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New York's cannabis board holds first meeting, amends medical program

The five-person board sought to jumpstart the slow rollout of the substance with key job placements and changes to the medical cannabis program.


Former Haverstraw deputy mayor, relatives accused of stealing from Rockland nonprofit

Former Haverstraw deputy mayor Emily Dominguez, her sister and her mother are accused of stealing over $11,000 from the Rockland Community Foundation.


Byron Stinson sentenced to prison in fatal stabbing of Yonkers man in 2019

Byron Stinson had been convicted of manslaughter in the 2019 killing of Michael Federico near Whetstone Avenue and Vineyard Avenue.


Northwell Health fires 1,400 workers due to vaccine mandate, remaining 76K got shots

Northwell Health, which includes hospitals in Westchester County, fired 1,400 workers due to vaccine mandate, but its remaining 76K staff got shots.


Binghamton hospital workers challenge NY COVID vaccine mandate with RFK Jr.'s help

Four anonymous workers from Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton have filed a federal lawsuit against Gov. Kathy Hochul.


Moneyball: After COVID disaster, Bronx businesses look forward to a Yankees surge

The Yankees squeaked into the playoffs. Local merchants hope that'll help them recoup some of the losses suffered during the pandemic.


A proletarian paradise in Dutchess Junction: The 30-year history of Camp Nitgedaiget

Camp Nitgedaiget, country's first proletarian year-round adult vacation resort, was a Dutchess County destination for Jewish progressive liberals.


Conflict over school equity plans turning up pressure on New York State superintendents

The state Board of Regents is calling on all school districts to adopt "diversity, equity and inclusion" plans with "fidelity and urgency."


Matthew Torres pleads guilty in fatal stabbing of Peekskill teenager in China Pier fight

Salazar and another 18-year-old were stabbed during a dispute between several teens at China Pier on Louisa Street on Nov. 28, 2020.


Gov. Kathy Hochul gets state Democratic boss endorsement as Cuomo offers ominous message

Jacobs on Monday endorsed Hochul for election in 2022 in a bid to stave off the entry into the race by other Democratic foes.


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