“The president has been saying that ‘he won, he won, he won,’ and ‘fraud, fraud, fraud. And a lot of people who support this president, agree with him.”
“The president has been saying that ‘he won, he won, he won,’ and ‘fraud, fraud, fraud. And a lot of people who support this president, agree with him.”
“New Yorkers have not only chosen to return to a Democratic Majority, but they’ve chosen to return a super majority.”
“These numbers have kept me awake for many, many , many nights. People get infected, they go into the hospital, they go into the ICU.”
New York’s rate of the virus has been creeping up through the fall, though the state is still at a significantly lower rate than most of the nation.
“We need to be ready, and this project is going to be an important tool that we have to address this crisis.”
While the unemployment rate in the five boroughs dropped to 13.2% in October, the rate outside New York City went up from 6.6% in September to 6.9% in October.
Under the settlement, NYSEG would halt a proposed pipeline expansion in the Southern Tier and would stop promoting the use of natural gas and commit to net-zero growth in gas sales.
“Let’s not do these massive shutdowns of gyms or shopping malls or restaurants. That will just crush the economy more.”
Cuomo has set a limit of 10 or fewer people at in-home gatherings. But some county sheriffs in the state have said they don’t plan to enforce those rules, saying it’s a violation of people’s privacy.
“When you’re looking at vaccine trials, you’re looking for them to be better than 50 percent effective, so when we’re talking about in the nineties, that’s a highly effective vaccine,” Eder said.
“You can just go online and just fill out the application. Which is especially helpful with COVID, thinking about ways to give survivors access to resources in a faster way.”
“We must remain steadfast in our decisions to ensure the safety of our athletes is our focus.”
“Despite our success in managing the spread, New York is not immune to this national surge of COVID.”
“We didn’t have big parties, etc. But we did have too many gatherings of too many people in ways that were not necessarily safe given the COVID situation.”
Sixty-three politically progressive advocacy groups have written a letter to legislative leaders, asking them to hold an emergency session before 2020 ends.
The suspension of in-person classes and extracurricular activities begins Wednesday, Nov. 17 and will last through the end of the semester.
“Granting raises to public servants, no matter how much they might otherwise deserve them, is simply not possible at this time.”
There may not be the same level of shelf-clearing seen last spring, but supermarkets, like Wegmans and Tops, continue to limit purchases of certain items.
“Let’s look at the law. There can be no more fundamental right in this moment than access to the vaccine.”
“The pro is, we’re going to make sure we count correctly and not miscount anyone’s vote.”
The tolls for E-ZPass holders will remain the same, but for travelers without electronic passes, the Thruway Authority is proposing a 30 toll increase in January.
“So far we have been able to keep the budget balanced while minimizing the impact on New Yorkers and fighting the pandemic.”
Social dining, whether indoors or outdoors, is one of three “main spreaders of COVID.” He urged local authorities to enforce the new rules.
The number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 also reached a new high in the latest wave of the virus, with nearly 4,000 cases reported Tuesday — the most since early May.
The case got national attention when body camera footage showed Prude suffocating while being restrained by Rochester Police after they responded to a mental health call.
“We want to make sure, as our students are leaving and departing our system and campuses, they’re not carrying the virus home.”
“Why do we have such a disparity in the infection rate and the mortality rate in COVID? Because some communities don’t have the same access to health care.”
“Western New York is a problem,” Cuomo said. “They are lower than states surrounding us, but relative to New York, they are the highest spots in New York.
State officials determined that the January Regents Exams could not be safely, equitably and fairly administered across the State given where the pandemic currently stands.
“I talk to the Republican governors all day long, they need a stimulus package. They spent money on COVID, their revenues are down.”
“I think this year it is ripe because the state is going to be desperate for funding. Even with Biden, even with the stimulus, we’re still going to need funding. I think we’re going to get there this year.”
“I want to be able to disagree with one another, to speak our truth. But I want to do it in a way that I don’t feel contempt or feel tempted to dehumanize the other person.”
