ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An independent auditor will review the New York state government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

That includes efforts by the administration of the previous governor to downplay the number of deaths of nursing home residents.

Gov. Kathy Hochul's office released a timeline Tuesday.

The independent auditor has until late 2023 to deliver a final report, and initial findings are expected in May.

Critics have said the Hochul administration has waited far too long to launch an investigation.

Hochul’s spokesperson says the timing of the investigation is not connected to New York’s political calendar.

2022 Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Sidewalk Arts Show

The 2022 Munson-Williams -Proctor Arts Institute Sidewalk Arts Show is taking place in Utica, featuring works of art from local artists.

Did We Catch You Crossing The 2022 Utica Boilermaker Road Race Finish Line?

Boilermaker Sunday is back in July! The morning started with sunshine and brisk air. The finish line was already lined up with fans ready to cheer on their family and friends as early as 6:45 AM.

Scroll to see if we caught you crossing the finish line, or someone you know!
Congrats again to all the participants of the 2022 Boilermaker Road Race.

The Boilermaker Road Race took place Sunday, July 10th, 2022.

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