Mary Esch, The Associated Press

  • Members of the New York National Guard hand out bags of food to residents near a 1-mile radius “containment area” set up to halt the coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 12, 2020, in New Rochelle, N.Y. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
    Gov. Cuomo: Use Army Corps to help fight virus spread

    The Army Corps of Engineers should be mobilized to help fight the coronavirus by equipping facilities like military bases or college dormitories to serve as temporary medical centers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.

  • Jamie Adams, left, hands out a sample of his new ale,
    Shipwreck yeast becomes New York brew

    The most distinguishing feature of Jamie Adams’ new ale isn’t its hoppy bite but its compelling backstory.

  • Four bottles recovered from the SS Oregon, a 133-year-old shipwreck, are shown at the Saint James Brewery in Holbrook, N.Y. Bill Felter of Serious Brewing in Howes Cave, N.Y., hoped to develop a new brew from ale salvaged from the SS Oregon. But the scuba-diving Long Island brewer, Adams, has scuttled those plans, saying he owns the shipwreck yeast and has used it to produce ale he’s releasing in March 2019. (Jamie Adams via AP)
    A brewing controversy!

    Ale from 1886 shipwreck yields new brew — and conflict.

  • This Nov. 12, 2014 photo shows a view from the roof of the ReEnergy biomass power plant, overlooking wood chip piles and conveyors, at Fort Drum, N.Y. The biomass power plant is part of a military-wide initiative to put green energy systems on installations nationwide. The ReEnergy plant supplies 100 percent of Fort Drum’s electricity by burning waste wood from logging operations mixed with shredded tires. (AP Photo/Mary Esch)
    Fort Drum powered by wood in renewable energy push

    Bulldozers rumble up and down steaming mountains of wood chips 24 hours a day, stoking the boilers that provide electricity to all 168 square miles of Fort Drum, home of the Army's 10th Mountain Division.