If more than 4.4 million infected Americans and more than 151,000 deaths didn’t fully drive home the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic for President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader …

An extraordinary measure inserted last minute in New York’s state budget, passed in early April as coronavirus engulfed the state, gave health-care providers and nursing homes broad immunity f…

ALBANY (TNS) — Savannah is not much bigger than Albany, but the Georgia city is nevertheless one of the country’s great places. The history is rich, the architecture is gorgeous and the beach …

ALBANY — The report this week from the state Health Department tries to deflect blame for thousands of coronavirus deaths in the state’s nursing homes — but undermines its own case by withhold…

The Constitution forbids government from abridging freedom of speech and of the press. But we, the people, have no such prohibition, because free inquiry means it is the right, if not responsi…

During times of chaos and division, uncertainty and unrest, tension and suffering, we look to our leaders to help guide the ship. We look to our leaders to bring clarity, solutions, resolve, a…

During times of chaos and division, uncertainty and unrest, tension and suffering, we look to our leaders to help guide the ship. We look to our leaders to bring clarity, solutions, resolve, a…

President Trump hasn’t found an international organization he hasn’t wanted to essentially destroy. But the broken clock is right about the World Health Organization: It needs serious reform, …

NEW YORK (TNS) — Here’s what we’ve been told as the deadly COVID-19 pandemic has kept the U.S. in lockdown and shuttered the economy: Trust the experts.

NEW YORK — He isn’t trending right now, but he should be.

Bats have had a PR problem for millennia. They have been maligned as omens of evil, carriers of disease and many people just simply fear or hate them.

They don’t know what they are doing. That’s what President Barack Obama said about U.S. leaders in charge of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. He was giving online speeches at commencement e…

We can do this. We who live in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties have already done a lot of great work in keeping the coronavirus from spreading to dangerous levels, and getting the go-ahead f…

We have been relegated to our homes for over two months. We have followed the CDC-recommended precautions — maintaining a safe social distance of at least 6 feet; wearing masks when in public;…

ALBANY (TNS) — If there was anything reassuring about the ghastly sickness that’s ravaging families, destroying our economy and causing so much suffering, it was that COVID-19 seemed relativel…

NEW YORK — With New York “coming down the mountain” of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, there has been increased talk about a possible “second wave” of the coronavirus hi…

NEW YORK (TNS) — In his briefing Tuesday, Gov. Cuomo spoke about Trump administration infection projections and the itchiness around the country to loosen coronavirus shutdown restrictions and…

April, wrote a poet, is the cruelest month. So it was in New York — and throughout America — as we weathered a viral storm and its concomitant carnage. With the calendar turned to May, some cr…

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