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BANGOR — For a family in Bangor, the events of Sept. 11 are going to be ingrained in family lore for many generations.

New Yorkers are waiting with bated breath for more concrete parameters within the new recreational marijuana industry after the Senate’s approval this week to appoint two leaders to the entities responsible for licensing and regulating the emerging market.

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ALBANY — New York voices are growing louder in protest to statewide COVID-19 mandates with up to 1,000 parents and caregivers of school-aged children rallying outside the Capitol over the weekend demanding face masks be a personal choice for each family when classes resume next week.

ALBANY — Gov. Kathleen C. “Kathy” Hochul vowed to change the culture in Albany and deepen relationships with legislative leaders Tuesday for her ceremonial swearing in as New York’s 57th governor and first female to lead the state.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo maintained his innocence in his final address to New Yorkers on Monday, growing emotional after reviewing the legislative accomplishments of his decade-long administration on his final day in office.

ALBANY — When New Yorkers wake up Tuesday morning, history will have been made overnight.

ALBANY — Just days after he announced his resignation from the state’s highest office, the Assembly announced Friday that it is suspending its impeachment probe into Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo resigned Tuesday in wake of the state attorney general’s damning report that he sexually harassed at least 11 women and fostered a toxic culture in the Executive Chamber, and the Assembly’s swift aim to impeach him within the coming weeks.

ALBANY — The Assembly Judiciary Committee spearheading a scandal-laden impeachment investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo will tap experts to testify about the inquiry in public hearings in coming weeks as the five-month probe races to a conclusion.

THE BRONX — The state will invest $15 million to encourage the last quarter of New York adults to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as new cases increase in communities with low vaccination rates, officials said.

A medical policy at the center of a lawsuit filed by a former prison doctor is no longer in effect in state correctional facilities, removing an approval process that allegedly prevented incarcerated New Yorkers from receiving certain prescription medications and adequate medical care.

Restaurant owners, distillers and other eateries blasted the state Legislature on Thursday afternoon for not voting this session to legalize to-go alcoholic beverages, which quickly became a staple of the COVID-19 pandemic while helping the hospitality industry stay afloat.

SYRACUSE — The state is less than a tenth of a percent from reversing its COVID-19 and pandemic-era restrictions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday, before announcing additional incentives to increase the vaccination rate in hundreds of communities.

ALBANY — State lawmakers pushed support this week for a proposed law to stop law enforcement agencies from colluding with federal immigration officers to protect undocumented immigrants.

PLATTSBURGH — Canadian leaders are reportedly contemplating steps that could loosen northern border restrictions as early as June 22, news North Country officials embraced with open arms Tuesday.Assemblyman D. Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay Lake) was among the voices, feeling “our pleas for a pha…

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ALBANY — Lawmakers are pushing in their last scheduled days of session for the year to vote on a bill that would expunge the criminal records of millions of New Yorkers.

Parole reform activists and formerly incarcerated people heightened their cries across the state this week, pleading with lawmakers to increase New Yorkers’ opportunities to be released from prison as this year’s legislative session draws to a close.

ALBANY — Lawmakers are pushing in their last scheduled days of session for the year to vote on a bill that would expunge the criminal records of millions of New Yorkers.

NEW YORK — School districts may serve as COVID-19 vaccination sites for students ages 12 to 17, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, as the state’s average virus positivity rate dipped to the lowest in the nation.

NEW YORK — Officials announced legislation Friday to require all New York police officers to reserve using lethal force as a last resort when responding to an incident and hold law enforcement accountable, state Attorney General Letitia James said.

The state Comptroller’s Office holds the key to release millions of legislated dollars to fund the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission as the group’s time to redraw elective maps grows short.

ALBANY — State lawmakers are considering legislation that would automatically seal and expunge most criminal convictions under the proposed Clean Slate Act.

As they wait for the state’s more detailed financial plan, economists and state officials Monday weighed the impacts $2.1 billion in benefits for undocumented New Yorkers in the 2021-22 budget could have on small businesses and the state economy.

New York broadband providers are slow to react and to the details of a new state program requiring mid-sized and large companies to provide internet service for low-income families for $15 per month.

ALBANY — Jairo Reyes did not eat for three days. Weak, tired and famished, he remembered his community when he found it difficult to focus.

ALBANY — Recreational marijuana sales and use for adults 21 years of age and older is legal in New York after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill Wednesday morning.

ALBANY — Dozens of family members and friends of loved ones who died from COVID-19 in nursing homes joined lawmakers outside the state Capitol on Thursday to mourn the thousands of New Yorkers who died in congregate facilities and designate a statewide day of remembrance in their honor.

ALBANY — State Health Department and Coronavirus Task Force officials are discussing adopting new federal COVID-19 guidelines for public school districts allowing 3 feet for safe social distancing instead of keeping students the typical 6 feet apart.