“I don’t want to wait until after the election to do this, I think we need help now.”
“I don’t want to wait until after the election to do this, I think we need help now.”
Candidates also discussed the ongoing confirmation hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
Health officials are now reporting up to 35 new cases per day. That is up from about 10 per day in April.
SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras also announced Barbara Jean Morris resigned.
The governors want to know about funding to help pay for mass vaccinations, and how a vaccine supply chain would function.
Many of the protesters who spoke during the hearing criticized the budget proposal for adding two new sheriff positions and keeping the budget for the Broome County jail at more than $29 million.
“I was not only unable to see her, not even technologically through a digital device, the nursing home, when I called, was nonresponsive,”
“Because nothing else I have done has motivated them, maybe money works.”
The vote was 7-1.
Tuesday’s 90-minute debate was sponsored by local chapters of the League of Women Voters.
According to the resolution, residents have expressed concerns about potential negative impacts of pollution and truck traffic from the facility on tourism, agriculture, and human health.
The death occurred almost seven months to the day the county announced it was closing all schools to slow the spread of the virus.
Officials made the decision after a rise in cases of COVID-19 included 11 new cases in a 24-hour period.
The Ithaca City School District began in-person classes this week.
As of Wednesday, there were 540 active cases across the county, including 191 in Binghamton.
The freshman Democratic incumbent held a nine-point lead over Tenney in the survey of likely voters in the district.
“In coordination with this new cluster initiative, I am going to continue to ask people to stay home for these 14 days as well,” Garnar said.
“You want to make sure cases still aren’t growing, even if they’re underneath the 100 threshold over a two week period.”
“There’s no clear issue arising from off-campus activity,” SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras said. “It’s not as if there’s one big gathering or two big gatherings. But clearly the activity is coming from off-campus.”
“Local governments will need to provide us personnel, but the state will take over the enforcement with the local personnel.”
“It’s a fun depiction as we think about these heroes, who have changed the world and continue to change; inspiring youngsters who can be a part of that.”
Cuomo said he’s taking the steps because he does not want the hot spots to spread to the rest of the state.
According to Garnar, the rapid test machines employed at the site can produce results in 15 minutes.
The statewide infection rate, including the 20 hotspot zip codes, was 1.1% Saturday, Cuomo said. There were 14 new deaths and, after several days of increases, total hospitalizations dropped to 618, according to state data.
“If the local governments don’t step up the compliance, they will actually be in violation of the law and they can be fined.”
This is the second time Danks Burke has challenged O’Mara to represent the 58th senate district. Geographically, the district is the largest in the state senate.
“The COVID-Alert New York does not track your location, your movement or use GPS. It does not collect or store any personal information. It is completely anonymous.”
54 new active cases were added to the county’s COVID-19 dashboard between Wednesday and Thursday, with 8 people currently hospitalized.
The majority of cases are not driven by college students, either. Garnar said just 21 of the 193 active cases are Binghamton University students.
“Certainly no fault that we’re placing on the facility at all,” Wheeler said. “It’s just more of a clearing up of those communication lines.”
Over 90% of businesses asked say more government funding is needed, and 75% support investment in affordable preschool child for children aged three and younger.
“People who are unemployed or underemployed, who don’t have the capacity to have $200 or $500 lying around for the fees.”
County Manager Jack Wheeler and Steuben Public Health Director Darlene Smith announced an uptick in cases at the nursing home Tuesday afternoon.
Jennifer Wilson, Deputy Director of the League of Women Voters of New York State, said the success of their lawsuit makes three important changes.
Some of the zip codes coincide with areas that have large Orthodox Jewish populations, and some of those communities have been cited in the past for holding large gatherings, like weddings, in violation of COVID-19 social distancing restrictions.
A Buffalo lawyer who represents the church claimed it was following county guidelines, but that it can be difficult to keep track of everyone.
Republican and former Congresswoman Claudia Tenney agreed Monday to the forum. Democratic Incumbent Anthony Brindisi and Libertarian Challenger Keith Price earlier confirmed their participation.
One of the reasons the Port of Oswego deals in so much aluminum is Novelis, a plant in Oswego County that prepares the metal for use in cars, cans, and other products.
“If we have to close this deficit without Washington, there’s going to be no good way to do it. There’s going to be no constructive way to do it.”
The COVID-19 pandemic, and an unsuccessful lawsuit brought by the plastics industry delayed its implementation.
“If we were not in this governmental structure I would sue the federal government for gross negligence.”
