Good morning and a happy Monday to all!

Happening today:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with nothing public planned.

At noon, a Hudson River flotilla organized by Food & Water Action and Hudson Valley environmentalists will launch from Wappingers Falls. Reese Park, intersection of Franklindale and Market Street, Wappingers Falls.

At 6:30 p.m., New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will attend Bridging the Gpa, a unification celebration honoring humanitarian labor, 116 Suydam St., Brooklyn.

At 7 p.m., New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will make his weekly appearance on NY1’s Inside City Hall.


It is the end of watch for 33-year-old Brian Mulkeen, the NYPD officer who was shot and killed late Saturday night, possibly by his own gun during a struggle with the suspect.

At a news conference at the Bedford Avenue subway station Sunday, Gov. Cuomo said the first phase of construction on the project is finished, ahead of schedule and on budget.

House Democrats by now are nearly unanimous in their support of impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. But Congressman Max Rose is holding out.

Staten Island Councilman Joe Borelli wants his borough to be the future home of President Trump’s presidential library.

Assemblyman Michael Blake introduced an Airbnb-friendly bill that was pushed by a firm that was paying him as a consultant.

TransUnion is suing the state Department of Motor Vehicles for failing to provide access to driver’s license information and convictions.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is calling for a bailout of taxi drivers devastated by an exploitative loan industry.

Thousands of elderly subscribers were victims of a Medicare accounting flub that led to a double deduction of expenses.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, a mayoral hopeful, has once again run afoul of ethics rules while seeking donations.

The campaign committee of the state Senate GOP has been accused in a lawsuit of failing to reimburse $100,000 to former Sen. Cathy Young — a residual falling out from the leadership battle between the Republican conference.

The New York City Council is set to vote on an overhaul of commercial-waste collection.

The new rent regulation law has created a backlog of overcharge cases.

The New York City school chief’s plan for having four examinations a year is raising concerns that kids are being over tested.

Poor financing work is costing the MTA cash, according to a new report.

Thursday was the inaugural night for the newly-created Chris Christie Institute for Public Policy at Seton Hall University in Newark, and Christie chose New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as his first guest.

Cuomo is calling for the state to investigate an alleged hate crime on a North Country school bus. He wants the New York state Division of Human Rights to look into the incident — which happened earlier this month.

Sen. Brad Hoylman has touted efforts by the state to counteract the Trump administration on guns, immigration, and LGBTQ+ rights. Hoylman is now taking on another Trump-related issue: Removing his name from a defunct state park.

City officials have submitted an emergency action to “stabilize the finances of the Rochester City School District.”

A large fight involving a dozen people on Buffalo State’s campus ended in gunshots this weekend, now university and city police are investigating.

A special grand jury is backing new laws to prosecute illegal dumping on Long Island.

A gun buyback event in Nassau County resulted in $63,400 paid out for firearms.

A Long Island resident faces a $160,000 fine for cutting down 16 trees without a permit.

The town of Oyster Bay is continuing to grapple with a parking shortage.

The Mario Cuomo Bridge (or Tappan Zee, if you prefer) will be among the New York landmarks lit in gold in honor of gold star families.

The 92nd Street Y has a new chief executive.

With a hint of fall this weekend, it was the perfect time for New Yorker’s to enjoy their favorite aspects of the season. In Central New York, that means taking advantage of the state’s famous apples.

In national news:

Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, says the whistleblower who alleged President Trump sought Ukrainian officials’ help in investigating Joe Biden, will testify in the near future.

New scrutiny is being placed on former VP Biden’s presidential campaign and whether the candidate can withstand the coming barrage by President Trump and his allies.

The base of the Democratic Party largely backs impeaching the president, even with the potential political risks at stake.

The president had been repeatedly warned that his effort to tie Ukrainian corruption to Biden had been repeatedly debunked.

Trump is demanding to meet with the whistleblower and the leakers of the phone call details with the president of Ukraine.

Local governments are often left paying for the needs to migrants dumped by Border Patrol.

Some members of the Sackler family were able to profit from ski resorts in counties that were hit hard by the opioid crisis.

From the editorial pages:

The Times Union blasts the Trump administration for blocking New York’s efforts to regulate out-of-state air pollution, calling the move a threat to the Adirondacks.

The Buffalo News says the Trump administration’s rollback of federal clean water regulations is a “time bomb” for western New York.

Harry Siegel writes in The Daily News that Mayor de Blasio never really seemed to try to truly overhaul the process for entrance examinations at the city’s specialized high schools.

From the sports pages:

The Giants look like a completely different team under Daniel Jones.

The Bills dropped their first game of the year to the Patriots after quarterback Josh Allen was knocked out of the game.

Congrats to Pete Alonso of the Mets, who surpassed Aaron Judge’s home run rookie record.