“The teachings of at least the Haudenosaunee people are that the decisions we make today impact seven generations into the future and so that weighs heavy on people’s minds.”
“We knew that there is an overwhelming Democratic absentee vote that has to be counted still in a lot of our districts.”
“Something was systematically wrong with the polls generally, not just here, but across the country. Clearly, I think there was an underestimation of the Republican side of the turnout.”
This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all eligible voters were allowed to cast mail in ballots, and they have not yet been counted, and may not be for several days.
To find out who wins this year’s Congressional contests in New York State will require patience. The pandemic transformed how this election was run in New York State. The vast number of ballots cast by mail before Election Day could lengthen the amount of time it takes to count all the votes. But that won’t mean there are problems with the results.
While Democrat Joe Biden is heavily favored to win the state over President Donald Trump, there is plenty of action in congressional and state races for voters to weigh in on.
“Why would you possibly need someone’s social security number, ID number, or passport number before they receive a vaccine? There is no legitimate health reason.”
“COVID has revealed from the very beginning the underlying injustice and inequity in this society.”
Cuomo said the plan was “deeply flawed,” and would create a bottleneck in the demand for the vaccine.
“There’s no gimmies. In this election cycle in a state like New York there’s no automatics. So wherever there is an open seat, we have to be invested and take it very seriously.”
While voter turnout is expected to break records this election, the right to vote for some Latinos was not always a guarantee.
More than three-fourths of Republicans are planning to vote in person, while a majority of Democrats said they have or will cast a mail-in ballot.
“There is a problem in Elmira. We are already taking special measures for members of the population who may be vulnerable. They’re getting additional safety precautions within the facility.”
“Utilities do not have a mandate. They are legally required to provide adequate and reliable service that’s in the public interest … and they have dropped the ball far too long.”
Next month, all SUNY campuses must test any student who comes on campus for COVID-19.
“In January when the shipping season is over, do exactly what you did last winter – physically let out as much water as you can because you don’t know what’s going to happen next spring.”
“These inmates are being denied treatment, they are being denied access to their families.”
“The placement and the removal of the adhesive, will add to the erosion of the headstone, and certainly just as a precautionary measure, they’ve put that in place.”
For the second day in a row, Cuomo fumed President Donald Trump is giving up, and as a result, 160,000 more Americans could die of the disease by February.
Hospitalizations were up to 1,023 on Thursday, according to data released by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Friday. Exactly one month ago Friday, hospitalizations were at 490 in New York.
“The cowards used a dead animal and a brick with a family member’s name on it to try to intimidate us. We assure everyone such threats only energize us to stand stronger.”
“They could have controlled the virus, we are still controlling the virus, look at the numbers going up all across the nation, we are still controlling the virus, they believed you can’t control the virus, they capitulated, they surrendered.”
Unaffiliated voters aren’t talked about a lot but they can be the difference between winning and losing close elections. They wonder why should they compromise their beliefs to join a political party.
Voters asked candidates about their qualifications, government policies and voting records.
The number of polling places vary from county to county, but each county is required to have at least one early voting polling site.
“We’re anticipating a very big turnout in early voting, it seems easier than Election Day, but we have no idea.”
After the new bail reform laws took effect in January, some areas of the state started to report a rise in crime, particularly in New York City.
“There’s new testing technology, there are rapid tests, is there a better, smarter way to handle a quarantine? None of this has been done before, so we’re figuring it out as it goes.”
“There’s the excitement of seeing her, and then the 30 minutes goes faster than you could ever imagine, and then when they wheel her away, it’s very tough.”
“It’s definitely a perfect storm with the increased need, stores starting to close, and the donations potentially being fewer, which is why we’re really extending this campaign.”
New York will not restrict travel from Pennsylvania because of the number of people who go back and forth for business each day.
Mayor Rich David tweeted Monday he was out of quarantine and back at City Hall.
New York state recently changed health forms to better reflect transgender and non-binary people, but, public health experts say the change fails to capture the full picture.