The state will set up a review committee, made up of scientific and health experts, to check that any coronavirus vaccine approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration is indeed safe.
A pickup truck drove through the crowd and drove away, leaving an injured legal observer on with apparent broken bones.
“A disturbing number were locked up due to slowdowns and failures in the assigned counsel and the public defender system.”
When asked if the recent events might deter another stimulus bill, Reed said his goal remains unchanged.
“After doing months of homework, and consulting with industry experts, I am convinced that a more detailed environmental review is needed by the DEC, especially now that the project permit is on hold,” Lupardo said.
Each candidate claims the other did not do enough while in office to limit Spectrum, while still accepting its money.
“Throughout this pandemic I think mental illness, depression, anxiety has increased.”
“When you provide a sample for a test, it is a snapshot in time. It’s a false situation to assume it protects you going forward.”
New Yorkers who are not currently registered to vote in the November elections have until October 9th to do so.
“I think when we get complacent in society after a period of time, we, you know, forget about the value of the little things that we need to do, like wearing a mask.”
“By showing up here today you have sent a message that is loud and clear and does not mince words. We will not be run by a mob of thugs and criminals.”
“There’s only one person for this crime, and so, there is nothing that a person says or does or anything that puts them to blame.”
“We are asking people to recognize the importance of getting an E-ZPass because it’s going to save you money.”
“Certainly, we are working very hard behind the scenes to make sure we can get people in contact with doctors if they need it and things like that, if they need it.”
Sixteen people were arrested Wednesday after a standoff outside City Hall between Rochester police and the protesters calling for justice in the death of Daniel Prude.
“It’s depressing because you know that the families and the residents are lonely.”
“Those properties, to be honest, should really be condemned, but people have to live there because it’s the only place that they’re able to afford.”
“This Administration has to understand that we won’t have a healthy economy until we have a healthy country and that starts with taking this virus seriously.”
The governor has temporarily held back 20% in aid payments to schools, local governments and others, under emergency powers granted to him by the State Legislature.
“We cannot continue operating our businesses in New York without a clear regulatory framework, while competing with out of state products being shipped in the state.”
“The numbers are probably going to obscure some real misery, a sort of invisible misery in this community. We still have almost 10% unemployment.”
“If you want to go knock on your neighbor’s door, God bless you and I’m not going to tell you not to. If you want to go for a walk with your child through the neighborhood, I’m not going to tell you, you can’t take your child to the neighborhood. I’m not going to do that.”
“It was seemingly viewed by all concerned as an unfortunate set of circumstances, which we all know was not the case.”
“It is very stressful. It’s been six months now that we haven’t had the revenue in the stream. It’s been a difficult time.”
“When Rochester put out a call, a distress call, our neighboring cities came and we answered that call.”
The Let NY Vote Coalition says pre-paying postage on return envelopes for absentee ballots will reduce obstacles for voters with health risks.
Catherine Huang, a Cornell senior, said some of the work of educating students is being done by students on social media.
“We have waited long enough for the federal government to act, and we are going to come up with our own plan.”
The false claims amounted to 272 hours of sick and leave time, equivalent to over $6,000.
“Instead of a frivolous lawsuit, NYSUT should turn its attention to Washington and work with us to get the assistance New York’s children deserve.”
“We just have to make sure that these early indications of some isolated misbehaviors don’t become larger.”
The group marched, as they have on previous nights, to the front of the Public Safety Building, which saw hundreds of people again chanting, talking, and taking part in a peaceful demonstration.
“Zero revenue, 100% bills.”
The war of words between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and President Donald Trump escalated again Monday, with both accusing the other of attempting to destroy the economic viability of New York City, and the state, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I think that technology has really helped us. It’s an inexpensive technology. It’s a student-friendly and a faculty-friendly technology.”
“We’ve been planning this all for a while, so the regulations were about what we thought they were gonna be.”
“The U.S. Postal Service is the only institution that is in the Constitution, that it’s a right for the American people to receive their mail. What he’s doing is illegal, inappropriate, unethical and wrong.”
Critics of the facility have called it an incinerator. Under regulatory definitions set by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), it’s not.
Myrick said police “cannot be everywhere and our safety is ultimately in our hands.”
One video of the attack shows a dark sedan, plowing into a crowd of people standing in front of the vehicle. The car lurches through an intersection leaving a chorus of screaming people in its wake.
“We committed to do everything we could to mitigate this situation, and today, that means ending residential housing for this semester.”
