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.

WATERTOWN — More individuals in Westchester County have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the state’s total case count to 11. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the new confirmed cases at a coronavirus briefing Wednesday, and again later in the day.

LOWVILLE — Although the first confirmed case of novel coronavirus or COVID-19 in New York State was announced over the weekend, public health officials and hospital preparation specialists are calmly focused on prevention tactics.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government hopes to restart talks with Indigenous groups now that police have begun to clear a key rail blockade that has disrupted Canada’s economy for weeks.

“It’s just not how names work, they’re not based on location,” the New York-based comedian said in a Comedy Central stand-up viewed 380,000 times on YouTube. “If your name is Miles and you go to France, no one’s going to come to you and be like, ‘Hmm, actually here, it’s pronounced Kilometers.’”

TORONTO - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for “dialogue and mutual respect” on Tuesday as the anti-pipeline protests and blockades that have paralyzed the nation’s rail system entered their 12th day.

PITTSBURGH — For night owls used to popping into the grocery store after midnight, the options for avoiding crowds or picking up a quick meal after a night shift are slowly changing.

Roger Kellison had Parkinson’s disease that was quickly progressing. He was a private man who eventually moved into his daughter’s house when he was unable to take care of himself.

A new ad from the Tedra Cobb campaign for New York’s 21st Congressional District seat questions why incumbent U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik has accepted money from disgraced casino mogul and accused sexual assaulter Steve Wynn.

NEW YORK — Roughly half of deaths related to poor air quality in the United States occur in states where the pollution did not originate, according to a study released Wednesday in the journal Nature. The study found that New York experienced the largest number of premature deaths from air p…

The Farm Bureau’s national convention has adopted a new policy on farmers’ right to repair their tractors and combines, ratcheting up the pressure on manufacturers to strike a deal with farmers and independent mechanics on the contentious issue.

OTTAWA — Canadian police on Monday began moving against protesters who had set up transportation blockades around the country in sympathy with an indigenous group’s campaign to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline to Canada’s West coast.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, said President Donald Trump delivered an “incredibly strong” State of the Union address Tuesday night, in which he highlighted the congresswoman’s legislation on paid leave and child tax credit.

FORT COVINGTON –– The pending sale of roughly 278 miles of railroad track currently owned by CSX –– a portion of which passes through the towns of Bombay and Fort Covington –– should have no effect on rail service or the businesses that rely on that service, according to documents filed with…

Farm bankruptcies across the U.S. rose again in 2019, as a prolonged slump in commodity prices, poor weather and the ongoing trade war with China squeezed farmers.

President Donald Trump’s signing on Wednesday of an agreement that replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement was greeted with cheers from a variety of North Country leaders, who say the new pact will contribute to improving the economy of the region.

As the longest economic expansion in American history continued last year, state governments increased salaries for teachers and other public employees, authorized new construction projects and — recognizing good times won’t last forever — added to reserve funds.

PLATTSBURGH — North Country congresswoman Elise Stefanik and several fellow House members will join dozens of surrogates to campaign for President Donald Trump in Iowa during the state’s caucuses Feb. 3.