“It could not come a day too soon. New Yorkers use a staggering 23 billion plastic bags every year.”
Also unanswered, said Cuomo, is how the vaccine will be funded, and whether states will be reimbursed for costs.
“We have flare-ups because in this state we have a microscope, and the other states don’t have a microscope. If you don’t have a microscope, you don’t see a lot of things.”
“This is a larger operational undertaking, I would argue, than anything we have done during COVID to date. And we need the federal government to be a competent partner with this state and every state.”
“Seven months in now, our local health departments are short-staffed. We’re working overtime, and we’re being folded into this newest initiative without any proper support, any funding or any guidance.”
The governors want to know about funding to help pay for mass vaccinations, and how a vaccine supply chain would function.
The book, titled ‘American Crisis,’ is Cuomo’s attempt to convince readers that New York formed a competent response to the pandemic, while characterizing President Donald Trump and his administration as careless and dismissive to the virus.
“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.”
As of Wednesday, there were 540 active cases across the county, including 191 in Binghamton.
Syracuse University officials said late Tuesday that the number of students who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last day has risen to 45. Most are associated with a off-campus parties that occurred last week.
“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.
Facing an increase in coronavirus infections in certain neighborhoods, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday that he would close all nonessential businesses, public and private schools.
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.”
“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.
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.”
“These are embers that are starting to catch fire in dry grass. Send all the firefighting equipment and personnel to those embers, and stamp out the embers right away.”
“Not only is a homeless encampment a violation of that homeless person’s dignity, it’s also a public health threat.”
“I want people to have fundamental stability in their lives. Nobody’s going to be evicted because of housing.”
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.
Republican and former Congresswoman Claudia Tenney agreed Monday to the forum. Democratic Incumbent Anthony Brindisi and Libertarian Challenger Keith Price earlier confirmed their participation.
The numbers released on Sunday (looking at Saturday’s testing) show the Finger Lakes with a .7% infection rate, up slightly from the .4% of the previous two days.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic, and an unsuccessful lawsuit brought by the plastics industry delayed its implementation.
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.
The unemployment rate in most of the state’s metro areas in New York dipped below 10% in August for the first time since March.
New Yorkers who are not currently registered to vote in the November elections have until October 9th to do so.
Governor Cuomo says it’s another attempt by Trump to “manipulate and distort government agencies to play politics”, to further the President’s re election efforts.
“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.”
“All kids will be getting screened with their temperature check and they will fill out a five- or six-part questionnaire.”
New York state will begin enforcing its ban on single-use carry-out plastic bags next month after a brief hiatus of the law due to a legal challenge brought earlier this year.
“All of the emails that I have seen so far as a result of the media would suggest that they used our policies and practices as an excuse to suppress the video and that’s unfortunate.”
Governor Cuomo had said on Sept. 10 that New York might have to raise taxes to deal with its massive budget deficit but has since walked back those comments.
“Suddenly I came to a town called Swastika, which is a symbol of the tyranny and hatred those soldiers fought and died to fight.”
“We are asking people to recognize the importance of getting an E-ZPass because it’s going to save you money.”
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 and health secretary want residents to guard against the virus as a federal judge calls stay-at-home and business closure orders — since lifted — unconstitutional.
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.
New York will begin allowing visitors to see loved ones at nursing homes that have been coronavirus-free for 14 days, down from 28 days under previous rules.
NEW YORK NOW – The state’s largest teachers union filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Division of Budget over more than $5 billion in state spending that’s expected to be withheld from school districts as the state grapples with an unprecedented budget crisis.
“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.”
“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.”
There was a standoff, with demonstrators facing off against police. RPD says they did use pepper balls after bottles and rocks were thrown at them.
“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.”
The Let NY Vote Coalition says pre-paying postage on return envelopes for absentee ballots will reduce obstacles for voters with health risks.
Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said the FDNY was renaming the medal after Chief of Department Peter J. Ganci Jr., who was the highest-ranking member killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
“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 want to keep students here and operating. If there has to be some mitigation efforts taken, we will keep students here as much as we can. But, we all have to remain vigilant.”
Thousands of restaurants in the five boroughs have three weeks to prepare their establishments to comply with the state’s guidance for reopening.
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.”
They were also wearing spit hoods, the kind of device that police put on Daniel Prude last March as they pinned him to the pavement.
“We’ve been planning this all for a while, so the regulations were about what we thought they were gonna be.”
New York State marked a milestone of progress in fighting coronavirus infections on Monday, with a full month of fewer than 1% of virus tests coming back positive.
“You would you think that the teenagers don’t want to be like Mom and Dad, but they will mimic your behavior. And if you’re using the phone behind the wheel, the teen drivers will too.”
“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.”
Thursday night was a tale of two groups with contrasting ideas on how to make change, clashing, after the death of Daniel Prude.
Casinos in New York will be allowed to reopen next Wednesday, Sept. 9, as long as they have a sufficient air filtration system and limit the number of people allowed in the facility at one time, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.
After video this week showed police in Rochester placing a bag over the head of a Black man during an arrest, and then pinning him down, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that he wanted the state Attorney General’s Office to expedite its investigation into the incident.
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.
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.”
Seaver became a household name after helping carry the Mets to their “improbable” 1969 World Series Championship.
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.
“Young people can help our elections and make some extra money by becoming poll workers and relieve the pressure on our older poll workers.”
Thai officials have disputed the claims about how prevalent the situation is with monkeys being used to harvest coconuts.
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.
“Now, we cannot just know what’s going on, we can help better pinpoint the virus, address the virus, contain the virus.”
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.
“Our most urgent responsibility right now is to prevent further damage by delaying any decision on the 60-hour threshold until 2024.”
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.”
The three organizations suspended include the Theta Chi and Zeta Beta Xi fraternities and the Sigma Delta Tau sorority.
“We had a great fair planned, a really great fair. Great music. Changing things up again programmatically, we were doing everything we could to keep drawing numbers.”
Tennis players are navigating the eerie stillness of a Grand Slam event known for its lively crowds. Last year’s U.S. Open set an attendance record, drawing more than 737,800 fans over two weeks.
“Our ability to keep this deadly virus in check will be determined by what each of us does each day and by the capacity of local governments to enforce state guidance.”
Governor Andrew Cuomo says that the final of the 70 steel gantries being built as part of this system has been installed. It’s located on the Thruway at exit 42 in Geneva.
“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.”
“It did take ten years to get this building to a habitable state and put in the exhibits, so this is a big, long-term, lots of people doing a lot of work celebration. So we wanted it to happen this year.”
As researchers work to test a potential novel coronavirus vaccine on a diverse set of study participants, they’re also being confronted by a history of distrust between communities of color and medical researchers.
“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.”
Colleges in New York will be required to return to remote learning for at least two weeks if either 100 cases of COVID-19 are diagnosed, or 5% of that institution’s population tests positive, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.
“I will be a catastrophe. Many school districts depend just about totally on state aid to get their programs running.”
New York State is expected to make additional announcements about high risk winter sports like basketball, hockey, wrestling and cheerleading in the coming months.
“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.”
Shame on the people in the CDC. These will be indefensible actions in the light of history.”
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway announced she was stepping down from her position to look after her family. Working families across the country are figuring out how to provide care for their children with remote and hybrid schooling this year.
“When is the optimal time to treat them? And what’s the dose that they should receive? And how many doses should they receive or how many days should they be treated? What are some nuances of patients that could benefit from a standard course of therapy?”
Under state guidelines released last week, ticketed live music is not permitted inside bars, restaurants and clubs.
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.”
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 president of the city’s United Federation of Teachers called for testing every student and staff member before the start of school, set for Sept. 10.
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.
New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul said if Anthony were alive today, she would decline the president’s offer.
