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All civil and criminal jury trials across New York are postponed indefinitely as the COVID-19 pandemic surges across the nation, with increasing cases by the day statewide.

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised the possibility Saturday of implementing additional heightened COVID-19 restrictions in New York as new cases, hospitalizations and deaths steadily increase as the pandemic rages with double-digit infection rates in more than 25 U.S. states and territories.

The Regents exams scheduled for January have been canceled statewide due to safety concerns amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo refused to comply with the White House’s request for states to release a patient identification number for every person who receives a coronavirus immunization, pending the approval of a safe vaccine, he said, as the federal government’s appeal for personal data…

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Statewide local sales-tax revenues declined by 11.8% or $225 million in September compared to this time last year, largely because of a deep reduction in New York City collections and over-distributions, according to a report released Monday by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

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ALBANY — School districts previously forced to close within state microclusters may continue in-person learning for students while COVID-19 spikes within a community by meeting specific state testing criteria, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Friday.

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ALBANY — Capital Region physicians and immunologists are preparing for concurrent COVID-19 and influenza outbreaks as misinformation about the novel coronavirus continues to spread, health officials said Wednesday.

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Advocates and lawmakers rallied around the state Tuesday, slamming Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and lawmakers for failing to act as COVID-19 infections spike at state prisons and correctional facilities, including Elmira and Greene County.

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ALBANY — The federal government is wrong to believe state governments and officials cannot control the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday, citing New York’s detailed scientific data and the need to expand testing and contact tracing nationwide.

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PLATTSBURGH — Assemblyman Dan Stec, R-Queensbury, and Clinton County Treasurer Kimberly Davis, D-Plattsburgh, strongly differ on whether the next North Country state senator should be in the Republican minority or Democratic majority.

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted federal officials Thursday after reports the nation’s Health and Human Services secretary plans to fire the U.S. Food & Drug Administration chief as President Donald Trump’s administration clashes over the nation’s approval standards to promptly authori…

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ALBANY — New Yorkers should avoid travel to neighboring New Jersey and Connecticut, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said, as visitors from all but six states must isolate for two weeks when arriving in New York to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus.

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ALBANY — A top Democrat weighed limiting Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s broadened emergency powers during the COVID-19 pandemic after the governor sent letters to select municipalities Wednesday threatening to withhold state funding unless the local officials effectively enforce state COVID-19 mandates.

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ALBANY — President Donald Trump helped facilitate division that fueled violent Brooklyn protests this past week, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said, after releasing a robocall Friday that, after referencing Trump’s campaign, encouraged hundreds of people to rally against the state’s new coronavirus m…

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MASSENA — Negotiations to settle the decades-long land dispute over lands in Franklin County claimed by the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe are nearly at a breaking point, with only one sticking point left to hash out.

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NEW YORK — Religious institutions will be shut down if the communities refuse to comply with the state’s COVID-19 regulations, and schools in some virus hotspots will be closed beginning today, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday.

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ALBANY — New York localities with COVID-19 hot spots that fail to enforce the state’s mask-wearing and social-distancing orders could be fined $10,000 per day as violations continue, officials said Friday.

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ALBANY — The state unveiled a new smartphone application Thursday to alert New Yorkers who choose to download the tool when they’ve been in close proximity to someone who recently tested positive for COVID-19 as several downstate virus hotspots continue to increase.

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo pleaded with government officials Wednesday to enforce state mandates to curb downstate COVID-19 hot spots and prevent a second wave from sweeping New York.

ALBANY — Hundreds of rapid-testing machines sent downstate Monday will combat rising coronavirus clusters in certain New York City neighborhoods and counties surrounding the metro area to prevent subsequent shutdowns, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said.

NEW YORK — No state budgetary decision can prevent an economic downturn, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday, before asserting the federal government is liable for New York’s estimated two-year $50 billion deficit due to the coronavirus pandemic.

New York lawmakers are pushing to repeal a controversial state broadband fee that has disrupted several high-speed internet expansion projects across regions of rural upstate — especially as internet connectivity remains essential during the coronavirus pandemic.

NEW YORK — The state upgraded its online coronavirus school tracker Thursday to include a second set of district testing data from COVID-19 diagnostic labs so parents and caregivers of school-age children can monitor more accurate results.

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.

North Country U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik said on Tuesday she supports President Donald Trump and the U.S. Department of Justice’s plan to cut federal funding from New York City; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle, Washington –– three cities the DOJ designated as “anarchist jurisdictions” earlier th…

New Yorkers unnecessarily paid more than $706 million in Medicaid payments over three years after oversight in the state Health Department led to improper charges for pharmacy services, according to audits released by the state comptroller Monday.

ALBANY — New York state officials stand ready to sue President Donald Trump and the federal government, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday while snapping back at administration officials after the U.S. Department of Justice made a motion to label New York City an anarchist jurisdiction.

DANNEMORA — Speaking across the street from the Clinton Correctional Facility entrance Friday, Assemblyman D. Billy Jones, D-Chateaugay Lake, and the union representing correctional officers voiced support for measures they say would help ensure the safety of those who cross that threshold e…

Officials are clashing over projected broad 20% cuts to New York’s education budget after the state teachers union filed a lawsuit against the state Wednesday. The suit challenges the executive authority behind budget officials’ anticipated spending reduction amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

ALBANY — The state’s anticipated, broad 20% cuts to education are disgraceful, educators, union representatives, parents and students said outside the Capitol on Thursday, demanding officials stop school funding slashes that devastate the poorest districts.

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.