Morning News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on June 1, 2020
Dentists across New York State can start seeing patients again today.
Each office will have to follow safety standards to protect staff and patients from coronavirus.
No more magazines in the waiting room and chairs need to be six-feet apart.
Previously, many dentist offices were open only for emergency services and procedures.
On the police blotter: 28 year old Torre Walls of Alleghany Road, Darien is charged with Grand Larceny.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies say Walls got into a verbal argument with his girlfriend and stole her Ruger SR22 pistol.
Violence and arrests in Buffalo and Rochester following a weekend of protests.
13 people were arrested in Rochester on Saturday six were arrested yesterday in Buffalo.
Protestors demanding an end to what they say is police misconduct over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
The only visible protest in Batavia was that of a lone man, stationed in front of the Upton Monument at Ellicott and Main and displaying a sign that read, “George Floyd is every man.”
Governor Cuomo is calling for peace following several violent protests across the state this weekend. The governor used his daily briefing yesterday to remind people that violence never works and that it dishonors the death of George Floyd. He did not order a statewide curfew for but said that additional law enforcement resources would be made available to cities like Buffalo who request them.
The number of New Yorkers who have lost their lives due to coronavirus has reached its lowest one day total since March. The State announced 56 new deaths yesterday, down from a peak of nearly 800 per day in April.
There were no COVID-19 deaths reported over the weekend in either Genesee or Orleans counties.