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NY Gov. Cuomo Announces New Academic Partnership Focused on Storm Resilience and Emergency Preparedness

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Today, N.Y. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the launch of the New York State Resiliency Institute for Storms & Emergencies (NYS RISE), a new “applied think tank” led by New York University and Stony Brook University that will serve as a hub of research and education on emergency preparedness, […]

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NY Gov. Cuomo Announces More Than $1 Billion in Contract Opportunities for Firms Looking to do Business with State

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Today, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo encouraged businesses, in particular minority- and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs), to explore the more than $1 billion in contracting opportunities available for firms looking to do business with New York State. The Governor announced that an ebook “Opportunities Start Here!” is available […]

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NY Governor Cuomo Reminds New Yorkers to Test Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors This Weekend

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — As we end daylight saving time for 2013, N.Y. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today reminded New Yorkers to test and change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), from 2005-2009 approximately two-thirds of home fire deaths involved […]

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New York Gov. Cuomo Announces Strengthened Emergency and Storm Response Requirements for NY Utilities

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Today, N.Y. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has taken several critically important steps to substantially improve and strengthen the performance of New York’s large electric utilities during and after major storm events. These actions stem from recommendations made by the […]

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NY Governor Cuomo Announces More than $1 Million in Environmental Justice Grants to Aid Communities Statewide

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Today, N.Y. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced more than $1 million in environmental justice grants have been awarded to 34 organizations from around the state that serve communities facing multiple sources of environmental harms and risks. Funds will be used for projects such as inventories of polluting facilities, air […]

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NY Governor Cuomo Announces Appointments to Deputy Secretary for Health and Commissioners of OMH and OPWDD

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — N.Y. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the appointments of Courtney Burke as the administration’s new Deputy Secretary for Health, Laurie Kelley as the Acting Commissioner of the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and Dr. Ann Sullivan to serve as the Acting Commissioner of the Office of […]

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NY Governor Cuomo Appoints Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — On Tuesday, NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the formation of the “Commission to Investigate Public Corruption” under the Moreland Act and Executive Law Section 63(8) to probe systemic public corruption and the appearance of such corruption in state government, political campaigns and elections in New York State. Attorney […]

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NY Gov. Cuomo Announces Free Summer Concerts at 2013 State Fair including Owl City, Chubby Checker, Los Lonely Boys

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Today, NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the latest set of free concerts for the Great New York State Fair’s Chevy Court stage this summer. Florida Georgia Line, Austin Mahone, Owl City, Chubby Checker, Los Lonely Boys, Kix Brooks, Lee Greenwood and Cab Calloway Orchestra To Perform at Chevy […]

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NY Governor Cuomo Announces Additional $39 Million in Funding for Sandy Crisis Counseling

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Today, NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced an additional $39 million awarded to New York by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to continue Project Hope, a crisis counseling program for survivors of Superstorm Sandy. In total, Project Hope has received over $58 million from FEMA and has served […]

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NY Gov. Cuomo Announces Landmark Agreement Between the Oneida Nation of Indians, Oneida and Madison Counties, and New York State

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Yesterday, NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a comprehensive agreement settling multiple, long-standing disputes between the State of New York, the Oneida Nation of Indians, Oneida County and Madison County. The settlement paves the way to end years of litigation over property tax, land and reservation issues. The agreement […]

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NY Gov. Cuomo Announces $90 million in ‘NY Works’ Projects to Improve State Parks and Historic Sites

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Today, NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $90 million in NY Works funding will advance nearly 90 construction projects to upgrade and repair more than 50 state parks and historic sites across New York. “Through the NY Works program, the state is investing in much needed projects to repair […]

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Cyber Security Advisory Board for New York announced by Gov. Cuomo to protect critical NY cyber infrastructure

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Today, N.Y. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the membership of the Governor’s “Cyber Security Advisory Board,” which will advise the administration on developments in cyber security and make recommendations for protecting the state’s critical infrastructure and information systems. The Governor first outlined the Cyber Security Advisory Board in his […]

