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NYC extends curfew; mayor says no to National Guard

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City extended an 8 p.m. curfew all week and said it would prohibit many types of nighttime traffic in Manhattan as officials struggled Tuesday to stanch destruction and growing complaints that the nation’s biggest city was reeling out of control night by ...

Four run for two seats on Saranac Lake school board

SARANAC LAKE — The school board election this year will be conducted by mail-in ballot, and residents within the Saranac Lake Central School District should have their copies already. Saranac Lake has the Tri-Lakes’ only contested school board race, with four candidates vying for two ...

Trump declares he’s a law & order president amid Floyd protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid racial unrest across the nation, President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself “the president of law and order” and threatened to deploy the United States military to American cities to quell a rise of violent protests. As Trump spoke, an incredible TV split ...

NYC imposes 11 p.m. curfew amid Floyd protests

By JENNIFER PELTZ and KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press NEW YORK —New York City imposed an 11 p.m. curfew Monday as the nation’s biggest city tried to head off another night of destruction erupting amid protests over George Floyd’s death. With an 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew, New York is ...

With rare candor, employees protest Facebook’s Trump policy

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Facebook employees are using Twitter and Facebook’s internal communications tools to register their frustration over CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to leave up posts by President Donald Trump that suggested protesters in Minneapolis could be shot. Twitter ...

‘Hate just hides’: Biden vows to take on systematic racism

WILMINGTON, Del. — Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden vowed to address institutional racism in his first 100 days in office as he sought to elevate his voice Monday in the exploding national debate over racism and police brutality. The former vice president offered ...

OK, now we’re in Phase 2

The North Country region has now been given the green light to move forward into Phase 2 reopening, effective immediately. Phase 2 includes hair salons and barber shops, office-based jobs such as insurance and financial services, real estate and rental leasing, and some in-store retail. ...

State Senate candidates spar over comments

PLATTSBURGH — Assemblyman Dan Stec, R-Queensbury, took issue with his Democratic state Senate race opponent’s response to a press release he sent out Wednesday regarding legislation he has cosponsored that would limit the governor’s expanded powers during an emergency. Stec ...

OK, now we’re in Phase 2

The North Country region has now been given the green light to move forward into Phase 2 reopening, effective immediately. Phase 2 includes hair salons and barber shops, office-based jobs such as insurance and financial services, real estate and rental leasing, and some in-store retail. ...

Essex County merges primary poll sites in North Elba, Keene, Jay

Essex County is consolidating polling sites in three of its towns — North Elba, Keene and Jay — for the Democratic presidential primary on June 23. Democratic Election Commissioner Sue Montgomery Corey said this is because the coronavirus pandemic left the county Board of Elections ...

Trump threatens social media after Twitter fact-checks him

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering after Twitter added fact checks to two of his tweets. The president can’t unilaterally regulate or close the companies, and any effort would likely require ...

Cuomo lobbies with Trump for aid to New York

NEW YORK— Long Island became the latest region of New York to begin easing some restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Gov. Andrew Cuomo lobbied the president for help with transportation projects. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said efforts to fight the ...

When and where to vote in the Dem presidential primary

The Franklin and Essex County boards of election have released the voting dates, times and locations for the Democratic presidential primary — both for nine days of early voting in Malone and Lewis, and on primary day, June 23, at each town’s regular polling places. However, the ...

In a first, Twitter adds fact-check warnings to Trump tweets

For the first time, Twitter has flagged some of President Donald Trump’s tweets with a fact-check warning. On Tuesday, Twitter added a warning phrase to two Trump tweets that called mail-in ballots “fraudulent” and predicted that “mail boxes will be robbed,” among other things. ...

So, you got an application for an absentee ballot in the mail …

ALBANY — “Temporary illness or physical disability” — that’s the box you check on the form to request an absentee ballot for the Democratic presidential primary due to coronavirus concerns. All voters eligible to participate in the June 23 elections have been mailed an absentee ...

Biden makes 1st in-person appearance in more than 2 months

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden made his first in-person appearance in more than two months on Monday as he marked Memorial Day by laying a wreath at a veterans park near his Delaware home. Since abruptly canceling a March 10 rally in Cleveland at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, ...

Trump lashes out at scientists whose findings contradict him

WASHINGTON — “A Trump enemy statement,” he said of one study. “A political hit job,” he said of another. As President Donald Trump pushes to reopen the country despite warnings from doctors about the consequences of moving too quickly during the coronavirus crisis, he has ...

Cuomo: Summer school in state will be online

NEW YORK (AP) — Summer school students will not be reporting to the classroom. New York City will deliver 1 million meals a day to fight hunger during the outbreak. State labor officials hit with a flood of unemployment applications say they’re working through the backlog. Coronavirus ...

Trump slams mail-in balloting promoted by his own campaign

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday railed against mail-in balloting that in some cases has been promoted by his own reelection campaign, alleging without evidence that it leads to “total election fraud.” A day earlier, Trump threatened to pull federal money for states ...

Stefanik spars with Cuomo staff on request to probe nursing home deaths

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, is in a war of words with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s staff, after she blamed the governor for the high number of nursing home deaths in the state. Stefanik joined the other Republican New York members of the House of Representatives in calling for an ...