Good morning and happy Tuesday! Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in central New York for what’s expected to be a baseball-related announcement as the Mets purchase the Syracuse Chiefs. Mayor Bill de Blasio is in New York City, but has nothing public planned.


At 11 a.m., Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul attends and deliver remarks at the 20th annual NYS Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Convention Hall, Albany.

Also at 11 a.m., Dozens of community-based supportive housing providers, mental health advocates, patients and their families from across the state will launch the new Bring It Home campaign, urging the state to invest in community-based mental health housing. Million Dollar Staircase, 3rd Floor, New York State Capitol, Albany.

At 3 p.m., Gov. Andrew Cuomo will make an announcement at the purchasing of a minor baseball team by the Mets, NBT Bank Stadium, 1 Tex Simone Drive, Syracuse.

At 4 p.m., the state Senate will hold a hearing on the recent record flooding along the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario, Mexico High School, 3338 Main St., Mexico.

At 7 p.m., Hochul deliver remarks at the opening of an exhibit commemorating women in politics. 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York.

Also at 7 p.m., Republican Nassau County executive candidate Jack Martins rallies supporters at Women for Martins event. Sand Castle, 505 Franklin Avenue, Franklin Square.


Wildfires in California have killed at least 10 and destroyed mored than 1,000 buildings.

Republicans have acknowledged that repealing the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, is unlikely after multiple attempts have failed.

Sen. Bob Corker’s public criticism of President Trump has other GOP senators quietly nodding in agreement.

Aides to the president worry his outbursts on social media and elsewhere once again threaten to unravel his agenda in Washington.

The Weinstein Company is considering a name change after its co-founder was forced out amid a sexual harassment scandal.

President Trump’s linkage of his concerns with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is not sitting well with Democrats.

Thousands came together at City Hall on Monday, calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to build more affordable housing and punish slumlords.

Religious leaders marked the Jewish holiday of Sukkot by building a sukkah outside Trump Tower on Monday to protest the president’s policies toward immigrants and refugees.

The annual Columbus Day Parade marched up Fifth Ave. on Monday under rainy skies and a cloud of controversy.

The three mayoral candidates who are facing off on the debate stage marched in the Columbus Day Parade on Monday. It was an event overshadowed by a fierce fight over the legacy of Christopher Columbus, a fight that was prompted by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

On Tuesday, NY1 will host the first of two general election debates for mayor. Since 1997, candidates have been required to take part in debates if they accept public money for their campaigns, although the system has not been without some hiccups.

Expect the debate to be a 2-to-1 pile on against the incumbent mayor.

A Harlem man who served with the Tuskegee Airmen recently celebrated a major milestone in a long, historic life.

Gloversville’s Mayor Dayton King is reacting to claims made in a series of articles published by the Leader-Herald, about the Ku Klux Klan’s presence in Gloversville and Fulton County.

There is a new element to the nation’s gun control debate, coming out of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The gunman used a device called a “bump stock” to unleash hundreds of rounds of gunfire.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has released his shared services plan for the country, part of the push by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reduce property taxes on the local government level.

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer said there are more than 60 identified radioactive hot spots in Western New York. Communities in Niagara County and neighboring Grand Island have the most.

Schumer is also co-sponsoring legislation that aims to protect sports fishing in the Great Lakes.

Schumer criticized the National Rifle Association for backing a bill that would allow for a federal conceal carry measure.

A Spectrum News/ College poll found there’s no frontrunner in the race for Syracuse mayor.

The New York Mets are buying the locally owned Syracuse Chiefs, with plans to turn them into a Triple-A affiliate — generating some mixed reactions in central New York along the way.

Multiple cases of the mumps have been confirmed by health officials at Syracuse University.

An insider tells Page Six that former President Bill Clinton is “heartsick” over Hillary Clinton’s book tour for “What Happened.”

Elected officials in New York with roots and family in Puerto Rico are challenging the president over aid to the island in the wake of the damage caused by Hurricane Maria.

Parents have joined a class-action lawsuit filed last week against New York City for violating the rights of parents who have intellectual disabilities.

Court papers show authorities secretly detained an accused terrorist in a New York City jail.

Incumbent Republican Ed Mangano isn’t seeking re-election, but his corruption case is hanging over the race to replace him as Nassau County executive.

Voters in New York state will decide next month whether to authorize judges to strip the pensions of corrupt officials.

Both Mayor de Blasio and Gov. Cuomo on Monday waded into the thorny politics of Christopher Columbus and how to acknowledge the explorer in the 21st century.

Cuomo vowed to keep a statue honoring Columbus in New York City as long as he’s governor.

Protesters on Monday called for the removal of the statute in Columbus Circle just as the annual parade was preparing to march up Fifth Avenue.

Cuomo insisted on Monday construction at Moynihan Train Hall did not delay needed upgraded repairs at Penn Station by Amtrak.

A battle over sidewalk improvements for the disabled is headed to court.

Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and his Democratic challenger George Latimer are squaring off in a series of three debates.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said a “Marshall-style plan” is needed to help Puerto Rico recover.

New York’s elected officials are continuing to push back against federal-level tax proposals and the potential impact on the state.

Buffalo officials are trying to solve the “multi-million dollar question” that is overhauling the Port Terminal A at the Outer Harbor.

A Hoosick Falls factory is scheduled to close and take 20 jobs with it in the process.

Voters next month will consider the approval of a land bank for the Adirondacks, but supporters fret its fate amid a broader push against the constitutional convention.