Student gatherings are now restricted to no more than 10 people.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that President Donald Trump has been the “worst president in history” from the point of New York City, and that the “best thing he did for New York City was leave.”
Over half say they are wary of eating indoors at a restaurant, having a drink at bar, watching a movie in a theater, working out at the gym, or going bowling.
Masks are strongly recommended at all other times, including in the classroom, but they are not mandatory once the student is sitting down at a socially distanced desk.
Voters in New York can now request an absentee ballot for the November elections online, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday, with a special portal set up by the state to handle those requests statewide.
Hartwick College has reported only two positive student COVID-19 cases so far.
As the president of the Conference of Mayors, David said he will pursue increased federal funding and essential state aid.
“So you wanted a party. OK, now you have to go to remote learning, which means you basically stay in the dorm. It’s a function of discipline and compliance.”
“We want the village trustees of Endicott to respect their residents, to listen to their concerns and to represent their best interest.”
The amendment would be part of a federal spending bill.
“That constitutional right doesn’t go on hold because there are financial constraints, because the state is having financial difficulties. This is a constitutional right.”
Pressure on the health system multiplied when federal changes were made to the rules governing which tests insurance providers must cover.
“Any student that is ticketed will be…suspended immediately because this is serious. So we are moving very aggressively with those cases, with those parties on or off campus.”
“Almost 16% of ticks that attach to the human are in the thigh area, and the waist, stomach and groin area are the next ones.”
“We really are asking our farmers to be patient as we try to work this out with the federal government.”
“We’re saying here are some examples of where those resources are needed, and they’re needed now.”
“I will be a catastrophe. Many school districts depend just about totally on state aid to get their programs running.”
“It’s no coincidence the moment the Trump administration is caught weakening the CDC’s COVID-19 testing guidelines to artificially lower the number of positive cases, they launched this nakedly partisan deflection.”
Reed described the vandalism was an act of extremism.
Shame on the people in the CDC. These will be indefensible actions in the light of history.”
New York state is suing President Donald Trump and the head of the U.S. Postal Service over recent policy changes that Attorney General Letitia James said Tuesday would unconstitutionally limit access to this year’s elections for those who plan to vote by mail.
Gov. Tom Wolf calls for some of the revenue from marijuana sales to go toward “repairing the harm done to crime victims and communities as a result of marijuana criminalization.”
“We’ve administered over 13,000 saliva tests just in the last eight days alone,” Haynie said.
Amy Molloy with the association said mental health and social-emotional learning should be top priorities for schools as they reopen.
Eventhough the new law essentially allows universal mail-in balloting, the Governor says New Yorkers might still be confused about how to actually request the absentee voting forms.
Teachers have been given the choice of returning to in-person teaching or teaching virtually. Teaching aides have not been given the same option.
Steve Maio is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 27.
Voters can begin requesting absentee ballots right away from their local elections boards, citing the reason that they fear risks of contracting the coronavirus or any other contagious illness.
“Make no mistake, there was not a single student who gathered on the Quad [Wednesday] night who did not know and understand that it was wrong to do so.”
Resident Advisors cite positive dialogue with Cornell officials.
The New York Governor predicted that the flu season will put an added strain on the overburdened disease-testing system in the state and could lead to a further slowdown for obtaining timely results of coronavirus tests.
The study is scheduled to last two years, but a vaccine might be ready for the public sooner.
Republicans in the state Legislature are hoping that support from a handful of Democrats on a bill to establish an independent probe into the state’s handling of nursing homes during the COVID-19 crisis will garner momentum for the measure.
In a rush to find answers, lawmakers and election officials alike are proposing a number of changes.
“Having a conversation about inequities or injustices is not mutually exclusive from supporting the men and women of law enforcement.”
Earlier this month the college stepped back it’s initial plans and announced that students in states on the New York travel advisory list could not return to campus this fall.
“It is congregate, it’s one ventilation system, you’re seated there for a long period of time. Even if you are at 50% capacity, with one seat between the two of you, two seats between the two of you, this is a risky situation.”
“We have legislators in office that aren’t representing the people and don’t necessarily care about certain precautions.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who’s risen to national fame in recent months through daily televised briefings on New York’s response to the coronavirus, delivered a speech to Democrats in Wisconsin Monday intended to both unite the party and condemn the federal government.
“This pandemic is far from over, but we’ve determined that institutions can reopen if they adhere to strict state guidance and take every precaution to keep visitors safe.”
