Governor Andrew Cuomo

Andrew Cuomo
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May 30, 2020 - 3:01 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Saturday granting death benefits to the families of police officers, public health workers and other front-line workers who have died of the coronavirus. “You gave your lives for us, we will be there for your families going forward,”...
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Retail preparing to reopen in Finger Lakes of NYS
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - "The metrics were set in black and white. We were all moving in the direction of Phase Two," said Congressman Tom Reed (R-Corning). "The Governor just moved the goalposts in the middle of the night." Some areas of New York State had been expecting to enter Phase Two Friday...
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Governor Andrew Cuomo demonstrates a face mask
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May 28, 2020 - 1:01 pm
New York (WBEN/AP) - Business owners in New York State will be able to deny entry to people not wearing masks or face coverings, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday. The promised executive order from Cuomo comes as restrictions on shops are beginning to loosen around the state, though not yet in New...
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Child Victims Act
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May 27, 2020 - 9:17 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The New York state Senate and Assembly on Wednesday voted to extend the deadline for residents who were sexually abused as children to file legal claims, citing the upheaval caused by the coronavirus. The original deadline for those making claims under the Child Victims Act...
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo and Michaela Cuomo attend the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s virtual Memorial Day commemoration ceremony on May 25, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum)
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May 25, 2020 - 6:54 pm
New York, (WBEN/AP) -Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that state and local governments will provide death benefits for frontline workers who died from COVID-19 during this emergency. Governor Cuomo also renewed his call for the federal government to...
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nursing home patient
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May 24, 2020 - 9:26 am
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - New York State's handling of nursing home patients and COVID-19 continues to be called into question and Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state administration insist they were only following protocols issued by the federal government in allowing COVID-19 positive patients be...
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May 22, 2020 - 10:00 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo dropped the state’s absolute ban on gatherings of any size Friday, issuing an executive order saying up to 10 people are now allowed to be together as long as they abide by other social distancing guidelines adopted during the coronavirus pandemic...
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Nursing Homes
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May 22, 2020 - 10:45 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — More than 4,300 recovering coronavirus patients were sent to New York’s already vulnerable nursing homes under a controversial state directive that was ultimately scrapped amid criticisms it was accelerating the nation’s deadliest outbreaks, according to a count by The...
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May 20, 2020 - 1:56 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York will allow small religious gatherings starting Thursday as the state gradually loosens coronavirus restrictions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. Religious gatherings of up to 10 people will be allowed statewide as long as participants wear masks and practice social...
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Re-Open NY
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May 17, 2020 - 11:00 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - While there isn't much traffic of late to see billboards along area highways, some new billboards may be grabbing more than the attention of drivers as they go up along the I-190 and Route 33 Monday. "RE-OPEN NEW YORK" the billboards scream out. "Cuomo/Hochul/Poloncarz Have...
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