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ALBANY — The state devised a team for New York’s public and private hospitals to work together as one health care system, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday, for the state to have a fighting chance to get ahead of the coronavirus COVID-19.

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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, is on the market for a second time.

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In the midst of the global health crisis caused by COVID-19, local gyms are adapting their techniques to help residents ward off the “quarantine 15” — the estimated 15-pound weight gain during self-isolation.

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Courtesy of Don Pollard/Office of Governor Andrew M. CuomoDuring a briefing on the novel coronavirus at his office in midtown Manhattan late Monday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the world-renowned Wadsworth Center — the research-intensive public health laboratory housed within the sta…

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s officeThe state devised a new hospital network coordinating team to devise plans for public and private hospitals across New York to work together to combat the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday during a press conference in the stat…

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File photoOwners Ben and Cathy Ballone announced Tuesday the former Catskill Game Farm is once again up for sale. The Ballones have owned the historic site where more than 2,000 animals roamed since 2012.

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NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for political and national unity Monday to fight the coronavirus after President Donald Trump said over the weekend he may order an enforceable quarantine for New York and surrounding areas in New Jersey and some parts of Connecticut as the pandemic contin…

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s offieGov. Andrew Cuomo welcomes the 1,000-bed U.S. Navy hospital ship the USNS Comfort at Pier 88 in the New York Harbor on Monday morning.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s officeGov. Andrew Cuomo demonstrates how to circulate oxygen flow with a bag valve mask during a COVID-19 press briefing in the state Capitol on Saturday afternoon.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s officeGov. Andrew Cuomo plans to move forward with the state’s plans to cut $2.5 billion to its Medicaid program and forego up to $6 billion in COVID-19 relief from the federal government, he said Sunday afternoon during a coronavirus COVID-19 press briefing a…

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Tribune News Service/FileGreene and Columbia county officials fear that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget amendment to do away with the state Siting Board will eliminate local control over siting solar farms.

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With the ink still fresh on the nation’s largest-ever economic stimulus package, a local health care executive joined U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-19, on a telephone town hall to address the COVID-19 pandemic Friday afternoon.

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An elderly person with several pre-existing health conditions has died from COVID-19, according to a statement released by the Columbia County Department of Health on Saturday.

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NEW YORK — Schools will remain closed statewide through mid-April and the state’s first temporary hospital was completed in New York City on Friday as New York remains the nation’s epicenter for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

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NEW YORK — Schools will remain closed statewide through mid-April and the state’s first temporary hospital was completed in New York City on Friday as New York remains the nation’s epicenter for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office The first construction phase to turn the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan into a 1,000-bed temporary hospital facility neared completion Friday as the state’s COVID-19 threatens to hit its peak in the next three weeks.

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File photoMary Miller from the New York News Publishers Association, presents a program on media literacy at the Taconic Hills Central School District in September. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday ordered schools across the state to be closed until April 15 to help stop the advance of the coronavirus.

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HUDSON — As Columbia Memorial Health prepares for an anticipated surge in COVID-19 cases, local officials are warning that the worst may be yet to come.

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ALBANY — As the state’s coronavirus COVID-19 death toll spiked overnight, Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized federal lawmakers for the second day in a row Thursday for passing a $2 trillion bill to fight the pandemic the governor said provides insufficient aid to state governments.

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As Twin County residents say goodbye to life as we know it for the foreseeable future, our new reality is having an impact on our psyche, experts say.

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File photoA room at Columbia Memorial Health in Hudson. CMH and other hospitals across the state are trying to meet Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s goal of 100% expansion to meet an anticipated surge in the number of coronavirus cases.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized the U.S. Senate’s $2 trillion coronavirus COVID-19 bill during a press conference in the Red Room at the State Capitol in Albany on Thursday, saying the measure will not help New York’s anticipated $10-$15 billion shortfall …

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Tribune News Service Christy Buck, executive Mental Health Foundation of West Michgian, will host a podcast at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 called "Navigating Mental Health During Quarantine.'' The new podcast is a partnership with the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan and Infinity Podcast. …

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With much of the economy shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak, local businesses are looking for ways to stay afloat, and county business leaders are trying to lend a helping hand.

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As small businesses in Greene and Columbia counties struggle to stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis, U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-19, detailed his plans to address the economic fallout.

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As the community feels the wrath of COVID-19, local municipalities are being forced to adjust their services, hours of operations and meeting schedules to abide by executive orders and keep residents safe.

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged the state’s congressional lawmakers to reject the U.S. Senate’s $2 trillion coronavirus aid package, he said Wednesday, adding the pandemic could leave the state with a revenue shortfall of up to $15 billion.

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CATSKILL — In their latest attempt to thwart visitors from traveling to Greene County, lawmakers requested that all property owners remove any short-term rental listings.

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File photoU.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado is proposing a legislative package to help small businesses in Greene and Columbia county obtain loans to keep them afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Saed Hindash/lehighvalleylive.com/Tribune News ServiceCurbside service — take-out meals delivered to your vehicle — is one way local restaurants are continuing to offer meals.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged New York’s Congressional lawmakers to reject the U.S. Senate’s $2 trillion COVID-19 recovery bill during a press briefing in the state Capitol on Wednesday. The bill would be “terrible” for New York, Cuomo said.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office Gov. Andrew Cuomo commended the 6,100 mental health professionals who volunteered to give New Yorkers free emotional support during the required social distancing and isolation during a COVID-19 press briefing in the state Capitol on Wednesday.

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ALBANY — Elections commissioners across the state are calling for a postponement of the primary elections scheduled to take place in late April.

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The organization that oversees state election commissioners is calling for the postponement of the Democratic presidential primary, and for absentee ballots to be more widely available in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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ALBANY — Anticipating a surge in COVID-19 cases, Columbia Memorial Health and other area hospitals outlined their plans to increase hospital bed capacity in the coming months.

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CAIRO — A 28-year-old man was taken to Columbia Memorial Health on Monday after his car struck a county office building in Cairo, according to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.