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Tropical Storm Isaias

ACROSS SACHEM, NY — Calling PSEG Long Island’s response to Tropical Storm Isaias a “failure,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today demanded an investigation into how the power utility prepared for and handled the storm. The governor was joined by local leaders calling for a probe into the response.  Read more

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NEW YORK, NY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo reminded local officials once again on Monday that he’ll be the one to determine if schools across New York reopen, but even then, it will be other stakeholders making the call as well. Read more

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LONG ISLAND, NY — Governor Andrew Cuomo today reminded New Yorkers to be prepared for heavy rains and strong winds as Tropical Storm Isaias begins to move up the east coast. The storm is currently forecast to reach the Northeast during the overnight hours and deliver tropical storm conditions throughout the day on Tuesday, according to the Governor's office. Read more

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WASHINGTON — Tennessee will provide grants to parents to pay for tutoring for young children. Rhode Island will expand its online courses for elementary and high school students. New York will train nearly 200,000 teachers on conducting remote instruction. That’s how some of the 11 winning states plan to use their portion of $180 million in federal education department grants. Read more

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(The Center Square) – Major League Baseball’s season started less than a week ago, and already there’s growing cause for concern as reports circulate that some teams would isolate or quarantine for days after a COVID-19 outbreak hit one team. Read more

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LONG ISLAND, NY — If you know anyone from 31 states traveling to New York State, they will be required to self-quarantine for two weeks upon their arrival to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Plus, a gentlemen’s club in Deer Park lost its liquor license because of alleged non-compliance with the state’s pandemic restrictions. Read more

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(The Center Square) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo lashed out at the Trump administration Thursday afternoon after a federal report showed that the initial spike in cases of coronavirus in March was caused by European travelers who came to the state in January and February. Read more

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LONG ISLAND, NY — If you know anyone traveling to New York State from Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio or Wisconsin, tell them to be prepared to self-quarantine for 14 days because of the coronavirus pandemic. New York’s self-quarantine mandate now affects travelers from 22 states across the U.S. Read more

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(The Center Square) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reiterated on Wednesday that the decision to reopen schools, both in New York City and statewide, rests with his administration, and that decision on whether the 700 districts statewide are reopening will come in about a month. Read more

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LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced New York State will decide during the first week of August whether schools, including the Sachem Central School District, will reopen this fall. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump stated schools may face federal funding cuts if they do not reopen. 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

(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

(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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(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

(The Center Square) – A day after calling out New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for his handling of the city’s protests against police aggression, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday turned his attention toward President Donald Trump and his response to the nationwide demonstrations, which have turned violent in some communities. Read more

(The Center SQuare) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited Washington Wednesday to meet with President Donald Trump, with the governor saying in his daily COVID-19 news briefing at the National Press Club that the two Queens natives held a cordial conversation about infrastructure projects Cuomo believes can “supercharge” the state’s reopening process. Read more

(The Center Square) – Summer school classes in New York state will be required to use distance-learning techniques this year as the Cuomo administration has determined it’s not yet safe to resume in-person classes. Read more

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(OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — New York State has issued first-in-the-nation criteria to healthcare professionals establishing an interim case definition for COVID-related inflammatory illness in children, Governor Andrew announced.  Read more

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(OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced the State Department of Health will host a statewide webinar tomorrow, May 14, for all healthcare providers to discuss the symptoms, testing and care of reported inflammatory disease in children related to COVID-19. Read more

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(The Center Square) – As New York’s new unemployment claims remained at a level 10 times the norm for the fifth consecutive week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday addressed concerns that the state’s system was failing to keep up with the needs of its residents. Read more

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(The Center Square) – Following several days of questions about the state’s handling of the high number of COVID-19 cases at the state’s nursing homes, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that Attorney General Letitia James and the Department of Health would be launching an investigation to look into reports of insufficient care. Read more

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(The Center Square) – For weeks, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has railed against a series of federal coronavirus relief bills that, one after another, included no unrestricted money to help state and local governments cope with massive new deficits created by the lack of tax revenue. Read more

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(The Center Square) – As New York’s new unemployment claims remained at a level 10 times the norm for the fifth consecutive week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday addressed concerns that the state’s system was failing to keep up with the needs of its residents. Read more

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(The Center Square) – Following several days of questions about the state’s handling of the high number of COVID-19 cases at the state’s nursing homes, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that Attorney General Letitia James and the Department of Health would be launching an investigation to look into reports of insufficient care. Read more

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(The Center Square) – For weeks, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has railed against a series of federal coronavirus relief bills that, one after another, included no unrestricted money to help state and local governments cope with massive new deficits created by the lack of tax revenue. Read more

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(The Center Square) – While state and national officials are talking about the possibilities of reopening the economy once the coronavirus abates, the impact of the shutdown of all but essential businesses continues to be reflected in the latest unemployment data. Read more

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(The Center Square) – Former presidential candidate and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will lead New York state’s efforts to trace those who’ve had contact with coronavirus patients, and the business mogul and billionaire is planning to chip in $10 million for the effort. Read more

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(The Center Square) – As protests against his orders shutting down the state’s economy went on outside the Capitol on Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo rejected the idea that economic woes were becoming a bigger threat to state residents than the coronavirus crisis that caused the shutdown in the first place. Read more