Morning News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on June 2, 2020
In Orleans County, coronavirus claims another life.
A resident of the Orchard Rehab and Nursing Center in Medina has died from COVID-19 related disease.
This brings the Orleans County death toll since the start of the pandemic to 37.
In Genesee County, just one new positive case of the virus, four new cases in Orleans County.
From the Police Blotter:
35 year old Luis Ramos-Mercado has been arrested for an incident that occurred in January of last year
Ramos-Mercado who lives on Ellicott Avenue, was charged with Attempted burglary, Criminal Possession of a weapon and Menacing.
He was released with a court appearance ticket.
19 year old Trevawn Wright of Highland Park: he’s been charged with two counts of harassment. Police say Trevawn was involved in a little fracas on Highland Park where he had allegedly punched another guy in the head and attempted to hit another guy with a jug of water.
Wright was issued a court appearance ticket.
Members of the state Legislature are expected to convene next week to discuss criminal justice reform.
One statute they’ll be taking a close look at is a provision in the state Civil Rights Law. It’s known as “50-a” and has been used by police departments to keep the public from having access to the disciplinary records of officers. Lawmakers are also planning to discuss several other proposals, including the creation of a special prosecutor’s office to help with investigations into cases where police are accused of killing unarmed people.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is re-opening today.
All visitors to the office on East Main should wear masks and observe some restrictions.
The Extension calls it the first step of returning to normalcy.
The Genesee County Treasurer’s Office is now reopened to the public. You must wear a face mask to visit the office.
The Treasurer’s Office located on the 3rd floor of County Building #1.
The hours Monday through Friday 8:30 until 5.
And the Richmond Memorial Library is now open – for limited services.
You can browse the collection, due some research and place holds on local materials.
You still cannot use the library to sit and read.