As retail stores reopen, parents and business owners focus on safety

first_img“As everything reopens everybody still has to remember that there is a virus out there any everybody has to be careful about what they do and how they expose themselves,” she said. “There are kids out there like Jeremiah who are high risk.” For Amanda Button, she says she misses trips to the store and dinners at Denny’s with her son, but for now they are continuing to be cautious. She says she hopes others will think of kids like her son, and do the same. “He misses shopping a lot. He used to go to the Walmart and pick out his toys but now everything has to be done online for him,” she says. “We don’t take Jeremiah out at all because we’re scared of the consequences if we do.” Nicole DeMilto of Conklin says while she occasional brings her baby out shopping, she has concerns when it comes to shoppers maintaining social distancing and wearing masks. “I think for a long time we’re going to stay home and just kind of ride it out and let it fizzle out a little bit,” she said. “As you can see when you walk into the store you can see we have a sign on the door that says face mask is required,” he said adding that customers aren’t allowed to try on clothing as a precaution. Amanda Button is a mother raising her son in Binghamton. Her son Jeremiah is living with cerebral palsy and she says bringing him to a store during the pandemic is not an option. For many parents like Jamie Brink of Endicott, she isn’t quite ready to bring her young children out to the store just yet. (WBNG) — While retail stores are beginning to open their doors across the Southern Tier as part of phase 2, some local parents still have concerns about bringing their kids out shopping during the pandemic. Right down the street at Dayseon’s Apparel, Jemini Gowdy says his store is also going out of their way to keep customers safe. “Unfortunately I have to bring the baby in with me I don’t have very many people to watch the baby and that’s concerning too,” she said. “It’s kind of like I have to put myself at risk and now you’re putting me at risk too cause you don’t want to wear a mask,” she said. Understanding such concerns, many local stores are taking steps to keep their customers safe. “When people enter the store they have to have a mask on,” said Tom Kelleher, owner of Tom’s Coffee, Cards, and Gifts. “We do have masks to give to people if they don’t have one, we also have a sanitizing station with free masks, disposable gloves and alcohol wipes.”last_img read more

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SUNY Broome hosts 9/11 remembrance ceremony

first_img“But it’s up to us to work every day to ensure the victims of 9/11, the survivors, the first responders and all their loved ones are taken care of,” Brindisi said. TOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) — SUNY Broome held a virtual 9/11 remembrance ceremony to honor the lives lost on 9/11. Held via Zoom, SUNY Broome President, Dr. Kevin Drumm, Congressman Anthony Brindisi, Deputy Broome County Executive, Kevin McManus, and Town of Dickison supervisor, Michael Mariaccio spoke about the importance of the day. center_img Congressman Brindisi says the first responders who had the courage to risk their lives to save others is an act we could never repay. last_img read more

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Broome Co. Family Court Judge removed from office over ‘misconduct’

first_imgIn a nine-page decision, the Court of Appeals agreed with the commission regarding three out of four complaints against Miller. In February 2020, the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct determined Miller to be “unfit” for judicial office. In court documents filed Thursday, Judge Richard H. Miller II has been removed from office after the state said Miller had a “broad pattern” of misconduct and failed to “recognize the seriousness” of that conduct. The full document citing the reason for his removal is posted below:center_img (WBNG) — The New York State Court of Appeals agreed with the New York State Commission on Judicial conduct, permanently removing a Broome County family court judge. Charge I – alleging that Miller “engaged in a pattern of inappropriate behaviour, including making sexualized comments, toward certain staff members of the Broome County Family Court”Charge II – alleging that Miller “lent the prestige of his judicial office to advance his private interests and failed to conduct his extra-judicial activities so as to minimize the risk of conflict with his judicial obligations when he had his court secretary perform services unrelated to her official duties.Charge IV – alleging that Miller failed to “timely and accurately disclose income from his extra-judicial activities”.last_img read more

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