Good morning and happy Monday!

A quick programming note: Posting will be light this week as I’ll be taking a week off. The morning roundup and morning newsletter after today will return next Monday.

Happening today:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City and Albany.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has nothing public planned and is in New York City.

At 10 a.m., Speaker Carl Heastie with Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton to visit Suggett Park, 89 Madison Street, Cortland.

At 10:45 a.m., Speaker Heastie will visit Arthur Kuckes Childcare Center at Tompkins Cortland Community College, 170 North Street, Dryden.

At 11 a.m., Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will announce the 2019 police officers of the year. Syracuse Police Department. 511 S State St., Syracuse.

At noon, Heastie will meet with EOP students at Cornell University, Cornell Computing and Communications Center, 235 Garden Avenue, Ithaca.

At 1:15 p.m., Heastie will visit Mahogany Grill (closed press), 112 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca.

At 2:15 p.m., Heastie will tour Ithaca Commons, 112 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca.

At 5 p.m., New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will honor Rep. John Lewis at the FBA SDNY 2019 Presidential Rule of Law Ceremony. 500 Pearl St., New York City.

At 6:15 p.m., Hocul will announce top teams for Buffalo Skyway Corridor Competition. Resurgence Brewing. 55 Chicago St., Buffalo.


Executive action announced Sunday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo will ban flavored e-cigarettes sales in New York amid ongoing public health concerns stemming from vaping and associated illnesses.

Come January, nearly every elevator in New York City must have a door-lock monitoring system, something that is lacking in many NYCHA buildings.

The new boss at NYCHA spent more than $40,000 on travel and related expenses at his old job.

The Staten Island Ferry Terminal was evacuated over a suspicious package on Sunday.

New York state is dispatching emergency first responders over the last several weeks to respond to natural disasters across the country in Florida, North Carolina and California.

Jimmy Vielkind: A June legislative primary could scramble the state legislative calendar for the Senate and Assembly this year, leading to an early wrap-up.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has officially launched his bid for a third term.

As he runs for re-election, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz can tap into a host of perks available to an incumbent.

Republicans and Democrats who represent in New York are backing legislation stemming from border enforcement diversions in order to maintain staffing levels at crossings with Canada.

Dozens of ICE protesters were arrested this weekend at a demonstration in midtown Manhattan.

In Glens Falls, there has been a tense standoff between supporters and critics of President Donald Trump outside of Rep. Elise Stefanik’s office.

Members of the DSA, the Democratic Socialists of America, gathered at a church in Brooklyn Heights on Thursday night to screen candidates to run in local state Assembly and Senate races next year.

New York officials this week will hold question-and-answer sessions to discuss Long Island offshore wind.

Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart is leading an effort to inform non-first responders they can also apply for benefits under the Sept. 11 Victims Compensation Fund.

The U.S. Navy is opposing New York’s plan to cleanup groundwater pollution at a former Northrup Grunman site and Navy-owned land in Bethpage.

Child care providers in New York will have to comply with new food allergy requirements.

Two companies are under fire for offering do-it-yourself rape kits to survivors of sexual assault.

A plan to strengthen the state’s aquatic habitats will be included in the 2020 State of the State address, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday.

After several months exploring his options, current Democratic Assemblyman Sean Ryan has decided to run for state Senate.

U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney spoke with students, teachers and families Saturday afternoon about an issue at the forefront of national policy — gun violence.

Parishioners attended the first Sunday mass since the Catholic Diocese of Rochester filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following multiple lawsuits filed under the Child Victim’s Act.

Attorneys continue to see a dramatic uptick in the number of clergy abuse lawsuits.

A Buffalo Public School teacher accused of molesting a student was allowed to retire rather than face disciplinary charges, her victim alleged.

The town of Sweden is pushing forward with a project to document and recognize all veterans buried in the five cemeteries owned by the town.

Suffolk County is launching a new bike share program, starting with 1,000 bikes in several towns.

The New York Mets were barred from wearing NYPD hats as a tribute on Sept. 11 by Major League Baseball, upsetting a Brooklyn lawmaker.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is going through a strained divorce.

A firefighter in Yonkers suspended for a racist Facebook post has received a promotion.

A judge has determined the owner of the “Wandering Dago” food truck can go to trial in a suit against the DEC.

In national news:

New York Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand pledged to ramp up pressure on Republicans in the U.S. Senate to pass a bill strengthening background checks for gun purchases.

The United Autoworkers union has voted to go on strike, affecting thousands of General Motors workers.

New allegations of sexual misconduct have been made against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanagh have led to calls for his resignation.

President Trump is measuring his public profile not against other presidents or leaders, but pop legend Elton John.

Crippling attacks against Saudia oil facilities have the U.S. weighing its response and Iran denying involvement.

Oil prices spiked as a result of the attacks.

OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma has filed for bankruptcy.

Moderate Democrats are warning House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to not let the party be bogged down in an impeachment fight with President Trump.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is shaking up the leadership of his campaign in New Hampshire.

From the editorial pages:

The Daily News writes the New York City Council should boost Industry City in Sunset City, calling the project a good thing.

The New York Post blasted a proposal that would restrict on-street parking in favor of electric vehicles.

The Times Union calls the conversion of an Albany County jail facility into housing for the homeless a “thoughtful” approach.

The Buffalo News cheered a Department of Transportation plan to post signs alerting motorists that children with autism live in certain areas.

From the sports pages:

The Buffalo Bills are 2-0 in New Jersey.

The Yankees dropped some games to the Blue Jays this weekend.

The Mets lost to the Dodgers in LA.