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Hochul, NY's 1st Female Governor, Inherits Vast Challenges

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Kathy Hochul became the first female governor of New York on Tuesday, inheriting immense challenges as... Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Kathy Hochul became the first female governor of New York on Tuesday, inheriting immense challenges as she takes over an administration facing criticism for inaction during Andrew Cuomo's distracted final months in office. Hochul, a Democrat... Read More

As Cuomo Exits, Hochul to Take Office Minus 'Distractions'

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Andrew Cuomo neared the end of his decade as New York's governor Monday, as he prepared... Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Andrew Cuomo neared the end of his decade as New York's governor Monday, as he prepared to relinquish his tight grip on government to Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul in a midnight power transfer that will break... Read More

Hochul: I'll Run for Governor After Finishing Cuomo's Term

NEW YORK (AP) — Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, who will serve out the remainder of Andrew Cuomo's term after he... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, who will serve out the remainder of Andrew Cuomo's term after he steps down amid sexual harassment allegations,  said Thursday she plans to run for governor in her own right next year.... Read More

2021-08-10 16:51:16
by Dan McCue
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Resigns After Harassment Investigation

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned Tuesday after an investigation led by state Attorney General Letitia James found he sexually... Read More

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned Tuesday after an investigation led by state Attorney General Letitia James found he sexually harassed 11 women, and violated state and federal laws. Cuomo opened his remarks at a brief press conference announcing his... Read More

2021-08-03 21:06:02
by Dan McCue
Biden, Pelosi, Schumer Call On Cuomo to Resign

President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and New York Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, are calling on New... Read More

President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and New York Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, are calling on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign after a bombshell report from independent investigators appointed by the state attorney general said... Read More

2021-07-16 20:03:55
by Dan McCue
New York State Redistricting Commission Sets Virtual Hearing Schedule

New York State’s Independent Redistricting Commission will begin a series of virtual hearings on Tuesday, hoping to get a jump... Read More

New York State’s Independent Redistricting Commission will begin a series of virtual hearings on Tuesday, hoping to get a jump on the map-making process before the release of final 2020 Census data in August. In announcing the hearing dates, the... Read More

2021-07-08 11:39:15
by Alexa Hornbeck
One in Four Cooling Centers in Manhattan Closed During Heatwave

During a heatwave in Manhattan there are very few places one can go to cool down, which is why the... Read More

During a heatwave in Manhattan there are very few places one can go to cool down, which is why the city offers access to cooling centers around the city for residents. A cooling center is usually a facility, such as... Read More

2021-07-07 01:20:57
by Dan McCue
Eric Adams Wins Democratic Primary for New York City Mayor

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who ran a centrist campaign at a time when progressives were seen as the potential... Read More

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who ran a centrist campaign at a time when progressives were seen as the potential future in city politics, has won the Democratic primary for New York City mayor. The Associated Press called the race... Read More

2021-07-06 20:18:48
by Dan McCue
USDA Invests $21 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural New York

About 13,511 people, 146 farms and 72 businesses are about to see their daily activities transformed due to a $21... Read More

About 13,511 people, 146 farms and 72 businesses are about to see their daily activities transformed due to a $21 million investment from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The money will be used to provide broadband internet service to Madison... Read More

Revised Vote Count Shows Adams Ahead in NYC Mayoral Primary

NEW YORK (AP) — Revised vote counts in New York City's Democratic mayoral primary show Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Revised vote counts in New York City's Democratic mayoral primary show Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams maintaining a thin lead, a day after a first attempt to report the results of a ranked choice voting analysis... Read More

2021-06-30 15:07:33
by Dan McCue
New York City Primary Vote Count In Disarray

NEW YORK - The ongoing vote count for the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City descended into chaos... Read More

NEW YORK - The ongoing vote count for the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City descended into chaos Tuesday night after election officials retracted their latest count due to it being “corrupted” by test data that was never... Read More

2021-06-25 20:09:29
by Tom Ramstack
Giuliani’s Law License Suspended After Election Fraud Claims

A New York state appeals court on Thursday suspended Rudolph Giuliani from practicing law because of his allegedly false statements... Read More

A New York state appeals court on Thursday suspended Rudolph Giuliani from practicing law because of his allegedly false statements that challenged the integrity of the 2020 presidential election and defeat of former President Donald Trump. Giuliani is a former... Read More

2021-06-23 15:01:21
by Dan McCue
Adams Leads in New York Mayoral Primary

Eric Adams, the centerist Brooklyn Borough President who ran for mayor of New York City with public safety as his... Read More

Eric Adams, the centerist Brooklyn Borough President who ran for mayor of New York City with public safety as his top issue, emerged on Tuesday with a substantial lead in the Democratic primary, but fell well short of outright victory... Read More

'It Lessens My Bills': $500 Payments Tested in Upstate NY

Annette Steele isn't destitute or unemployed. But for a year she'll be receiving $500 per month in no-strings-attached payments as... Read More

Annette Steele isn't destitute or unemployed. But for a year she'll be receiving $500 per month in no-strings-attached payments as part of an experimental universal basic income program in upstate New York. Places from Compton, California, to Richmond, Virginia, are... Read More

2021-05-04 21:33:15
by Reece Nations
Govs. Murphy, Lamont and Cuomo Announce Easing of Pandemic Restrictions

The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on Monday announced the easing of pandemic restrictions on businesses, gatherings... Read More

The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on Monday announced the easing of pandemic restrictions on businesses, gatherings and venues in their respective states.  In a joint release, Govs. Andrew Cuomo of New York, Phil Murphy of New... Read More