Cuomo’s “American Crisis” will be released Oct. 13, three weeks before Election Day, when Trump is expected to face Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
“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.”
Many of New York’s streets have come alive with fenced-in dining areas with tables and umbrellas and decorated with flower boxes and hanging plants.
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.
“If in fact we brought the boxes to them, and they had the ability to vote right at senior centers, right at community centers, then I think that’s the recipe for success.”
“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.”
There is no set date for gyms to reopen, but the governor says rules will be released on how they can do so safely.
“We know that those numbers are suffering, especially on the tourism side. We live in an area that’s built on tourism, so you hate to see it.”
The New York State Department of Financial Services says that overall, rates in the individual market for 2021 will increase by only 1.8%.
“The president has appointed someone who really seems to be a political hack. His main claim to fame is that he contributed a lot of money to the president’s campaign. He has no postal experience.”
“We are willing to go by any guideline the governor is willing to tell us. The problem is there has been no communication. He has gone radio silent.”
Mandatory masks, strict discipline and rigorous testing have helped the academies, including West Point and Annapolis, welcome students back to campus. Can other schools learn from their example?
“I would have pulled my mom out of that facility. She would be alive today, actually, had we actually been informed.”
In 2017, the Trump administration scaled back protections of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. A federal judge has now struck down the rule change — and cited To Kill a Mockingbird in so doing.
Tenney said Rep. Anthony Brindisi is not doing enough to fight Spectrum’s business practices, Brindisi’s campaign disagrees.
The newly-added states are Hawaii and South Dakota. Alaska, New Mexico, Ohio and Rhode Island have been removed.
The decision to entrust $765 million of taxpayer money to the former maker of photographic equipment raises several questions about the Trump administration’s due diligence of Kodak.
“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.
“Recent allegations of wrongdoing raise serious concerns. We will not proceed any further unless these allegations are cleared.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo formally gave schools the green light to reopen on Friday, saying the coronavirus infection rate was low enough in New York for students to return to class in the coming weeks.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday said a provision of the President’s measure that requires states to foot part of the bill was unworkable.
“The constitutions of the State of New York and the United States of America are not abandoned or thrown to the side during times of emergency. But that’s exactly what our government has done.”
“You could have a clot that forms in the heart artery and leads to a heart attack, or you could have a blood clot that forms inside the heart itself that breaks off and leads to a stroke.”
“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.”
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.
“The common interest of these governors is not a partisan agenda. Cuomo as a smart person is not going to raise those issues because he knows they’ll fracture the coalition.”
“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.
Dr. Paul Offit, who serves on the Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory board, says he doesn’t think an effective vaccine that’s undergone adequate testing can be ready this year.
Checkpoints at major bridges, tunnels and other sites are meant to drive home the message that 14-day quarantine rules are mandatory for people returning from states with high infection rates.
A series of legal protections granted during the COVID-19 pandemic to nursing homes and health care facilities as part of the state budget was partially rolled back on Monday.
“And the really cool thing is when you fill out a survey on your smartphone, it geolocates you. We’re able to go back to that exact same spot and we’ll do the water quality testing.”
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, (D-Massachusetts) said she sent a letter to the SEC Chairman asking that agency to look at the potential for insider trading.
“Districts must have a plan in place for testing related to symptomatic or exposed individuals, whether in school or through the local health department.”
“Would they let me be the gender that I am or the gender that I was assigned at birth? Because I have very strong views on that.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Please, if you’re in central New York, some of you have kids that have moved away, some have parents that have moved away, call them and ask them to call their senator and say ‘this is needed everywhere.'”
“If you have the virus under control, reopen. If you don’t have the virus under control, then you can’t reopen,”
“There is potentially no greater symbol of our image than our airport, which serves as the front door to our community.”
“I appreciate the work that the Congress has done to date with the CARES Act proposals. But this current debate must create resources that support state education and educational equity.”
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.
Members of the Phillies roster were reported to test positive for COVID-19.
