NEW YORK — An independent state task force of scientists and health experts will review the safety of any federally approved COVID-19 vaccine before doses are administered to New Yorkers, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Thursday.

MALONE –– The number of active cases of COVID-19 in Franklin County dropped to two on Wednesday after three days of remaining constant at three.

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MALONE –– The number of active cases of COVID-19 in Franklin County rose by one Saturday then dropped back to three on Sunday as one of the cases was declared resolved.

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump is actively trying to kill New York City, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said before announcing an executive order Tuesday expanding where New Yorkers can submit ballots to cast a vote in the upcoming presidential election.

NEW YORK — Parents and caregivers of school-age children can monitor the number of students and staff infected with COVID-19 when classes resume this week as the state launches an additional coronavirus tracker today.

ALBANY — New York will unveil an additional public coronavirus interactive tool in the coming days that will track COVID-19 diagnostic tests across schools statewide as in-person classes prepare to resume next week.

MALONE –– The number of active cases of COVID-19 in Franklin County rose for the first time in more than a week Thursday, while the number of people in quarantine or isolation skyrocketed after an employee at the Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake tested positive for the virus.

Future coronavirus clusters and the temporary closure of public school districts are inevitable when students return to classes next week, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said, as congregates of students in social settings forced a state college to close over the weekend.

MALONE –– The number of active cases of COVID-19 in Franklin County remained at one for the sixth straight day on Monday, while the number of people in quarantine or isolation also remained stable after having increased nearly one-third on Saturday.

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MALONE — The number of active cases of COVID-19 in Franklin County remained flat over the weekend while the number of people in quarantine or isolation jumped by nearly one-third.

AKWESASNE –– The small number of active cases of COVID-19 in Akwesasne and surrounding areas has led the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe to remove its curfew in the southern portion of the community and expand the area in which people may travel without self-quarantining on their return home.

ALBANY — After a sudden reversal of federal coronavirus testing guidelines, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday he would not trust a COVID-19 vaccine and denounced President Donald Trump’s credibility as the U.S. Department of Justice weighs investigating four Democratic states over thousands of…

ALBANY — New York will not implement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s sudden about-face on COVID-19 testing guidelines, which discourage coronavirus testing for individuals exposed to the virus.

MALONE –– The number of active cases of COVID-19 in Franklin County remained at two Monday, even as the number in neighboring Essex County continued to rise in the wake of an outbreak in an Elizabethtown nursing home.

ALBANY — State lawmakers on both sides of the aisle introduced legislation Wednesday demanding an independent investigation into New York’s protocols and COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes.

ALBANY — New Yorkers need to prepare for a possible second wave of the coronavirus this fall, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo urged during a media call Wednesday.

NEW YORK — Gyms statewide –– including the Greater Malone YMCA –– can reopen next week after the indoor exercise facilities were closed in mid-March over concerns about New York’s wave of COVID-19 infections and deaths, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Monday.

MALONE –– The number of active COVID-19 cases in Franklin County remained at zero for a fourth straight day Saturday, and the number of people in quarantine or isolation continued to bounce up and down as it has done the prior two weeks.