NEW YORK — New York will create its own coronavirus order enforcement department as Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo expressed concern Wednesday the virus could re-surge in the state as residents and local governments grow complacent about enforcing mask and social-distancing measures and the pandemic s…

Officials doubled the number of states from which travelers to New York are required to quarantine for two weeks as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the nation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared in an updated executive order Tuesday.

The state Department of Health continues to investigate COVID-19 exposure in four virus clusters after officials traced multiple new infections to a student who recently traveled to Florida and attended a downstate graduation ceremony, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who signed an executive order ov…

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.

New York will not reopen gyms, malls and movie theaters until health officials have more information about the impact of air conditioning circulating COVID-19 as the illness spikes across more than half the U.S., Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.

MALONE –– Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s decision to exclude YMCAs from the list of facilities that will be allowed to reopen at the beginning of phase four could threaten the organization’s future, the head of the Ys in Malone and Plattsburgh said Wednesday.

State officials will perform random checks on travelers who enter New York from states with high coronavirus transmission and positive testing rates to enforce Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s 14-day self-quarantine mandate, the governor said Thursday.

State Assemblyman Dan Stec is joining other Republicans in calling for an end to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s emergency powers to help manage the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of his North Country colleagues and candidates agree now is the time; others are not so sure.

ALBANY — New Yorkers and Americans must remain united throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said in an emotional address late Friday morning.

NEW YORK — Businesses that violate the state’s coronavirus COVID-19 reopening rules and guidelines can immediately lose their liquor license or be ordered to shut down, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared in an executive order Thursday.

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed an executive order Wednesday declaring Juneteenth, or June 19th, a holiday for state employees, with plans to advance legislation next year to make the date an official New York holiday.

ALBANY — Visitors will be permitted in New York hospitals and group homes at the end of the week, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday, as the state’s coronavirus infection rate remains the lowest in the nation.

TARRYTOWN — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is concerned out-of-staters will travel to New York and reverse the state’s COVID-19 infection rate, which is the lowest in the U.S., following a rushed economic reopening in other states and large protests over the last several weeks.

ALBANY — Half of the state’s 10 regions — including the North Country — were given the green light to begin Phase III of reopening today after metrics were reviewed and cleared by public health officials, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday.

ALBANY — Two days after state lawmakers voted to permit the disclosure of police disciplinary records, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo called for greater systemic reform in the face of racist policing policies.

QUEENS — After weeks of nationwide civil unrest over police brutality, state lawmakers completed passage of 10 pieces of legislation in three days to reform police departments across New York.

VALHALLA — The state Senate repealed 50-a Tuesday afternoon to allow the release of police disciplinary records, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo responded with outrage, calling on President Donald Trump to apologize for his “dumb” morning tweet that last week’s Buffalo incident between city police and…

NEW YORK — The state Legislature is expected to pass 10 police reform bills this week as New York lawmakers and congressional representatives took steps toward legislation Monday to address the nationwide pattern of law enforcement brutality and improve the policing relationship with minorit…

ALBANY — Two suspended Buffalo police officers should be fired after they pushed a 75-year-old protester to the ground, causing him to bleed from the head, said Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who announced a reform agenda Friday to improve New Yorkers’ trust and relationship with law enforcement foll…

ALBANY — Prosecutors should properly charge violent demonstrators and set bail to keep them in jail after continuing nighttime unrest in cities statewide, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Thursday, as officials expanded COVID-19 testing to all New Yorkers who attended a demonstration.

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo praised New York City police for controlling ongoing nighttime civil and racial unrest in his daily briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic, which has since expanded to include discussion of the violence and protests that have broken out in reaction to the slaying of a b…

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…

As widespread protests continue over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in handcuffs as a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, state lawmakers in Albany are talking about possible police reforms in this state.

The county’s unemployment rate for April was 14.3%, more than double March’s 6.1% and nearly triple the 5.1% rate from a year ago, according to figures released last week by the state Department of Labor.

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.

NEW ROCHELLE — After mass confusion among regional executives, half the state entered the second phase of reopening nonessential businesses Friday and New York City is expected to start reopening in early June as downstate COVID-19 numbers continue to drop, Gov. Andrew M Cuomo said Friday.

NEW YORK CITY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a new executive order Thursday allowing New York businesses to prohibit customers who do not wear a mask or facial covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

WASHINGTON — After a late-morning meeting with President Donald Trump, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo spent his Wednesday COVID-19 briefing railing against federal lawmakers for politicizing the decision to fund state and local governments amid the coronavirus pandemic.

NEW YORK — Government must stimulate the COVID-19-devastated economy through major infrastructure and revitalization projects following the pandemic, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday, and the state will focus coronavirus resources in low-income and minority neighborhoods with the highest in…

NEW YORK — The state will give death benefits for frontline workers who died from COVID-19, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday, before discouraging lawmakers from spending money the state doesn’t have as the Legislature resumes remote session this week.

NEW YORK — Coronavirus transmission may be primarily airborne, national health officials said, as two downstate regions prepare to reopen and leaders announced Friday both houses of the state Legislature will reconvene next week.

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

ALBANY — Two months after nursing homes in New York were declared off limits to visitors — children, spouses and other kin of residents included — state officials have advanced no plan for allowing them to return to the beleaguered facilities.

ALBANY — Religious services and ceremonies can resume statewide with 10 people or fewer, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Wednesday.

ALBANY — Shawn Weber, a partner in a popular restaurant business in Niagara Falls, says if the pandemic-driven shutdown of eateries and bars continues much longer, Wine on Third may have to stay closed for the remainder of the year.

Faced with a new wave of COVID-19 tests from nursing homes and hospitals, a state lab that processes COVID-19 tests from the North Country region is currently running at full capacity. Now the lab is limiting the number of tests it will accept, forcing health care facilities to send tests th…

MANHASSET — A company said it is getting closer to a COVID-19 vaccine, New York localities can hold Memorial Day services with 10 people or fewer, and the Capital District was cleared to start reopening, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Wednesday.