Seventy-two county residents have died of overdoses in the first nine months of 2020, a 44-percent increase over last year.

This year, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic shutdown, the need for donated toys will be much greater but, at the same time, collecting the toys will be more difficult, according to Marine Corps Reserve Staff Sergeant Patrick Lurenz.

Since an astronaut — “someone not even on this planet” — voted, Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy said there is no excuse not to vote.

“I’m scared as hell,” said Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy. “Thanksgiving is around the corner.”

“They surrendered without firing a shot,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said of the Trump administration’s battle against the coronavirus. “It was the great American surrender. Americans don’t surrender. And they didn’t even put up a fight and what we learned in New York was, if you put up a fight, you would have won because New York won. Other states won also.”

Albany County continues to experience an uptick in COVID-19 cases with 32 new cases reported on Saturday morning.

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Two reports from the state comptroller’s office show that, while Wall Street is doing well in the midst of the pandemic — securities-industry profits grew by 82 percent in the first half of 2020 — Main Street is not.

Hundreds of citizen activists from the Capital Region and upstate New York wrote letters to potential voters throughout the United States, encouraging them to vote. They were delivered in the rain on Friday, Oct. 16.

Albany County had 34 new cases of COVID-19 overnight since Wednesday, one of the largest single-day upticks since early August.

Winter is going to be the season of the vaccine,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo at Wednesday’s press conference. “That may very well be the most challenging operation government has had to perform all through COVID.”