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ALBANY — New Yorkers and Americans must remain united throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in an emotional address late Friday morning.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office Gov. Andrew Cuomo at his second-to-last coronavirus briefing at his Manhattan office Thursday. The governor delivered a COVID-19 address Friday while looking at the camera without anyone else in the room.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his staff deliver a coronavirus briefing at the start of the pandemic in the state Capitol in Albany on March 6.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at Pier 90 in Manhattan on March 30 to welcome the U.S. Navy hospital ship comfort to relieve stress on downstate hospitals at the height of the pandemic.

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NEW YORK — Businesses that violate the state’s coronavirus COVID-19 reopening rules and guidelines can immediately lose their liquor license or be ordered to shutdown, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared in an executive order Thursday.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s officeState Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker speaks during a coronavirus briefing at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Manhattan office Thursday afternoon.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s officeGov. Andrew Cuomo signed two executive orders Thursday strenghtening state enforcement of New York’s four-phased reopening of nonessential businesses during a coronavirus briefing in his Manhattan office.

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CENTRAL ISLIP — A Greene County woman has been indicted in federal court for allegedly throwing an improvised firebomb at a New York Police Department vehicle occupied by four officers during a protest on May 29 in New York City.

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order Wednesday declaring Juneteenth, or June 19th, as a holiday for state employees, with plans to advance legislation next year to make the date an official New York holiday.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s officeGov. Andrew Cuomo signe an executive order Wednesday declaring Juneteenth, the commemorative emancipation of U.S. slaves, a holiday for state employees. He plans to advance legislation to make it a statewide holiday next year.

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Contributed photo from U.S. Attorney’s Office.The U.S. Attorney’s Office says this photo shows Samantha Shader, 27, of Catskill, left, throwing a Molotov cocktail at an New York Police Department van.

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ALBANY — Visitors will be permitted in New York hospitals and group homes at the end of the week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday, as the state’s coronavirus infection rate remains the lowest in the nation.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s officeVisitors are permitted in New York hospitals and nursing homes after the state’s coronavirus COVID-19 infection rate and numbers continue to remain flat, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday during a pandemic briefing at the state Capitol in Albany.

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ALBANY — Bars and restaurants must enforce state COVID-19 social-distancing and mask-wearing mandates after New Yorkers filed 25,000 complaints, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday, or else they could lose their liquor licenses.

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NEW YORK — As threat of the spread of COVID-19 has prohibited overnight camps this summer and the number of coronavirus deaths is at its lowest in New York since the outbreak began, Gov. Andrew Cuomo reiterated Saturday his call on local governments to redesign their police forces or face lo…

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Office New York has had the lowest number of coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours since the beginning of the health emergency in March, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a briefing Saturday.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Office New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, M.D., said sleep-away camps have been prohibited this summer because they pose too great a risk of spreading COVID-19.

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TROY - The few thousand Black Lives Matter protesters who rallied and marched through city streets to the police station Sunday remained peaceful, police said.

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ALBANY — Limited outdoor school and university graduation ceremonies will be allowed at the end of the month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, as the state had its lowest number of new positive coronavirus COVID-19 cases since mid-March.

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ALBANY — Coronavirus COVID-19 can live in the air for up to three hours, officials said, and houses of worship can resume socially distanced religious services and gatherings with reduced capacity under New York’s second reopening phase.

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ALBANY — Two suspended Buffalo police officers should be fired after they pushed a 75-year-old protester to the ground, causing him to bleed from the head, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who announced a reform agenda Friday to improve New Yorkers’ trust and relationship with law enforcement followi…

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Contributed photoGov. Andrew Cuomo at his daily coronavirus press briefing Friday. Cuomo shifted gears and talked about two Buffalo police officers suspended for pushing a 75-year-old man to the sidewalk. The man was seriously injured.

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ALBANY — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and city police officers must do a better job, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday, after they rejected state National Guard assistance to control vandalism and citywide looting overnight following civil unrest after last week’s death of an unarmed blac…

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ALBANY — The Child Victims Act received a second extension, bringing the filing deadline for child sexual abuse cases past the statute of limitations to Aug. 14, 2021.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the looting and rioting in New York City overnight Monday into Tuesday was “inexcusable” during a pandemic briefing Tuesday afternoon in the state Capitol in Albany.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on the New York Police Department to “do a better job” controlling looting and civil unrest in New York City following last week’s death of an unarmed black man at the hands of Minneapolis police.

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NEW YORK — New York City was placed under curfew from 11 p.m. Monday through 5 a.m. Tuesday and police presence will be doubled following this weekend’s rioting.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s officeGov. Andrew Cuomo speaks about the state’s response following days of Black Livew Matter protests and violent incidents at a pandemic briefing in Manhattan on Monday afternoon.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s officeGov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his daily COVID-19 briefing at the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club in Brooklyn on Thursday, and announced Chris Rock and Rosie Perez will be in a PSA to help inform the importance of wearing a mask.

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ALBANY — The state’s National Guard is on standby, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday afternoon, as officials anticipate a third night of protests and violent incidents in New York following last week’s death of an unarmed black man at the hands of Minneapolis police.

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BRONX — The state attorney general will investigate Friday’s New York City protests and police response that led to hundreds of arrests as thousands demand action against racial injustice after the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of Minneapolis police earlier this week.

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NEW ROCHELLE — After mass confusion among regional executives, half the state entered the second phase of reopening nonessential businesses Friday and New York City is expected to start reopening in early June as downstate COVID-19 numbers continue to drop, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s officeHalf of New York entered phase II of reopening Friday afternoon and New York City is expected to begin reopening June 8, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced during a COVID-19 briefing Friday at Iona College in New Rochelle.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s officeGov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio share a laugh as the officials discussed the city’s anticipated June 8 reopening date at a pandemic briefing Friday afternoon.

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WANTAGH — Government must take the lead to stimulate the economy after the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday, as campgrounds, RV parks and veterinarian services are set to reopen statewide.

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ALBANY — The Mid-Hudson region will start reopening after the holiday weekend and it may take more than two weeks for regions to enter the next planned stages of reopening the economy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday.

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NEW YORK — In-classroom summer school will not take place statewide as cases of COVID-19 complications in children continue to rise, officials said Thursday after extending the state sales tax filing deadline another month.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office Summer school will be held online, not in the classroom, statewide while the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday during a COVID-19 briefing in Manhattan.

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ROCKVILLE CENTRE — The Child Victims Act fended off a challenge claiming the law is unconstitutional.

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Officials are identifying inmates at correctional facilities statewide who could be eligible for early release due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MANHASSET — The Capital District on Wednesday was cleared to start reopening, a company said it is getting closer to a COVID-19 vaccine and New York localities can hold Memorial Day services with 10 people or fewer, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.