2 Willow Point residents die from COVID-19

first_imgWillow Point As of May 18, 13 residents at the nursing home tested positive for the virus. There are 97 active cases of the coronavirus in the county. 30 people have died and 292 people have recovered. May 18 Broome County coronavirus update Coronavirus numbers: Garnar says the nursing home is also rotating staff to mitigate the amount of exposure. Garnar says the negative pressure room where COVID-19 patients are placed is being doubled in capacity. As of May 18, it can room 10 patients. Both were females. One was in their 90s and the other was in their 70s, Garnar says. For a map detailing where coronavirus cases are located, click here. In total, 419 cases of the virus have been reported. (WBNG) — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar announced the deaths of two residents at Willow Point Nursing Home in Vestal Monday.last_img read more

Albany gives child abuse survivors more time to file suits

first_imgIncreases the amount of time during which perpetrators of these crimes may be held criminally accountable;Allows victims of these crimes to commence a civil lawsuit at any time before they reach 55 years of age;Provides survivors seeking to file actions against public and private institutions for previously time-barred claims a new opportunity for their day in court by opening a one-year window, now extended to two years, for them to commence their civil action;Eliminates the need to file a notice of claim for sexual offenses committed against a minor;Requires judicial training with respect to crimes involving the sexual abuse of minors;Authorizes the Office of Court Administration to promulgate rules and regulations for the timely adjudication of revived actions. Cuomo initially moved the deadline to Jan. 14 with an executive order, and the new extension would extend it to Aug. 14. “As New York continues to reopen and recover from a public health crisis, extending the look back window is the right thing to do and will help ensure that abusers and those who enabled them are held accountable,” he said. The original deadline for those making claims under the Child Victims Act was Aug. 14, 2020. ALBANY, N.Y. (AP/WBNG) — A new state law gives people who were sexually abused as children until Aug. 14, 2021 to file legal claims against individuals and public and private institutions over concern that closure of the courts amid the pandemic is keeping survivors from coming forward. The law act lifted statute of limitations even for allegations that were decades old, initially for a filing period of one year. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday he signed the latest extension for the legislation. The Child Victims Act does the following: “The Child Victims Act brought a long-needed pathway to justice for people who were abused, and helps right wrongs that went unacknowledged and unpunished for far too long and we cannot let this pandemic limit the ability for survivors to have their day in court,” Governor Cuomo said in a press release.last_img read more