The National Rifle Association sued New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for closing gun shops during the coronavirus pandemic, saying the restriction is unconstitutional and leaves citizens defenseless while prisoners are being released early as a result of the crisis.

SARANAC LAKE –– The effect of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus on the finances of North County Community College has so far been small, but its impact on an already-tight 2020-21 budget remains uncertain, college leaders told the Board of Trustees on Friday.

ALBANY — The state will take ventilators and personal protective equipment from private institutions that are not using the supplies and redistribute them across New York to hospitals with the highest need to combat coronavirus COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared in an executive order Friday.

ALBANY — After days of deliberations, lawmakers passed the state’s executive budget Thursday, including rollbacks to New York’s controversial bail reform law, about a day after the April 1 deadline.

ALBANY — The state will run out of stockpiled ventilators in six days if several hundred new COVID-19 patients continue to enter intensive care units each day, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.

ALBANY — Experts project tens of thousands of New Yorkers will die from COVID-19 through the summer as state officials study multiple projection models to prepare for the pandemic’s impact on the state and its health care system, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.

MALONE –– It was just a simple arrangement of sticks, spelling out a simple word, left on a path at the Malone Memorial Recreation Park. It was something BJ Noreault said she has done frequently, long before the COVID-19 novel coronavirus gave a new, more profound meaning to her efforts.

The rate was as low as 4% in June.

MALONE –– A day after the number of confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Franklin County shot up from five to eight, that number apparently remained flat Tuesday with no additional confirmed cases reported.

Shelley Singer has been the primary caregiver for her husband, Michael Gross, since he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease four years ago. Then came the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s very difficult to live with someone with dementia, and I know how fortunate I am to be able to have help fro…

MALONE –– A group of health care providers at the Alice Hyde Medical Center has criticized the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision for what they say is a slow and inadequate response to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic.

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for political and national unity Monday to fight the coronavirus after President Donald Trump said over the weekend he may order an enforceable quarantine for New York and surrounding areas in New Jersey and some parts of Connecticut as the pandemic contin…

MALONE –– Despite calls for people to maintain social distancing and to stay home as much as possible, the Adirondack Regional Blood Center is hosting a blood drive Tuesday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the First Congregational Church.

A new political contender has entered the race for New York’s 21st Congressional District seat, representing the relatively new Serve America Movement (SAM) Party –– but he may be knocked out of the race before his campaign gets underway

NEW YORK — Schools will remain closed statewide through mid-April and the state’s first temporary hospital was completed in New York City on Friday as New York remains the nation’s epicenter for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.