Melissa Hale-Spencer

Governor Kathy Hochul

ALBANY COUNTY — Long-held anticipation was answered this week as on Monday, the Food and and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine, Pfizer-BioNTech, and on Tuesday New York’s new governor, Kathy Hochul, said fighting

“It’s an independent film project,” Discover Albany Film Commissioner Deb Goedeke told The Enterprise. “They will be there for a few days. I really can’t divulge any more information than that just because of confidentiality with our clients.”

For well over a year, said Superintendent Marie Wiles, a shared decision-making team has looked at research-based approaches and landed on the Positivity Project — which she described as a scientifically validated way of empowering youth and cultivating citizenship — as the way forward.

Benjamin Goes

“It was not so much that I felt pushed out as I felt I could no longer be as effective as I wanted to be,” said Benjamin Goes. “What I mean is, when you’ve been labeled as I was labeled, it begins to color the work you’re involved in.”

“There are billions in federal aid to help renters who fell behind on payments in the pandemic, but this money isn’t getting to them,” said New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli in a statement releasing a report, “New York State Rent Relief Funding.” The state’s moratorium on evictions ends on Aug. 31.

Governor Kathy Hochul’s initiatives were embraced immediately by Albany County’s executive, by the state’s largest teachers’ union, and by the state’s health commissioner.

“We’re hoping to get all these projects started this year,” said Guilderland Supervisor Peter Barber.

Albany County saw a 23.7 percent increase in local sales-tax collections, going from $19,954,544 in July 2020 to $24,680,378 in July this year.

“While millions of people have already safely received COVID-19 vaccines, we recognize that for some, the FDA approval of a vaccine may now instill additional confidence to get vaccinated,” said Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, in a release announcing the approval.

ALBANY COUNTY — At 10 a.m. Sunday, as Tropical Storm Henri was an hour from its predicted time to hit Long Island, Governor Andrew Cuomo held a press briefing in New York City.


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