Good morning and happy Monday! It’s back to the grind for most of us on a rainy fall day.

Happening today:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City and the New York City area with nothing public planned.

At 11:30 a.m., Lt. Gov. Kathy hochul will highlight National Disability Employment Awareness month. 87-46 123rd St., Richmond Hill.

At noon, New York Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy will denounce Rep. Max Rose’s support for impeachment. Rose’s district office, 265 New Drop Lane, Staten Island.

At 1 p.m., Hochul will mark statewide Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Staten Island University Hospital. Breast Cancer Imaging Center. 265 Mason Ave., 2nd Floor, Staten Island.

At 2:30 p.m., local elected officials in New York City will attend a press conference opposing a women’s shelter transition. 237 W. 107th St., New York City.

At 7 p.m., Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Sen. Shelley Mayer will host an Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. United Community Center of Westchester. 360 North Avenue. New Rochelle.

At 7:15 p.m., Hochul will deliver remarks at the Waterfront Alliance’s Heroes of the Harbor Award Dinner and boat parade. The Lighthouse, Pier 61, Chelsea Piers, New York City.


President Donald Trump took to Twitter to call her a “Wack Job”; she responded by calling him a “criminal who betrays our country.” All of it was sparked by an apparent supporter who went off the rails at New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s town hall meeting.

Despite being rattled by Ocasio-Cortez’s upset victory over Rep. Joe Crowley in 2018, the Queens Democratic machine has done little to change.

Low-level housing authority officials have doled out $250 million worth of no-bid, and some instances no-work, contracts.

The Bronx has logged the most heat and hot water complaints of any borough.

A Newsday analysis found men earn $1 for every 67 cents a woman is paid in Long Island government.

Transportation and fiscal policy experts say there are questions over how the MTA will pay for its $51 billion capital plan.

Impeachment talk has complicated the progressive primary challenges to incumbent lawmakers in New York.

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney of the Hudson Valley defended House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s handling of the impeachment inquiry.

Jimmy Vielkind in The Wall Street Journal writes the Erie County executive’s race could be seen as a bellwether for the presidential election next year.

New York City voters will be asked in a referendum if they would want to rank candidates by preference.

Multiple elected officials are calling on the NYPD to include hate crime attacks in its weekly crime statistics.

Good news for Albany-area commuters: The new Northway airport exit is nearing its completion.

More than 200 people this weekend protested the proposed new jail for lower Manhattan.

The proposed city jails have also drawn the ire of architects.

Parole panels have been producing deadlocked votes, leading to prisoners left in limbo.

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s failed bid for the White House may hurt his job prospects after he leaves City Hall, experts say.

Elections officials purchased new voting machines over concerns they might be hackable.

A coalition of good-government groups are celebrating a legal victory over Governor Cuomo that would have required them to reveal the identity of their donors.

Sunday marked one year since the limousine crash in Schoharie cut short 20 lives, with the tragedy spilling over into all the communities they touched.

One year after the tragedy in Schoharie that took 20 lives, many of them Amsterdam residents, the city is still grieving — but its people are grieving together.

Echoing recommendations from the NTSB, state and federal lawmakers have been calling for new laws that would require new limousines to come with lap and shoulder belts for every seat. But, limo companies say new vehicles are equipped with seat belts.

Police have charged a man with killing four homeless men in Chinatown this weekend.

The arrest of the 24-year-old suspect came after his confession, police said.

A new report by Pattern for Progress says the Hudson Valley is in the middle of a demographic shift.

The legislature did approve a new vehicle inspection fee, tougher legal and civil penalties for illegal limo operators, and gave the Department of Transportation and the State Police to remove license plates from limousines that fail inspection. Limo companies must also display certification, inspection information and driver qualifications. But a year after the crash, some lawmakers, including Senator Jim Tedisco, say they deserve an incomplete grade for what got done.

Allegations of sexual abuse are leveled against Bishop Howard Hubbard for what is now the third time this year.

Albany County is exploring the idea of closing restaurants and bars at 2 a.m. instead of 4 a.m. Bar patron Lauren says that is a proposal she disagrees with.

As part of breast cancer awareness month, a Manhattan fertility clinic is offering to help those battling or recovering from the disease to start a family when they are ready.

The Niagara Falls City School District hopes newly installed technology on their school buses will keep students safe when traveling to and from school.

A never-before-seen J.D. Salinger collection will be on display at the main branch of New York Public Library.

In national news:

The Associated Press reports: As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump’s main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal lawyer were also active in the former Soviet republic.

A second whistle-blower may step forward to claim first-hand knowledge of dealings between President Trump and Ukrainian officials.

The impeachment drive has been a struggle for Republican lawmakers to respond to, with many weighing their political futures and legacies.

Attorney General William Barr, along with a federal prosecutor, cast a broad net in their investigation of the circumstances that led to investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The Supreme Court is ready to gavel back into session into one of the most politically consequential terms in recent memory.

Former President Jimmy Carter received a black eye and is recovering after a fall.

From the editorial pages:

The New York Times urged Mayor Bill de Blasio to “get back to work” and that it’s not too late to salvage what’s left of his time as mayor.

The Daily News chided the mayor for failing to do “his homework” on a paid vacation proposal.

The Times Union says the package of proposed federal legislation to address limousine safety is a good start toward preventing another tragedy.

Newsday says President Trump is trying to distract the American public from his dealings with Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.

The Buffalo News complimented the budget proposal of Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz for controlling costs while still maintaining funding for roads, education and human services even as it was weighed down by mandated spending.

From the sports pages:

The Buffalo Bills are 4-1, beating the Titans 14-7.

A step back for the new Daniel Jones-led Giants.

The Jets stink and really should not be included in a roundup of professional sports.

The Washington Mystics have taken a 2-1 lead in the WNBA Finals.