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Shrestha challenged by former statehouse staffer in Assembly primary

KINGSTON — Before first-term Assemblywoman Sarahana Shrestha can secure reelection in the 103rd Assembly District, she must first go through Gabi Madden, a 28-year-old former statehouse staffer challenging Shrestha from the right in the Democratic primary. The race is considered one to ...

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State Police probe leak that led to death threat of murder witness

ALBANY — State Police will investigate how documents listing the names of witnesses, including at least one confidential informant, ended up in the jail cells of three of the four men charged with murder in the 2021 shooting death of an Albany ...

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Cuomo releases opening statement before congressional subcommittee

ALBANY — Former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who is testifying Tuesday in a closed-door hearing before a congressional subcommittee probing New York’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, released a copy of his opening remarks in which he says “any serious review must stop ...

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N.Y. cannabis board expected to formally adopt final homegrown rules

ALBANY — The state Cannabis Control Board is expected to formally adopt rules on Tuesday that will allow anyone 21 or older to cultivate their own marijuana plants at home. The proposed regulations were approved preliminarily in February but had been subject to ...

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Hochul says politics were not factor in toll plan reversal

ALBANY — Gov. Kathy Hochul said that politics were not behind her last-minute decision to delay a New York City congestion pricing program that stunned lawmakers last week. Her remarks came as she addressed reporters for the first time late last ...

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