State Sen. George Borrello called it “disgraceful” that Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he was paid a $3.1 million advance to write his COVID-19 leadership book last year and under his publishing contract will make another $2 million on the memoir over the next two years.
WELLSVILLE — James Helms, a vice president and chief financial officer of Jones Memorial Hospital, will take over as the hospital’s president and chief executive in July upon the retirement of Eva Benedict.
BUFFALO — HOPE Day, the annual 24-hour match challenge day of giving to benefit Appeal 2021, brought in $260,016 on May 14.
KINGSTON (AP) — Six of New York’s county executives called Sunday for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to update the state’s COVID-19 protocols in accord with new federal guidelines that ease rules for fully vaccinated people.
BUFFALO (AP) — The owners of a chemical plant in Buffalo are disputing a shutdown order issued by the state over sulfur dioxide emissions.
ALBANY (TNS) — Though Lyme disease has historically been blamed upon the overabundant white-tailed deer that host so-called deer ticks, a much smaller mammal scampering around your yard plays an outsized role in the spread of Lyme.
SYRACUSE (TNS) — New York lawmakers legalized recreational marijuana for adults 21 and up earlier this year, but nothing has changed on the federal level.
NEW YORK (TNS) — COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York fell again Wednesday and remain at their lowest point since mid-November.
BUFFALO — Thunder on the Niagara is shifting venues in 2021. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the Thunder on the Buffalo Waterfront air show will take place at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor on June 19 and 20.
U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, who is stepping out again in a public role after abruptly announcing in March that he wouldn’t run for reelection due to an episode of sexual harassment, seemed to chide Republicans Wednesday for ousting Rep. Liz Cheney from her House leadership post for her dogged opposi…
BUFFALO (TNS) — New York state beaches and pools will open in time for Memorial Day, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.
ALBANY (TNS) — State University of New York campuses won’t require COVID-19 vaccines for faculty and staff in the fall, according to The Buffalo News.
ALBANY (TNS) — COVID-19 vaccinations for 12- to 15-year-olds in New York could start later this week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.
With vaccines in wide distribution and COVID-19 infections dropping, the Seneca Nation is donating hand sanitizer to school districts near its Cattaraugus and Allegany territories, recognizing that a continued focus on simple public health protocols is the best defense against future outbreaks.
JAMESTOWN (TNS) — A newly installed Underground Railroad statue has been stolen in Jamestown.
OK, this is going to take some explaining.
SYRACUSE (TNS) — Have you heard of Delta 8 THC?
RANDOLPH — Lori DeCarlo will retire from the Randolph Academy Union Free School District after 36 years, including 15 in the role of superintendent, at the end of this school year.
Rick Santorum, a CNN analyst and former Republican senator from Pennsylvania, claimed this past week that he misspoke during a recent speech in which he said there was “nothing here” when the United States was founded.
Missing Buffalo State College student Saniyya Dennis appears to have died by suicide, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said Thursday.
ROCHESTER (AP) — Two people have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting last month in Rochester, New York, police said Friday.
A former postal carrier in Erie County will avoid jail and a big fine for not delivering the mail.
OLEAN — The Olean Sports and Social Club and the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to present the first of several Taco the Town Crawl events.
BUFFALO — An Atlanta man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for his role in a romance scheme that defrauded a person from Western New York out of more than $220,000, according to federal prosecutors.
JAMESTOWN — Catharine M. Young, executive director of the New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech and a former New York state senator representing Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties, will present the keynote address during SUNY Jamestown Community Co…
ALBANY — Sen. George Borrello and fellow Republicans in the State Senate called on the Legislature and Cuomo administration to “fix multiple issues that continue to plague New York’s broken unemployment system,” as well as enact measures to provide relief to New Yorkers who continue to strug…
BELMONT — With COVID-19 cases increasing in Allegany County the past few days, the Department of Public Health urged residents to remain diligent about wearing masks, social distancing, washing hands and getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
BUFFALO — The local and national blood supply have once again dropped dangerously low, with ConnectLife saying it has declared a blood emergency.
BUFFALO — A 35-year-old Delevan man is charged with distribution and possession of child pornography, the U.S. Attorney for Western New York reported Tuesday.
NIAGARA FALLS — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is calling for a package of three bills to help reduce the cost of prescription drugs and ensure that everyone can access the medicine they need.
ALBANY (TNS) — Less than a month after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation mandating $15-a-month broadband service for low and moderate-income New Yorkers, a pair of lawmakers are calling for the state Public Service Commission to have greater oversight over broadband providers.
NEW YORK (TNS) — Nearly all of New York’s Covid-19 capacity limits on businesses will end May 19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.
BUFFALO — A 26-year-old New Jersey woman was sentenced in U.S. District Court to serve 5 years in prison for her role in a Jamestown-area methamphetamine ring.
ALBANY — State Sen. George Borrello has appointed Alison M. Hunt, a staff member and current district director for U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, as the senator’s chief of staff.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday the New York State Fair would return this year after being canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19.
Those with a taste for music will have many opportunities to learn something new this summer at SUNY Jamestown Community College.
BUFFALO — It looks much different from one year ago at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park. In spring 2020, the Naval Park was shuttered as a result of COVID-19.
WEST VALLEY — Members of the West Valley Citizens Task Force reviewed its 1998 final report Wednesday as the U.S. Department of Energy prepares for the open-air demolition of the main plant process building.
ALBANY — There’s no easy path for New York to win a legal fight with the U.S. Census Bureau over its narrow loss of a Congressional seat, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo said this week he’s looking at “legal options” nevertheless.
ALLEGANY — The state Department of Environmental Conservation responded Monday night to a crude oil spill on a lease along West Branch Road in the town of Allegany.
ALBANY — New Yorkers will no longer have to buy a jelly sandwich, chips or other snack with their beer under an executive order that state lawmakers repealed Wednesday.
ALBANY — To protect the ecology of freshwater lakes, clean water supplies and national security, state Sen. George Borrello has introduced legislation to place a moratorium on the building or placing of permanent or semi-permanent wind turbines in bodies of freshwater in New York state.
SALAMANCA — After more than four years of waiting and delays, reconstruction of Routes 219 and 417 in the city is underway.
ALBANY (TNS) — Cancel that order of Cuomo chips and drink up.
JOHNSON CITY (TNS) — New York will adopt the new guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention on when to wear masks to guard against the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.
Joe Sempolinski, a former aide to U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, is exploring a possible candidacy for Congress despite the upcoming loss of a House seat in New York and expected redistricting.
New York State Police are conducting Operation Hardhat enforcement activities all week in support of National Work Zone Awareness Week, through Friday.
OLEAN — Sixteen new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Cattaraugus County on Monday.
NEW YORK — New York will lose one seat in Congress as a result of national population shifts, according to census data released Monday — a loss that might have been avoided if just a few dozen more people in the state had been counted.
Volunteer fire departments across New York state are continually looking for new members, but many are having a hard time due to the coronavirus pandemic.