics who say there are holes in the state’s plan to test all residents and staff at nursing homes: “The plan is an evolution.”
The processing time of COVID-19 tests depends on what’s happening that day at Cayuga Medical Systems in Tompkins County.
“Low-income renters, in particular, are more likely to have all of their income earned in at-risk occupation,”
‘I wish everybody would have a clear mask, because as a person that needs to read lips, I’m afraid to go anywhere,’”
Construction has already started on a $350 million, 3.8 million square foot distribution center, where employees will work alongside robots to fulfill smaller customer orders.
Pa. is only state in nation where real estate is on hold during coronavirus
PA business owners share stories of evolving, sometimes contradictory, guidance from state
“We are going to have to put strict limits in terms of capacity in every church, and all sorts of restrictions.”
Broome County’s Executive Jason Garnar said if the region continues to fulfill the reopening criteria set by the state, it could see Phase 2 on May 29th.
At least 150 children in the U.S. are now believed to have contracted a new illness thought to be connected to COVID-19.
The normal start date for fall classes would have been August 24.
“It takes that one person walking through the door. That one person being curbside that happens to cough on me, then who knows.”
“Going out there and saying ‘support your local economy’ is going to make you look bad if at the same time you are saying ‘put your kids in danger.’”
Georgianna Glose, a nun in Brooklyn, N.Y., who blew the whistle on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church died from COVID-19 complications. She was 73.
A pediatric cardiologist working at a hospital in the Bronx reflects on treating adults after part of the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center was converted to an adult COVID-19 unit.
“They’re going to be flooded with evictions that happen all the time.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is extending the state’s stay at home order to May 28. Some areas of the state have been given the green light to enter Phase One of reopening beginning Friday.
Pennsylvania lawsuit highlights challenges faced by Muslim inmates during Islam’s holy month
Beaches will be monitored for density, and will be limited to half their usual capacity. Parking will be limited and entrances will be monitored to ensure that too many people aren’t coming in.
Estimates don’t capture leaks from ‘abnormal’ conditions, Environmental Defense Fund says
The union says health systems are sitting on stockpiles of N95 respirators, leaving nurses without needed protection, as some hospitals restart elective procedures.
“There’s a lot of people who think nothing will happen to them, and keep getting together, keep having parties.”
Local officials were mixed about the state’s messaging as the Southern Tier Region reopened Friday.
“Justice has been served for these students who were hoping for a shot at their dreams.”
“You open a business tomorrow with 50 employees. You don’t do it right, one person was infected. You can infect 30 of the 50 in one afternoon.”
“I would like to say that we are enlightened enough that this will be a period where we don’t play gratuitous politics, but everyone draws their own conclusion.”
“We’ve been fortunate in that none of our residents, to our knowledge, have been diagnosed with COVID, but that can change.”
President Trump is traveling to a medical supply distributor, where he will make the case that the coronavirus pandemic shows the danger in having supply chains spread around the world.
County Executive Jason Garnar’s office said the Willow Point resident was moved to a negative pressure room in the facility.
“The challenge has been that school districts don’t have a list of all qualified voters within a school district, so identifying those individuals has been challenging.”
“The folks that are incarcerated in the prisons in our region are potentially a huge source of contagion.”
“The whole spring season is basically lost.”
We breakdown the issue in eight counties and the latest developments.
Four regional counties were allowed to restart the procedures on Wednesday.
Small business owners, including restauranteur Carlos Suarez, testified about the struggles they have endured to get federal aid.
He said New York’s North Country and the Central New York regions have met the state’s criteria.
Health officials advise parents to seek immediate care if a child has trouble breathing, severe abdominal pain, a change in skin color, rash, fever, or racing heart.
“Helping them see their families, making sure we’re scheduling times for Zoom and FaceTime meetings — that’s never been a part of our day.”
The New York State Thruway Authority is moving ahead with a $450 million plan to rebuild 23 of the 27 service areas and provide significant upgrades to the remaining four.
“A lot of the headlines in terms of this pandemic being a great equalizer, isn’t necessarily so, in the way it’s playing out.”
How this business qualified for a waiver is unclear from just the information DCED posted on its website.
The candidates were asked a range of questions including what lessons they learned from a case last year which gained public attention and drew protests against the prosecution of two young people of color after an incident with police on the Ithaca Commons.
“This is not about government. Government can offer suggestions, advice and guidance.”
Binghamton’s curfew, free garbage pick-up and free parking expire on May 16.