“From the governor’s point of view, he’s riding high right now with his New York constituents, and this is chance to show himself off on the national stage,”
“It’s, it’s awful. And it’s not for a lack of the teachers doing an amazing job. And it’s not for a lack of everyone trying their hardest and their best.”
“This is a policy that addresses housing placement, safety, access to medical care, name and pronoun use, search procedures.”
“Teachers are always paying for things out of the goodness of their hearts, and they’re not paid that much, but this one is so expensive we’ve got to get federal help.”
“Before this whole thing, I thought I would’ve thrown my life in front of kids to save them. Now it’s like asking us to go in and risk our lives.”
“I would have pulled my mom out of that facility. She would be alive today, actually, had we actually been informed.”
Tenney said Rep. Anthony Brindisi is not doing enough to fight Spectrum’s business practices, Brindisi’s campaign disagrees.
“A significant portion of our elections will be administered by an entity over which the Board of Elections have no control.”
“It can’t just fall on the teachers to figure it out, or even the local school districts,” said Griffin.
“It is really, really going to hurt this community if we don’t get some type of assistance.”
In the U.S., cremation has outpaced burials since 2015, and the gap continues to widen.
“You could go blind, you could go into a coma, you could have seizures. If anyone even thinks there’s a possibility they got into this product, they would want to call the poison center right away.”
Kentucky is also the home state of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell earlier this year suggested that states that lost revenue due to the pandemic should declare bankruptcy.
The school district plans must include procedures and protocols for instruction, health screenings, and social distancing measures.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday said a provision of the President’s measure that requires states to foot part of the bill was unworkable.
“We touch people’s lives every day. Every day, we love our jobs. But you’re not giving us a chance to help people where they need it the most.”
“If parents are going to have to go to work and the kids are at home, that’s just an absolute nightmare.”
New York’s attorney general announced civil action to dissolve the National Rifle Association after an investigation found millions of dollars in alleged fraud by CEO Wayne LaPierre and others.
“When we have people who don’t stay in touch with us, or we knock on the door and they refuse to answer, or they tell us to our face, ‘I’m not going to pay, do what you’re going to do,’ that’s when it gets frustrating.”
“We have been losing members without new members joining. Our expenses are piling up. Our revenue is nonexistent.”
Govs. Andrew Cuomo and Ned Lamont are seeking investigations as thousands of customers remain without power in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias.
“We’d really encourage you to stay at your permanent residence until your state is lifted from the New York State advisory. We’re not going to dictate what you do but that’s our strong encouragement.”
“We have no idea what impact such a large influx of students during this time will have on the collective health of our community.”
“It is unfortunate. It is sad. But it is true. 98% of nursing homes already had COVID in their nursing homes, and those are the facts.”
“We’re promoting the message of black is beautiful and black excellence and being able to pass this down to generations to come.”
“I don’t care what any bureaucrat says,” said Cuomo. “If they don’t have a good plan for reopening, no kids are going to come and no teaches are going to come.”
“If you have the virus under control, reopen. If you don’t have the virus under control, then you can’t reopen,”
New York, fearing the financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, has decided to pull an item from this year’s ballot to decide if the state should borrow $3 billion to fund a series of environmental projects related to climate change.
“You’re locking my friends in cages when they need to be in hospital rooms.”
The governor says the state faces a $14 billion deficit in the current fiscal year, and $16 billion next year, and without federal funds, he’ll have to slash schools, hospitals and local government aid by 20%.
“Our school board members, really their heart is in opening up the school, but they know it’s going to cost a lot of extra money this year.”
People traveling to New York from more than two-thirds of the country will now have to quarantine for at least two weeks upon entering the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday, after infection rates in three more states exceeded New York’s threshold.
“From my perspective, they’ll cobble together 218 votes in the House, and they will get 60 to 70 votes in the Senate, and this will be given to the President’s desk within the next week to 10 days.”
“And across the country we prioritize bars and restaurants over young people. How dare we do that.”
“Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul are federal ‘bag men,’ to use a different expression. They’ve been taking New Yorkers’ money for years, putting it in a bag in Washington and bringing it home to their state.”
“They had been promising, promising, promising. It’s not that I was waiting without them suggesting possibility. They have been saying we’re going to do it. Then they didn’t.”
“Stepping back for a moment does not mean you’ve lost interest in the cause.”
Protest organizers NoBurnBroome said they will continue to build support and fight the opening of the lithium-ion battery recycling facility.