“It’s really a person-by-person, case-by-case situation. Doctors know their patients. And if it’s a new person, doctors should take some time. Get to know them. It can be hard, but it’s important.”
Classroom capacity ranges from about 19-21 students. But with social distancing, the capacity can drop to around 16 or 17 students.
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.”
The coronavirus pandemic couldn’t have come at a worse time for those involved in the 2020 Census. The pandemic wreaked havoc on plans for the every-ten-year population count.
The Safe & Sound fundraiser, held Saturday in Southampton, drew rebukes after video emerged showing audience members dancing close together. Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted, “I am appalled.”
Online video shows men grabbing a woman during a demonstration and hauling her away in an unmarked van. Police said they arrested the woman on suspicion of damaging police cameras.
Eastman Kodak will help produce components needed to manufacture generic pharmaceuticals with the help of a substantial federal loan.
“They’re not being transparent enough, they’re not engaging the stakeholders and the shoreline communities and they’re not getting the data they need from the appropriate sources like the shoreline communities.”
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.”
“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.”
“Someone who has recovered from coronavirus has antibodies in their blood that may be able to help someone else fight that infection.”
“The moment we left Canada, there was concern. We’ve got to follow the guidelines. It’s not gonna be easy.”
“There are men just like me in there. They should have been walking out with me. But instead they’ll probably die in prison.”
“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.”
As modelers look at national trends, they’re concerned about case jumps in areas that had previously managed largely to squelch the virus.
Democrats, who hold the majority in both chambers of the Legislature, returned to Albany this week to wrap up some loose ends
The bill would require upwards of three months of leave at 66 percent of a person’s salary.
“The pediatric infrastructure, the people who care for your children are struggling to stay afloat, stay available, and we need help.”
The COVID Rent Relief Program provides a one-time rent subsidy, paid directly to landlords, based on the amount of income lost in the past four months.
Here’s something you may not know: People with disabilities are not guaranteed the right to live in the community.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., addressed a public confrontation she had with Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., earlier this week. She said her family “did not raise me to accept abuse from men.”
“Should you be a broker that is involved in illegal steering, you will have your license pulled.”
If the Blue Jays can’t find a major league park, Sahlen Field, home of their Triple-A affiliate, would be a likely site for home games.
Major League Baseball’s delayed and shortened regular season gets underway Thursday. There will be no fans in the stands and plenty of health and safety protections for the players and team officials.
“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.”
65% of farmers in New York state say their business has been negatively or very negatively affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
In the spirit of bipartisanship, Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) and Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica) got together for a virtual town hall on Facebook this week, the first time they’ve ever done such a joint meeting.
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul tweeted it is “the largest ever combined solicitations for renewable energy ever issued in the U.S.”
Virtually everybody has made sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic. But, for some people who are deafblind, it meant almost entirely losing their connections to the outside world.
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.
“Today we find that 59% of New Yorkers, that’s up from 54% two years ago, are touched by the opioid epidemic.”
“Instead of expanding access to care, this White House is, once again, putting up barriers and exacerbating the fear and anxiety that already exists for these communities,”
“I destroyed that legacy that I built over 35 years,” he said, blaming his downfall on “improper, selfish and ethically indefensible” behavior that grew from a sense of entitlement.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected the Special Olympics athletes and competitions.
“We’ve come a long way but we still don’t have an Equal Rights Amendment, we still have incredible disparity in pay, and even the burden of the weight of families falls disproportionately on women.”
Customers with some of the company’s TV packages, like TV Gold, TV Silver and TV Select will see their bills increase $1.50 per month.
“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.”
Leaders from the city of Rochester and Monroe County were on hand for the installation of a Frederick Douglass statue in Maplewood park Thursday. The statue which stood there since 2018 was toppled on July 5th and thrown in the Genesee River Gorge.
“This is not about anything evil. This is about unity. And we want to make sure that we don’t have the city of Syracuse in 2020 to make a horrible, irretrievable, irreparable mistake.”
