State senate candidate Jim Barber (left) and assembly candidate Betsy Kraat at the Schoharie County Democratic Party’s barbecue fundraiser last month.Photo courtesy of Betsy For Assembly

Running for Office When the Campaign Trail Is Virtual

The pandemic has inhibited door-knocking, fundraiser dinners, and other tried-and-true methods of retail politics, forcing candidates to get creative to connect with voters.

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Coronavirus Roundup: State Releases Vaccine Plan, Changes Regional Response Strategy

All the news and announcements from New York State, the Hudson Valley, and the Catskills for Saturday, October 17 through Monday, October 19.

Coronavirus Roundup: Cases Rising Nationwide as Temperatures Drop

All the news and announcements from New York State, the Hudson Valley, and the Catskills for Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16.

Coronavirus Roundup: Cuomo Threatens Cuts if Hotspots Can’t Contain Virus

All the news and announcements from New York State, the Hudson Valley, and the Catskills for Tuesday, October 13 and Wednesday, October 14.