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U.S. Democratic leaders Wednesday came out in support of a bipartisan $908 billion COVID-19 relief package as federal powers prepare to transition to President-elect Joe Biden’s administration next month, but the scaled-back proposal troubles U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who said it inadequ…

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ALBANY — Nursing home residents and staff will be the first to receive New York’s initial shipment of 170,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine expected to arrive within two weeks, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday, as officials develop plans to increase New Yorkers’ confidence to receive the immun…

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Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay, R-Pulaski.

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Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Bronx.

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New York Attorney General Letitia James is confident the U.S. Supreme Court will rule against President Donald Trump’s attempt to exclude millions of immigrants from the 2020 census count following Monday’s oral arguments.

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Congress must invest in a bipartisan $6 billion for support of food security programs to help struggling families amid the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said, as she weighs supporting a new bipartisan COVID-19 stimulus package proposed Tuesday.

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CATSKILL — The new Stewart’s Shop on the corner of West Main Street and West Bridge Street is two weeks shy of opening, following a construction mishap this fall.

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CATSKILL — The chief of the Catskill Police Department told the village’s reform committee that budget cuts to the force would result in a loss of services.

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ALBANY — States lack the proper funding and planning to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine to all Americans, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday, before sending a letter to federal leaders demanding they bolster preparations to properly immunize minority and low-income communities.

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A police chase that began in Greene County ended in Ulster County with four police cars damaged and the driver of the car being issued 21 tickets by state police, State Police Troop K Public Information Officer Steven Nevel said.

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HUDSON — The number of positive COVID cases in the Twin Counties is showing continuous growth in the days following the Thanksgiving holiday.

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ALBANY — A new bill proposed in the state Legislature would create a one-week sales tax exemption for restaurants.

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NEW YORK — New York could face a second shutdown as hospitals prepare to limit elective surgeries if COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations spike through the winter, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

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Potential U.S. Census Bureau delays may hinder New York’s redistricting process as the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission embarks on a multi-year process to redraw all state Senate and Assembly and U.S. congressional lines free of political influence.

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U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., increased political pressure on congressional leaders Tuesday to include legislation in the next federal COVID-19 package to train a national health force to ensure an approved coronavirus vaccine will be equitably available for all Americans.

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday the state is preparing for how it will alter its COVID-19 plan during the coming winter months.

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SAUGERTIES — A bicyclist from New York City died last Friday from injuries he sustained after being struck by a vehicle driven by a Greene County man, according to Saugerties police.

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ROCHESTER — State officials are focused on developing a winter plan to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus to prevent overwhelming statewide hospital systems and the death of thousands of Americans as virus hospitalizations have nearly tripled in parts of the Finger Lakes Region over th…

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office Gov. Andrew Cuomo warns New Yorkers of surging coronavirus infections and hospitalizations statewide during a COVID-19 briefing in Manhattan on Monday, pleading with the public to not gather with family and friends over this week’s Thanksgiving holiday.

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SAUGERTIES — A Greene County man was arrested and charged after a one-car accident in Saugerties, Police Chief Joseph A. Sinagra said Tuesday.

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Officials in New York’s Coronavirus Task Force are preparing for at least a 20% increase in COVID-19 infections, daily hospitalizations and deaths by New Year’s, depending on how diligently New Yorkers comply with state virus restrictions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.

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CATSKILL — The 14th annual Parade of Lights will go on this Friday despite the ongoing pandemic.

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NEW YORK — Coronavirus hospitalizations in New York have more than doubled in the last three weeks, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday, before he pleaded with New Yorkers to not celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with family members or friends outside their home to prevent further spread of the disease.

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CATSKILL — The Greene County Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative canceled its fourth and final public meeting Tuesday due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases.

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HUDSON — Local health departments, school administrators and public officials are urging everyone to stay safe this Thanksgiving amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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SAUGERTIES — A Catskill man was charged by police with driving while intoxicated after a one-car accident in Saugerties, Police Chief Joseph A. Sinagra said Monday.

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CATSKILL — The former Catskill Game Farm, a beloved blast from Catskill’s past that attracted visitors from all over the world, sold last week for just under $2 million.

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Columbia County Sheriff David Bartlett and Greene County Sheriff Pete Kusminsky joined a group of sheriffs across the state to speak against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 10-person limit on private gatherings.

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ATHENS — U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., advocated in Greene County on Monday for an extension of federal aid to small businesses as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, completing his annual 62-county state tour.

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CATSKILL — The former Catskill Game Farm, a beloved blast from Catskill’s past that attracted visitors from all over the world, sold last week for just under $2 million.

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CATSKILL — Village trustees adopted zoning amendments Wednesday to align the village’s zoning with the new comprehensive plan.

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Central Hudson Gas & Electric plans to challenge millions of dollars in fines related to its response to Tropical Storm Isaias this summer, a company spokesman said Friday.

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ALBANY — Members of the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission reconvened for a conversation smattered with logistical disagreements Thursday to appoint a commission leader before the group begins work to redraw state legislative district lines.