“New Yorkers are outraged at these establishments, we’re getting thousands of complaints, pictures, videos. This is a question of public health.”
The city aims to provide relief for working parents who either can’t afford to stay home or can’t find child care for the days that students aren’t in school.
Chelsea business owners hope the reopening of the popular elevated park will bring more foot traffic back to the neighborhood.
This will be the 25th time Hawkins has run for office, but his first national campaign. He’s run for Congress, U.S. Senate, governor and several other state and local offices.
“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.”
The country’s largest art museum will be open to the public five days a week starting at the end of August. It had been closed since March as New York City grappled with the coronavirus pandemic.
State legislators, local elected officials, and environmental advocates called for stringent standards on three toxic chemicals that have polluted drinking water across the state: PFOA, PFOS and 1,4-dioxane.
The Walden Project is an example of an outdoor independent learning program that is a possible alternative for immunocompromised students or others who can’t or don’t want to return to a traditional classroom setting during the coronavirus pandemic.
“An airport is the place to display ourselves to the world, and also to ourselves, we use it more than anyone else.”
“By testing a pool, if the pool is negative, everyone is clear. If the pool is positive, we break out the samples, we run them individually, so it’s like an individual test.”
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.
“There are some strings. They have to use it for health and education, but we don’t say one size fits all.”
The bulk of New Yorkers, over 9 million, have already filed their taxes, but around 1.3 million have not and are expected to do so by Wednesday.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state is deploying teams to check for proof that travelers getting off flights have completed forms before leaving airports across the state.
Fourth-generation funeral director Patrick Kearns and his brother-in-law Paul Kearns-Stanley are partners in a 120-year-old family funeral business. They describe their unrelenting work and worries.
Mayor Bill de Blasio calls on President Trump to invoke the Defense Production Act to speed up processing of coronavirus tests: “If you can’t get the results in real time, it doesn’t help you enough.”
“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.”
The proposed Cariol’s Law, which she and her peers first introduced June 30, would make it mandatory for police officers to intervene and stop acts of brutality by fellow officers.
“They’re tipping the balance towards a more diverse ecosystem. The result will be beauty and color in the landscape, new homes for butterflies improved water quality and a stronger web of life.”
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.
“The recent actions of the elected leadership of the Village of Endicott are not only racist but a dereliction of duty.’
Jerri Lynn Sparks says her 22-year-old son, Jared, and thousands of other New Yorkers with disabilities are suffering because the state has adopted “one-size-fits-all” coronavirus restrictions for group homes.
President Trump derided the mural plan last week, saying it would be “denigrating this luxury Avenue” and antagonize the city’s police as “a symbol of hate.”
“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.”
“We just have to change the law to let folks like this get a second round and we will have many, many more small businesses surviving and even prospering in the next six months.”
“If we’re going to get serious about bridging the urban-rural divide and making sure that schoolchildren are not left behind then we have to work together to do a few things.”
“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.”
Now that so many are working from home, more people are considering moving out of the city. The pandemic has sent enough New Yorkers to the exits to shake up the area’s housing market.
“As the epidemic has eased, we think the legislature should get back to work. Hold committee meetings, move bills.”
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.
“We are seeing a lot of day- and long-weekend trips to the Finger Lakes, Thousand Islands, Adirondacks, and the Lake George area. State parks remain popular as the tourists enjoy hiking and being out in nature.”
“The data shows that the nursing home residents got COVID from the staff and also presumably those who visited them.”
Retired Capt. Mary Tobin, a West Point graduate, is mentor to some recent alumni who wrote an open letter to academy leaders. They’re part of a long legacy of Black cadets addressing systemic racism.
Those who are playing, though, will need to adhere to a series of “return to play” rules that require minimal physical contact on the field – no high fives and handshakes.
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.”
“You should really make reservations in advance to make sure you have a place to stay. And with the brand name hotels, they do have cleanliness policies updated.”
“People will now hear from governors, and county execs and their mayors and assembly and senators and realize they better get back to Washington and do their jobs.”
