WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 3-22-17

Broome County Fire Investigators have determined that it was a space heater that was too close to combustibles in the Skylark Motel Lobby in Vestal on March 14th, which caused the fire that, claimed the life of the owner of the Motel, 79-year-old Dick Patel. Patel & his wife lived above the motel office with … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS TUESDAY 3-21-17

Governor Cuomo & State health officials held a press conference this morning,  blasting Congressman  Chris Collins of Buffalo and area congressman John Faso for supporting the House Republican health care bill and the push to have the state assume county Medicaid costs. (Cuomo 3-21-17) The Governor stated that over 4 years New York State would … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS MONDAY 3-20-17

The Broome County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that 7-year-old Connor Brown of Conklin has died. After he & his 8-year-old brother were playing outside and walked onto the ice.   Connor fell through the ice, his mother & brother tried to rescue him & also fell through the ice. Neighbors pulled the mother and brother … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS FRIDAY 3-17-17

The Village of Sidney has been awarded about 9.4 million Dollars in a variety of forms to address the long running water problems, Mayor Andy Matviak Explains: (Andy Matviak 3-17-17) Matviak said that the village has issues with aging water mains, Manganese in the existing wells, and low pressure in may areas of the village. … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS THURSDAY 3-16-17

The Afton & Bainbridge Guilford Yes Leaders are teaming up for an Opioid Awareness Program tonight in the Afton School District. State Senator Fred Akshar comments: (Fred Akshar 3-16-17) Hundreds are expected to attend the event tonight, which will start with a free pizza dinner at 5:30 followed by the program at 6:00 PM; more … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 3-15-17

Travel bans were lifted in Broome & Chenango Counties this afternoon, with Broome County getting assistance from the National Guard. Governor Cuomo held a press conference at the DOT Facilities on Colesville Road this afternoon & said that more help was on the way: (Cuomo 3-15-17) Otsego & Delaware Counties will lift their travel bans … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS TUESDAY 3-14-17

The Blizzard of 2017 is continuing & is likely to continue beyond the early expectations, according to Sidney High School Science Teacher & Meteorologist Rich Townsend: (Rich Townsend 3-14-17) All Area Roads are closed in the Tri County Area except for Emergency Personnel, The Blizzard Warning remains in effect through 11:00 PM tonight. ——————————————— Governor … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS MONDAY 3-13-17

A Winter Storm is heading up the East Coast & will impact much of the state starting tonight. Sidney High School Science Teacher & Meteorologist Rich Townsend explains: (Rich Townsend 3-13-17) The National Weather service has a Winter Storm Warning in effect tonight through Wednesday Night & a Blizzard warning has been posted for parts … [Read more…]