The two candidates for New York’s 21st Congressional District seat — incumbent Republican Elise Stefanik and returning Democratic contender Tedra Cobb — support two different police reform bills passed by the House, but despite increased pressure to pass police reform legislation following w…

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.

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.

MALONE –– Protesting police brutality and the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man in police custody, a group of six demonstrators stood with signs in Veterans Park Friday. It was the latest in a string of small demonstrations in Malone.

ALBANY — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and city police officers must do a better job, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday, after they rejected state National Guard assistance to control vandalism and citywide looting overnight following civil unrest after last week’s death of an unarmed b…

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.

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.

PLATTSBURGH — The Canadian and U.S. governments announced Tuesday that restrictions prohibiting nonessential travel across the northern border would be extended to June 21.

With almost 1,500 cases of Covid-19 at just three meatpacking plants in Iowa, consumer outlets from Kroger Co. to Costco Wholesale Corp. are limiting shoppers’ purchases. Even Wendy’s Co. has dropped burgers from some menus.

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik and Gov. Andrew Cuomo jabbed at each other Thursday amid a discussion about whether summer camps will be able to open this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic.

SARANAC LAKE — New York hospitals have received more than $1.4 billion in federal aid as part of the latest round of funding through the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. But for North Country hospitals, revenue shortfalls continue to outpace incoming aid.

A new federal law protects some of the nation’s poorest renters from eviction and provides poor homeowners a grace period on mortgage payments, but the support may not be enough for tenants, homeowners and landlords and could reduce housing supply in rural areas.

ALBANY — As the state’s daily coronavirus death toll sustains and hospitalizations decrease, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday he refuses to fight with President Donald J. Trump after Trump suggested governors were abusing their power to restart state economies ahead of federal orders.

While Congress has focused much of its coronavirus relief legislation on helping struggling airlines, state highway officials are worried about another crisis on the horizon: plummeting gas tax revenues as most Americans stay at home.

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…

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo told New Yorkers, “We are all in quarantine now,” as he announced Friday that 100% of the nonessential workforce must stay home to halt the spread of COVID-19.

The border between Canada and the United States has been temporarily closed to “non-essential” traffic to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. President Donald Trump announced Wednesday morning.

ALBANY — Restaurants and bars across the state will close for on-premise services starting at 8 p.m. tonight due to novel coronavirus — or COVID-19 — concerns, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Monday.

OTTAWA — Speaking to members of the media outside of his home in Ottawa, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discussed the country’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the decision to close the borders to non-Canadians or non-permanent residents of Canada, with limited exceptions.

Victor J. Lazore, 33, was turned over to Akwesasne Mohawk Police by U.S. Marshals on Monday to face a charge of first-degree homicide in connection with the Aug. 11 shooting death of 58-year-old Jeffrey Arquette-Lazore in St. Regis (Kana:takon), in the Canadian portion of the St. Regis Mohaw…

WEST POTSDAM – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, hosted a FEMA Assistance to Firefighter Grant application workshop at St. Lawrence County’s George E. Briggs Fire Training Facility.

The state’s number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus doubled overnight, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday afternoon.