Brighton Volunteer Ambulance (BVA) often receives notes of appreciation from patients or their families after they transport them to the hospital. In this instance, BVA got a different kind of note, courtesy of a local doctor.

New York's governor put out an urgent plea for medical volunteers and a Navy hospital ship pulled into port Monday as coronavirus deaths in the city mounted and hospitals buckled in what authorities say could be a preview of what other communities across the U.S. could soon face.