A.M. NEWS FRIDAY 8-23-13

President Barack Obama will visit Binghamton University today to talk about affordable higher education for the middle class. Yesterday, the President delivered remarks at the University at Buffalo, and Henninger High School in Syracuse. President Obama also made an unscheduled stop on Thursday in Seneca Falls at the Women’s Rights National Historic park. Today, the President will participate in a town hall event at Binghamton University, and will deliver remarks at an event at Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Several fire departments were called Thursday morning to a house fire at 111 Lewis St. in the town of Maine. When the Maine fire department arrived on scene, heavy smoke and fire was showing from every door and window of the home. No one was home at the time of the fire. Fire departments from Glen Aubrey, Endicott, Newark Valley, Union Center, West Corners and Whitney Point also responded to the scene.
Starting at 5 pm today, New York State DOT will be completely closing the Spring Brook Bridge on State Highway 12 between Brisben and Greene. It is expected to be closed through Wednesday, August 28th. During this time State Highway 12 will be completely shut down to all but local and emergency traffic, up to the bridge project. Travelers should use County Road 32 as an alternate means of travel around this area.
There will be a Civil War reenactment at the former schoolhouse in Sidney Center to benefit Greater Maywood Rural Community Services on Saturday. There will be a battle reenactment at 2pm and camp closing at 4pm, also a dinner at 5:30 and a dance with music performed by The Crooked Stove Pipe Band from 7-10pm Saturday night.
The Sidney village yard sale day will be held tomorrow throughout the village. The event will run from 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Also, Afton will have their “Hope for Afton” day on Saturday with Village wide yard sales, a 5k run, a car show at the former Briggs Lumber Yard, The Jazz Band Ball concert from 11a – 1pm at the pavilion next to the Afton Museum, and the Afton Free Library will have a book sale.
The Saint Bartholomew Italian Feast Day Celebration Will be held Friday August 23rd through Sunday the 25th Behind Msgr. Festa Parish Center in Norwich. The Celebration Starts Friday at 5:00 PM with a Car Cruise-In. Saturday will feature Free Entertainment with a DJ, plus the Eddie Caputo Run/Walk at 10:30am, followed by Face Painting, The Donna Frech Dancers, & on Sunday at 11:00am, the Free Will Offering Breakfast Brunch Under the Pavilion behind the Parish Center.

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