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Torie Patterson, 12, left, and Oliver Sears, 7, jump into one of the three pools at the Chateaugay Rec Park on Monday. The park opened at the end of last month. Swim lessons will be offered until Aug. 20, Rec Park Director Maggie Farrell said. Lesson times can be scheduled Monday through Fri…

THE BRONX — The state will invest $15 million to encourage the last quarter of New York adults to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as new cases increase in communities with low vaccination rates, officials said.

A medical policy at the center of a lawsuit filed by a former prison doctor is no longer in effect in state correctional facilities, removing an approval process that allegedly prevented incarcerated New Yorkers from receiving certain prescription medications and adequate medical care.