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I LOVE NY: Gov. Cuomo Launches Largest Tourism Campaign in Decades for State of New York

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — On Wednesday, NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the launch of New York’s largest tourism campaign in decades, committing nearly $60 million to grow the industry, create jobs and attract even more visitors to the Empire State. The new tourism efforts rekindles the “I LOVE NY” slogan, along with […]

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NY Gov. Cuomo Honors 16 Police Officers from New York Who Made Ultimate Sacrifice

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Today, NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo honored 16 fallen police officers from across New York State – including four who died in the line of duty in 2012. “Our brave men and women in New York law enforcement are the finest in the country and today, we remember those […]

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NY Gov. Cuomo Announces $91 Million for Affordable Housing and to Revitalize Communities

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — N.Y. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced $91 million in awards for shovel-ready projects to build affordable housing across the state. The low-interest loans and tax credits will build and preserve 2,060 units of affordable housing and are expected to leverage more than $485 million in grants, loans […]

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NY Gov. Cuomo Announces New York Security Measures in Response to Boston Marathon Bombing

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Today, NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that he has directed state agencies, including the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES), the New York State Police (NYSP), National Guard, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) to be […]

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NY Gov. Cuomo Details $1.2B Savings from Reforms to Workers Comp and Unemployment Insurance in Recently Enacted State Budget

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today detailed the $1.2 billion in savings to employers that will occur as a result of the sweeping reforms to the state’s Workers’ Compensation and Unemployment Insurance systems that were included in the recently passed state budget. “For too many years, businesses in New York […]

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NY Gov. Cuomo Announces Regeneron Pharmaceuticals to Create 400 New Jobs in Hudson Valley

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Today, NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a world leader in biopharmaceutical research and development, announced the company will expand its corporate headquarters and laboratories in Westchester County and create more than 400 new high-skill jobs. Today’s announcement further cements the reputation of the Hudson Valley […]

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Statement from NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Passage of Connecticut Gun Law

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Today, NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo made a statement on the passage of the Connecticut gun law: “I applaud Governor Malloy and the Connecticut legislature for taking bold new action to protect the people of their state. “Today, Connecticut joins New York and a growing collection of states that […]

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NY Gov. Cuomo Outlines Public Service Commission Reforms to Dramatically Improve Accountability and Oversight of State Utilities

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today outlined reforms implemented by the 2013-14 Budget that will strengthen the oversight and enforcement mechanisms of the Public Service Commission (PSC) to ensure that major electric and gas utility companies are held accountable and responsive to regulators and customers. The implemented reforms were based […]

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NY Gov. Cuomo and Legislative Leaders Detail Agreement Guaranteeing All Schools Implement Permanent Teacher Evaluation Systems

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — N.Y. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Coalition Co-Leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver today detailed an agreement to guarantee every school district has a permanent teacher and principal evaluation system in place by June 1st. “This agreement ensures that every school district in […]

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NY Gov. Cuomo Announces More Than 280 Groups Sign up in Support of Women Equality Agenda

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — This week, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that more than 280 groups across New York state have signed on to support Governor Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Agenda. All the groups will be published today on www.NY4Women.com. New Yorkers can go to the site to sign up to support the 10-point […]

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NY Gov. Cuomo Announces Ground-Breaking of First Project to Implement Medicaid Redesign Team Savings for Supportive Housing

BRONX, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Volunteers of America-Greater NY and the Housing Collaborative have broken ground on Creston Avenue Residence, located at 2382-2388 Creston Avenue in the Fordham section of the Bronx, the first supportive housing development under the state’s Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) Housing Capital […]

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NY Governor Cuomo Nominates Jenny Rivera, Professor at CUNY Law School, to Serve on NYS Court of Appeals

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today nominated Jenny Rivera, Professor at the City University of New York School of Law, to serve on the New York State Court of Appeals. Professor Rivera, a longtime Bronx resident and New York native, has had a long and distinguished career in public service. […]

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NY Gov. Cuomo Signs Groundbreaking Legislation to Give New York State Toughest Protections Against Gun Violence in the U.S.

