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NEW YORK — Upstate hospitals have suffered a greater reduction in available beds than downstate health facilities as health experts in Albany continue to test for the omicron COVID variant not discovered in New York as of Monday, Gov. Kathleen C. Hochul said.

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MALONE — The University of Vermont Health Network’s Alice Hyde Medical Center has been on the receiving end of a full year of community support and generosity throughout 2021 and is extending its gratitude.

ALBANY — The state Health Department can limit non-essential, elective hospital procedures under New York’s new state of emergency that returned Friday as new COVID-19 infections reach transmission levels from the early days of the pandemic and global health officials identified a new highly…

Advocates and prison staff continue to clash over the catalyst stoking spiking violent assaults in state facilities, increasing pressure on officials to take action after correction department leaders threatened incarcerated New Yorkers with additional consequences this week to curb assaults.

ST. REGIS FALLS — The instrumental music teacher at St. Regis Falls Central School, Joseph Ianaconi, was commended on Oct. 13 by the New York State School Music Association with the Early Career Achievement Award.

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Federal and state leaders praised President Joseph R. Biden’s decision Tuesday to tap millions of gallons of fuel from the national reserve to lower energy prices. The move came as the leading Republican nominee in New York’s 2022 gubernatorial race started a lengthy tour demanding the gover…

MALONE — Amid the challenges of a season impacted by the U.S.-Canadian border closure, Malone’s golf course still had a positive summer, according to the course’s president.

ALBANY — An attorneys’ report released Monday revealed new evidence that former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo allegedly groped a staffer’s breast in the Executive Mansion last year, and confirms he misrepresented COVID-19 nursing home death data and used state resources to help publish his pandemic m…

MALONE — An announcement was made Monday by Franklin County District Attorney Craig Carriero that police agencies across the county will be working with STOP-DWI coordinators in special efforts to bring awareness to the dangers of impaired driving.

MALONE — During a Franklin County meeting Thursday, District 7 Legislator Lindy Ellis provided updates on the existing momentum for better internet access in more rural areas across the county.

Former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s attorney demanded state Attorney General Letitia A. James recuse herself from future decisions related to the former governor’s sexual harassment investigation and related evidence on the heels of the release of the transcripts of witness interviews last week an…

AKWESASNE — The White House Tribal Nations Summit was held Tuesday for tribal leaders, such as St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Chief Beverly Kiohawiton Cook, to participate in an administration listening session with senior government officials.

New York will receive at least $27 billion to resuscitate its aging infrastructure, and millions of dollars to bridge the digital divide plaguing upstate, rural communities and low-income New Yorkers as part of the federal infrastructure package signed into law this week, officials said Wednesday.

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BURKE — Foothills EMS Ambulance Services initiated full operational status as a corporation in June after two years of planning and preparation.