Evening News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on February 17, 2021
Democrats join with republicans to demand Cuomo’s emergency powers be stripped. 14 democratic lawmakers have called for the powers to be taken away and now 2 are soliciting support for a bill to repeal them and have 9 signatures in the assembly. They say that Cuomo intentionally obstructed justice and also that Cuomo could be impeached. The proposed legislation follows growing controversy over his administration’s reporting of nursing home deaths. More than 15,000 nursing home residents have died from COVID in New York. At the same time lawmakers are calling on the National Television Academy of Arts and Sciences to vacate Cuomo’s Emmy award for communication during the COVID pandemic.
Governor Cuomo’s office has, after silence on the issue for almost half a year, issued guidance for family entertainment attractions, including amusement parks such as Darien Lake to reopen. Indoor entertainment venues can reopen March 26th and outdoor attractions can open April 9th. Restrictions apply. When they reopen they must stay below 25 percent capacity for indoor attractions and 33 percent for outdoor attractions, masks, temperature checks and social distancing as well as sanitization and frequent cleaning are all required. Also, overnight summer camps may open in June.
The Buffalo Sabres lost their second game to the New York Islanders 3 to zip last night. Now Buffalo’s record is 4, 6 and 2 and they’ll be back on the ice Thursday the 18th against the Washington Capitals at 7pm.