They made several crimes once again eligible for bail, including second-degree burglary, promoting child pornography and vehicular manslaughter.
The government acknowledged problems with sharing evidence with the defense, but prosecutors argue the missteps were inadvertent, not malicious. A judge is assessing the matter.
67 Orange Street makes do with take-out and outdoor service while waiting for a decision on inside dining in NYC.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
“We will make it mandatory that they have air filtration systems that can filter out the COVID virus.”
“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.”
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.
“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.”
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,”
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.
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.
$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.
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.
Video shows an officer using an apparent chokehold on a man who had been shouting invective at passersby and police. Chokeholds have been banned in New York City since 1993.
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.”
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.’
“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.
“It’s not a coincidence that this is primarily an argument put forth by Republicans. That is a factual statement.”
“It is a day that we should all reflect upon. It’s a day that is especially relevant in this moment in history.
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.”
“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.”
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.”
“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.”
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.
“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.”
One of the longest portions of the forum involved questions about housing and homelessness.
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.
“The machine itself will tell you when and if it has been sanitized since it last was played and at what time.”
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.”
“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.”
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.
“People need to have those doors opened and have their faith fulfilled and to be nourished.”
“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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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“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.”
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.
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?”
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.”
“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.
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.
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
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.
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.
“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.
“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.”
“It doesn’t prevent the decisions. It solely requires reports. Once the reports are made, those things are subject to review.”
“This isn’t the first time a terrifying train derailment has happened in New York, and we need a full-scale investigation ASAP.”
‘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.
“We are going to have to put strict limits in terms of capacity in every church, and all sorts of restrictions.”
At least 150 children in the U.S. are now believed to have contracted a new illness thought to be connected to COVID-19.
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.
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.
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.
“That can help them find safe shelter, talk about their safety options, and really connect them to the services they need, during this time and even after this time.”
Local officials were mixed about the state’s messaging as the Southern Tier Region reopened Friday.
“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.”
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.
“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.
As sales to restaurant clients dried up, oyster farmer Peter Stein had to adapt or perish. Now, he’s delivering oysters directly to individual customers, doing about 20% of his usual business.
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.
Many of these companies have already instituted a variety of protocols to keep workers safe.
An educator and entrepreneur believes he’s found an untapped resource to help more struggling students succeed in reading. The secret? Families.
Starting this month, health departments in New York are trying to hire thousands of workers to build up what could become one of the country’s largest contact tracing programs for the coronavirus.
Doctors in the U.S. and Europe are reporting a small wave of cases of what looks like a “shock syndrome” in young people. They have low blood pressure, inflamed hearts and other serious symptoms.
“It’s baffling that the Veterans Health Administration does not have a strategy in place to address the shortages of PPE in New York.”
“What we tried to do today is recognize some of those other organizations that are really on the front lines every single day doing this type of work around food and food care.”
“A good farmers market is like a weekly fair or festival. People are wanting that back, but it won’t be the same.”
“In a dental office, if the appropriate precautions are not taken, the virus and aerosols can stay lingering in the air for hours at a time.”
Zoom has agreed to launch a new internal data security program and will take other steps to combat hacker disruptions, a practice that has become known as Zoombombing.
“I’m trying to look at the positive side of things with everything going on.”
“They are all feeling very ready to get back to work. Most of them are in the process of trying to develop plans to get there.”
One high school in New York has found a way to have safe and memorable graduation: hold it at a drive-in movie theater.
Live audiences help comics get exposure and work out new material. Colin Quinn says virtual platforms don’t replicate “the tension” of being in front of a room full of strangers.
The New York State Board of Elections had canceled the June 23 primary over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
Maxwell Kirsner built sets for big events. Then he, his fiancée and their coworkers were laid off. Kirsner says he’s optimistic the city will make it back, but he’s worried how long that will take.
There will likely still be polling places open on June 23rd, but Governor Cuomo is strongly encouraging voters to use the mail- in option instead.
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.