The coalition comes after a push by NY law enforcement to add protections for police.
Democrats, who hold the majority in both chambers of the Legislature, returned to Albany this week to wrap up some loose ends
“Democrats are not providing any oversight of the governor’s decisions throughout this pandemic. And that is a real problem that I think should concern all New Yorkers.”
“Now more than ever, school districts need more funding in order to make this work in this environment.”
“This isn’t a small or large winery thing. It’s adding an expense, and expenses are high.”
People traveling to New York from nearly two-thirds of the country will now have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon entering the state after Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that 10 more states would be added to that list.
“If you take people who are highly mobile, and you tax them, well then, they’ll just move next door. Where the tax treatment is simpler.”
“It doesn’t make sense to close a clinic until you have some kind of a study done to determine what the needs are of that region.”
“New Yorkers are outraged at these establishments, we’re getting thousands of complaints, pictures, videos. This is a question of public health.”
“I don’t live in a fairy tale world of this is the idea, let’s put it into practice. Well, no I’ve put it into practice and we’ve seen things that do and don’t work.”
“As the state considers reopening, it is unrealistic to believe athletic seasons can start on August 24th as originally scheduled.”
“It’s not like we don’t know what needs to be done. He could make a list of things that needed to be done and start putting them in place.”
“If we give the schools the dollars they need to make sure the kids are safe and the teachers are safe and the employees are safe, we can sort of have our cake and eat it too.”
Among the initiatives were measures that would make resisting arrest or following an officer Class E felonies.
Malina said students are being “encouraged” to quarantine for 14 days at home before returning to Ithaca.
Violators who don’t turn in the forms will face an automatic $2000 fine and may be called to a hearing before a judge to arrange a mandatory supervised quarantine.
The Army veteran will try to unseat Rep. Antonio Delgado in November.
Windsor Superintendent Jason Andrews said part of the challenge school districts have faced in crafting their plans is due to the sometimes conflicting guidelines they have received from national health and education officials.
“Trump’s COVID scandal makes what Nixon did at Watergate look innocent. Nobody died in the Watergate scandal. Thousands of people are going to die in this COVID scandal.”
Regions will be allowed to reopen schools if, by the first week of August, the infection rate remains below 5% using a 14-day average.
During their most recent online session, participants made art while talking about racism and the Black Lives Matter movement.
“They ignore us, they issue edicts, having no idea what the unintended consequences are going to be.”
Lawmakers announced legislation Friday that would cancel rent for all tenants in New York through the COVID-19 state of emergency, and 90 days thereafter.
Given that the state claimed earlier this week that visitors were partly responsible for previously spreading the virus at those facilities, Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said they’re proceeding with caution.
“Sometimes abusing privilege in service of justice can be a very sacred thing,” he said.
“The recent actions of the elected leadership of the Village of Endicott are not only racist but a dereliction of duty.’
“We’re in the middle of a health care crisis, right, but the overall impact on the health care system has been to reduce people using health care.”
“The federal government’s demands that schools reopen without concern for health, safety and equity are simply out of touch.”
New York will decide if schools will reopen this fall in the first week of August, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday, and tasked districts across the state with coming up with plans in the event that they’re allowed to resume in-person learning.
“Evictions are violence. They can mean the death of people and their families, especially during a health pandemic.”
“Right now, in New York, the middle class is subsidizing the top. Most of the top lives in New York City.”
“So, let’s hope that by August 1, this will have been resolved.”
Anna Kelles faced six other candidates to become the Democratic nominee.
The Democrat is unopposed in the November election.
Travelers from three more states will now be required to quarantine themselves for two weeks when they enter New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.
“The data shows that the nursing home residents got COVID from the staff and also presumably those who visited them.”
“Those expenses still continue whether or not there are people here.”
Police say that the statue was torn off its base, and left about 50 feet from its pedestal. The statue had been placed over the fence to Genesee River gorge and was leaning against the fence.
“This year we’re going to have to cancel it. That makes me personally, very unhappy, but that is where we are.”
“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.”
Cuomo blames local governments, who are supposed to enforce rules at restaurants, bars, stores and other public places.
“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.”
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.
“The good news is, our house is doing very well. The bad news is the neighbor’s home is on fire.”
“If other states have a high infection rate, probability is they’re going to wind up increasing the spread in New York.”
“I don’t want allies, I want comrades.”
“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.
“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.
“Everyone’s got that opinion, but it’s only me that’s got that liquor license.”
“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.
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.
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.
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.
