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ALBANY — After days of deliberations, lawmakers passed the state’s executive budget Thursday, including rollbacks to New York’s controversial bail reform law, about a day after the April 1 deadline.

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ALBANY — The state will run out of stockpiled ventilators in six days if several hundred new COVID-19 patients continue to enter intensive care units each day, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.

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ALBANY — Experts project tens of thousands of New Yorkers will die from COVID-19 through the summer as state officials study multiple projection models to prepare for the pandemic’s impact on the state and its health care system, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.

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GREENPORT — Columbia-Greene Community College is on the list of places in New York state that could be converted into a temporary field hospital for treatment of overflow coronavirus patients, state officials said.

Sports

With less than two weeks before the opening of striped bass season on April 1, Hudson River anglers are likely getting gear and boats ready, chomping at the bit to get out on the water. Read More

Arts & Life

The last movie I saw in a theater was “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.” It’s a mellow, smooth masterpiece about women in love, women who are inspired by art and, most important, women who look after each other. It may be the last movie I see in a theater for a long time. Read more

Opinion

I’ve got a thrifty wife. Suzanne looks askance at the enthusiastic expenditure I devote to vegetable and flower seeds every spring. She doesn’t begrudge me my fun in the garden; she’s an enthusiastic participant herself. But she knows that I have no resistance to the catalogs, and that I wil… Read more