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed into law the NY SAFE Act (Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act) that will give New York State the toughest gun laws in the nation. The legislation includes provisions to keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons and potentially dangerous mental […]

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NY Governor Cuomo Declares Public Health Emergency for all of New York in Response to Severe Flu Season

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — On Saturday, NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo declared a Public Health Emergency for all of New York State in response to this year’s increasingly severe flu season. The Governor issued an Executive Order which allows pharmacists to administer flu vaccinations to patients between six months and 18 years of […]

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NY Governor Cuomo Announces Health Insurance Consumers Will Save $500 Million After Cuts in Insurer Rate Requests

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New Yorkers will save more than $500 million on health insurance premiums in 2013 because the Department of Financial Services (DFS) cut rate increase requests by insurers. The Governor emphasized that more needs to be done to control the cost of […]

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NYC Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Statement in Response to National Rifle Association Press Conference

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Maor Bloomberg made the following statement on Friday in response to the NRA Press Conference: “The NRA’s Washington leadership has long been out of step with its members, and never has that been so apparent as this morning. Their press conference was a shameful evasion of the […]

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700 ‘Project Hope’ Counselors Deployed to Provide Crisis Counseling in Areas Hit Hardest by Hurricane Sandy

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that through “Project Hope,” a Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program, more than 700 counselors have been deployed to communities hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy to provide mental health services to affected New Yorkers. The State Office of Mental Health (OMH) estimates […]

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NY Governor Cuomo Announces Toy Giving Drive to Benefit Families in Communities Affected by Hurricane Sandy

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — N.Y. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced an on-going statewide holiday giving drive to benefit families hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. The Office of General Services (OGS) has set up drop-off locations across the state for businesses and individuals to bring the toys which will be distributed to children […]

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NY Governor Cuomo Announces FEMA Disaster Assistance Deadline Extended

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the deadline for residents living in one of the thirteen disaster-declared counties to register for FEMA assistance has been extended to January 28, 2013. The previous deadline was December 31, 2012. Federal disaster assistance for individuals and families can include […]

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NY Governor Cuomo Announces Agreement to Save Maid of the Mist from Shutting Down

NIAGRA FALLS, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced an agreement that will prevent the Maid of the Mist scenic boat excursions from shutting down. The multilateral agreement spearheaded by the Governor provides for the Maid of the Mist to continue to operate in the Niagara Gorge and for it […]

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NY Gov. Cuomo Announces $27 Million Federal Grant to Put 5,000 Unemployed New Yorkers to Work on Sandy Clean Up

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the state has secured a $27 million federal grant that will help put more than 5,000 unemployed New Yorkers to work helping clean-up communities still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. The funding – provided by a National Emergency Grant – will be provided […]

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NY Gov. Cuomo Announces 4,000 Thanksgiving Dinners Will be Delivered Today to New Yorkers Impacted by Sandy

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 3,085 boxes of traditional Thanksgiving dinners and 900 turkeys will be delivered to communities hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy. The Governor coordinated thousands of food items donated by Costco, Delta, ShopRite and Walmart to be packed and delivered by the National Guard […]

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NY Gov. Cuomo Launches Moreland Commission to Investigate and Study Utility Companies’ Storm Preparation and Management

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed an Executive Order to establish a commission under the Moreland Act that will investigate the response, preparation, and management of New York’s power utility companies with major storms hitting the state over the past two years, including Hurricanes Sandy and Irene, and Tropical […]

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NY Governor Cuomo Announces Regeneron Pharmaceuticals to Expand in The Capital Region

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will invest nearly $70 million to expand its Rensselaer County production facility and create 300 high-paying, biotech jobs in the Capital Region. Regeneron is the largest biopharmaceutical company in New York State, and the addition of 300 new biotech […]

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NY Governor Cuomo Announces LIRR to Operate on a Weekday Schedule in the PM Rush Hour Starting Today

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) will begin operating a weekday schedule on Monday, November 12, on 10 of its 11 branches as two of the Amtrak East River Tunnels flooded during Hurricane Sandy are reopened. “We are […]

