Lawmakers have had a key priority in the last nine months: to stimulate the American economy and provide relief to citizens facing the worst public health and economic disaster of the generation.

What the current president has put asunder, let the next join back together: We speak of the United States’ sluggish COVID vaccine rollout. The vital protection from the deadly virus that’s no…

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that we can’t wait for New York to hit vaccine herd immunity before reopening businesses.

How does a state that isn’t supposed to borrow money without voter approval still manage to borrow billions every year? When even New York legislators aren’t sure how, something is wrong.

The administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a reputation for secrecy, but even by the governor’s opaque standards the stonewalling around the issue of nursing homes and COVID-19 has been remar…

About vaccination, there’s good news and uncertain news. And uncertainty when it comes to the urgent need to vaccinate a state of 19-something million people in a pandemic isn’t nearly good enough.

WELLSVILLE — This year, Jones Memorial Hospital is celebrating our 100th anniversary. It has been a century of changes since our first patient was admitted on June 27, 1921, but throughout our…

ALBANY (TNS) — As the calendar creeps through the final days of 2020, I have questions for the year to come — 21 of them, in fact.

To Rep. Tom Reed, in the late 1980s, as a Democrat, I ran against state Sen. Jess Present. I was unsuccessful, but during the campaign and after, I gained a very healthy respect for Present an…

New York has $3 billion in unused federal pandemic aid, and 13 days left to spend it. Here's a thought: Give it to the groups that desperately need it to help desperate people.

ALBANY (TNS) — For reasons that defy easy logic, Andrew Cuomo’s next job is a frequent topic of speculation. I’ll concede that I’m as guilty as the next speculator.

Street crime, domestic violence, civil suits, evictions, and all the other problems our justice system deals with haven’t gone away in the pandemic. In fact, amid unprecedented emotional and f…

The case Tuesday before the Manhattan federal Court of Appeals got to the constitutional question for which there is only one answer: Can New York State force political parties to endorse cand…

Editor’s Note: The writer, a graduate of Olean High School’s Class of 1977, is a program director with the Division of Clinical Research, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strok…

It’s a free country, but a mechanic can’t hang up a shingle and call himself a doctor — or vice-versa. In many professions, that’s as it should be; consumers deserve protection from fraudsters…

Reform inevitably evolves into routine, revealing the need for further reform. Progress dies when we become complacent that things are as good as they’re going to get.

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