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In this March 27, 2019 file photo, a man leaves a supermarket in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan carrying his groceries in a plastic bag. New York retailers have begun giving up single-use plastic bags as the state prepares for the March 1, 2020, implementation of a ban aimed at reducing pollution. But some worry the state's new regulations include a loophole that could potentially allow stores to phase in plastic bags thick enough to be considered multiuse. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Some worry if New York's coming plastic bag ban is enough

Feb. 17, 2020 9:15 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York retailers have begun giving up single-use plastic bags as the state prepares for the March 1 implementation of a ban aimed at reducing pollution, but many of those who support a move away from plastic are worried the new law doesn't go far enough. The law bars many types of...

New York courts snowmobiling tourists with free weekend

Feb. 16, 2020 12:46 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is courting winter tourists with a fee-free weekend for out-of-state snowmobilers. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the plan Sunday at Saranac Lake. Fees will be waived March 14 and 15 for Canadian and other out-of-state visitors with registered, insured vehicles. New York...

Capitol Watch: Fate of pot sales in New York is unclear

Feb. 15, 2020 7:28 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Disagreements over revenue and reparations have held up proposals to legalize recreational marijuana in New York, but opportunities for compromise could come up in the weeks ahead. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to soon release suggested tweaks to his budget proposal, which included a...

Village water declared safe to drink after fuel line damaged

Feb. 14, 2020 10:46 AM EST

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) — A do-not-drink advisory has been lifted in New Paltz after a damaged fuel line led to complaints about the taste and smell of the water, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday. Cuomo announced in a statement Friday that water in the Hudson Valley community is safe to drink, according to the...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2019 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a bill signing ceremony in New York. Cuomo says his state will file a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's plan to block New Yorkers from enrolling in

Cuomo meets with Trump to offer deal on travelers program

Feb. 13, 2020 6:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited the White House on Thursday in the hope he could persuade President Donald Trump to reverse a decision to boot New Yorkers from programs that allow travelers to avoid long lines at the U.S. border. The Democratic governor and Republican president met...

Damaged fuel line blamed for village's water contamination

Feb. 12, 2020 4:31 PM EST

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) — A damaged underground fuel line befouled drinking water in the Hudson Valley village of New Paltz, prompting the state university campus there to shut down for several days, officials said Wednesday. New Paltz Mayor Tim Rogers said complaints about water tasting and smelling like...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Feb. 12, 2020 3:42 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: You From New York? You’re First on Trump’s Revenge List The New York Times Feb. 6 Fresh from his impeachment acquittal by Senate Republicans, President Trump has shifted into payback mode. In his combative State of the...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2019 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a bill signing ceremony in New York. Cuomo says his state will file a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's plan to block New Yorkers from enrolling in

Cuomo to propose compromise, hopes to end Global Entry ban

Feb. 12, 2020 11:33 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor plans to propose to President Donald Trump that the state could share some driving records with federal immigration agencies if the administration reverses its move to block state residents from Global Entry and other programs that allow travelers to avoid long...

This undated file photo shows the Tioga County Jail in Owego, N.Y. As jail populations continue to plummet across the state, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to allow counties to opt into regional lockups instead of solely operating their own facility. Newly released data from the state shows that New York's total jail population plunged by 30% from January 2019 to January 2020. (Kristopher Radder/Press & Sun-Bulletin via AP, File)

Governor seeks to lower jail costs as inmate numbers plunge

Feb. 11, 2020 7:35 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As jail populations continue to plummet across the state, New York's governor is proposing to allow counties to opt into regional lockups instead of solely operating their own facility. The legislation from Gov. Andrew Cuomo is one in a long list of policy proposals included within his...

New York governor sets April 28 for special election

Feb. 10, 2020 6:46 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday set an April 28 special election to fill the congressional seat left vacant by the resignation of Republican Chris Collins, who was sentenced last month to more than two years in prison for insider trading. The date coincides with the state's...