A record 10 million sought US jobless aid in past 2 weeks

The stunning report Thursday from the Labor Department showed that job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of economies in the United States and abroad that have almost certainly sunk into a severe recession as businesses have shut down across the world.
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  Help heads to NYC as experts predict over 100,000 US deaths

The number of U.S. deaths could range from 100,000 to 240,000 even if Americans continue to stay home and limit contact with others, experts predicted at a media briefing with President Donald Trump.

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Lewis County now has 3 coronavirus cases

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54 people in tri-county region have COVID-19

  With 14 coronavirus cases, what’s going on in Massena?

St. Lawrence County has far more COVID-19 cases than its neighbors and Massena has the most in the county by far. People are asking why.
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  Coronavirus economic fallout mounts, along with competition for masks

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked the Pentagon for 100,000 body bags because of the possibility funeral homes will be overwhelmed, the military said.

  Cuomo: coronavirus deaths near 2,000 in New York

  Lieutenant Governor Hochul: ’It’s astounding to see the loss of revenues

  Big lunch order helps small business pay the bills

  Cuomo says there’s a ‘conceptual agreement’ on a state budget

  Gouverneur school teachers make face shields for hospital workers

  Legion thanks truckers with free meals at roadside stop

  An inside look at Fort Drum soldiers in quarantine

  Correction officers will be allowed to wear protective gear at work

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  ‘A battlefield behind your home’: Deaths mount in New York

Even as the virus has slowed its growth in overwhelmed Italy and in China, where it first emerged, hospitals in Spain and France are reaching their breaking points and the U.S. and Britain are bracing for incoming waves of desperately ill people.

SPORTS

  Mel’s Sports History: Pat Caramanna

  Sunday Sports: Watertown Rapids still shooting for their late May opening date.

Preparations are still underway for the Watertown Rapids 2020 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League season, with team management still confident the league will play games this year and fans hoping the same.

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  Survey to determine pandemic’s impact on tri-county area

Montreal-Lake Ontario Seaway section opens

Man accused of stealing from Lowville businesses

Lewis County coronavirus cases remain steady

Lewis County Public Health officials say that as of Wednesday morning, there are still two confirmed cases.
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  A nurse worked for a week while infected with the coronavirus. The hospital wasn’t testing staff.

A nurse says she worked for about seven days at two hospitals in New York City while infected with the coronavirus.

Alexandria school faculty and staff share video with students

  Even when school’s out, the yearbook must go on

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