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Green Party gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins is billing himself as "Plan B" for New Yorkers who didn't vote for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in last month's Democratic primary. Hawkins, who garnered about 5 percent of the vote in finishing third in the 2014 gubernatorial election won by Cuomo, made that his overriding message Thursday as he kicked off his general election …

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Nothing was going to stop Gwen Joseph from voting this primary day. “I vote every year, but I think I’d come back from the dead to vote this year,” the 82-year-old widow said after casting her ballot at Amherst’s Smallwood Elementary School. “I’m sure my husband would, too,” she added with a smile. “But I’m looking around, and I don’t see him.” The Democrat echoed…

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Calling hours have been set Saturday for a New York State trooper who was shot and killed in the line of duty near Corning earlier this week. Visitors can pay respects to Nicholas F. Clark, 29, from 1 to 6 p.m. in the Galanis Family Arena in the McLane Center on Alfred University’s campus. His funeral service is set for 11 a.m. Sunday in the McLane Center. Clark …