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(AP and WXXI News) New York will allow small religious gatherings starting Thursday as the state gradually loosens restrictions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at his Wednesday briefing.

Religious gatherings of up to 10 people will be allowed statewide as long as participants wear masks and practice social distancing. The state also is allowing drive-in and parking lot services.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said this week that groups of 10 or less people will be allowed to gather for the Memorial Day holiday. But Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren wants city residents to be careful when they do so.

“We understand it’s getting warm. You want to see your friends. You want to see your family. Be safe. But also be smart,” Warren said. “Protect your circle.”

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP & WXXI News) —New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a female journalist she was doing "a disservice to women" Wednesday by asking what his administration was doing to confront sexual harassment in state government.  (WATCH: Video at the end of this story)

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Governor Cuomo says he'll propose new spending to revitalize upstate airports, during his State of the State message.

"I want to invest $200 million in upstate airports, to make them state of the art, so we get more flights, more business coming into upstate New York."

He announced his plans during a Saturday visit to the NYS Fairgrounds near Syracuse.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo's Buffalo Billion initiative is under investigation by Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, according to The New York Post.

The Post is reporting the probe is focused on the multi-million-dollar contracts awarded to construct facilities for high-tech, drug development and clean-energy businesses. The paper indicates several companies involved have already been subpoenaed.

For months, we've heard from teachers, superintendents, and parents who oppose Governor Cuomo's reform efforts. We've reached out to try to find supporters of these reforms, and now, we have the chance to hear from a couple of them. It's our chance to go inside the pro-reform movement; next week we plan to convene a panel with all sides at the table together. Our guests:

  • Jeff Smink, local educational consultant
  • Carrie Remis, parent who served as a member of the governor's Education Reform Commission

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After snow buried Buffalo in November, Governor Cuomo said the development of a state-wide weather detection system will lead to better forecasting.

The statewide network of weather monitoring stations is called the mesonet.

Typically, each station’s a thirty-three-foot high tower in the middle of a clearing, equipped with all kinds of weather instruments like temperature gauges and wind vanes. 

Cuomo in Rochester Today

Jan 16, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo is headed to Rochester today, he will give his ceremonial signature to the NY SAFE act, which passed the Assembly yesterday. The signing will take place at 11 a.m. at Rochester City Hall, and can be seen live on City 12, on Time Warner Cable in the City of Rochester.

WXXI News will be at the ceremonial signing and will have coverage throughout the day.

Need To Know Rochester: State of the State Recap

Jan 14, 2013

WMHT's Marie Cusick recaps Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address on Wednesday, January 9.