The CDC guidance says people in counties labeled “high” should wear a high-quality mask or respirators in public and those at high risk of getting very sick are to consider avoiding non-essential indoor activities in public where they could be exposed.

The order, issued by Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon on Friday, will be enacted through rulemaking and is subject to public comment before a final decision is made. New Yorkers may email comments to by Dec. 11. If accepted, the wage increase would take effect on Dec. 31.

Today, Roberta Reardon, the state’s labor commissioner, issued an order accepting the recommendations made by the Farm Laborers Wage Board, in a 3-to-2 vote, on Sept. 6.

The Altamont Fire Department is receiving $250,000 and the Berne fire district is getting $100,000.

The program will be entirely and exclusively funded by violator revenue over a five-year term

The money will be used for improvements and additions related to infrastructure.

Barbara Heinzen, of the Albany County Clean Air Coalition, maintains that the Port of Coeymans expansion plan, which was approved by the state, will have serious effects on the region’s environmental quality because, she says, Coeymans’ air quality laws are less stringent than those of the county.

On Tuesday, the United States Preventive Services Task Force, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, issued the draft of a proposal that would have adults younger than 65 screened annually for depression. The World Health Organization in March had released findings that, in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, “global prevalence of anxiety and depression increased by a massive 25 percent.”

Elizabeth Garry

“My colleagues and I have issued a strong series of cases trying to help ensure that children’s privacy and confidences are protected by their attorneys and the court,” said Justice Elizabeth Garry in accepting the Howard A. Levine Award. “We have issued others upholding the requirement that children be zealously and competently represented in these life-changing circumstances.”

ALBANY COUNTY — Albany International Airport is getting $60 million to expand its terminal, the governor’s office announced on Wednesday.

The upgrade is to “provide enhanced passenger amenities pre- and post-checkpoint and more efficient passenger flow through security,” according to a release.

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