Category: New York State

LATEST: Cuomo critical of counties who want to ban downstate migration (video)

Cuomo: ‘Too early’ to tell if statistical drop off in numbers is NYS reaching apex (video)

Want to see the latest briefing video from Governor Andrew Cuomo? If you're looking for that, or for the latest policy decisions the Governor has made during this pandemic - follow along with us in this post updated multiple times a day ... MORE
TRACKING COVID-19: Cuomo says shutdown could last months, addresses New Yorkers Monday AM (full coverage)

TRACKING COVID-19: Most counties see increase in total number of cases on Saturday

Follow along with updates from officials - local, state, and federal - as the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 response continues around the region. Our 'Latest News' section will be updated around the clock. We'll be documenting school closures, public health announcements, and ... MORE
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Finger Lakes Health ready as Cuomo orders ventilators to be moved around New York ‘as needed’

Finger Lakes Health ready as Cuomo orders ventilators to be moved around New York ‘as needed’

While lawmakers across Upstate New York were quick to criticize Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to move ventilators from hospitals across the region to those battling the pandemic downstate – officials with one of the region’s largest healthcare providers is ready to help ... MORE
NYS hiring hundreds of additional workers to help process unemployment claims

NYS hiring hundreds of additional workers to help process unemployment claims

New Yorkers have struggled to file for unemployment. As hundreds of thousands of claims were filed, and countless others unable to be completed due to technical issues – the state is making changes. New York is hiring hundreds of additional workers to ... MORE
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Small farms across NYS see big problems as demand shifts, shrinks amid pandemic

Small farms across NYS see big problems as demand shifts, shrinks amid pandemic

Local farmers are worried about the next several months, as they stare down a pandemic that’s going to add stress, to an already-stressful environment. John Bolton, owner of Bolton Farms in Hilton, has been growing fresh greens in a greenhouse behind his ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Leslie Dan

INSIDE THE FLX: Leslie Danks Burke discusses digital campaigning and New York’s newest challenges (podcast)

When Leslie Danks Burke set out to run for New York State Senate in the 58th District she could not have imagined what this campaign would look like. Even the most-astute politicians have been thrown for a loop by the Coronavirus pandemic ... MORE
Police report increase in domestic violence cases across New York

Police report increase in domestic violence cases across New York

New York State Police have reported a 15-20 percent increase in domestic violence cases, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Lauren Trunko, the Women and Family Services Director for YWCA, told Spectrum News that additional strain is being place on already difficult home situations ... MORE
DEBRIEF: Breaking down the biggest headlines in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Breaking down the biggest headlines & the most FAQ’s on COVID-19 in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

This week on The Debrief Podcast … a little rebranding, some announcements, and of course, the headlines! Check it out as Josh Durso and Ted Baker broke down the week’s biggest stories. Coronavirus, local government, and the future of some communities in ... MORE
Few satisfied with bail reform modifications in New York

Few satisfied with bail reform modifications in New York

No one is crazy about the changes to bail reform amid the COVID-19 pandemic it would seem. Critics of reforming the measures passed last year say it was an unnecessary step. Meanwhile, opponents of the original bill say the changes in this ... MORE
Lawmakers blast executive order to pull ventilators, PPE from Upstate hospitals NYC area

Lawmakers blast executive order to pull ventilators, PPE from Upstate hospitals NYC area

Upstate New York lawmakers ripped Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order to bring ventilators and other personal protective equipment to the downstate area. That executive order was signed on Friday. ‚ÄúVentilators and PPE are the last lines of defense in a fight that ... MORE
Lawmakers from around Finger Lakes blast state budget, call for reconvened session after crisis ends

Lawmakers from around Finger Lakes blast state budget, call for reconvened session after crisis ends

Upstate lawmakers say the budget passed by leaders in Albany and Governor Andrew Cuomo unfairly put additional burden on rural communities in Central New York, the Finger Lakes, and Southern Tier. Senator Tom O’Mara, R-58, had previously called on leaders to adopt ... MORE
New York may not have enough money to pay all the unemployment claims being filed

New York may not have enough money to pay all the unemployment claims being filed

Could New York run out of money before it can pay out all the unemployment claims that have been coming its direction? Apparently, it’s a possibility. A recent report found that New York ranks 49th out of 50 states in available funds ... MORE
Will masks become a mandated policy? Not everywhere, but face coverings could become the norm soon across U.S.

Will masks become a mandated policy? Not everywhere, but face coverings could become the norm soon across U.S.

Masks are coming. The Centers for Disease Control is expected to unveil new recommendations in the near-future about the use of masks. While they haven’t been recommended — and they will not be forced onto residents — their use will be widely ... MORE
Officers, sick inmates at state prisons will get face masks

Officers, sick inmates at state prisons will get face masks

New York is going to begin providing masks for corrections officers and sick inmates across the state’s prisons, according to officials. Representatives of prison workers have been advocating for this protection since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Inmates who are in ... MORE
Tops Markets bringing back plastic bags temporarily

Tops Markets bringing back plastic bags temporarily

Plastic bags are making a temporary comeback. Tops Friendly Markets confirmed its allowing customers to use single-use plastic bags amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The company said it won’t enforce the ban until May 15th. The main concern is sanitation connected to reusable ... MORE