Morning News Briefing

Written by on May 26, 2020

The number of new COVID-19 cases held to single digits over the Holiday weekend in Orleans and Genesee County.
Only one new positive case reported yesterday in Genesee County, two in Orleans.
But at the Villages of Orleans Nursing Home in Albion two more people have died from COVID-19 related illness.
That brings the death toll at the Village of Orleans to 26 since the pandemic began.

A one car crash in the Town of Byron critically injures a Livingston County man. The crash occurred on the Byron Holly Road Sunday night.
35 year old Jason Pullen of Leicester had to be flown to Strong Memorial by Mercy Flight. A passenger, 32 year old Sabrina Lovell of Clarendon suffered lesser injuries.
Deputies say Pullen, the driver, was southbound on Byron Holley Road when he crossed the center line and traveled off the east shoulder of the road striking a utility pole.

Governor Cuomo wants to compensate family members who lost relatives who worked the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
This would include firefighters, public health workers, police and EMS personnel who contracted the virus while on the job.
There is no word on how much the death benefit would be.

The state Legislature will be back in Albany this week to deal with coronavirus-related legislation. Some of the proposed bills include a rent freeze, a tax increase on the wealthy and help for small business owners and essential workers. The governor cautions legislators to keep the state’s dire financial situation in mind when it comes to passing new legislation.
New York State is facing a multi-billion-dollar budget deficit.

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