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NY Gov Cuomo Announces Major State Banks Agree to Waive Consumer Fees in Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that several major state-chartered banks have agreed to waive a number of fees and penalties in response to the impact on consumers by Storm Sandy. State-chartered banks that will drop the fees include M&T Bank, Apple Savings, Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh, Emigrant […]

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NY Gov. Cuomo Announces Student Loan Relief for New Yorkers Affected by Sandy

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) to grant temporary student loan relief to New Yorkers who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. If requested, New Yorkers in Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Rockland Suffolk and Westchester counties are now eligible […]

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New York Governor Cuomo Announces Reopening of Queens Midtown Tunnel to Traffic

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Queens Midtown Tunnel, which was flooded during Hurricane Sandy, will reopen for drivers in time for the Friday morning rush hour. The tunnel will reopen at 6 a.m. with two inbound and two outbound lanes. No trucks […]

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NY Gov. Cuomo Announces Extensions for State Permits, License Renewals and Payments for Businesses

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced extensions provided by the State Liquor Authority and the Department of Environmental Conservation for license renewals and permit applications for businesses in impacted regions of the state. In addition, the state agencies are providing certain waivers for fees and extensions for payments. […]

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NY Gov Cuomo Announces Major State Banks and Mortgage Servicers Offering Relief for Home Mortgage Borrowers in Aftermath of Sandy

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that several major state-chartered banks and mortgage servicers have agreed to offer relief for home mortgage borrowers in the areas affected by Storm Sandy, including, in many cases, no foreclosures and no late fees for 90 days. State chartered banks providing loan relief […]

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NY Governor Cuomo Announces Extensions for Households to Recertify for SNAP Benefits After Hurricane Sandy

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to extend certification periods for households that are receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as Food Stamps, so that these families do not lose their […]

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NY Gov. Cuomo Signs Executive Order Mandating the Removal of Debris Causing Public Nuisances in Regions Affected by Hurricane Sandy

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed an Executive Order that declared certain conditions caused by Hurricane Sandy to be public nuisances that pose a public health hazard and ordered the relevant local officials to remove the debris. The Executive Order covers the damage in and around the federally-declared […]

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NY Gov. Cuomo Announces Non-Profit Orgs to Continue Food Distribution to New Yorkers Affected by Hurricane Sandy

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that non-profit organizations are continuing to load and distribute food and water to shelters and New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy. Earlier today, the Governor announced that the National Guard with FEMA will deliver one million meals and bottled water to New […]

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NY Governor Cuomo Announces 1,900 Utility Personnel on Way to Long Island to Restore Power

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that a comprehensive effort to secure additional utility crews to assist power restoration on Long Island has resulted in 1,969 personnel being sent to Long Island to assist LIPA and National Grid in their restoration effort. The effort will continue and more […]

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NY Gov. Cuomo Requests Maximum Reimbursement for Federal Aid for New York State Due to Hurricane Sandy

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — N.Y. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today formally requested the maximum authorized federal reimbursement for federal aid in New York State’s response to and recovery from Hurricane Sandy for all federally declared counties. The Governor will ask the New York congressional delegation to pass legislation that will allow the federal […]

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NY Governor Cuomo Announces MTA Bridges Open to Emergency Personnel Only

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that MTA bridges are open to emergency personnel only, effective immediately. That includes fire and police personnel, first responders, and medical personnel which include doctors, nurses, etc. Assessments are ongoing as to whether bridges are reopening to the public. These MTA bridges include: […]

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NY Governor Cuomo Launches ‘New York Open for Business’ Marketing Initiative

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced that he has launched “New York Open for Business,” a coordinated communications and marketing effort that will demonstrate to business leaders all across the world the benefits of doing business in New York State. This campaign is a component in the Governor’s […]

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N.Y. Governor Cuomo Orders State Emergency Response Team to Prepare for Potential Impact of Hurricane Irene

ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday ordered the state’s Office of Emergency Management to prepare for the potential impact of Hurricane Irene, which may hit New York State this coming Sunday. The Governor has instructed the state’s Emergency Operations Center in Albany to track the storm and to work […]

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