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To paraphrase a Dire Straits song, some days you’re the windshield, some days you’re the bug. Gov. Andrew Cuomo learned this hard lesson Tuesday when a Marist College poll showed his approval rating dipped with New Yorkers in the wake of recent controversy over his administration’s delayed r…

NEW YORK — Black History Month challenges all of us to learn, reflect and understand many things about the Black American experience, among them the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. This outrage, perpetrated by the U.S. Public Health Service, was not conducted for a year or even a decade — it went o…

ALBANY — New York state’s history is also the history of newspapers and magazines, from the earliest single-page colonial broadsheets of the 1600s to trend-spotting magazines about modern life in the world’s most exciting city.

When real-estate agents talk about their best selling point, the answer is the same: location, location, location. Transposed to state health experts and their view of the current state of the COVID-19 vaccine, the answer is also given in triplicate: supply, supply, supply.

As we know all too well, there is no sure thing where COVID-19 is concerned. This is likely to be demonstrated again this weekend when New Yorkers should anticipate state websites to become overwhelmed when 3 million or more additional people with underlying conditions become eligible to mak…

In a sensible decision in favor of transparency and accountability, a state Supreme Court judge Wednesday ordered the state Health Department to make public COVID-19 data reported by New York’s nursing home operators within five business days, siding with a Capital Region senator in a lawsui…

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Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, President Donald Trump and Congress worked together to make a series of significant changes to tax code. Among them was a change to the estate tax, which taxes individuals on larger inheritances — which is why it’s also known as the “death tax.”

TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE — Donald Trump’s narcissistic, scatterbrained, sometimes cataclysmic moral ineptitude hurt America in two different ways, first by his own attacks on what is so precious to our way of life and next by inspiring his political enemies to join the party.

There was a terroristic riot through the halls of our Capitol. Two members of law enforcement, and four others, are dead. For some reason our congressman left his “shelter in place” to continue the farcical charade of the “stolen” election. He doubled down on the false notion that, hours bef…

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On Monday, the nation celebrated the life of the great Martin Luther King, Jr., the most visible and impactful leader of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The MLK holiday was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, 15 years after King’s assassination.

Standing like a sentinel on our north shore watching over Lake Ontario is what used to be the Somerset power project. It once provided well-paying jobs to 100 families and it produced megawatts of electricity like they were going out of style. It came to be that the plant’s means of power ge…