'We Did It!': Minnesota Exults at Census Win at NY's Expense

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesotans spent 18 months worrying over whether the 2020 census would finally cost them a precious seat... Read More

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesotans spent 18 months worrying over whether the 2020 census would finally cost them a precious seat in Congress, expecting to lose one to faster-growing competitors in the South  and West even if they found and counted... Read More

Gone Fission: Controversial Nuke Plant Near NYC Shuts Down

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — Indian Point will permanently stop producing nuclear power Friday, capping a decades-long battle over a key... Read More

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — Indian Point will permanently stop producing nuclear power Friday, capping a decades-long battle over a key source of electricity in the heart of New York City's suburbs that opponents have called a threat to millions living... Read More

New York is Latest State to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

New York adults over the age of 21 can now possess and use marijuana — even in public — under... Read More

New York adults over the age of 21 can now possess and use marijuana — even in public — under a legalization bill  signed Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, though legal sales of recreational-use cannabis won't start for an estimated... Read More

New York Lawmakers Agree to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is poised to join a growing number of states that have legalized marijuana after... Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is poised to join a growing number of states that have legalized marijuana after state lawmakers reached a deal to allow sales of the drug for recreational use.  The agreement reached Saturday would expand... Read More

2021-03-12 18:36:30
by TWN Staff
NYC Prosecutor, Trump Nemesis Won't Seek Reelection

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, who is currently overseeing a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump will not seek... Read More

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, who is currently overseeing a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump will not seek re-election to a fourth term, he announced Friday morning. “Representing the people of New York during this pivotal era for... Read More

2021-03-12 18:36:02
by TWN Staff
Weddings, Catered Events to Resume In New York State

With COVID-19 infection rates and hospitalizations continuing their downward spiral, New York State will begin allowing weddings and catered events... Read More

With COVID-19 infection rates and hospitalizations continuing their downward spiral, New York State will begin allowing weddings and catered events to take place starting March 15, subject to strict health and safety protocols. "From day one, we have said that... Read More

What NY Prosecutors Could Learn from Trump's Tax Records

NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. fought for a year and a half to get... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. fought for a year and a half to get access to former President Donald Trump's tax records.Now, thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, he will soon have them.... Read More

2021-02-22 21:15:31
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Deals Blow to Trump

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an effort by former President Donald Trump to shield his income... Read More

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an effort by former President Donald Trump to shield his income tax records from N.Y. prosecutors. The court’s action is the apparent culmination of a lengthy legal battle that had already... Read More

2021-02-09 21:34:08
by Dan McCue
It's All Over In New York's 22nd Congressional District

Former Rep. Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y., a star among moderates in his party, has conceded to Republican challenger and former Rep.... Read More

Former Rep. Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y., a star among moderates in his party, has conceded to Republican challenger and former Rep. Claudia Tenney, at long last ending the 2020 election cycle. Brindisi had been expected to appeal a New York State... Read More

2021-02-06 00:31:17
by Dan McCue
Tenney to be Certified Winner of New York’s 22nd Congressional District Race, Judge Rules

Republican Claudia Tenney will be certified as the winner of New York’s 22nd Congressional District race, a judge ruled Friday,... Read More

Republican Claudia Tenney will be certified as the winner of New York’s 22nd Congressional District race, a judge ruled Friday, ending a three-month ordeal in the only undecided House race in the country. Despite the ruling, the legal saga is... Read More

Workers Install 192 Crystals on Times Square New Year's Ball

NEW YORK (AP) — Workers installed 192 glittering Waterford crystal triangles on Times Square’s New Year’s Eve ball Sunday in... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Workers installed 192 glittering Waterford crystal triangles on Times Square’s New Year’s Eve ball Sunday in preparation for a pandemic-limited celebration that will lack the usual tightly packed crowds of revelers. The ball is a 12-foot... Read More

2020-12-22 17:07:57
by Dan McCue
Brindisi, Tenney Race May Not Be Decided Before Start of 117th Congress

Continued delays in the review of ballots cast two months ago in one New York county could mean the state's... Read More

Continued delays in the review of ballots cast two months ago in one New York county could mean the state's 22nd Congressional District will go without representation at the start of 117th Congress in January. During a State Supreme Court... Read More

2020-12-08 19:34:26
by Dan McCue
New York Supreme Court Judge Orders Recount in Brindisi-Tenney House Race

A New York State Supreme Court judge ordered election officials Tuesday to recount some of the approximately 60,000 absentee ballots... Read More

A New York State Supreme Court judge ordered election officials Tuesday to recount some of the approximately 60,000 absentee ballots cast in the still undecided House race between incumbent Rep. Anthony Brindisi and his Republican challenger, Claudia Tenney. The ruling... Read More

2020-12-03 20:51:57
by Daniel Londono
Outcome of Brindisi/Tenney Race in Upstate N.Y. Still Far From Certain

To those who felt their lives were just a little bit emptier after a canvassing board in Iowa certified the... Read More

To those who felt their lives were just a little bit emptier after a canvassing board in Iowa certified the results in that state's 2nd Congressional District, declaring a winner in a race in which the candidates were separated by... Read More

High Court Blocks NY Coronavirus Limits on Houses of Worship

WASHINGTON (AP) — As coronavirus cases surge again nationwide the Supreme Court late Wednesday barred New York from enforcing certain... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — As coronavirus cases surge again nationwide the Supreme Court late Wednesday barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard hit by the virus. The justices split 5-4 with new... Read More

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