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Federal disaster aid coming to 18 NY counties hit by storm

Dec. 20, 2019 12:40 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal disaster aid is coming to 18 upstate New York counties that endured severe thunderstorms and flooding on Halloween, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced Friday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide public assistance funding to the...

Editorials from around New York

Nov. 27, 2019 5:11 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: An empty tantrum at the Yale-Harvard game New York Post Nov. 26 For all their moral posturing, the kids who delayed last Saturday’s Yale-Harvard game were a smug and silly bunch. The main demand was for the schools to divest...

NY governor seeks federal disaster funds for Oct. 31 storm

Nov. 27, 2019 4:29 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for federal funding to help New York communities recover from Halloween storms packing strong winds, heavy rain and flash flooding. Democrat Cuomo’s office cites state and federal estimates that the Oct. 31 storm caused over $33 million in damages to...