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 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.

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.

MALONE –– Even as the weather warms and officials encourage people sheltering at home to avoid catching the COVDID-19 coronavirus to get out and walk to relieve the boredom, Malone’s parks are being closed.

MALONE –– Franklin County officials had planned to spend more than $470,000 in the coming year to attract potential visitors, and it recently turned over the management of its tourism promotion efforts to the Franklin County Local Development Corp. in hopes of bolstering tourist visits.

MALONE — Franklin County so far remains without a confirmed case of the COVID-19 coronavirus, but officials at the Alice Hyde Medical Center are gearing up for the disease to appear in the area — and hoping the numbers will not overwhelm them.