Broome county officials are looking to bring in extra revenue, by selling the naming rights of the Broome County veterans Memorial Arena. County Deputy Executive Bijoy Datta explains:
(Bijoy Datta 10-14-13)
Datta said the “Request For Proposals” was just released; those are due back in 30 days. Corporate naming rights for the Arena would cost $50,000 annually.
Donald Trump is being considered by a group of New York State Republicans, for a run as governor against incumbent democrat Andrew Cuomo. Trump is considered by state GOP Chairman Ed Cox and other party leaders as enough of a celebrity that he could possibly beat Cuomo in 2014, and maybe seek the presidency in 2016. Trump said on Fox News Sunday that he hasn’t thought about running for governor.
The State Police have issued their fall “Antler Alert.” Trropers are warning drivers to be on alert as October through November & May through June are the most common times for car-deer collisions. Troopers offer some tips to avoid hitting deer, such as: Be especially alert during peak activity times at dawn and dusk and scan highway shoulders for deer eyes reflecting light. More information is available at troopers.ny.gov
Visitors to New York State’s parks are now able to smoke on the grounds. The reversal of the no smoking ban in parks comes after a ruling by the State Supreme Court. In February, the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation banned smoking in those areas. However, the group “New York City Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment,” filed a lawsuit against the state park saying the agency overstepped its boundaries by imposing the ban.
Motorists are advised that Work on several Binghamton City streets will be performed between 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM daily through this Friday, as part of the Prospect Mountain project along route 17 and I-81. Crews will be removing the existing substructures of the Interstate 81 Southbound State Route 17 eastbound Bridge over Chenango Street. Front Street will also have periodic, alternating lane closures, Flag personnel will guide single lane traffic through the work zone.
Advocacy groups are pushing for changes in policy to reverse what they say is a rising tide of hunger among the working poor, children and the elderly. The Hunger Action Network is pushing for expansion of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The AARP says as many as 500,000 older New Yorkers could qualify for the monthly benefit. The AARP is asking the state to streamline its procedures to make it easier for older New Yorkers to apply. The Hunger Action Network wants the state to act on plans to send more fresh food to schools from New York farmers.
The Broadway classic “HELLO, DOLLY!” starring Sally Struthers, arrives in Binghamton on Sunday, November 10th at the Forum Theatre for 2 performances. Tickets are on sale at the Arena Box Office and Ticketsmaster, by phone at 800-745-3000 or on-line at ticketmaster.com. more information is available at 778-6626 or BroadwayInBinghamton.com.