Vote Count Continues: New York’s Congressional Races

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.

‘Floating Voters’ Reject Party Labels

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.

Cuomo Parses Pandemic Stats

“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.”  

Susan B. Anthony Barbie Doll In The Works

“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 Takes Steps To Control COVID-19 Clusters

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.

U.S.-Canada Border Remains Closed

“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.”

Cuomo: Halloween Trick-Or-Treating Left To Parents

“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.”

Efforts Underway To Recruit Poll Workers

“Young people can help our elections and make some extra money by becoming poll workers and relieve the pressure on our older poll workers.”

Without Child Care Bailout, Workforce Could Lose Women

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.

Cuomo Warns Coronavirus Is Far From Over

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. 

Cuomo Rails Against Federal COVID-19 Response at DNC

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.

Bowling Alleys Open Today At 50% Capacity

“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.”

Cuomo Named Head Of National Governors Association

“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.”

Cuomo Scraps $3 Billion Environmental Bond Act

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.

Vandalized Frederick Douglass Statue Replaced

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.

Cuomo: Decision On Schools To Come In Early August

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.

Travel In Upstate New York On The Rise

“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.”

2020 PRIMARIES AND CAUCUSES: New York Results

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.

Concerns Of Voter Suppression In Chenango County

“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.’

This year's U.S. Open will take place at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, but fans won't be in the stands due to the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. Open Tennis Will Start On Time

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.”

At Protests, Street Medics Take COVID-19 Precautions

“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.”

Tompkins County DA Candidates Debate Online

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.