Joseph Spector, Rochester D and C

Joseph Spector

Rochester D and C

Albany, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Joseph:

Outdoor dining starts across parts of New York. What to know before you go

All of upstate New York can have outdoor dining starting today. Long Island and the Hudson Valley are expected to do so next week. → Read More

SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson set to step down for Ohio State post

SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson is expected to announce Wednesday she is resigning her post to head Ohio State University. → Read More

Cuomo apologizes to NYPD brass over critical comments, chief says

Gov. Andrew Cuomo apologized privately to top New York City Police administrators late Tuesday after earlier in the day ripping their response to rioters are a "disgrace." → Read More

Gov. Andrew Cuomo rips police, mayor after rioting in New York City: 'It was a disgrace'

Gov. Andrew Cuomo tore into the New York City Police Department and Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday for failing to stop rampant looting and violence in the city on Monday night. → Read More

Summer camps can open in New York. Here's when

New York will allow summer day camps to open starting June 29 → Read More

Libraries in New York can reopen. But they need to follow these restrictions

New York will allow libraries to open for curbside service in Phase 1 of a region's reopening and allow limited in-person pickup in Phase 2. → Read More

After violent night of rioting, New York City imposes 8 p.m. curfew for remainder of week

New York City will impose an 8 p.m. curfew for the remainder of this week after violent protests Monday night led to more than 700 arrests. → Read More

New York City to have curfew from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. amid protests over George Floyd death

After three nights of violent protests and looting, New York City will have a citywide curfew starting at 11 p.m. Monday through 5 a.m. Tuesday. → Read More

Cuomo warns of coronavirus spread in New York due to George Floyd protests

The thousands of protesters in close proximity in New York, which has been the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, could fuel another surge of the virus' spread, Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Monday. → Read More

Dentist offices can open statewide Monday in New York

Dentist offices across New York were able to open Monday fully for the first time since late March due to the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

New York had its lowest daily death toll from coronavirus in more than two months

On Friday New York hit its lowest coronavirus daily total in more than two months. → Read More

Phase 2 update: Retail can reopen in upstate New York. What shoppers need to know

Retail stores were able to start reopening Friday in five parts of upstate New York. But they will need to do so with strict guidelines. → Read More

Phase 2 reopening: These areas of New York will go to next step this week

Western New York and the Capital Region are expected to join the rest of upstate this week in entering Phase 2. → Read More

New Yorkers warn: Don't reopen businesses too fast amid COVID-19 pandemic, poll finds

By a margin of 65% to 32%, voters said moving too quickly to loosen stay-at-home orders would be a bigger danger than moving too slowly to loosen those orders. → Read More

New York had 600 entries for its 'Wear a Mask' ad campaign. These were the two winners

More than 600 contestants entered a New York ad campaign to encourage people to wear masks in public. → Read More

Happy campers! Campgrounds in New York can reopen. How your visit might change

Campgrounds and RV parks can open in New York after largely being shuttered March 22 as the coronavirus pandemic swept the state. → Read More

Play ball! New York sports teams get approval to start training camps

Professional sports without fans took a step forward Sunday as Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave the go-ahead for teams in New York to start training camps. → Read More

Small religious gatherings will be allowed in New York. Here are the new details

Religious gatherings of no more than 10 people will be allowed in New York starting Thursday so long as they maintain social distancing and participants wear masks. → Read More

New York lawmakers haven't passed a bill since April 3. A group says they shouldn't get paid

Lawmakers left the state Capitol amid the coronavirus pandemic and haven't returned since, nor have they reconvened remotely to pass any legislation. → Read More

When will churches, temples and other houses of worship open in New York? What they're planning

As parts of New York begin reopening businesses, one important part of many people's lives remains shuttered: houses of worship. → Read More