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EDITOR'S NOTE: Dan Clark is host and producer of New York Now at PBS station WMHT in Albany.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo railed on President Donald Trump during a press conference in New York Monday, saying the president should “start telling the people of this country the truth” and sign an executive order requiring masks to be worn in public nationwide.

Republicans, meanwhile, called on Democrats in the state Legislature to strip Cuomo of emergency law-making powers, saying the time has come to limit that authority.

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New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will impose  mandatory quarantines for travelers from several states, with high rates of the coronavirus, including Florida and Texas,  effective midnight tonight.

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Following late night confusion, Central New York is able to start Phase Two of reopening. Reports began Thursday evening that Governor Andrew Cuomo would not be allowing any part of the state to begin Phase Two until a data review by international experts, causing frustration among local leaders and residents.

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Central New York continues its march towards Phase Two of reopening after the pandemic shutdown the local economy. Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon reported the region is still meeting state mandates and is anticipating more guidance for businesses by mid-week.

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Memorial Day is supposed to be a somber holiday in Central New York and elsewhere.  But this year it had even more of a solemn feeling, as the specter of COVID 19 deaths hung over the remembrance of the country’s war casualties.

Central New Yorkers heard what many are hoping for, when Governor Cuomo in Syracuse Thursday announced the region can start to reopen the economy. 

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The number of deaths in New York due to Corona Virus is steadily going down, with 230 on Monday, 4 more than reported on Sunday . But New York State is  now adding 1700 more deaths at  nursing home in the past few weeks that are believed  to be from the  from the corona virus. Flickr

Nearly one in every eight New Yorkers might have contracted the coronavirus, according to preliminary results from a series of antibody tests conducted by the state in recent weeks, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday.

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  The food supply disruptions caused by the corona virus has led to some dairy farmers dumping some of their milk, because they have no place to sell it.   Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state will be stepping in to try to get the milk to new markets and to help feed those left jobless from the economic shutdown.


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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state will send absentee ballot applications to all eligible state voters for the June 23rd primary,  to give them the option of voting by mail if they don’t feel comfortable going to the polls in person on that date.