President Obama’s visit to Binghamton University this Friday has been limited to a very small audience.  Tickets will be distributed Wednesday at noon via an online lottery pool.  There will only be one entry permitted per person, and only one ticket will be awarded per entry selected.  Participation is limited to students, faculty and staff at B.U., along with a few select local dignitaries including Broome County Executive Debbie Preston, Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan and Vestal Supervisor John Schaffer. The President will lay out a plan to make college more affordable, tackle rising costs, and improve value for students and their families.  The town hall event will take place inside the Old University Union at 12:45 on Friday, although attendees will need to be in place much earlier. Traffic will be disrupted on campus for much of the day with the main entrance and campus loop closed from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. The university is still working on determining designated areas for anti-fracking or gun rights protestors.


Springbrook will host a career fair today from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at their community offices located at 5588 State Route 7 in Oneonta.  Recruitment Specialist Nate Furman told WCDO News about the positions available:


(Nate Furman 8-21-13)


Springbrook currently provides at-home care, residential and educational services, day services, and clinical, therapeutic, and behavioral supports to over 850 people with developmental disabilities & they employ over 1,100 employees.  More information is available at springbrookny.org or at 286-7171.


A two-car crash in Otsego County has left one man dead and sent two others to a hospital. At around 10:50 on Monday night, crews responded to the scene on County Route 22.  State Police said George Dahrough, 52, was traveling westbound when his 1994 Ford crossed into the eastbound lane.  He struck a 1990 Toyota driven by Jesse Snyder, 62, of Richfield Springs.  Crews declared passenger Cole Snyder, 36, dead at the scene.  Paramedics took Jesse Snyder to a nearby hospital in an ambulance and listed him in critical condition.  They also took Dahrough to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries.  Police said the crash remains under investigation.


A car drove into the M&T Bank on Upper Front Street Binghamton at around 11:10 a.m. Tuesday.  New York State Police and the Chenango Fire Department responded to the scene.  Paula Hamilton, 90, of Harpursville, hit the accelerator when she meant to hit the brake.  Her silver Honda drove through a handicapped space in the front of the building, knocked over a sign and drove through the front window.  Hamilton was taken to Lourdes hospital for precautionary measures.  No one else was injured.


A Johnson City man has been indicted in connection with the murder of his neighbor in Broome County Court.  Christopher T. Davis, 43, faces charges of murder in the first degree, two counts of murder in the second degree and robbery in the first degree.  Police responded to a 911 call for 36 Brown St. in Johnson City July 8th.  There, they found 50-year-old Patricia LaCaprara dead in her home as a result of traumatic head injuries.


Elaine Sortino, a 1971 graduate of SUNY Oneonta and a member of the college’s athletics Hall of Fame, succumbed to a lengthy battle with cancer Sunday.  Sortino, who was entering her 35th season as the head softball coach at the University of Massachusetts, was 64 years old.


The City of Norwich will be closing some streets for paving over the next few days.  Today, Rexford St. will be closed from the railroad tracks to Silver St. and Pleasant St. will be closed from North Broad to King Street.  On Thursday Cole Drive will be closed. No traffic will be permitted on any of the closed streets for the better part of the day.

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