DEC opens campgrounds today, announces upgrades

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ALBANY — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced Thursday that its 56 campgrounds and day use areas will be open to the public starting today. While two DEC campgrounds opened earlier this spring — Fish Creek on April 2 and Wilmington Notch on May 7 — ...

North Country state lawmakers slam new child care mask rule

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The New York State Department of Health is requiring children age 2 and up to wear masks in day care and summer camp settings, starting immediately, and two state lawmakers representing the North Country don’t like it. Sen. Dan Stec, R-Queensbury, and Assemblyman Billy Jones, ...

Report: Chris Cuomo advised brother on sex harassment claims


NEW YORK — CNN said Thursday it was “inappropriate” for anchor Chris Cuomo to have been involved in phone calls with the staff of his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, where strategies on how the governor should respond to sexual harassment allegations were allegedly ...

Big gaps in vaccine rates across the US worry health experts


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — A steady crowd of people flowed into the New England Patriots’ stadium for their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine this week in Massachusetts, which is nearing its goal of vaccinating more than 4 million and plans to close its biggest clinics in little more than a ...

Nervous workers struggle to adjust to new mask policies


An abrupt relaxation of mask policies has left workers at supermarkets and other stores reeling as they try to sort out what the new environment means for their own safety and relationship with customers. Kroger, the country’s largest grocery chain, became one of the latest to ...