MALONE — The number of active cases of the COVID-19 virus in Franklin County rose again over the holiday weekend, climbing to six.

The number is the highest since mid-May, when the county reported seven active cases of the virus and matched the total on May 15, the day the county and the North Country Region as a whole were cleared by the state to enter phase one of the reopening process.

NEW YORK — New York will create its own coronavirus order enforcement department as Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo expressed concern Wednesday the virus could re-surge in the state as residents and local governments grow complacent about enforcing mask and social-distancing measures and the pandemic s…

Officials doubled the number of states from which travelers to New York are required to quarantine for two weeks as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the nation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared in an updated executive order Tuesday.

The state Department of Health continues to investigate COVID-19 exposure in four virus clusters after officials traced multiple new infections to a student who recently traveled to Florida and attended a downstate graduation ceremony, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who signed an executive order ov…

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump and the federal government must stop the denial and tell the truth about the coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday, before calling on the president to mandate Americans wear masks in public as the virus spreads like wildfire across the United States.

New York will not reopen gyms, malls and movie theaters until health officials have more information about the impact of air conditioning circulating COVID-19 as the illness spikes across more than half the U.S., Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.

MALONE –– Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s decision to exclude YMCAs from the list of facilities that will be allowed to reopen at the beginning of phase four could threaten the organization’s future, the head of the Ys in Malone and Plattsburgh said Wednesday.

State officials will perform random checks on travelers who enter New York from states with high coronavirus transmission and positive testing rates to enforce Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s 14-day self-quarantine mandate, the governor said Thursday.

ALBANY — New Yorkers and Americans must remain united throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said in an emotional address late Friday morning.

NEW YORK — Businesses that violate the state’s coronavirus COVID-19 reopening rules and guidelines can immediately lose their liquor license or be ordered to shut down, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared in an executive order Thursday.

In a new report, economists writing for the Brookings Institution estimate that the United States could see “on the order of 300,000 to 500,000 fewer births next year” as a result of the economic recession triggered by the novel coronavirus.

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed an executive order Wednesday declaring Juneteenth, or June 19th, a holiday for state employees, with plans to advance legislation next year to make the date an official New York holiday.

MALONE –– While Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has decreed that sleepover summer camps will not open this summer because of the COVID-19 virus, he gave the go-ahead over the weekend for day camps to offer programs beginning June 29.

ALBANY — Visitors will be permitted in New York hospitals and group homes at the end of the week, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday, as the state’s coronavirus infection rate remains the lowest in the nation.

TARRYTOWN — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is concerned out-of-staters will travel to New York and reverse the state’s COVID-19 infection rate, which is the lowest in the U.S., following a rushed economic reopening in other states and large protests over the last several weeks.

ALBANY — Half of the state’s 10 regions — including the North Country — were given the green light to begin Phase III of reopening today after metrics were reviewed and cleared by public health officials, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday.

MALONE –– As Franklin County closes in on administering 7,000 tests to detect the COVID-19 virus, a Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital doctor with training in infectious diseases says the results may not fully reflect the scope of the pandemic locally.

NEW YORK — The state Legislature is expected to pass 10 police reform bills this week as New York lawmakers and congressional representatives took steps toward legislation Monday to address the nationwide pattern of law enforcement brutality and improve the policing relationship with minorit…

NEW YORK — New York City was placed under curfew from 11 p.m. Monday through 5 a.m. Tuesday, and the police presence will be doubled following this weekend’s rioting.

NEW ROCHELLE — After mass confusion among regional executives, half the state entered the second phase of reopening nonessential businesses Friday and New York City is expected to start reopening in early June as downstate COVID-19 numbers continue to drop, Gov. Andrew M Cuomo said Friday.

NEW YORK CITY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a new executive order Thursday allowing New York businesses to prohibit customers who do not wear a mask or facial covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

WASHINGTON — After a late-morning meeting with President Donald Trump, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo spent his Wednesday COVID-19 briefing railing against federal lawmakers for politicizing the decision to fund state and local governments amid the coronavirus pandemic.

NEW YORK — Government must stimulate the COVID-19-devastated economy through major infrastructure and revitalization projects following the pandemic, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday, and the state will focus coronavirus resources in low-income and minority neighborhoods with the highest in…

NEW YORK — The state will give death benefits for frontline workers who died from COVID-19, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday, before discouraging lawmakers from spending money the state doesn’t have as the Legislature resumes remote session this week.

NEW YORK — Coronavirus transmission may be primarily airborne, national health officials said, as two downstate regions prepare to reopen and leaders announced Friday both houses of the state Legislature will reconvene next week.

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration unveiled the ground rules last week for distributing $16 billion in direct payments to farmers and ranchers feeling financial pain from COVID-19, but several agriculture groups say producers may need more federal aid in the future.

Tick season is heating up in the Adirondacks, and while most people are focused on not contracting COVID-19 right now, local physicians, infectious disease experts and tick-borne illness experts are worried people may forget that another viral danger lurks in the woods.