Articles by Marina Villeneuve and Michael Hill

Governor Cuomo Clears Way for Indoor Dining to Resume in New York City

New York City restaurants can resume indoor dining on Sept. 30 at 25% capacity with temperature checks for customers and other restrictions, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. Cuomo said all customers will undergo temperature checks at the door and one …

New York Governor Wants $40M to Respond to Coronavirus

New York’s governor says he will ask state lawmakers in coming days to approve $40 million to help state health officials respond to the deadly coronavirus outbreak. Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, told reporters Wednesday that the funding will help …

New York Governor Signs Limo Safety Bills Inspired by Deadly Crashes

New York’s governor signed a package of limousine safety bills Monday that was inspired by deadly crashes in 2015 and 2018. One of the bills would require that motor vehicles converted into stretch limousines by January 2021 have at least …

New York Tweaks Clean Water Plan as Suppliers Call for More Time

New York would not issue violations against certain water suppliers who notify the public that they have too-high levels of certain industrial and synthetic chemicals under the latest plan to be proposed by state regulators. Brad Hutton, deputy commissioner of …

Company in Fatal Biker Crash in New Hampshire Has History of Violations

The company that employed a Ukrainian-born truck driver whose collision with motorcyclists in New Hampshire left seven dead has a history of violations including mechanical problems and drug-related infractions. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, is being held without bail in Coos County …

Maine Legislative Panel Mulls Raising 10 Percent Tax on Marijuana

As the legalization of recreational marijuana sales in Maine nears, a legislative panel has spent months pondering the best way to tax pot to bring in state revenue, fund regulatory enforcement and discourage the illicit market. In November, legalization of …