The governor has talked about the possibility of imposing a 14 day quarantine for those who travel from the 20 plus other states
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.
“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.
“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 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.’
“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.
“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.
“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.”
“What we found is that most people who have loved ones incarcerated have lost the desire to vote.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Young people can engage in sports. Two spectators per child. So that’s another step towards return to normalcy.”
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.”
“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.”
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.”
Speaker Turzai says he supports calling a special session
“We also saw a significant increase, for us, in calls from adults who were sexually assaulted or rape,” Campbell said.
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.”
“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.”
“Understand Ithaca, you’re not innocent. You are guilty, too.”
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.”
“I don’t want that to be what people remember out of yesterday’s demonstration.”
“I’m a mother of two black sons and this is enough. So, we came to make some noise.”
“The twice per week is not based in any scientific recommendation and counters what the CDC is asking for.”
Dine-in service is part of phase three of reopening
“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
“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.”
“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.
Angelino faces Nick Libous in the GOP Primary.
“Our state and local budgets are hemorrhaging”
“Claudia Tenney indicated at this time she is not accepting any invitation to debate her primary opponent.”
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,”
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.”
“They’re going to be flooded with evictions that happen all the time.”
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.
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.”
County Executive Jason Garnar’s office said the Willow Point resident was moved to a negative pressure room in the facility.
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.
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.
The Southern Tier region includes Broome, Delaware, Chemung, Tioga, Tompkins, Chenango, Schuyler and Steuben counties.
Rochester, Ithaca, Binghamton, Elmira, and Utica, as well as the surrounding communities, will all be allowed to start the first phase of reopening this Friday.
The league includes the Binghamton Devils.
The Governor said more details will be available on Monday.
“If they test positive, we can get them isolated for the 14 days and hopefully reduce and stop the transmission of the virus within the nursing home.”
“Our staff continues to work towards a solution for reopening the ballpark this summer.”
“I’m trying to look at the positive side of things with everything going on.”
The tests were conducted after an employee was found to have the virus on April 27.
The funding can be used for a wide variety of purposes meant to prepare, prevent or respond to COVID-19 for housing authority employees and people living in public housing.
Some senior staff people volunteered to be furloughed so that others could keep their jobs.
“Folks who deal in dairy and specialty crops will be provided meaningful support when it comes to price losses.”
“Our farmers, who are now eligible for the economic injury disaster loan, had been told that while they’re eligible in name only, they’re not eligible in practice.”
Public works employees have been directed to disinfect any touch surfaces, such as benches, in county parks, daily.
The types of apartments rented in Binghamton do not give tenants much opportunity to organize into a collective bargaining unit.
Broome health officials said non-fatal overdoses have increased, advocates said fatal overdoses did, too.
The Council also passed a resolution to reduce the type of health insurance plan for the mayor, Common Council and other managerial staff.
Organizers for both sporting events blamed the COVID-19 pandemic in New York.
“The goal is to not let that go to two positive cases or more.”
Brian Miller represents parts of Otsego and Delaware Counties
The measures are extended until May 15, in line with state guidelines.
In a regular summer, up to a thousand kids from across Tompkins County participate.
Even after the closure is over, specialists say many students with special needs still won’t be in the classroom.
Most sections have put the start of the regular season on hold
The New York Farm Bureau has asked the state, in recent days, to ramp up testing for COVID-19 in rural areas of the state, particularly at farms.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said 367 people died from the virus Saturday — less than half of the daily number at the height of the outbreak.
“This is a very unfortunate casualty of the COVID-19 virus.”
As need has increased, donations have decreased.
Judge Jeffrey Tait ruled the inmates did not establish their vulnerability to COVID-19 inside the jail
A majority are related to nursing homes.
“I have to facilitate everything and doing that on top of the physical care taking of Oliver is almost impossible.”
Cuomo said at their White House meeting Trump committed to procure more testing supplies from China and other overseas manufacturers. He said they agreed the Navy ship Comfort could leave New York.
Hochul spoke with WSKG’s Gabe Altieri as part of All Things Considered.
It argues for the release of two inmates who claim they are highly vulnerable to the novel coronavirus.
NYSPHSAA hopes to announce a decision on April 27th
The people that have been released are those who are at low-risk for repeat offenses, such as petty larceny or technical parole violations.
“It is incredibly unfair that local governments serving populations under 500,000 or less were not given direct access to funding in the CARES Act”
Nurses in Tompkins County talk about their work during the ongoing pandemic.