Cuomo Says All Healthcare Workers Must Get Covid-19 Vaccination

All healthcare workers in New York State will have to be vaccinated against Covid-19, Gov Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday, effective Sept. 27. The order applies to staff at hospitals and long-term care facilities,  including nursing homes, adult care, and other congregate care settings, with Read More …

GOV. CUOMO RESIGNS IN SEX HARASSMENT SCANDAL

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced his resignation Tuesday afternoon in the wake of multiple sex-harassment charges and the threat of impeachment. He said his resignation, leaving his third term unfinished, would take effect in 14 days. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will step in to complete Read More …

3rd Update: President Calls for Cuomo to Resign

President Biden called for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to resign Tuesday following the release of a damning report by the attorney general that found he had sexually harassed women, including several employees. The report said he had created a hostile workplace environment and had retaliated Read More …

Melville Tops Covid-19 Vaccination Rate; Huntington Station the Lowest

Melville has the highest percentage of residents in the Town of Huntington who are vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus, according to figures released Monday by New York State. The database uses ZIP Codes to break down vaccination information, and shows Melville’s vaccination rate at 81.4 Read More …

Incoming Whitman Freshman Wins Covid-19 Vaccine Scholarship

She hasn’t even  gone to her first class at Walt Whitman High School but incoming freshman Isabella Weber has already won a scholarship.  Weber has been announced as one of the ten winners in this week’s drawing of Gov.  Andrew M.Cuomo’s “Get a Shot to Read More …

Covid-19 State of Emergency Ends Thursday

New York’s state of emergency will end Thursday, after nearly 15 months of executive orders  designed to respond to the Covid-19 crisis and affecting nearly all walks of life. Under emergency powers granted Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, executive orders  covered events from the operation of Read More …

New York Ends Most Covid-19 Restrictions

New York State lifted nearly all Covid-19 restrictions Tuesday on commercial and social life, effective immediately, as the state’s adult vaccination rate hit 70 percent. “It means that we can now return to life as we know it,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said. The lifting Read More …

Free Lottery Ticket for Covid-19 Vaccine at Designated Sites

People getting a Covid-19 vaccine next week at designated sites will receive a free ticket to a state scratch-off lottery that could pay $5 million. “We know that vaccinations are the vital piece of the puzzle we need to crush COVID once and for all,” Gov. Read More …

Cuomo Signs Eviction Moratorium Bill

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed an extension Tuesday of the moratorium of Covid-19 related evictions and foreclosure prevention until Aug.31.  The legislation extends protections prohibiting residential and commercial evictions, foreclosure proceedings, credit discrimination and negative credit reporting related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tenants must submit a hardship Read More …

Most Covid-19 Limits on Capacity to End May 19 in Tri-State

 New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will lift many capacity limits brought on by the Covid-19 epidemic on May 19. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday that business capacity limits would be replaced with space available to keep social distancing rules in place in New Read More …

Cuomo to Lift Restaurant, Bar Curfew Times

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo  said Wednesday that the 12 a.m. food and beverage service curfew will be lifted for outdoor dining areas as of May 17 and for indoor dining areas  May 31. He also said that the 1 a.m. curfew for catered events where Read More …

Online Learner Permit Test Available Across the State

The test to receive a learner’s permit to drive passenger vehicles and motorcycles in New York State is now available online across the state.   The state began testing the program last year after the Covid-19 epidemic hit. This means that New Yorkers can begin the Read More …

State Outdoor Event Capacity to Expand

Capacity at large-scale outdoor event venues, including professional and collegiate sports and live performing arts and entertainment, will increase from 20 to 33 percent beginning May 19. The state already announced that indoor capacity will increase at the same time. This increase will coincide with Read More …