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State starts downscaling vaccine clinics

Mass-vaccination clinics run by the state Department of Health will start to downscale and shift resources to locally run vaccination efforts, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday. Potsdam’s clinic will be one of the first to close, starting Monday. The shift in resources came a few days ...

Albany Med ends fees for Filipino nurses who leave job early

ALBANY (AP) — Operators of an Albany hospital agreed to stop levying hefty fines on nurses recruited from the Philippines and other countries if they left their jobs within three years and to return $90,000 to seven former nurses, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced ...

State COVID restrictions lifted

NEW YORK — It was 465 days. That’s how long New Yorkers endured stricter capacity, social distancing, disinfection and additional health screening requirements in businesses and social settings since the COVID-19 pandemic official began March 7, 2020. The first New York resident tested ...

Some stolen US military guns used in violent crimes

Pulling a pistol from his waistband, the young man spun his human shield toward police. “Don’t do it!” a pursuing officer pleaded. The young man complied, releasing the bystander and tossing the gun, which skittered across the city street and then into the hands of police. They ...

NY lifts more COVID-19 rules as it hits vaccination mark

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that 70% of adults in New York have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, a threshold he said the state would celebrate by easing many of its remaining social distancing rules and shooting off fireworks. "What does 70% mean? It means that we can ...

Recreational marijuana dispensary opens in Akwesasne

AKWESASNE — In the wake of the state passing legislation in April to legalize recreational marijuana, a cannabis business has sprouted on Route 37 to bring public access to the plant — without the need for a prescription. Good Leaf Dispensary opened its doors in the southern portion of ...