Former Trump aide Sam Nunberg said that he has been subpoenaed to appear in front of a federal grand jury investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election but that he will refuse to go.

Nunberg indicated he did not know what the special counsel, Robert Mueller, was seeking by ordering him to appear before the grand jury and to hand over a number of documents. There was no way to authenticate the subpoena; Mueller’s office declined to comment.

President Trump said that he might visit Israel in May to preside over the opening of a new American embassy in Jerusalem in what would be a potent act of symbolism, even as he expressed optimism that Palestinians angered by the move would nonetheless return to the peacemaking table.

Paul Mitchell has big plans for the former titanium and iron mines in the hamlet of Tahawus, and it could end the controversy over the storage of old tanker cars on the rail line to the mines.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz signed a law making gay conversion therapy illegal. Practicing such therapy on minors would be a misdemeanor crime punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 or one year in jail.

Armed officers continued moving students at Utica College to a secure location on campus late this afternoon, hours after the school received a “real, credible threat” of violence earlier in the morning, officials said.

Hoping to chase away Alberto Carvalho’s specter as soon as possible, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio named Houston schools boss Richard Carranza as his new chancellor to replace the retiring Carmen Farina.

De Blasio and Carranza entered City Hall together for an announcement that was scheduled to take place in the Blue Room, the same spot where, last Thursday, a testy and embarrassed mayor fielded questions from reporters about the televised rejection by his first choice for chancellor, Carvalho.

CBC President Carol Kellermann informed state lawmakers that the governor’s proposed budget does not go far enough to contain spending and is too reliant on new revenues, some of which may be speculative.

Jurors in the Joe Percoco federal corruption trial met from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, asked some questions, and didn’t reach a verdict.

The state Democratic Committee and Gov. Andrew Cuomo plan to target Republican congressional districts and state Senate districts in a campaign beginning tomorrow aimed at strengthening sexual harassment and abortion measures, a party official said.

Cuomo is proposing changes to the state’s parole system to help formerly incarcerated individuals adjust to life outside prison walls.

Republican Rep. John Katko, who feuded for three years with former Democratic Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, (she even considered challenging him this fall), said he’s enjoying a “refreshing” relationship with her successor, Ben Walsh.

A person is in custody following a reported threat of violence that closed the Camden Central School District in Oneida County today, state police said.

Cuomo today announced $3.1 million in funding for the Albany Skyway project, which would convert an underused Interstate 787 exit ramp into a linear park with space for pedestrians and bicyclists, as well as landscaping and places to sit.

Onondaga County Republican Chairman Tom Dadey is upset with some members of his own party after GOP leaders gathered Friday in Saratoga Springs to discuss the state of the gubernatorial race, and rejected his hometown candidate, Deputy Senate Majority Leader John DeFrancisco.

New York state will likely shift the focus of its advertising this year, giving more weight to ads that tout tourist attractions, and less to those that promote the advantages of doing business in the state.

The city of Saratoga Springs is considering a ban on the sale of guns and ammunition at the City Center, Mayor Meg Kelly announced this weekend in a welcoming speech to Local Progress New York.

Caitlin Salisbury, who has cooked at several Hudson Valley hot spots including Grimaldi’s in New Paltz and Yum Yum noodle bar and Diego’s Taqueria in Kingston, will appear on the “Chopped” episode airing tomorrow.

FiveThirtyEight Editor-in-Chief Nate Silver picked apart a theory that Democrats have already won the House majority in 2018, arguing that many pollsters predicted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would beat Trump in a landslide in 2016.

The International University Sports Federation has selected Lake Placid as the site for the 2023 Winter World University Games.

The man who allegedly swiped Frances McDormand’s Oscar statue has been arrested and booked on felony grand theft charges.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand joined members of the Working Families Party on Sunday to accept the group’s endorsement of her reelection bid and voice support for numerous progressive causes, as the state’s junior senator eyes a possible 2020 presidential run.

The pizza wars of New York City, still going strong.