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COVID-19 cases were climbing at Michigan’s McLaren Flint hospital. So Roger Liddell, 64, who procured supplies for the hospital, asked for an N95 respirator for his own protection, since his work brought him into the same room as COVID-positive patients. Read more

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LONG ISLAND, NY — Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that eight additional states meet the metrics to qualify for the travel advisory requiring individuals who have traveled to New York from those states, all of which have significant community spread, to quarantine for 14 days. Read more

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SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY — Law enforcement officials announced today they have taken down an alleged major drug trafficking ring that involved guns, luxury cars, and more than one million dollars in cash. The arrests announced include individuals in Coram, Lake Grove, and Wading River. Read more

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HOLBROOK, NY — Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced the return of front-door boarding for Suffolk County Public Transit buses. As Suffolk County has now moved into Phase Three of reopening, Suffolk County Transit has reinstituted front-door boarding and fare collection. Read more

(The Center Square) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, calling on the Trump Administration to “tell the truth” about COVID-19. His remarks during a news briefing Monday came as the country reported more than 40,000 new cases for the fourth straight day. Read more

When the coronavirus pandemic upended the U.S. economy, many states halted or limited construction work. While real estate development is beginning to resume, recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau showed an unprecedented drop in residential building permits. Read more

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ALBANY, NY (The Center Square / OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wrapped up his daily COVID-19 briefings on Friday from his office in Albany, saying that while the state has accomplished a lot in the past “111 days of hell” more still needs to be done. Read more

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(The Center Square) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended on Wednesday his administration’s decision to send thousands of patients from hospitals to nursing homes just as the coronavirus pandemic was ramping up in the state. The Democratic governor also called criticism about the policy, which some say helped significantly increase the number of deaths in those facilities, a political attack by Republicans. Read more

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HOLBROOK, NY — Governor Andrew Cuomo today issued an Executive Order recognizing Juneteenth—June 19—as a holiday for state employees, in recognition of the official emancipation of African Americans throughout the United States. State employees will have a paid holiday day off this Friday in recognition of Juneteenth. Read more

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HOLBROOK, NY — Given the uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, 7‑Eleven, Inc. announced today it will not celebrate 7‑Eleven Day, better known as July 11 (7/11), in stores this year. Instead, the convenience retailer is giving a special birthday gift of one million meals to Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the country. Read more

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HOLBROOK, NY — The real estate sales industry has been operating under strict limitations since New York began closing portions of the economy amid the pandemic. However, real estate now looks brighter.  Read more

(The Center Square) – New York state’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis continues as the state hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly reduced the number of new cases. However, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday parts of the state might find themselves moving back on the reopening process instead of forward if behaviors don’t change. Read more

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FARMINGVILLE, NY — The kids across Sachem can get ready to play ball and a limited number of other sports, based on the latest guidance from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the likelihood of Long Island advancing to another stage of reopening before the month ends. Read more

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(The Center Square) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that as the state continues progressing in the fight against COVID-19, five upstate regions will move into Phase Three of the state’s reopening plan. Read more

EAST ELMHURST, NY — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo took part in a ribbon cutting Wednesday to celebrate the opening of a new passenger terminal at LaGuardia Airport in Queens, and while air traffic remains almost completely grounded due to the coronavirus pandemic, the governor wasn’t about to let that dampen the celebration. Read more

(The Center Square) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called out President Donald Trump during his Tuesday briefing for a tweet posted earlier in the day where the president said a man injured by Buffalo police officers may be “an ANTIFA provocateur.” Read more

(The Center Square) – The demonstrations in New York over the death of George Floyd have brought attention to efforts to repeal a controversial state law that keeps the disciplinary records of law enforcement officers out of public view. Read more

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HOLBROOK, NY — Karvers Grille in Holbrook hosted a contingent of state elected officials and heads of local chambers of commerce. The group hopes to advance a bill to provide marketing dollars to encourage local shopping, dining, and services as the business community pulls itself from the depths of economic hardship caused by the pandemic. Read more

(The Center Square) – The demonstrations in New York over the death of George Floyd have brought attention to efforts to repeal a controversial state law that keeps the disciplinary records of law enforcement officers out of public view. Read more

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HOLBROOK, NY — Karvers Grille in Holbrook hosted a contingent of state elected officials and heads of local chambers of commerce. The group hopes to advance a bill to provide marketing dollars to encourage local shopping, dining, and services as the business community pulls itself from the depths of economic hardship caused by the pandemic. Read more