P.M. NEWS MONDAY 11-4-13

Tomorrow is Election Day, with some contentious local races to be decided by voters.  WCDO News Director Rob Ray looks at some of those races:


(Elections 2013)


State voters tomorrow will be deciding on propositions on the ballot, including the proposal to add 7 casinos, mainly across the Southern Tier & Catskills and another key proposition calls for extending the mandatory retirement age for certain Judges to be increased to 80.


Binghamton Police are investigating a homicide at 32 Mygatt Street, where a fire had been reported early this morning.  Firefighters responded at around 6:00 AM for a  fire on the 2nd floor, Police were called to the scene after 1 person was found dead inside.  The investigation is continuing.


State Police announced that Major Donald Faughnan is the new commanding officer at State Police Troop C in Sidney.  Major Faughnan replaces Major Kevin Molinari, who retired in May.


Springbrook announced their 1st community art show, entitled “Gifts Unwrapped—Celebrating Diversity through Creative Expression” which will run from December 5th through the 13th at Springbrook’s location on state Route 7 in Oneonta.  On December 5th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, there will be a special opening reception as part of Springbrook’s Holiday Open House.  Artist’s Submissions will be accepted until November 28th, submissions are required through an online entry at    springbrookny.org.


NYSEG will be holding a job fair in Vestal this Thursday November 7th from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at their facilities at 4425 Old Vestal Road.  Job opportunities are available in asset management and planning, customer service, electric transmission and distribution, engineering and delivery, gas operations, human resources, information technology, and operations technologies and business transformation. Prospective candidates are encouraged to attend and bring their résumés.


Governor Cuomo encouraged minority- and women-owned business enterprises, to explore the more than $1 billion in contracting opportunities that is available for firms looking to do business with New York State. The Governor announced that an electronic resource book “Opportunities Start Here!” it is available to help businesses navigate through the many state agency and authority contracting opportunities, It can be downloaded at www.nysmwbeforum.org/opportunities.


Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that the Election Day hotline would be in operation to ensure that all eligible voters are able to cast their ballot in the General Election tomorrow. The Attorney General urges voters to call the office’s hotline at 800-771-7755 between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Election Day to report issues or problems at the polls.


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