Category: New York State

Rep. Katko says

Rep. Katko says he disagrees with military intervention where protests are taking place

Congressman John Katko says he disagrees with military intervention at protests across the U.S., after President Donald Trump suggested that it could be an option if local authorities can’t take control. “I don’t agree at all with bringing active military folks to ... MORE
Cuomo announces ‘Say Their Name’ reform agenda for New York

Cuomo announces ‘Say Their Name’ reform agenda for New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the “Say Their Name” reform agenda on Friday. The platform follows the murder of George Floyd and an ongoing pattern of police brutality against minority communities across the nation. The Governor said he will work with the State ... MORE
DAILY BRIEFING: Cuomo gives update on region’s getting closer to ‘Phase 2’ reopening (video)

DAILY BRIEFING: Lowest number of deaths reported since early-March from COVID-19 (video)

Over the last several weeks, Governor Andrew Cuomo has been holding daily press briefings to update the public and media on the Coronavirus Pandemic, and New York State’s response to it. Check this post out daily with the latest daily briefing video, ... MORE
Cuomo gives update on school graduations; says drive-through ceremonies will be allowed

Cuomo gives update on school graduations; says drive-through ceremonies will be allowed

While some lawmakers, including Assemblyman Brian Manktelow, R-Lyons, is asking for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to rescind his executive order that limits public gatherings to 10 – there was a small piece of good news for schools on Thursday. Some upstate lawmakers are ... MORE
WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Discussing protests, school budget votes, and upcoming primaries (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Discussing protests, school budget votes, and upcoming primaries (podcast)

As anti-racism protests grip communities around the region, state, and country people are wrestling with systemic injustices, and the best ways to address them. There are also school board and budget elections coming up, as well as primary contests that will take ... MORE
NYCC makes push to return to class by July 1st

NYCC makes push to return to class by July 1st

For students at the New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls – a major part of their work is hand-on effort. Last week at a meeting of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors, a resolution was passed asking for New York State ... MORE
Hospital visits are incredibly complicated, even at facilities where NYS is allowing it

Hospital visits are incredibly complicated, even at facilities where NYS is allowing it

The Finger Lakes region is marching toward full-reopening by late-June or early-July. But what will that mean for those looking to visit loved ones at area hospitals? News10NBC reports that the state is currently working through a pilot program, where 21 hospitals ... MORE
Cuomo: Outdoor seating will be permitted in ‘Phase 2’ of reopening, restaurants can begin Thursday

Cuomo: Outdoor seating now permitted in ‘Phase 2’ of reopening

On Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that outdoor dining would be allowed in the second phase of economic reopening. Numerous regions including the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, and Central New York have reached phase two, and advocates for those industries have called ... MORE
Thruway Authority will resume collecting tolls on Thursday

Thruway Authority will resume collecting tolls on Thursday

The New York State Thruway Authority says it will resume toll collection throughout the state. By Thursday, motorists will once again be paying cash for tolls if they do not have an E-ZPass. If they would like to continue with cashless tolling, ... MORE
Audit shows local fire district treasurer made over $15K in ‘questionable payments’ to himself, his business without sufficient documentation

Audit shows local fire district treasurer made over $15K in ‘questionable payments’ to himself, his business without sufficient documentation

– By Josh Durso The Sodus Center Fire District has come under scrutiny from state auditors following an investigation into the oversight of financial operations between January 1st, 2015 and March 13th, 2017. The audit findings were released on May 22nd as ... MORE
Lawmakers could repeal law used to shield law enforcement disciplinary records

Lawmakers could repeal law used to shield law enforcement disciplinary records

This week, Governor Andrew Cuomo referenced a law in New York that’s more than 40 years old, which shields law enforcement’s disciplinary records from becoming part of the public record. Now, state lawmakers could push to repeal that law, or modify it ... MORE
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Will college resume in the fall? SUNY union lays out what its calling for this year

Will college resume in the fall? SUNY union lays out what its calling for this year

What will college campuses look like when they return in the fall? The union that represents SUNY employees has a new set of guidelines. Those include mandatory and recurring virus testing for everyone on campus, contact tracing, isolation measures and social distancing ... MORE
Police: Assault investigation underway in Ithaca

Police: Assault investigation underway in Ithaca after stabbing

Police say an assault investigation is underway in Ithaca after an incident on Monday in the area of 138 West State Street. Upon arrival, officers located a victim, who reported being stabbed. The person had non-life threatening injuries consistent with the information ... MORE
Cuomo calls on federal government, Congress to ‘do something about it’ (video)

Cuomo calls on federal government, Congress to ‘do something about it’ (video)

Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke again on Monday about rallies and protests around New York and the United States over the weekend. Some of those turned violent – and resulted in multi-night curfews. The protests were prompted by the killing of George Floyd ... MORE
Helming’s bill

Helming’s amendment to lower potential cost for small business owners in NYS shot down by Democrats

State Senator Pam Helming is voicing frustration after a proposal to aid small businesses was shot down by Democrats in the legislature. Last week, Sen. Helming and her colleagues proposed an amendment to aid struggling small business owners, who now face increased ... MORE