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Officials Try to Calm Nerves as New York Reports First COVID-19 Case

New York leaders sought to calm jittery nerves Monday after the city recorded its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus, saying the disease – while dangerous – is a manageable threat. The state is increasing its testing capacity and …

New York Insurers Required to Waive Cost-Sharing for Coronavirus Testing

The New York State Department of Financial Services is requiring New York health insurers to waive cost sharing associated with testing for novel coronavirus, including emergency room, urgent care and office visits. New Yorkers receiving Medicaid coverage will also not …

Leaning on Doors? Report Says NYC Subway Cars Cut for Safety

Nearly 300 of New York City’s new subway cars were removed over concerns that the doors could open while the trains were in motion, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The 298 cars on the A, C, J and Z …

New York Governor Seeks Federal Disaster Funds for October Storm

New York Governor 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 October 31 storm …

Lawsuit: Regulatory Commission Must Pay New York Flooding Costs

New York is seeking compensation for flood damage in Lake Ontario shoreline communities in a lawsuit against the international body that regulates waterways between the United States and Canada, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. Cuomo said the International …

New York Court Blocks State Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes

A New York court on Thursday temporarily halted a state ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, giving the embattled vaping industry a breather just a day before the state’s prohibition was due to take effect. The appellate court ruling …

New York Could Add Menthol to Flavor Ban as Vaping Groups Sue

New York officials want to add menthol to the state’s first-in-the-nation ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes as the vaping industry seeks to block it, according to the governor’s office. Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo said he’s directing his administration …

New York Court Denies Industry Request to Delay E-Cigarette Ban

A state judge has denied the vaping industry’s request to delay a New York emergency ban on flavored e-cigarette sales. Acting state Supreme Court Justice Gerald Connolly on Friday refused to issue a temporary restraining order on the regulations approved …

Tractor Trailer Crash Forces Mandatory Evacuations in Upstate New York

About 80 homes were evacuated after a tractor trailer carrying compressed natural gas overturned on an upstate New York highway. Governor Andrew Cuomo says one person died after the trailer crashed north of Binghamton on Interstate 88 around 1 a.m. …

New York Moves to Enact Statewide Flavored E-Cigarette Ban

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing to enact a statewide ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns connected to vaping, especially among young people. The Democrat announced Sunday that the state health commissioner would be …